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Fuses that matter.
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Best Integrated, period.
01-03-13: Melbguy1 Steve, you don't seriously rank your Sansui as the best integrated amplifier period? And sure not ahead of the Vitus? So what if he does? It's his opinion . . .
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Who is the KING of MONOS?
I knew a guy in High School that got mono about once a month. Would that qualify him as the King
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12ax7 vs 5751
I didn't like the 5751 until I found some good ones. Give A'gon member Paul_lindermann a shout,he will fix you up
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Fremer lays an Ostrich egg...
Why do you even care what Fremer has to say? Do you get pissy when some reviewer doesn't like your favorite music
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Would you pay to listen?
Definitely not
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Magnepan 1.7 too bright, HELP
06-10-11: Realhifi Hate to ask but did you actually listen to the Maggies before you purchased them? As good as the M1.7's may be they are not for everyone. Excellent post,hits. . .
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who wants tone controls on your next preamp?
Would really like to see tone controls make a come back.....but the cable manufacturers won't let it happen... I don't think there's a cable company that has that much . . .
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Lifespan of a quality solid state amplifier?
I have an Adcom GFA-535 in the garage system that is 20+ years old and still sounds good
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Why is the market for used Levinson amps so slow?
05-22-12: Charles1dad Sgr, I`m impressed by your exceptional patience and fortitude. Two years just to get a faulty amplifier repaired/replaced! That`s more than I could ever put. . .
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If money were no object, what would be in your rig
Schipo,what would be your plan on how to live long enough to listen to all of those recordings? A cure for death with the leftover funds
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New amp being touted as among the best ever......
Maybe it's a class ADHD
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The Best Compliment You've Gotten On Your Rig?
"You still listen to albums?"
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Primaluna and Rogue
The Rogues have about twice the power of the PL's.Kinda like comparing apples to oranges.Just a thought
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Best tube integrated with Merlin TSM-MMI?
Sorry to sound like a broken record but "Best" is in the eye/ear of the beholder. There is no definitive "best" anything, it's all subjective. When you ask a . . .
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best sounding integrated for under 2500.00
FYI,stores always love the brands they carry and their favorite model is the one the customer is thinking about buying. Just a thought. BTW,the VS 840 sounds great
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Anyone else receive low offers right away ?
Maybe you think your stuff is worth more than it really is. Just a thought
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Does you wife touch your system?
No, she's afraid of it
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Pure Class A shootout
I double dog dare you
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Ia a good amp more important than a good DAC?
Watch out Tanglewood,you'll get accused of not having "golden ears"
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Why aren't new vacuum tubes as good as old ones?
Simple and short answer...The demand for vacuum tubes is not great enough for a manufacturer to lay out big bucks for production.Just my opinion,others will disagree and that's . . .
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Buy tubes from Audio Research or not
Taters, You really need to get to know your equipment better and learn how to do maintenance for yourself.It's very rewarding and also saves you a lot of money.Changing tubes and . . .
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High End Audio and Your hearing as you get older
I'm 53 and I swear I hear better now than at 33!!Maybe it's because I've got better equipment now,who knows
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Who makes the highest quality tube amps?
02-08-13: Tpreaves Who makes the highest quality tube gear? I do, of course. It is the best in the universe
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how much of a difference should equipment make?
Marakanetz has morphed into Ebm, dude
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Reason for selling is...
I have a pristine, almost new SupermegaVoodooVibe 5000 amplifier for sale. The reason I'm selling is it sounds like cat shit in my system but I'm sure it will sound superb in yours. . .
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Here comes the Dude. What to expect?
Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here
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what do you use to remove your tubes?
You need one of my cryogenically treated,1500 thread count,egyptian cotton tube gloves.The better models use 14K gold thread.I have some in minty condition(with 14K gold thread) . . .
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My amp has no faults
Most questions about audio are a bit absurd
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Best 3 tube preamps under $18000?
If I was spending $18,000.00 on anything,I think I would be doing the legwork myself.I'm sure folks here mean well but are you seriously going to consider spending that much money . . .
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Passive Preamps
I prefer the agressive ones.Wait a minute,thats how I like my women
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High end tube Preamp under $4k used that competes
Why not get a Cary SLP 05? You should be able to find a used one with your budget.Just a thought.Good luck
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The most hilarious ad ever on Audiogon?
Stewie,use a markup tag if you want to direct folks to a certain url,it's much easier
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Class-D or switching amps, any opinions on??
Bob,You are going to get all kinds of responses about what other people like or don't like.Only you can make the final decision on what sounds good to you.Enjoy the music
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what would you do?
More info would b nice
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Are tone controls worth a second look ?
There are lots of mfgrs that still use tone controls
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Asking for guidance on my first hi-fi system...
12-09-12: Jfmerk Vhiner, I may have to try that and I like the idea of waiting a few months, I should get to know the sound really well before making any changes. True words . . .
