Responses from markum01

Considering switching to Tubes
If you think you want to go the tube route I would highly suggest Rogue audio. You didn't give a cap on how much you would like to spend, but you said you are not in the position to do 5000+ investment at this time. I started with all tubes preamp... 
Best 80s New Wave
We can't forget about Milli Vanilli! Oh wait nevermind they faked all of their stuff. 
3 great tube preamps. Which would you purchase?
Look at DeHavilland electric amplifier co .¬†Ultraverve 3 or the Mercury. Kara the owner has stellar customer service. She will answer all your questions . Stay away from VTL very poor customer service.Mark 
What equipment have you bought this year so far ?
In the past calendar year. Pass Labs 260.8 monoblocks,Rega Saturn R, Audio Physic Tempo Plus speakers. And yes I'm done for a while.... Or maybe not! This silly hobby never ends.¬† The insanity!Mark 
Axpona 2019
Yes I heard the Block Audi room! It was impressive.Mark 
Jay's Audio transport
It's funny how this thread has resurrected from when I first started it. Thanks for everyone's feedback so far. The US rep that I will not mention will be at Axpona this upcoming weekend is not going to display the Jay's Audio transport.I was kind... 
Suggest Transports that can be Demo'd at home
I am still kicking around the purchase of a Jay's Audio transport however that Phillips mechanism is obsolete. So when Jay's runs out of them.guess what.Thats all folks 
Suggest Transports that can be Demo'd at home
I have a C.E.C TL2 and a TL2 X. Per Nick at true sounds who is the only US service center for C.E.C the new CEC gear is not as good as vintage like I have. I purchased a TL5 from Mutine back when he was a North American rep it was close to the TL2... 
Audio Physic speakers
shadorneSorry about my response that made no sense my phone froze and unfroze I accidentally hit the send when it unfroze and then it shut down. Anyway what I meant to say was they definitely played louder with better clarity and a wider soundstag... 
Audio Physic speakers
IDK about that I achieved hiher 
New Amps Arrived...
OH BTW stevea congratulations on your new amps! You won't be disappointed.Mark 
New Amps Arrived...
I'm currently driving Revel F208's with my 260.8' I couldn't be happier...... Until my dealer that I have a great relationship with said" hey why don't you take the Audio Physic Tempo plus speakers home this weekend and try them out"? OMG! Speaker... 
New Amps Arrived...
Sleep! Track Dopesmoker it will challenge your gear. Or if you want to go classical All of Bach's pipe organ music will fit the bill. I have those amps myself I will never go back to tube amps.Happy ListeningMark¬† 
Could-care-less Manufacturers and Authorized Dealers Bash
VTL is the worst company I have ever dealt with when it comes to product support. When you call there the owners wife is the only person that will speak to you. She is rude and doesn't speak very good English.Mark 
Does it make sense to use 6k$ Nos tube with 5K$ tube amplifier?
Dare I ask are you trying to achieve the highest fidelity of the original recordings? Or is it because you have the means to do so then it must mean that you will achieve that" Holy Grail"?Happy ListeningMark