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JJ preamp tubes - repeated problems
Avoid the JJ`s. Look to a reputable Dealer.  
Luxman leaves me wanting
Look, the suggestions are all over the place.  Listen to the Loki men. You will thank them for it  
Review : Emerson ER-7001 Am/Fm radio. Return of the radio king!
There are those here who do : https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/anyone-listen-to-music-on-a-fm-tuner-anymore  
BEST TUBES FOR AUDIO RESEARCH PRE-AMP (LS-16)
I think the Gold Lions are smoother (less bright)....which is to my liking...and still detailed...nice midrange... how much of an upgrade an LS-26 or LS-27 would be.   If its not broke, why fix it?  
Best Amplifier for LS3/5a
@peter_s with all due respect, you highjacked your own thread.  
Loki Max analog improvement
Anyway that you would post a picture of this, so we can see what it is you have done?  
Mystere ia21 a good integrated ?
@gentlejax: You are fine, I`ve seen a lot worse.  
Real or Surreal. Do you throw accuracy out the window for "better" sound?
Do you throw accuracy out the window for "better" sound? Yes. What you are listening to is recorded music.    @mapman +1 Well said!  
how to disable volume control on DAC/Pre amp
Let me add: While operating as described, and you have too much gain, then, incremently turn down the DAC`s volume to further attenuate the signal.  
how to disable volume control on DAC/Pre amp
While you have both hooked together, and turned off, have the Pre`s volume turned all the way down and the DAC`s volume turned all the way up. Your DAC`s volume is not attenuating the signal while the Pre`s volume is.  Then, turn both on, and ope... 
Budget preamp recommendation...besides Schiit.
Quicksilver - is a third suggestion a charm?  
Budget preamp recommendation...besides Schiit.
"So many suggestions" - Yes, that is what you are going to get, based on that type of question. Used Backert - great suggestion, but hard to find. Forgot to mention: Aric Audio. Be willing to stretch the budget, and not limit yourself too much,... 
Budget preamp recommendation...besides Schiit.
Quicksilver line stage, or a Conrad Johnson PV10.  
Schiit URD CD Transport. Who has one? Impressions?
Look here: https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/schiit-urd-cd-transport-soon  
Is low cost DAC worth it?
Denafrips Aries II: first choice Schiit Bifrost 2: second choice Nothing less.