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Amp design logic
Take your own advice, just build your own. After you learn to solder, of course. I'm sure it will sound stellar. Hell, start your own business and grab a piece of the highend pie. . .
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Do people buy MAC gear for the blue meters
The old phrase "He's got more money than sense" seems to apply to your friend
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really? .89c ground lifters?
so does that mean that all you guys with your GNP-level systems, plumbed with bazillion dollar power cords, are using a bucketful of home depot-style ground lifters I've often . . .
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Luxman M-600A
I can't,for the life of me,see why anyone would buy anything from this man.Perhaps all his customers are just like him
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Ayon Triton the best tubes amp in the market?
You are the only one that can answer that
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Kef 104.2 Speakers. Suggestions Discussion Forum
What is the best location arrangement (distance from side/rear walls, amount of toe in) for the Kef 104.2 speakers? What is the best listener's position when facing the Kef 104.. . .
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Do Mono Block amps provide better sound ??
The question is very vague,there's no definitive answer,it's entirely up to you if it's worth it.S
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Why are there so many unopened amps, ect for sale?
Gotta watch out for those pastors,reverends,rabbis,etc.,etc.,etc
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Simaudio Moon w5.3se
Now children, go to your rooms for time out
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Good budget tube amp?
Rogue Tempest right here in the classifieds.Make sure what ever you buy is compatible with your speakers
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Tube preamp and McCormack DNA-500
The Manley Labs Shrimp has an output z of 50ohms and 2 pairs of preouts. Price New $1880 w/o remote $2300 w/remote There is a used one on this site for $1050.The ad has all the . . .
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Is my Pass amp overheating?
Damn Liz, you are one sharp tack
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Good tube preamp with Sony 5400
What amp are you planning on pairing it with
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Here’s my $1750…just tell me what to buy..
10-10-12: Bonesnjnts and i have 6 kids…. If you'd like, I can explain to you what causes that
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Making the best of mediocre speakers
Get a decent integrated and source.Used lower priced NAD,Rotel,Cambridge comes to mind.I would not spend a whole lot because you are not going to get much more than "casual . . .
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Wire the House A/C or get Power Conditioner?
So I would like to know if a conditioner will do the same thing as new wiring? The answer to your question is,no,they will not do the same thing.If you do one,the other or both. . .
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Are all Linn products made in Scotland?
You mean Scotland
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What preamp & power amp to buy?
You should really get out and listen to some equipment for yourself. If cost is not a problem,I assume you can afford to travel around some. Just a thought
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Mc Intosh vs other brands
And your point is
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Have you heard of EMOTIVA?
Like Newbrook said above,"What did you think?" Why should it matter what others think when you know what you heard?Just curious as to why you asked
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Atma Sphere deserves praise
causing them to scurry like ants for the latest new stuff I know folks like this,not just with audio but everything from TVs to cars to boats,etc.It's kind of comical and sad . . .
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Krell amp with Zu Essence speaker
No,unless you get crazy with the volume knob
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integrated amp suggestions solid state
The new Modwright integrated looks very promising
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SS amp - which one ???
I've been a tube guy for 20 years now So, I like tube sound but would like to reduce tube hassle, and heat. Sounds like you might be a bit confused
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Moderate Priced Integrated Amp
I second the NAD BEE series.You can get new equipment,amp and cd player, with that budget.Peace of mind that a warrantee brings will be much appreciated.There are several NAD . . .
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KT120 Tube compatibility w/ Jadis Defy 7 Amp MK 1
Best to ask the mfg of your equipment
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Optimizing the Prima Luna Premium Integrated amp
11-19-12: Wolf_garcia Don't be afraid to spend less! You can lie about the cost later. Love it!!!!! Mind if I steal it
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How does Aragon 24k/2004 stack up to modern equip?
07-28-10: Corazon "How does Aragon 24k/2004 stack up to modern equip?" "and I must say I am VERY impressed" I think you answered your own question. As long . . .
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Do I need BOTH amp and pre to be sonic holography?
Isn't sonic holography something from Star Trek
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NOS Tubes for Rogue Tempest II
Like Detredwings stated above,tube choice is a very personal subject.That being said,in my Tempest II Magnum,I have found that I prefer NOS Amperex 7025 in place of the 12AX7's, . . .
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Ideas for separates around $1500???
( Exposure 2010S -- too much RFI around our house -- ). Just curious here,but could you elaborate on this statement a bit more
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Hybrid vs. Straight Tubes
You will not hear real tube sound from a hybrid.This is my opinion,others will probably disagree and that's fine by me
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6sn7 and 12sn7 octal preamp for under $5k
"Best sounding" is in the ear of the beholder.You can't make a blanket statement on something as subjective as how good/bad something sounds
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Amp Power Conditioner or not?
I think a lot of people use these things when there is nothing wrong with the quality of the power at the receptacle.I guess it's because they read in a magazine or on an audio . . .
