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RE: Marantz 8B with Bob Hovland Mods?

Those are great speakers. I'm a B&W fan, I bet that would be a good amp for those. Sounds like you are having fun with this. I have powered subs, so bass wasn't a concern for me. I did save the original coupling caps, in case I ever do want to put it back stock.

It's funny I don't remember the 8B having selenium diodes. I recall putting in low noise diodes and being able to hear the difference, but I remembered the ones that were in there were silicon.

Tubes made a big difference and coupling caps made a noticeable difference. I used a combination of K40Y and film coupling caps. I did increase PS capacitance, but not substantially.

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