Responses from barbapapa

Perfect Path Tecnologies ‘The Gate’
I don’t bought the Gate and regret it now. In Europe it was not so easy to do, and a bit uncertain (I thought). I still have a bit of Total Contact in the fridge and keep it and hope I can make it last as long as possible. I have 3 Omega in the br... 
Which tubes are the best?
If « really » NOS tubes last between 6000 and 10000 hours and a new one only 2 or 3000, which is the more expense ice in the end ? 
Which tubes are the best?
You can read what Jeff Day says about the Sofia Electric KT88 ST tubes here : 
Highest BUILD quality tube amps?
25 years old Air Tight ATM3. A timer had to be replaced 6 years ago and a couple of resistors. That’s it. 12 years old Air Tight ATE2 preamp. Nothing needs to be fixed yet.  
Your most indispensable "tweak"?
PPT for sure. Easily the most dramatic effect on music and video. 
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
No,I. Ever got this arm. I got the Da Vinci , and then the SME3012- R (2). 
Anyone have any experience with Select-Hifi out of the UK?
I bought some Townshend stuff from them last year.Good communication, fast shipping.I recommend them also  
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
Here in France the La Platine is 7000 euros 
Has anybody tried the Reed 3P?
Thanks Mijostyn,I don’t swap cartridges frequently. Do you think Reed and Schroeder are in the same league for sound quality ?  
Has anybody tried the Reed 3P?
Not much more discussions about these arms. I’m looking for another tonearm for my TW-Acustic AC3 to fit a Miyajima Infinity mono cart. Choice could be between Schroeder CB and the Reed 3P.I could also install the VDH Colibri on the Reed or Schroe... 
What isolation feet under your amp with great result?
+1 for the Machina Dynamica Springs. Have them under tubes amps and pre, and digital.very very good. 
The Best Isolation/ Vibration Footers per component - what's your experience?
+1 for  Townshend under speakers, electronics and source. 
Perfect Path Technologies: Omega E mat
It’s a pity. Tim and his wife where good persons, as rarely seen in this business and in life in general. The products work without modifying the tonal balance of sound but everything is bettered. This is a tweak that does not make things only « d... 
DAC Streamer Recommendation
If he likes vinyl (as I do), he should try Computer Audio Design. It sounds great. In Japan they are distributed by Stella (Techdas), and that says something to a vinyl lover... 
Fav Tube/Best tube
I mean RT (La Radiotechnique)that Became later RTC (Radio Technique Compelec). Tubes are engraved FRS, made in the cities of « Suresnes« and « Joué les Tours » (France)They made RT and RTC tubes for French military, labs, industry, national rail (...