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Adcom GFA 555 versus Rotel RMB 1095for stereo
I agree with Z. I don't get these types of questions. If you can't make up your own mind, why are you even concerned about it
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Newbie building modest system ...what amp?
Sell the GTP-400, add it to your other money and buy a decent integrated amp. The Adcom pre is a POS, I know as I owned one
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step up from rotel?
Some more info on your system,room,budget,etc. will get better responses.Just a thought
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Which Preamp will go well with Mag 3.6R ?
Google "Digital to Analog Converter" There is plenty of info on the web
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Experience with high end fuses????
Just out of curiosity,I installed one in my amp and at first I thought I heard something different.After listening for a while I realized that there was no change what so ever in . . .
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Phono Preamp Recommendations
I'm really happy with my Pro-Ject Phono Box II
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tube damper help
Please don't do this. Try 'em for a while to make sure they don't melt If you want to try "o-ring" type dampers,use high temp silicon,available here in the . . .
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wilson sophias to monitors
Get rid of the girlfriend
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Does SS cost more than HS for superior sound?
That would be Thurston HOWELL III
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How reliable are EAR amps
Life is too short to hang around with ugly women and ugly audio manufacturers/dealers
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What to do next . . .?
Swap the players out and decide for yourself,after all,you are the one that has to listen to it
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Looking to upgrade From my Odyssey Mono extremes
You will get better responses if you list your other equipment and how much you are willing to spend
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Who makes the highest quality tube gear?
Who makes the highest quality tube gear? I do, of course. It is the best in the universe
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which budget preamp?
I'm happy with the Pro-Ject PhonoBox II with my RPM 1.3. I have no idea if you would like it in your system though
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Adcom Vs Rotel
Save up,then get what you really want.You will never be satisfied if you don't.Wait a while,be patient,keep your eye on the classifieds the right deal for what you want will . . .
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The frontier between ''vintage'' and ''junk'' ?
People have misused the term 'vintage' for years.Look up the definition to see what it means
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How are Mullards supposed to sound?
You have experienced one of the pratfalls of tube rolling.You probably read about the "Mullard sound" and was expecting this with the tubes you installed,which are I . . .
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Best Tube Preamp with Phono under $2000 ?
First off,there is no, per se,"best" of anything.That is way to broad of a term to be useful.Whats "best" for me may not be "best" for you.There are . . .
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wiring monoblocks to speakers
03-03-13: Almarg There is no universal answer, as it depends on various technical characteristics of the particular components, as well as on the characteristics of the cables, . . .
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Suggestions for a tube integrated under $3000
The Rouge Tempest III is $2995.00 new and a lot better than the Cronus,IMHO
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Tube amp on/off: best practice?
Why put extra hours of usage on your tubes? My amp sounds fine on start up and gets optimal after 10-15 minutes.Just my thoughts
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VAC Preamp: Is my Phono stage failing?
Since you mentioned it, have you tried changing tubes
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What are some favorite NOS 12AX7s for phono?
Try some 5751 tubes instead of the 13ax7.Speak with your mfg to see if they are compatible first.Good luck
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Creek Destiny or Rogue Cronus Magnum?
If you are asking because you are considering purchasing one or the other,remember,you are the only one that can determine what sounds best to you.It's not a bit apples and oranges. . .
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Best preamp for $1000 or less with remote
First of all,"best" is in the eye/ear of the beholder.No one can tell you what's best for you.If they say they can,they are full of crap.That being said,why not try an . . .
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NAD C325 or 326Bee efficient enough for PSB towers
Either amp will be fine but for a room your size,I would opt for a more powerful amp,say a C355BEE.I have not heard the T5 or the T6 but I have heard the T65 and I thought it . . .
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biamping question
That was easy.Talked him right out of that didn't you Al
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The mighty CAT preamp
My ex-wife had a cat,I replaced both of them with a dog
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Synergy
Jaybo,when buying equipment rules your life, it's probably time to quit
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Raysonic gone belly up, is this a hoax? Read on...
Here's a clickable link, very easy to do,takes about 5 seconds, read about markup tags. http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/45608-raysonic-has-gone-belly-up/ Now . . .
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Sound is DARK / FORWARD / TRANSPARENT?
Dark= not light Forward= not backward Transparent= not opaque Hope this helps
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Rogue Audio Cronus ...what speakers do you love ?
I heard the Cronus Magnum with Paradigm Studio Monitors at a dealer and they sounded really good
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CD direct to monobloks?
Like Xxqq250 said above,if you already own all this, what do you think
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Affordable electronics to suit Thiel 3.5 speakers
What do you consider "affordable"
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Phono preamp to amp question
The Rouge Audio Tempest II can be configured to run as an amp only but I'm having a hard time understanding what you're wanting to accomplish. You need some kind of volume control.. . .
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Best amp for Von Schweikert VR4SR mk2?
