...with my Ushers again. The last few months something has been off and it's been killing me trying to fix it. When I'd fix one issue, the fix would cause another issue. I've done just about every combo I can with all my gears all the way down to every tube I own and moving the speakers incrementally to a foot or two in or out. To say its been a fun ride would be a lie - it pisses me off when I know my system isn't at optimal performance.
Anyways, last night I switched the el84 in my pre from a vintage holland to the new Chinese one. I then moved the speakers wider but further into the room. Rumors sounded awesome last night, and now I'm completely engrossed in Vivaldi. The center image has been weak for the past month and I finally fixed it with no detrimental effects. The ushers have never sounded this good. I'm ready for all you hoodlums come January now.