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Got M&K MX-150 THX for Maggies... feelings?
Nsgarch: My earlier system consisted of a Dahlquist DQLP-1 passive Hi/active low filter, which placed all of one capacitor(a polypropylene) in the mains signal path(minimum phase shift). Virtually transparent! I attenuated my volume with a Placett... 
Got M&K MX-150 THX for Maggies... feelings?
Although most planar speakers aren't capable of the excursion necessary for low bass reproduction(and hence: roll off the bass)- It doesn't mean they aren't trying(not to mention the wasted wattage). The sound of your Maggies will benefit greatly ... 
Any opinions on retubeing W/winged c or mullard re
Recently purchased an octet of Winged"C" 6550s(the latest iteration)to replace the Phillips ECGs in my modded Cary SLM-100s. Got them from Upscale Audio after much agonizing over departing from NOS tubes. Much ado about nothing!! They are performi... 
Placement of dual subwoofers...
As Newbee Stated: A source with 1/3d octave tones is most beneficial when setting up a sub/main system. The Stereophile Test CD 2 contains all three decades. Time alignment is ALWAYS critical. My Tact 2.2X allows placement of the subs in the corne... 
Tonearm/cartridge weight considerations
And now pontification trumps experience? How tedious this has become! 
Breaking in a new cartridge,..Denon DL 103 R.
Denon used to provide a frequency response curve with every catridge. I reflected the response of the cartridge and recorded the impedance at which the catridge was tested. If they are still providing that info: Match that impedance and you can't ... 
Tonearm/cartridge weight considerations
There are a lot of modded/rebuilt cartridges out here, just as there are a lot of modded electronics. I suppose: a lot of people that aren't aware of the practice as well. The rubber cantilever suspension makes all the difference in the "complianc... 
Tonearm/cartridge weight considerations
I don't remember saying my DL-103D was still stock. It now sports a van den Hul type I stylus, a boron cantilever and new rubber compliance. Tested as stated. 
Tonearm/cartridge weight considerations
I suppose I missed the fact that there was no, "X" in his designation. The V15VX-MR has a compliance of 15. My bad! In that case: look for a fairly low effective mass arm. My Denon 103D's compliance is 30, and works wonderfully with my old Magnepa... 
SET Amps and Maggies
Take a look at this page and you may get some ideas:(http://www.high-endaudio.com/RC-Amplifiers.html) 
Tonearm/cartridge weight considerations
Actually you are trying to match the effective mass(different from weight) of the tonearm and compliance of the cartridge. You've chosen a very easy to match cartridge in the Shure, being a medium compliance piece. Look at this page for more insig... 
When to replace tubes in modded Denon 3910?
If you have doubts about your tubes: Find a musical equipment repair shop in the local phonebook. Most will repair tubed gear and have a tube tester on hand. Tubes of most families vary widely as far as life expectancy. For instance: While a 6DJ8(... 
Lead shot VR4jr's
You might look into this tweak(toward the end of the article) as well- inexpensive, but efficacious: (http://www.vibrapod.com/Reviews/tas.htm). 
Wyetech Opal Tube Rolling
Don't let the dizziness disuade you from pursuing a set of NOS tubes. They are well worth the effort in terms of musicality. If my goal were to warm up my system: I'd try pairing the TungSol 6SN7GT/VT-231,bottom getter, black round plate from the ... 
Wyetech Opal Tube Rolling
As stated: the WGTAs can be replaced by GTs/VT-231s/Ws without fear of mis-match. The on-line/mail-order tube vendors that I researched generally are sold out of the tubes that I've recommended, or- VERY proud of them. Upscale Audio has Ken-Rad at...