Responses from thermionicemission

surprising comparison of tube preamps
@arhgef Having the same MC462 as you do, I will share some experiences. At first I was using a Fisher 400 CX-2 that I rebuilt. A wonderful sounding unit and possibly the best vintage preamplifier of all time. This combo created a nice vintage / tu... 
Looking for a Warmer Sounding Phono Cartridge
Second the opinion of @noromance the Nagaoka MP500  
Upgrade my older Linn Sondek or move on?
Yes, MM. Too much Sauvignon Blanc tonight.  
UPS Driver Literally Drops Package with New Hana Umami Red
That driver didn’t give 2 f’s.   
Upgrade my older Linn Sondek or move on?
I would like to thank everyone for their input. @iopscrl you are so right. There is no black magic here. I jumped in and was able to adjust the suspension and in turn level the arm board much better. Bounce is in agreement with what I’ve read and ... 
Idalia and Power Issues
Being in North Central Florida I alway leave my rig unplugged until listening time. Currently feeling the effects as Idalia passes through. Fingers crossed the electricity stays on. I hear transformers popping in the distance.   
Upgrade my older Linn Sondek or move on?
Just to toss this in…my local Clearaudio dealer has a couple of demo tables for sale: Concept with Satisfy arm $1200 with some entry level Clearaudio cartridge  Performance DC Wood with Tracer arm $4200 no cartridge Thoughts?      
Upgrade my older Linn Sondek or move on?
@noromance  If I sell the Linn the budget will be $3.5k. @ghdprentice No local Linn dealer. I would have to do the upgrades myself. Not completely opposed to doing it, however I would like as close to as little set up as possible. @pindac thank y... 
Best Receiver?
Properly restored Fisher 500c. Match 7591a’s in unit and  either Mullard or Telefunken ECC83’s in the phase inverter and preamp sockets. Bliss.  
Speaker recommendations wanted for Quicksilver M135 amplifiers
@decooney Unfortunatly I haven’t had much more than an hour of listening time with the Quicksilver and LRS+ pairing. It may be some time before break in is complete. Remodeling the kitchen and my listening area is currently full of new appliances ... 
Speaker recommendations wanted for Quicksilver M135 amplifiers
@decooney I am running NOS RFT EL34’s biased at 40ma. 12AU7’s are RCA clear tops and 12FQ7’s are RCA as well.   
Speaker recommendations wanted for Quicksilver M135 amplifiers
Thanks to everyone for your responses. I have been enjoying the Quicksilvers with the Triangles. The Quicksilvers lit the Triangles up like the Mc240 never quite could.  I just picked up a pair of  Magnepan LRS+’s for kicks. I will report back on... 
Looking for high power warming sounding tube amps
+6 Quicksilver. I have the M135’s. They have driven everything I’ve thrown at them with authority.  
Advice on a tube tester
Hi, All good testers you mentioned. I have had a TV-7b and it was a fine well built unit. Currently using a BK 707 and love it. Design is especially great when testing multiple 9 pin miniatures such as ECC83, ECC82, and ECC81 etc. Have used a BK7... 
Products you added to your system in 2021 that made most impact to your music enjoyment
 1963 Fisher CX-2 preamplifier