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20 Years?
@coltrane1  Ha!  rec.audio.high.end, rec.audio.marketplace Audio Trading Times and Audiomart before that  I’ve been here since 2001 :)  
Solid State Low powered Amplifiers
I’ve owned several Fleawatts over the years and have loved them all.  I was surprised several years ago to hear Derek say that several of his friends traded in their 300B & 2a3 amps for Fleawatts and never looked back.     A few months later ... 
What do you think is the best integrated amplifier under 1000
A Tandberg 3012 or 3012A is also a great 100 watt integrated too that will run you $4-500.  Also a Creek 5350 SE supposed to be a great sounding unit too.  I had the Creek 4330 many years back and it was a very nice sounding unit.    
Determining compatibility with amps
Single Ended Triode tube amp with high efficiency speakers is a great way to go.  You’d be very surprised just how loud a 3 wpc 2A3 amp can get with very efficient speakers > 100 db. But depends on the kind of music you listen too…    
BEST little know Jazz Album that you ever heard?
These lists give me lots of stuff to listen to.  Thanks 🙏  Heres a few more: Rodney Franklin / You’ll Never Know Al Jarreau / Look to the Rainbow Live Sea Level / Debut LP Bob James & Earl Klugh / One on One Grover Washington Jr / Paradi... 
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
Usually anything silver I like best between electronics, although an interconnect manufacturer told me that copper was best between a preamp and subwoofer as copper does better with bass than does silver. A friend in NorthCentral PA made his own ... 
Does Anyone Else Member the Golden Age of Audio Insults and Product Degradation?
Seems that Schiit Audio has the perfect name to participate in this thread Douk is a close second if you add a ‘Y’  (Douky)  
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
@davetheoilguy  Thank you for the support and unity.  Fortunately, geographically I live in a very safe part of Israel.  I’m in the North, but as they say here in Caesarea, we are South of the North and North of the South.  Too far from the rocke... 
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
@davetheoilguy  Just wanted to make sure you’ve got plenty of food and water on hand at your disposal in case of a real emergency.  That should be priority No. 1, then get your audio system set up.     I live in Israel in a very safe area away f... 
New/ used "vintasetage" system
Let us know how it works out.     I have learned to always be very patient when changing components.  Firstly, some things take a long time to burn in and sound right.  Unless it’s tube gear, I leave my stuff on all the time and a lot of times it... 
Affordable SS that sound like Tubes
Many years ago I A/B’d a highly regarded pair of Paoli M70 mono blocks against a B&K EX442 Sonata and was completely blown away with how identical in sound these two amps were and how utterly tubelike the B&K actually was.   The Paoli’s ... 
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
Favorites? Several pieces over the years. AMPS: Music Reference RM9, Mac 225, cj MV50, Custom 6BG6 Conn amp, B&K EX442 Sonata & ST140 PREAMPS: Music Reference RM5 mkII, Museatex AVC-1, Aragon 24K, Superphon Rev Basic DM, Technics SU-9070... 
Acoustat TNT-120 Bias and Offset Adjustment
Maybe see if you can contact Jim Strickland at Hafler/Rockford-Fosgate?  
VANDERSTEEN 2C or CABASSE 321 M3 question
Volume will be limited.  I don’t know how loud you listen or how big your room is but be careful.  Tube amps clip much nicer than SS amps and are harder to detect that they are clipping.  Could ruin your speakers if not careful.  It might sound be... 
VANDERSTEEN 2C or CABASSE 321 M3 question
If you are married to making this amp sound great, I’d sell both speakers and get some high efficiency Klipsch’s, single driver Omegas, or Zu’s. I have a feeling that the Cabasse’s, while at 94 db efficient probably go well below 8 ohms. Klipsch’s...