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Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
@jayctoy    Not right now.   But I may in two or three years.   Thomas  
Line Magnetic 218a vs Leben CS600 -- am I insane? (aka when good beats great)
You are not insane.   Line Magnetci amps are much better than their modest price.   I have both LM 508 and Rogue Cronus Magnum II.   Rogue is no match with LM 508 even in bass authority although former claime to give twice power.   Thomas  
Looking for a smooth sounding 6922 variant
I am using one Amperex bugle boy 6922 and quartet Telefuken ECC83 in my Margules sf 220 pre amp.   I also tried Philips 6922 which sounds slightly sharper than Amperex bugle boy. Both are nice tubes.   Sometimes you may swap the tubes dependi... 
Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
@curiousjim    If you attend Pacific Audiofest to be held early Sept. then you can make an arrangement with him. https://www.pacificaudiofest.com/ Mike invited lot of people who attended Pacific Audiofest last year.   Thomas  
Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
@jayctoy @tablejockey   Thanks for kind word. I had lived in Bay area from 1982 to 1989.  
Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
@tablejockey  My system can boogie with decent bass and dynamics.  
Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
@jayctoy    I asked the question, but he want to keep it secret.  
Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
@tablejockey    Thanks for kind word on my system.   I like several Julie London's song including "I left my heart in San Francisco" and "Something cool".   Thomas  
Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
@rsf507    Esoteric has lot of new functions so Mike is using it more than other turntable recently.   Also I asked him to play Esoteric since I had listened to it on Seoul Audio show 2023.   Thomas  
Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
@jeffseight    I do not think he has plan to build a larger dedicated room.   Altough his speakers seems to need more space, they still sound good enough in his medium large listeing room of 21 by 29 ft.   Thomas  
Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
@tomcy6    He seems to enjoy both turntable and Wadax Dac.   It will be better to ask him directly in WBF.   https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/visit-to-mike-lavignes-house.38362/    
Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
    The only nice thing is I could enjoy misic with my humble system despite having gone through his phenomenal system😀   Thomas  
which 6sn7 gives the most air??
If your system sounds bass heavy, it is advisable to try Sylvania vt231.   Tube rolling could be fun to tune your system.   The only bad part is that some hyped tubes get over priced. Thomas  
which 6sn7 gives the most air??
Is your RCA labled as 6sn7 made in 1950’s?   Then I recommend you to get RCA vt 231 made in 40’s which will give more air and refined sound.   Sylvania vt231 also give lot of air but could sound lean lacking bass.   Tungsol bgrp vt231 also s... 
Magico A5 vs SF Amati vs Raidho D3 - Help me decide!
If your taste is on the classical rock, then you had better choose Magic A5 which go down reasonably well with nice dynamics.   Sonus Faber is more suitable for classical music with nuanced sound.   I found Raidio very nice speaker at Pacific ...