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Recommendation Tube Integrated
+ 1 for Rogers.  I have an EHF 200 Mk 2. It’s amazingly powerful for a tube integrated, all class A operation, so it runs hot and is not easy on output tubes.   I believe that its quality of workmanship is unsurpassed.    
Equalizer in a Hi Fi system
Has anyone mentioned the elephant in the room? Eq’s destroy the phase relationships in the signal.  There can be rare times when the benefits outweigh the downside.  But most of the time, there’s a good reason why audiophiles abandoned eq’s decade... 
Results of Actual Hearing Test and Next Steps
Your hearing loss is so mild, hearing aids wouldn’t help.    
Counterfeit Chinese Cables
@czarivey ,  american private school education is competitive with,  or better than, asian schools.  Like stereo gear, the best is very expensive.  the problem is with college admissions, which are rarely based on merit, and are used to promote s... 
The "Very Best Record Cleaning Formulation"
I also meant to ask: I believe you mentioned that your formula works optimally at 104 degrees Fahrenheit.  I doubt that anyone voluntarily lives in an environment or listens the stereo when it’s 104, and certainly not a tube amp!  So is any adjust... 
The "Very Best Record Cleaning Formulation"
Wizzard, I would like to make your solution in a 100 ml graduated cylinder, for use in a VPI vacuum drying device. How much 95% ethanol should I use (with the rest distilled H2O and a tiny amount of surfactant/wetting agent). I realize this won... 
The Audiophile Upgrade Easiest to Ignore
@psalvet : thanks for the heads up about the Widex.  I’m considering expensive aids vs Costco.  The expensive one are better, but the c. $4k difference seems to be almost all in the digital processing and audiologist markup. I had Oticon Intiga 1... 
Why Can't Modern Tube Manufacturers Make a Proper Tube?
Many Modern tubes are pretty good, if you buy from sellers who thoroughly test and match them.  They identify a lit of rejects that way, and guess what? Somebody else sells those rejects.   If you’re looking for a “good price”, guess which tubes y... 
Amp repair in Orange County, CA for Carver WM-200t
Offered for $185 each on Reverb.  Not sure there’s any market for them; who would want a Carver “magnetic field” amp?  
The "Very Best Record Cleaning Formulation"
@rich121, Thanks!    
The "Very Best Record Cleaning Formulation"
Update: I couldn't buy Tergitol 15-S-7 anywhere that I tried.  Orders accepted were cancelled.  It looks like you have to be a laboratory with certain credentials to buy it. Is there a formula using Infotol?  Much more readily available.  
Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
Tubes vs. ss.  Next up, “are expensive cables worth it?” , then “digital vs analogue”, “cd vs streaming”, “what is the best X?”, “measurements vs. listening”, etc. ad nauseam.  It’s just trolling by novices.  
How Long Is Too Long?
Management skills, and time management skill, customer service, business savvy, are all quite different from design and technical abilities.  Your guy has only the latter.  It rarely makes for a successful business.  he doesn’t have enough help or... 
The "Very Best Record Cleaning Formulation"
Maybe I was wrong, just ordered Tergitol S 7 from Advance Scientific. $69.75 incl shipping for 100 ml.  We’ll see ic I get it.     I was impressed by @wizzzard’s apparent knowledge and sincerity.  Although, many people question the use of alcohol ...