Sorry to sound like a broken record but "Best" is in the eye/ear of the beholder. There is no definitive "best" anything, it's all subjective. When you ask a . . .
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Large brass devices on top of power amps ?
If you need to put weights on equipment to stop it from ringing,the equipment must not be designed very well.Just my opinion,nothing more
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The $5000.00 Complete System Challenge
Save yourself a lot of hassle,just get a Bose wave radio
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Inexpensive integrated to drive Klipsch
The OP was two years ago guys
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Does your system do things better in the dark?
No distractions-your hearing heightened by the decline of visual stimuli. Complete focus on music. I listen that way a lot. But the change is not in the system, it's in the . . .
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Amplifier input tech question
Are you satisfied with the sound of your system,if so,why do you feel the need to turn the volume past a certain number
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Will my biamping dreams come true ??
Albert VonS is never wrong, right
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Should I buy a new amplifier; and if so, what?17
Which amp for Cary SLP 05
A Cary amp? Just guessing
17
Pioneer SX-1050: worth repairing?
How attached to the unit are YOU? Does it have sentimental value to YOU? Do YOU really like the sounds it produces? Notice the emphasis on YOU? In the end,YOU have to make that . . .
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Separates vs. Integrated
Your budget for these can effectively double if you choose an integrated over separates. Phaelon makes a valid point but I'm sure he meant to end the sentence...separates over . . .
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Integrated Amplifier Choices for LSA-1 Signature
I have an Undewood Modified LSA Standard and my Tyler Acoustics MM5 and 7U speakers both sound superb
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New To Tubes Advice Needed
I would first give the unit some time to break-in and for you to become familiar with it's sound. Excellent advice
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Zu speakers with Atma-Sphere M60 amplifiers
No disrespect but,shouldn't you have researched this before buying?Just a thought.Good luck
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WHICH TUBE AMP TO BUY
Everyone can hear you.You don't have to SHOUT
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Which Integrated tube amp?
I auditioned the cronus and tempest, both sound really good,I'd have to give the tempest the edge in sound.The tempest was making the maggie 1.6's sing! Have you thought about the . . .
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Okay, Classe CA 2200 or and Ayre V -5xe amps
How about a matching Rowland product?I'm sure they have gone through tons of R&D to get their products to work together,just a thought
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Manley NEO-Classic 250 vs 500
Better in what way
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market value of my gears
I think you should donate all the gear to my favorite charity, me
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Which speaker post to use: 4 ohm or 8 ohm?
Try both. Make up your own mind
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Need to buy used integrated about 800 dollars
Sounds like you might need some professional gear.Just a thought
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Amp upgrade suggestions for a $2K budget
If at all possible,give a listen to the Rogue Audio tubed integrateds.I have the TempestII Magnum and absolutely love the sound.I have also heard the Cronus Magnum and it was very . . .
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Tube Pre-Amp with Solid State Amp?
The question is, a lot of folks say/think the preamp is the heart and sole of a system, should I go tube preamp with solid state amp? Read Zippyy
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Modifications to integrated tube amp: experiences?
Just wondering,if you love what it does,why do you want to have it modified
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OUTLAW RR2150 vs NAD C 326BEE sonic differences?
Why don't you just get a phono preamp
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Which ARC reference component to upgrade?
Wow, you feel the need to upgrade ARC Reference equipment? You have the "upgradeitis" disease bad, real bad. Seek professional help immediately
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Your best 2-channel system for 6000$ total
Folks gave you some good advice on your other thread
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How to break in a tube preamp?
Just enjoy music as you normally would. That way you can hear if the sound changes any. Don't get in a mindset that it will sound bad if you don't burn-in first
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Outlaw RR2150 Receiver Power Cord?
Call them and ask why. Maybe they are trying to save you some money
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Best Overall Value in a KT-88 tube
"Best" is in the eye/ear/wallet of the beholder.Personally,I think Genelex Gold Lions are a great "value".Are thet the "best" value? I can't say as I . . .
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Small Preamplifier choices?
How about this little dandy...... http://www.tnt-audio.com/ampli/t-preamp_e.html
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Best match for Cary SLP98 Preamp
Have you thought about Cary amps?Seems like a logical choice to me
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Manley Snapper Monoblocks or Mcintosh MC252
Provide a litte background on your system and what it is you are trying to accomplish, you will get better recommendations.Just a thought
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Stairway to heaven
You're kidding,right
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Preamp advice needed
You obviously like the Arcam amp,why not try to find the matching preamp?There's a lot to be said for brand name synergy.Just a thought.Good luck
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Where can I get components footers ?
Go to home depot or lowes and look in the specialty hardware bins.You can probably find some feet that will work for you.Like the poster above said,make sure the screws are the . . .
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I need an amp, can any recommend?
Why not try an Audible Illusions amp? I'm sure the manufacturer went to great lengths to get their equipment to work well together.Just a thought.Good luck in your search
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Do you power your Class D amp on and off?
