aewarren

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Two questions to make you mad.
You'll have to try harder if your intentions are to make us mad. I was going to suggest that if you are seeking the true sound of a piano, you should simply buy one but I see you already have one, so maybe you should just enjoy your music.  
REF5SE tubes
Tubes should be available now from ARC. I have a Ref 5 SE and got tired of waiting for ARC to replenish their stock. They said they had to reject 90% of the tubes they were getting in. So I bought tubes from other vendors and lost the ARC "magic" ... 
Speakers versus Balance vs Amplifier
Simple. Either move your loveseat 15" to the left or move your speakers 15" to the right. Or if you think your wife will notice, move the loveseat AND the speakers 7 1/2" to the left AND right respectively. As you have already deduced, the balance... 
All Pre 1970 Vintage speakers suck! Prove me wrong
In your opinion, which pre-1970's speakers suck the best?  
Does an upgrade make sense?
Leave it alone and enjoy the music. You'll be miles ahead of 90% of the people on this forum.  
Pink Floyd Aficionados
I hear it clearly. He says, "How ewe doin'?"  
Amplifier considerations, PrmaLuna EVO 400 versus ARC Reference 160 S. Is ARC worth it?
The question is not which amp will work best in your system, you already know the answer to that. The question is whether or not the upgrade will be worth the added expenditure and only you can answer that.  
I Hate Moving
The horrendous thought of moving my audio system (dismantling, boxing, moving, reinstalling, re-tweaking, nervosa, etc.) is what is keeping me living in a house I don't like in a city I don't like either.  
Quick Question About Power Cables
Why don't you ask your friend if you might borrow his ASS power cable for an evening of listening?  
IsoAcoustics Gaia Footers AND Townshend Seismic Podiums
Sorry, my response was a generalization. I should have read more carefully.  
IsoAcoustics Gaia Footers AND Townshend Seismic Podiums
Not only should you remove the Gaia’s but you also should remove the stock feet or spikes. The reason is you want to maintain the stock height of the speaker’s cabinet relative to the floor for the best response. Put the Gaia's under one or more o... 
Broken banana plug and stuck in amplifier
Unplug it before you do anything.  
user poll on seperates vs integrated
Either has its advantages and disadvantages. Those have been well-listed by many posters here. If you are talking about sound quality alone, Integrated amps have narrowed the gap between them and separates. The high end ones are quite good and sho... 
Poll: Most impactful component
Fuses.  
"But it sounds better at night...."
@bigkidz  Ok, but I think I liked it better the nonsensical way it was.