Responses from ddzstereo

Newbie needs help on Audio Research and DynAudio Quality
You should also check tube bias, again make adjustments as they warm up, low fan setting, they become stabile after about 1 hour 
Newbie needs help on Audio Research and DynAudio Quality
I have a pair of Classic 150 and don't even bother listening to them until they have warmed up playing music for at least 1 hour, before that they sound harsh.They sounded great with my Dynaudio Mirage 
Doh! Modding vs. Selling
Hifiman5 - yes I do my own mods.  Although I have an electronics background my first significant learnings came in the late 80s from Audio Amateur.  The learning process never ends and there are plenty of enthusiasts at diyaudio.com or audioasylum... 
Confused about Rega and VTA....
If you plan on using assorted weights of vinyl (which generally impacts vinyl thickness) optimal SRA is maintained via adjustment of VTA.  If all of your LPs are essentially the same thickness, set it once and leave it.Yes I have VTA on the fly an... 
Doh! Modding vs. Selling
I have been modding equipment for many years and don't worry about resale as I rarely sell, in fact I usually purchase used so the previous owner has already taken the depreciation 'hit'.In most cases I do the mods in steps rather than all at once... 
Flash from power tube
For my last retube I used Winged C Sed 6550C tubes and had 1 of 16 fail after a couple of hundred hours at most.  Subsequently I have learned/been advised exactly what roberjerman has said "Current production tubes DO NOT have the longevity of pas... 
Does anyone have any experience with Bryston amps
"Anthem and Bryston are sonic matches for Paradigm speakers."A match made in Canada 
speakers with balls
As much as I like the sound of electrostatic/planar/ribbon speakers even with subs I wouldn't say they have balls 
Martin Logan speakers
I also have ML CLX but paired with Descent i subs with CLX filters.  They integrate very well once set up properly.I agree with Audioman58 that X-over capacitors can be replaced for an improvement, I used VCAP CuTF and OIMP as replacements for the... 
Best DIY power cable. Why not make?
There is plenty of information at this sitehttps://www.audioasylum.com/cgi/etv.mpl?forum=cablesDuster can be very insightfulHappy DIY 
Movies that featured High End equipment
More than one episode of The Blacklist has had a scene with a turntable. 
Last stylus preservative...anyone still use it?
I use Onzow followed by Stylast before each side.  Never had any issues with cantilever creep. 
Martin Logan Tweaks / Upgrades
I have CLX and the have a vertical brace from the base along the entire outside edge of the panel, so the 'dowel' tweak makes sense to me.  I also suggest/agree adjusting vertical angle makes a significant difference in the sound.  You need to exp... 
Warm-up time.
I like to play mine for at least 1 hour before any serious listening, it is all tube based except the DAC.  My speakers are electrostatic (M/L CLX), the claim is that it takes some time to build up a proper charge on the stators, I cannot claim to... 
Why do McIntosh come with cheap plastic remotes?
I still like the Sonic Frontiers 'puck'