I would suspect the manufacturer knows what's best for their equipment.Just a thought
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Stereo reciever / integrated amp suggestions?
I owned a Sansui AU-717 and it was a fine piece of equipment for that time era.A 30+ year old amp will more than likely have some issues that will need to be addressed.On the other. . .
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new amp choices
Spend the $2000-$2500 on the speakers,then find an amp that works well with them for $1000-$2000.Just my opinion.Happy hunting
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tube amp for ribbon tweeters
Some more info will help.You will get a lot more responses.As always,the final choice should be what sounds best to you
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Will I benefit with 20 or 15 amp dedicated lines
In my opinion,humble as it may be,dedicated lines should originate at the main panel not the distibution panel.I would run 20A circuits,only a few dollars more for materials.You . . .
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You know you have "it" bad when...................
You wonder if you should change the power cord on your record cleaner like Classicjazz did
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Integrated amp: jumpers versus cables
You'll never know til you hear for yourself
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Help me diagnose the problem
I'll state the obvious, have you called Rogue back
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integrated amp w/phono & headphone
The Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum integrated has both a phono stage and headphone out, if you'd like to try a good tubed amp
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Best phono preamp under $250
I have no idea if it's the "best"(such a subjective word)but the ProJect Phono Box II should work quite nicely
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Preamp for manley snappers
How about a Manley Shrimp? Spend the extra money on more music
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Tube Amp for GR Research LS-6
I have found that high db level listening often leads to "glare" ,to a certain extent,even with tube amps.If you have just started to notice this "glare",it's . . .
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Rogue Audio M 180 fuse upgrade
You need to research what fuses are used for
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Which Telefunken 12ax7
You have to take your equipment into consideration also.The same tube can sound totally different in another amp.Just my 2 cents worth
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BAT or Cary Pre with BAT VK-55?
I would think the BAT-BAT pairing would work out quite nice,but I have no idea if you would like it
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Pass Labs Int-30a or Naim 282- 250 combo
The so called experts on Audiogon do not have to live with your purchase. Buy the one you liked the most. Great advice
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Best way to test your system?
Sorry to disagree,but movies will only reveal the dynamics of sound and not the subtle nuances required of music.This is strictly my opinion,I'm not trying to change your mind.. . .
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Cary Rocket 88's Cat Eyes
This may soud silly but it happened to me.Is there a mute button depressed somewhere?Good luck
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Fixing a Broken NAD C320BEE
Bringing it into a shop and leaving it for a few hours does sound like too much of a headache. DOESN'T sound like a headache, I mean. You have not put anything in an . . .
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int-amp for Paradigm Studio-20s?
If you can up your budget a little,there are 2 Rogue Audio Cronus integrateds for sale in the classifieds.I have heard this amp with Paradigm speakers(Monitor.Studio and Signature . . .
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Help me pick a power amp
There is an Adcom GFA-535 for sale in the classifieds at a really good price.It is a great amp,I use one in my bedroom system with an older Luxman preamp,NAD cdp and Paradigm . . .
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Refurbish a classic amp or replace it?
If it sounds great,why mess with it? Enjoy it while you save for a new amp.Just my opinion
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Class T amps and Zu Druid Credenza's
What price range do you consider "budget"? What other equipment are you using? How is your room configured? These things need to be factored into the equasion.You will . . .
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Modest Integrated to match with Klipsch RF-82's
Try the NAD Master Series integrated,if the 325BEE impressed you,this will blow you away!!!!Good prices here on A'gon.Pick up some decent wires(DH Labs,Kimber,etc.)and enjoy
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Mcintosh C220 vs CJ ET-2
Is it because the store you visited had a CJ and not a Mac?Just a thought
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Viva or Mastersound?
I prefer Visa but also have Mastercard. I don't like AMEX though. Wait, my bad, that's totally not what you asked about. Disregard
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VTL Binding Post - Sources?
It's usually caused by over tightening
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The best integrated amp for Klipsch Heresy
There is no definitive "best" of anything. There are way too many variables involved. The "best" you can hope for is to find something that works well in your . . .
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Dusting tube amp
Sure, I do
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What about power for Vandersteen 2 speakers?
Why not just use the one that sounds best to YOU? YOU are the one listening to it. YOU need to make the decision for YOUrself. Notice the emphasis on YOU? Sorry if this pisses you . . .
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What about a fan blowing over McIntosh 7205 AMP?
I don't see how it could harm it,but,it's better to set your fan up to pull heat from the unit.Just my opinion
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Rogue Audio Cronus 12AU7-12AX7 tubes choices
Why don't you take some time to get familiar with the sound of your new Cronus before you start swapping tubes. That way, you can better ascertain what changes you want to make. . . .
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Original vs. imitation ; MC275 vs. Cayin A88T
I'm sure you know this but I will mention it.Critical listening right out of the box isn't going to tell you the real story.Give the Mac some time then reevaluate.The fact that you. . .
