Responses from wrm57

Minimum Power Needed to Drive Klipsch Cornwall IVs? - Considering Erhard_Audio Ray
In my 460 sq ft room with 8 ft ceilings, 3 watts of high quality SET is not enough, but 8 watts is more than enough and glorious.  
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
I have main-system speakers of 89bd/4ohms, 91db/4ohms, and 102db/8ohms. They match up with main amps of 100w Class A SS, 65w PP tube Class A, 8w SET, respectively. Each time I swap in a new combo, it’s my favorite. Many roads to Dublin.  
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
This disqualifies most VTA towers. People who insist on them need to find themselves a good hobby like cooking or basket weaving. Either/Or reasoning, common among true believers and propagandists, is a rhetorical fallacy that undermines the fo... 
Which EPA-100 bearings?
That's good advice, @rauliruegas. Much appreciated.  
Finally, Amazon Learns to Package Records.
I buy directly from labels and musicians when I can, but invariably get some LPs from Amazon. Like Mijo says, the ease of returns is hard to turn down. I’ve gotten many warped records and bad pressings from all sources, especially in the last few ... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
Four times with positive results (Galante Silverdales, Merlin TSM-MME, Perlisten S7t SE, Klipsch Cornwall IV), two with negative (PBN Montana, Spatial X3). The positives are still with me; the negatives did not last. I feel the only way to know a ... 
My Four Favorite SS Amps
Reference Line Silver Signature, especially after Roger Modjeski updated it for me with a custom soft start. Still in rotation after 24 years, and still the best SS amp I’ve ever heard.  
Which EPA-100 bearings?
@dover , good info, thanks.   
Which EPA-100 bearings?
@pindac , thank you for those links. Very interesting, especially moisin’s comments. @rauliruegas , I appreciate your experience in this matter, as in others analog. Is it that you think the ruby material (actually sapphire, as it turns out) has ... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Perfect, thanks. Where did you find this?  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@johnah5 , Teajay, do you know its output into  4 ohms? I can’t find it in the specs on the Coda site. I must say I’m tempted, not that I need another amp!  
SUT experience
@billstevenson  +1    
Does a turntable mat make any difference?
The Enlightenment might be out of fashion but empiricism still works. See for yourself—or rather, hear.  
Record Weights/Disc Stabilizers
@badgerdms , glad it’s working out for you. I think it is terrific, the only one I’ve found that doesn’t affect tonal balance and the energy of the recording. It seems merely to dissipate some slight, spurious resonance or chatter, bringing notes ... 
Record Weights/Disc Stabilizers
Beware the unabashed totalizers, who universalize their experience and speak in axioms and absolutes.