Responses from jdlepera

Can a preamp's gain be lowered?
Rothwells[$80] are probably better but you may want to try this 1st @ $16 to see if they solve problem.Search E BayPERIPHERAL ATTN CAR AUDIO MATCHING LINE RCA ATTENUATOR http://cgi.ebay.com/PERIPHERAL-ATTN-CAR-AUDIO-MATCHING-LINE-RCA-ATTENUATOR_W0... 
Music, sort of: replacement CD booklets
Just buy cd used with scratches on E Bay.Save postage and tell seller to just send inserts.JD 
first vinyl purchase for new tt
How about some Radiohead LP's? and AIR..JD 
Do you have a secret "guilty pleasure" recording?
Dianna Krall and Nora Jones....OK I confessed. 
Efficient floorstndrs. to reach above furniture
Paradigm,Mirage Definitive Technology..Bi Polar, Dipole type speakers.Maybe you could use side firing woofers to clear furniture.JD 
Help me find this Blue Note compilation?
BEST BLUE NOTE ALBUM...EVER as listed on E PayActual Title The Best Blue Note album in the world ever http://cgi.ebay.com/VARIOUS-ARTISTS-BEST-BLUE-NOTE-ALBUM-EVER-2-CD-SET_W0QQitemZ110250822968QQihZ001QQcategoryZ307QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZVi... 
Best recording of "Fanfare for the Common Man"?
Emerson Lake & Palmer.For those that listen above 70db's 
Tube Buffers worth it?
The Z Man Tube buffer was better than the MF in my system.Search web for Z Man review.JD 
Best multichannel amp for music?
Parasound HCA-2205A Read the reviews 
Cables Are Crazy, what do you think?
Go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy a bunch of different brand extension cords.They sound different too.I hear a difference in cables.Cords are Expensive tone controls along with Power cords.JD 
Tube CD player w/ balanced output
Morrow HD23 Tube CD, HDCD and SACD.24/192.Two separate toroidal power supply transformers.$1K. http://www.morrowaudio.com/morrowhd23.htm 
Who likes LATIN JAZZ?
Herbie Mann in Newport era.New Mann at Newport and Standing Ovation are Great !!JD 
best artists in the last 15 years
Diana Krall-Jazz..You've got to be kidding...Saw her car commercial mentioning being a jazz muscian.What a joke........What about her makes her a Jazz musician?JD 
Hybrid - Tube / SS amp capable of sub 1 Ohm loads?
RM-200 is a Hybrid Amp 
Hybrid - Tube / SS amp capable of sub 1 Ohm loads?
Check into the Music Reference RM-200.Call Roger and ask him.They do 2 ohms great,Not sure about 1 ohm.JD