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Rogue Cronus with KT-90 tubes
Call Rogue Audio at (570)992-9901.I think the people that made the equipment can give you the best advice.Good luck
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son of Ampzilla
Sounds like a bad Japanese monster flick. Son of Ampzilla vs. Mikey Fremothra
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Questions Luxman L-505u, L-507u, Simaudio & Classe
Beware of well meaning friends,enemies too for that matter
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Very slight "Hiss"
Quit pressing you ear next to the tweeter
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Preamp to match Parasound JC1 monos
Your best bet might be the matching Parasound preamp.Companies go to great lengths to get their gear to work together.Just my opinion
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Looking for suggestions...
Used NAD C372.They show up on the classifieds here quite often at good prices
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Best Looking SS Integrated Amplifiers Under $2,000
I think this unit is absolutely beautiful.Great sound also if it works within your system.I have no affiliation with the seller. http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?intatran&. . .
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BAT VK-300x
Remember,your other equipment has everything to do with the sound also, everything must work together.A list of your other equipment will be helpful.Reccomendations are a start . . .
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Wanting separates but help needed .......
If you like the sound of your BAT integrated,why not try BAT separates
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Traditional Brands vs. "Audiophile" Brands
Don't worry about labels,go with what sounds good to you
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Wadia debuts new Integrated
Now that's just fugly,IMHO
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System Upgrades
Okay children, go to your rooms
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Tube Integrateds...why not a preout for subs.....
My Rogue audio Tempest II Magnum has active and passive pre outs
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Preamp for Plinius SA-103
How about this one
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Problem with my Atma-Sphere M60
I just looked at the fuses in the other working mono block to confirm which fuse I need. There you go, one problem solved. The bigger problem I see is,why did the fuse blow on . . .
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Best Amp for Parasound JC2
How about a Parasound A21 or A23 stereo amp? I bet they work well together
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Rogue amps-- try 5751 instead of 12ax7
I use them in my Tempest II Magnum with outstanding results
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Integrated amp and low sensitivity speakers
What speakers do you have in mind? A list of potentials would help folks help you,maybe
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Tubes for Cary sli80 integrted
Try some different tubes and decide for yourself.You are the only one that knows what sounds good to you,don't let anyone tell you otherwise.Most of the time asking someone else to. . .
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Noise at start-up of one mono-block
The amps are less than a year old. Contact your dealer first,if you get no satisfaction then contact the manufacturer. Just a thought
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kt 88 vs kt88
I have to jump on the Gold Lion bandwagon.I had EH in my amp and they sounded kind of "sterile"{for lack of a better word).The GL's really mellowed out the glare in the . . .
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From anthem/pse to rowland seperates?
Your friend won't let you try out the equipment he wants to sell?Not much of a friend in my book but that's just me
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Rebuild or New?
If you still like the sound,why bother
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Bryston B-100 question
If possible,you should audition them yourself.Folks are well meaning when they make recommendations,but,what sounds good to them might sound unacceptable to you.You stated in your . . .
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What do you gain from bi-amping Magnepan 1.6s or
Thomas,with all due respect,due to the problem you had figuring out how to connect your speakers in a previous post,I sure would not be worrying about this right now
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What is the best Integrated amp w/phono for $3000
Best at what? With what equipment? There's a lot more to it than just asking what is "best". What someone else thinks is "best" might not work for you at all.. . .
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Integrated Amp for Tyler Acoustic Linbrook Monitor
I have the Tyler 7U's which are essentially floorstanding Linbrooks.I use a Rogue TempestII Magnum integrated tube amp.They sound wonderful together.You might also look into the . . .
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6SN7 driver tubes
If you have been using nos Sylvania's and like the sound,I doubt very seriously that you will be happy with new chinese or russian tubes.I have found the ones I have used(EH,JJ,. . .
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Power Surge Damage
Unplug,unplug,unplug please unplug.I learned this the hard way
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Tubes and Paradigm?
Sprink,if you're still wondering about tube amps and Paradigm speakers,I have a Rogue Audio Tempest II Magnum and Paradigm Monitor 7 speakers that I really enjoy.The Monitors are . . .
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Van Alstine SS vs. McCormack DNA amps
AVA and Salk have a bond between them of some sort.They always demonstrate at the audio shows together and recommend that their products be used together.Go to AudioCircle and read. . .
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Who makes your favorite vintage phono sections???
Holy thread resurrection, Mapman
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Whats the best vintage Yamaha amp to invest in?
There is no definitive "best" of anything. There are way too many variables involved. The "best" you can hope for is to find something that works well in your . . .
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For money Quality which is better arcam or NAD?
Who knows? Six of one half a dozen of the other. "Better" is such an ambiguous term. YOU'd have to try both in YOUr system to get an answer that would satisfy YOU. Notice. . .
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What are the best amps for B&W N802's?
