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Mono block Sonic difference $5k vs $25k
I have monoblocks that are the only two in the world. Their cost is not important. Unbelievable assault on what is possible. Forget the idea that cost matters. If, and IF is the crucial consideration here, you really care about music reproduction,... 
1975 New Reflektor 6n23p SWGP or Siemens/Amperex/Telefunken Cca?
Our system is certainly one of the quietest on the planet. Dodd battery powered preamp...only one half of a dual triode tube and 1 V-Cap ODAM capacitor (bypassed by V-CAP CuTF capicitor) in the signal circuit and the only two Charlie Cocci Ultimat... 
1975 New Reflektor 6n23p SWGP or Siemens/Amperex/Telefunken Cca?
Just a long duration sound review of the mid 70’s Voskhod 6n23p. Have been running the mid-70’as Voskhod 6N23Ps for the last year and a half. Today I put the Upscale Audio matched (purchased 25 years ago, played for about 2 months and then stashed... 
Dodd preamp battery plays 40 minutes
I stand corrected. Using the charger and batteries identified above, the batteries NEVER discharge! There is an LED display on the charger that indicates 5 levels of charge with 5 being fully charged, which with these batteries is 26.9 volts. In a... 
Dodd preamp battery plays 40 minutes
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TKD4DCH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09L1C6LCL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Anyone with a Dodd Battery Powered Pream... 
Seeking suggestions for 6922 tubes
Read what petg60 says in this thread; I assure he's right: https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/1975-new-reflektor-6n23p-swgp-or-siemens-amperex-telefunken-cca    
Threshold Fet 10/e, Pass XP20/30, Motif MC-7 and 8
While I never heard it before being re-capped and re-resistored by Jon Soderberg, my Threshold SL-10 preamp is spooky good.  So good I still use the MC phono stage in my main rig...through the record out jacks which bypass the volume pot.  Recentl... 
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
B&W Matrix 801 Series 2...still have 'em, now with North Creek crossovers...lifer speakers :)  
Capacitor
Just replaced the stock Gen 1 Sonicap 3.3 mF bypassed with Platinum Sonicap 0.01 mF coupling caps in Dodd Battery Powered preamp with V-Cap ODAM 1mF (100KOhm amp input impedance) bypassed with V-Cap CuTF 0.01mF caps.  Wow!  Giant killer preamp is ... 
What do audiophiles do in their cars?
Crank the Vanagon Song in my tricked out ’87 Vanagon Westfalia Camper through 400 watts of Fosgate and Soundstream powered Fabulous Tweeter Bros. and JL Audio speakers.    
List your breakthrough products that you’ve discovered on this audiophile Journey.
In order of magnitude of breakthrough:1. Charlie Cocci Ultimate Monoblock (2 x 6BL7GT + 4 x KT77) amps (that's the guts in my Profile Picture)2. Silversmith Fidelium speaker cables3. Dodd Battery Powered Preamp4. Mid 1970s Voskhod 6N23P tubes 
Townshend Audio ones Through
Well I certainly have a "Townshend Audio Comes Through" story. Ordered a set of Size 2 Seismic Bars with D Load Cells. It did take over 2 weeks before they shipped which was kind of a bummer, but these things happen. When they arrived, the firs... 
Best Bike to ride before a good listening session
1987 Gecko Y-File-It. 
Article: "Spin Me Round: Why Vinyl is Better Than Digital"
More on the subject:https://www.musictech.net/features/opinion-analysis/why-vinyl-sounds-better/ 
6922 recommendations for ARC PH7
Hint, hint...https://www.ebay.com/itm/224392672944?hash=item343ed876b0:g:gOYAAOSwKXhcVBWO