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As you know, i trust your testimony. it is your system. i fi ... Muralman1
Hi mapman and muralman, i guess the dcs suits my needs for ... Chadeffect
I could not resist seeing if there was any more performance ... Chadeffect
At some point where the sound seems almost perfect, a strate ... Mapman
Hi mapman, i think as i have got closer to the sound i was ... Chadeffect
I thought i would replace the obvious electrolytic caps in t ... Chadeffect
I look forward to your findings. Muralman1
To add to the confusion enter the weiss dac 202... it is goo ... Chadeffect
I must say these mundorf m-lytic ag caps are really amazing, ... Chadeffect
Chad, do you do these mods yourself or have someone do it f ... Mapman
Hi mapman, it depends really. having been in studios most o ... Chadeffect
And in went the duelund coupling caps into the a08s. i ha ... Chadeffect
As the duelunds have burned in i have found some of the thic ... Chadeffect
The icing on the cake for the a08s arrived today. the new e ... Chadeffect
Chad, how much do you have invested in the a08s? i might te ... Mapman
Hi mapman, there is a part of me that really doesnt want to ... Chadeffect
System edited: well i have traded in my dcs stack. i have n ... Chadeffect
Hi! i have followed this thread and your journey getting the ... Duomike
Time alignment is a biggie for sure i would expect if not th ... Mapman
Duomike, thank you for your post. very interesting. i just ... Chadeffect
Chadeffect, i think replacing the mundorfs with the v-caps ... Duomike
Duomike, thanks again for the information. the cap upgra ... Chadeffect
Chadeffect, it's true the original duos used the standard s ... Duomike
Hi duomike, holy cow, i had forgotten how expensive the v-c ... Chadeffect
Chadeffect, they seem expensive but if you consider how muc ... Duomike
Hi duo mike, my feeling and experience with bypass caps is ... Chadeffect
Hi chadeffect, i'm sure your trios sound fantastic with all ... Duomike
Nice system. how long have you been divorced? Sounds_real_audio
Hi duomike, again time got the better of me, but any day no ... Chadeffect
Sounds real audio, she bought them for me as a leaving pres ... Chadeffect
Hi chadeffect, there is a long winter coming so still plent ... Duomike
Hi duomike, i have always wondered about the placement of t ... Chadeffect
Hi chadeffect, i have some experience with roomcorrection a ... Duomike
Chad, curious about if you have had any noise issues with s ... Mapman
Hi duomike, i hear you and your 2 cents is easily cashed. ... Chadeffect
Hi chad, funny how a transport makes such a distinct differ ... Muralman1
Hi vince, nice to hear from you. i liked the 47 lab gear. ... Chadeffect
I will have to give that a try indeed. as my health continue ... Muralman1
Hi chadeffect, i bought the millenium mkii in '99 and upgrad ... Duomike
Did i not say my an dac is unique? audio note loads deficie ... Muralman1
Hi duomike, sounds great too i remember. at the time i need ... Chadeffect
Hi chadeffect, i had pass aleph 2 mono blocks before the mi ... Duomike
I understand. It would be an upheaval and probably a great expense to change.
As much as possible I have always had the equipment next to each other so I could do a direct comparison. It is the only way to see where I was going sonically with a bit of reading peoples general impressions to narrow down the options.
There is something with the uber clean, but brilliant amps I have had (Halcro DM38/Tom Evans Linear A/Belcanto Ref 1000s/Jeff Rowland 501/Lyngdorf TDAI 2200/Orpheus Labs/ to name a few) where you fall in love with the complete silence and clarity. The Tom Evans had the cleanest midband I have heard.
When I put these amps side by side with something like the Yamamoto with the Emission Labs 45 tube, I found some greyness or lack of timbre complexity compared to the Yamamoto. I dont mean the tube just had a fat midband or midbass, and it is only a slight thing in its rendering, but somehow important.
I dont understand whether it is an artifact of distortion in the tube amp, (I rate the 45 tube as the most transparent tube I have heard) or just that kind of linear amp manages to capture something.
I find it heard to believe that amps like the Halcro and Tom Evans are capable of such superb detail and focus with ultra low distortion and not be able to render timbre complexities in the same way.
Anyway I ended up with the Yamamoto! I would stop using a tube amp in a second if I could find a solidstate amp that did both these things. I have a feeling the J2 or one of the newer 1st Watts is capable. No one had one for me to try out at the time. The Tom Evans was very close to the perfect balance though. Good job it didnt sound how it looked.
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Hi chad i think since you have speakers that allow you to us ... Jasonparmenter
I looked at your scarlatti. you are taking the opposite path ... Muralman1
Hi jason, the 45 seems to power my speakers with no issues ... Chadeffect
Hi vince, indeed it would be nice to be able to listen. as ... Chadeffect
After some time with the new eml 80 rectifier tube in my a08 ... Chadeffect
Hi chadeffect, surprised that you find the 2 watts of the ya ... Duomike
Hi duomike to be honest i went from 1,000 watts to at most ... Chadeffect