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Cary Audio SLP-5 Preamp Tube Replacement.
@immatthewj I have the LinLai E-6SN7 tubes in all 6 sockets since I used the SLP-05 balanced.  I don't use headphones so I have cheap throw away tubes in the other two sockets.  It has never been clear to me if you could leave those sockets empty ... 
Cary Audio SLP-5 Preamp Tube Replacement.
@couger4u The Linlai E-6SN7 tubes fit fine in the SLP-05.  I tried a variety of NOS and new production tubes and I liked the LinLai tubes the best.  They are very transparent and neutral with excellent top and bottom end extension.  I think they e... 
Cary Audio SLP-5 Preamp Tube Replacement.
The Linlai E-6SN7's were my tube of choice in the SLP-05.  As @immatthewj noted you only need 4 of them if you aren't running balanced.  My SLP-05 sounded a bit better with balanced ins and outs but not as good with mixed inputs but your experienc... 
One DAC to Rule it All
I use the DBX DriveRack PA2 to control my subs.  In my opinion you are doing it wrong.  Take one output from your preamp and send it full range to your amp.  Take the second output from the preamp and send that to the DBX and use the software on t... 
I found my new reference album
Her first album, Outside Child, is very different but also fantastic.  Both records are very well pressed.    
New Phono Cart with Character Needed
What kind of "wows"?  The Denon DL-103 is a very musical warm enjoyable cartridge but it isn't going to blow you away with its 3D soundstage.  I never used it with my P6 and it might not be a good match for the P3 tonearm but there is a reason why... 
VPI JMW 9" and Rega P6 Tonearm Mounting Holes
@mijostyn The Schroder looks like a very nice arm but I have already bought the Blackbird.  
VPI JMW 9" and Rega P6 Tonearm Mounting Holes
@mijostyn Why do you doubt VPI uses the 222 mm standard?  My old VPI Aries Scout measures at 222mm pivot to spindle using a Feickert protractor.  I would have assumed they would have kept it the same for the newer Scoutmaster.  And it is really th... 
VPI JMW 9" and Rega P6 Tonearm Mounting Holes
@viridian I'm not sure if you didn't really read my post or if it wasn't clear what I was asking but your answer isn't accurate for the turntables or my question.  The VPI Scoutmaster originally came with a JMW 9" arm and it does have a hole drill... 
Streaming DAC recommendation
I use the Gustard R26 which is brillant streaming Roon over an ethernet connection.  My local audio shop recommends the Eversolo DMP-A6 or A-8.  
Tekton Open Baffle Speakers
They aren't really $3K.  If you go to Tekton's Facebook page you will see that the $3K is like a preorder deposit.  They will still charge you $7K.  The exact post by Tekton was "$7K per pair. $3K deposit gets you in the queue."   That might seem... 
Keb Mo
https://open.qobuz.com/track/31385  
Cable supports on the cheap...
I bought plastic rebar chairs for 20 cents each and hot glued them to 4" squares of wood.  I also bought steel rods from Amazon and bent them and poked them into the same squares.  For heavy cables you will want bigger squares.  But I've never hea... 
Transimpedance has too much gain?
@mijostyn @lewm Thanks for that info on converting a tonearm to balanced.  I also discovered VPI sells a somewhat overpriced junction box that you can use to replace the RCA box on their turntables.  
Transimpedance has too much gain?
@gochurchgo I wasn't familiar with that Love album but listening to it on streaming it is easy to see how that guitar could quickly become irritating.  I don't listen to that kind of music but I have had other preamps that produces what I call gla...