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Please help with biasing instructions for The Fourier Sans Pareil OTL mono block amps!?
That's a blast from the past.  If you haven't yet figured this out you might try contacting John Atwood at One Electron out in Nevada Apparently he did some design consulting on these.   https://www.one-electron.com/Contact.html   
Audiocyclopedia
That's a great way to describe Audiocyclopedia  "the bible" of all things audio.  It's an invaluable reference, 1750 pages, if you want to know everything about anything audio. You can learn the basics or go into a subject as deep as you want.  M... 
Footers- Break In? Such A Change.
So, since I posted previously, I added the CMS TT footers, and upgraded 3 sets of the original CMS 1.0 footers to the 2M.  The CMS turntable footers were installed under a TW Acustic Raven Anniversary replacing the upgraded Black Knight version f... 
Question for jcarr...VTF with Lyra Etna on Kuzma 4point 9" arm???
I’m on my second "original" Lyra Etna on my TW Acustic Raven Anniversary on a Triplanar arm. It is a beautiful sounding cartridge. You don’t say anything about how it sounds better to you so it’s hard to know how to help. There could be several s... 
Does a turntable mat make any difference?
Absolutely makes a difference to me on my TW Acustic TT, but who knows what it will do for you in your system. My favorite is a SPEC AP-UD1 Turntable Mat. No static, not overdamped, not too thick, and not too heavy.  
AN Niobium versus Tantalum resistors?
I recently tried the Audio Note Niobium 1W resistors in my preamp. I put them in the signal path inputs, in place of TX 2575 (naked Vishay Z-foils). I'm a fan of the Z-foils, but using too many is too much of a good thing. Over time, I noticed the... 
How serious are you?
Probably 11. Explanation?  Playing with this stuff for 54 years. Look at my "All Out Assault" system Thankfully, I've got what I want. Oh, the CD player has been upgraded....      
Magnepan 3.6r
As you can see from my system, it's been awhile since I played with jumpers on my 3.6s. Just about anything is better than the supplied Magnepan metal, U-shaped, parts.   If I understand what you're trying to so, I would use a short length of any... 
Ref 6SE. Tube dampers
The Ultra sonic Rx are different than the HAL-Os, but I wouldn't recommend them based on your comment..  Hmmm. One of the reasons is you're using Sovtek 6650WEs and I'm using SED winged "C" and KT-88s in the PSs. I was never fond of the Sovteks w... 
Ref 6SE. Tube dampers
I own both an ARC Ref40 and a Ref10Phono.  I switched from the stock silicone (?) tube dampers. Am now using HAL-O IIIs on both the 6H30s and 6550s.  The improvement in presence and reduction of very fine veiling surprised me.  I did this in stage... 
Budget amp that will give Magnepan 3.6Rs better depth of soundstage
I know a little bit about Magnepans as you can see from my system.  Forget the amp - everyone likes to buy things. Your first order of business is straightening out your room, speaker setup, and room treatment. It's going to be a challenge as a l... 
Interested in your experience/opinions on the best from Nelson Pass
I have owned a few Pass designs - they come in so many different varieties, but amplifiers are his forte. Here are some of my favorites. Threshold S/550e amplifier: What a beautiful, heavyweight classic. Maybe the original behemoth amplifier. Out... 
Shave your CDs
"Tempted to try it? Follow your hunch. Be "Top Banana". Not one of the bunch! Burma Shave.  
Many of us want to Changegrade instead of Upgrading
I rarely upgrade. I'll always try modifying something.  If you don't like what you've done, put the old parts back, try something else, or forget it.   This is not for most people.  It takes a few years to learn what parts of a circuit to change.... 
Has this happened to you? How can it be stopped?
I love a lot of the old vintage stuff too, but here are 3 things that would stop me from buying them.   1) Much of the old gear doesn't sound good by today's standards; 2) Much of the stuff you can buy wasn't well taken care of and is only suitabl...