There is no definitive "best" of anything. There are way too many variables involved. The "best" you can hope for is to find something that works well in your . . .
10
Where to get regular fuses for an amp?
Home Depot,Lowes,Walmart,Kmart,Ace Hardware, etc. etc. etc. Fuses are easy to find
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tube amp not turning on
Maybe
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Best Tube integrated under 2000
Nita, you do realize you responded to a 9 year old question don't you
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Integrated vs pre/power
Are you looking for reasons to talk him out of buying what he wants? If so,why
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4 or 8 ohm with Harbeth
Ditto above,try both and decide for yourself. After all, you are the one that that's listening. If you're worried about damaging your speakers, don't
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rogue dronus magnum issues
One of the 4 wires is burned insulation with exposed wires. I suspect this is the problem. I would tend to agree with that suspicion
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amp to power paradigm studio 100s
I have heard the Studio 100's with a Cambridge Audio 840A integrated and a Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum tube integrated playing from a Wadia I-Pod dock thru the Cambridge Audio 840C . . .
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Which 6sn7 tubes for Rogue Magnum 99
If you want to try NOS,go for a Sylvania JAN WGTA brown base.I paid $60.00 for a pair about a year ago.They are rising in price every day as all NOS tubes are,so grab some now if . . .
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Wyred 4 Sound STP Se preamp tweaks and upgrades ?
sounds truly fantastic Then why do you want to mess with it?You might end up with something that sounds totally different that you will not like.Just a thought.Good luck
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tutube or not tutube
I think the most important question is this,do you listen or leave your system on for extended periods of time?If you do,I wouldn't recommend tubed equipment,especially if you use . . .
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Help with Marantz 4270 quadradial
At 36 years old there is probably a lot wrong with this unit.The A'gon Blue book value states $300.00,of course that is for a unit in pristine condition.I can almost guarantee the . . .
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Suggestions for an Integrated Amp $400
Check the classifieds for used NAD,Rotel,Cambridge Audio,Marantz,etc. Lots of good deals out there. Good luck and happy New Year
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Budget integrated ideas: budget $650
If you liked the Arcam with the VonS's,why not get another one?Just a thought
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Will my Dynaco MKII power My Magnepan MGII's?
You have both? I gotta ask, "why don't you hook them up and see for yourself?"
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$2500.00 to spend on int.amp and cd player
Thanks for the suggestions. I finally settled on a Rogue Audio Tempest II Magnum,Cary CDP-1 and changed my speakers to Tyler Acoustics 7U. I love the way this set-up sounds
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best speakers to match with the rogue Chronus magn
Rouge and Tyler Acoustics are like peas and carrots, a really good match (if you like peas and carrots
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electrical short 1 channel. Cable spade at fault?
What makes you think the seller of the cable is responsible
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How important is the preamp?
In your situation, it might be pretty important. You have to ultimately make that decision for yourself
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Rougue
Call Rogue Audio to discuss your issues. They are one of the more "owner friendly" companies out there
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What is the 'BAT sound'?
Na,na,na,na,na,na,na,na Batman
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Advice Please...H/K or NAD?
Keep the one that sounds better to you. Mapman provded the only answer that matters.Why would you even consider anything else
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Luxman M02
Is it worth investing money in to have it fixed? You are the only one that can answer that,after all,it's your money
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Modwright 36.5 v McIntosh C2300 preamp
Why is the 36.5 on your list if you prefer a built in phono stage?Why not the 9.0SE(see link below).Just curious.Good luck in your search. http://modwright.com/products/4
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Manley stingray or Cary sli 80 sig
Not to throw the post off topic but, have you considered the Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum or Tempest Magnum? I own the Tempest and have heard the Cronus numerous times.Both are very . . .
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Ruby el34s sound flat?
Give them some time then reevaluate.Just a thought
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Speaker and amp help
Why do you feel you need 300 watts for these speakers?Just curious
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Help needed solving amplifier problem/mystery
If you send the amp back for repair make it clear to them what it's doing and tell them to keep it until the problem rears it's ugly head.Intermitent problems are hard,but not . . .
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Best amp s for 11x14 room under $4000 new/used ?
Try to audition something from Rogue Audio
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Shindo Reliability
but I'm a bit apprehensive. I've had some terrible customer service experiences with very small companies and importers in the past. I'm a little nervous about spending so . . .
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The gift of music to our children Audiophile style
My daughter grew up on a heavy dose of classic rock and blues prescribed by Dr. Dad !!! She's 23 now and is a well adjusted,productive member of society !!! Music is the answer, . . .
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Entertainer Stereo Amp?
Ah so Liz but, a friend in need is a friend indeed
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Rumors about a new Ayre integrated amplifier?
