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Velodyne sub missing remote
You can find replacement, aftermarket Velodyne remotes on E-Bay, as well as originals. Get a genuine one for around $45, for they are better built, and have a longer range. You will need the remote to re-set features, gain levels, crossover contro... 
DAC DIRECT IN TO AMPLIFIER OR TO PREAMPLIFIER
Most DACs do not use passive analog attenuators, the attenuation is done in the digital domain, by dropping bits. At medium to lower listening levels, they lose a lot of detail, and the sound quality suffers. A dedicated, active pre-amp has high q... 
Inexpensive but decent 8" subwoofers
You may wish to look at Totem Kin subwoofers. Their ultra-compact 8" sub sounds fantastic, is extremely well made, reasonably priced, and looks great too.  
Need advice on what to purchase to hold 1TB of music and connect to my new Innuos Pulsar.
Do a google search for the adaptor using:  rgzhihuifz Type-C Male to USB3.0 Male Adapter You get a TWO pack on Amazon for $8.   
Need advice on what to purchase to hold 1TB of music and connect to my new Innuos Pulsar.
I agree with lalitk. I am using a Samsung 1tb SSD, but use a simple, affordable USB C to A adaptor ( less than $10), and hanging it off the back of my music server on the USB input. It sounds better than most USB A to C cables, uses no wires,  and... 
Digital Dilemma
I have SMSL D400EX in my system for many months now, and was very positively surprised at how nice it sounds. Compared to my previous Benchmark DAC3, it is far more rich and full bodied in the midrange and lower highs. I don't feel I gave up much ... 
Digital Dilemma
I purchased a new R26 DAC a few months back from the distributor, to replace my Benchmark DAC3. When it arrived, I ran a digital signal through it for about 150 hours to allow it to break-in, for it sounded quite boring, soft, and lacking in detai... 
JBL 4367 = Sleep Denervation
I think he was trying to say "sleep deprivation"  
Raytheon 5751 Versions
Try the G.E. black plate triple mica square getter 5751's from the 1950's. A better sounding tube all around than the Raytheons   
Looking for a good small subwoofer...
Steve: I would strongly suggest a Totem Kin powered sub. They have them on sale right now at the Totem website for $500 ( regular price is $800). Sound and build quality are off the charts. Probably the smallest sub I have ever seen too. Sealed e... 
Subwoofer suggestions for budget system?
$200-$300 will not buy you a very good sounding subwoofer. Keep your eyes open for a used Martin Logan Dynamo 1000W, (hopefully around $400 used). They are excellent for music, very un-colored and "quick" sounding. Also, a used REL T-7 series for ... 
Best way to keep REL sub from “hopping around” at high volumes
SVS makes some nice rubber subwoofer feet that screw in to the bottom for around $49 a set. You can find them on Amazon, and they have thousands of great reviews.   
Have a tube that gets really bright when turned on and then dims quickly
It is known as the "Mullard flash", and does not mean anything is wrong with the tube. Is it a Mullard 6922?  
1975 New Reflektor 6n23p SWGP or Siemens/Amperex/Telefunken Cca?
I will have to chime in here and also give a big thumbs up for the 1975 6N23P silver shield Reflector tubes. I have tried just about every 6922 out there over the past 30 years, and found them to be my favorite sounding variation. They even beat o... 
What happened to JW Audio?
John passed away from cancer about a month ago.