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RE: I'm underwhelmed by these new offerings

Posted by dgaapc7 on September 27, 2023 at 07:34:59:

Mr. Elison,
How does that compare with the Vacuum Tube Audio SP 14 line stage you liked several years ago.
I bought one and the designer threw the Sylvania tubes in for free. Now, the Pyxi phono to the SP 14 to the Mac MC 275 yields the best sound I've ever gotten from vinyl since 1970.
I had to change out the MC 275's stock tubes with nos Tele 12ax7s, nos Sylvania 12at7s, and JJ KT 88s to get there, but I've gotten to the point where I really don't feel any desire to change. Digital music sounds equally improved. Of course, money does enter into the picture.
Just curious.