Responses from wescoman

Tubes Recommendation for McIntosh Preamp
For what it's worth, I own the McIntosh MA352 Integrated Amplifier which uses 2X 12AX7A tubes and 2X 12AT7 tubes.  I believe McIntosh sources from New Sensor but I don't have direct confirmation from the company.  I've been using the stock tubes f... 
Which Turntable??
I started with Pro-Ject turntables. They're great for the money but other options may be more appealing to you. Depending on budget and other equipment considerations, you may to consider the VPI Scout. I've never regretted this purchase. Absolute... 
Best Computer Speakers
Here is my recommendation. I've been using these speakers for years; I'm completely satisfied.Focal XS 2.1 Speaker System from Music Direct at $599.Sound Quality and Aesthetics Converge in this iPod/Computer System. The Perfect Sound System for Yo... 
Tubes for Jolida Fusion Preamp
Check out Vintage Tube Services. Andy can provide some excellent recommendations. Great service. Reasonably priced. 
I agree with your comments and assessment. I saw the same program; I thought it well produced and insightful. I hadn't considered Murmur before - I ordered the LP immediately. The fact that they started on college radio says volumes. Great band th... 
looking for opinions
I agree with the previous comments. I paired my solid state CODA (the other half of Threshold) amplifier with the Level 3 tubed preamplifier from Audio Note. Built professionally by Pete Fulton, it brings magic to the entire listening experience. ... 
is buying used Mcintosh equipment online bad idea?
Check out this website and determine if it offers any equipment and/or repair options to match your needs http://www.mcintoshaudio.com/ 
Refined SS Stereo pwr amps under 10K?
Check out the CODA Technologies 15.0 Stereo amplifier.http://www.ultraaudio.com/index.php?view=article&id=134From the article: Remember the old Threshold power amps? Well, Threshold is gone, and while Nelson Pass, founder of Threshold, has bee... 
Combination McIntosh tube amp with SS preamp?
I've gone the other direction with great results - solid state CODA amplifier and Audio Note L3 tube preamplifier. 
Cary SLI 80 Signature Upgrade?
Try Dueland caps. I have them installed in my Audio Note L3 preamp. They sound great. They're not inexpensive though. 
Best live albums from 1970's college days
One of my top favorites from the period was the debut album by Boz Scaggs recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in 1969. Lead guitar by Duane Allman, Roger Hawkins on drums, Jimmy Johnson on guitar, and Barry Becket on keyboards. What an incredi... 
VPI Scout 1.1 Motor Noise Problem - Power Off
Update: I opened the motor assembly. The actual capacitor included is listed as 0.5 MFD J 400VDC 480001. Can't tell if it's a film or foil capacitor. 
Speaker hum problem - need help
Just a thought - make sure you don't have any halogen lights with variable dimmers turned on while using your equipment. That definitely affects my equipment. 
Upgrade mat or platter on pro-ject debut carbon?
Upgrade to the acrylic platter. It's worth the money. 
Have you found reliable online used vinyl vendors?
Try either of these online merchants. I've had good luck with both of them. http://www.discogs.com/http://www.musicstack.com/