It's not nice to spread rumors
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Amp connection question
Wow, sounds like a couple of ya'll didn't get any last night
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Please, recommend me
"perfection" Faghet about it
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Simaudio Moon 600i vs Lsa statement
I own an LSA Standard and it is a wonderful piece of equipment. The Statement is supposed to be much better
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NAT Se2Se amps
Experiment some,come to your own conclusions.What sounds good to Joe Blow might not work for you.Just a thought
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Octave Integrated Amps
I think that is a question best answered by yourself. Like X stated, "Also what is too loud for me is not loud enough for..."
8
Amp suggestion for Merlins?
I've read that the Manley Labs Stingray is a great match with Merlin. I think there are some discussions here on A'gon about this amp/speaker match
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Sterio vs. Surround?
I would think so. BTW, it's spelled stereo
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preamp with phono break in
Just listen to some music
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Does this degrade sound?
It sounds good to me when I play it That's all that really matters in the long run
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tube amp or int for digital audio?
should I go for a tube amp or an integrated-amp? I don't really understand what you are asking.An integrated amp can be tube,solid state or hybrid(combination of both).Maybe . . .
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Making A Monoblock out of a VK-55
From the BAT website. Sensible Upgrade Path The VK-55 is available as either a 55 watt per channel stereo amplifier or a 110 watt per channel monoblock power amplifier. Start . . .
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Hi. I need help to choose preamp for my system.
I would think the Krell pre would work really well with the Krell amps.Just a thought
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Amp Comparison procedure. Amp off when not in use?
Turn the thing off.Better safe than sorry
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If you had 1500 to 2000$ to spend
What other equipment will you be using
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Adcom GFA-5800 Opinions
So, Eddie,are you gonna let us in on your opinions of the adcom or not
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Do tubes need break in / burn in?
I tried 5751's in my Rogue Audio Tempest and did not care for them.I used some NOS Sylvania and RCA 12ax7's with real good success.I then tried a set of Amperex 7025.They sound . . .
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Lightning Strike
This is why,as I've stated several times,you should unplug your equipment during lightening storms.Mother Nature is a bitch and she will fry your electronics.Now the insurance war . . .
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new kt 90s any good ?
Chrissain,there's a lot more difference between the M-150 and M-180 than the tubes.I doubt you will get the results you are looking for by just adding the KT-90's.Just my thoughts
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Adcom GTP or GFP
I had a GTP400 and it was "muddy" sounding.No clear picture of instruments or voices.I now have a GFP710,bought here on audiogon, that sounds terrific.Not a technical . . .
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12AX7 Raytheons
I never cared for sound the Raytheon 12ax7, maybe I never got a good one. That doesn't mean you won't like them. The only way you'll know for sure is try them in your equipment. . . .
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New kid on the block affordable amp Rave
12-24-12: Marakanetz $4k MSRP isn't really affordable. No, it's not, for most folks
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online seller www.hiendking.com
Rotsa Ruck Charlie
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Better sound from 6550 or kt88 tubes in Jadis amp?
Your best bet is to try them for yourself.What someone else thinks is better, might not work for you at all.Just a thought
7
Amp for Thiel CS 2?
I'm with Unsound on this one. What do you consider "reasonably priced"
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Two Amps One Speaker Issue - Plinius & Rotel
Switching an amp off is not an option since Plinius has a 48 hour warm up time! Sorry,I don't understand this statement.Would you mind explaining why your amp takes 48 hours to. . .
7
Changing Fuses on McIntosh C500
Check your manual or pull the fuses out and look at them.The values and type should be on them.By all means,replace them with the same type and value.I'm pretty sure you could find. . .
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how much tubes influence on the sound ???
I'm with Larry,listen to your Cary with the stock tubes until you get a good idea of how they sound before you worry about changing them
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DIY tube amps?
Tons of info on the web.Just Google "DIY tube amp"
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Integrated tube amp for 91db open baffle speakers
Add the Rogue Audio Tempest II Magnum and the Cronus Magnum to your list.Both are simply outstanding units.Try to audition them if at all possible
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Will upgrading my amp for el34s to kt90s help?
I have heard the Cronus integrated both regular and Magnum,the Magnum upgrade did wonders for the sound in all areas.The Atlas is the power amp section of the Cronus so similar . . .
7
New preamp: lamm ll2 or Cary slp 05
I agree with Brf,get a set of speakers you can live with then match equipment to them.I wish I had done that when I put together my system.Good luck in your search
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Will someone help me find a match for my ML336.
Yes it is possible and many people use this type of set-up.Folks will need more info to make reccomendations.What is your other equipment,what is your room like,what kind of music . . .
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SET amp suggestions 1000$ or Integrated 2500$
If you're just worried about the speakers,as your second sentence implies, there's nothing wrong with using high efficiency models with your Mac.Just show some restraint with the . . .
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Rogue 88 vs 90
Really, you dug up a seven year old thread to bad mouth someone? Makes one wonder who the real troll is
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Help me decide Comments appreciated :
Sometimes you just have to man-up and make your own choices. This is one of those times
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best used multichannel amp for the money...?
There is no definitive "best" of anything. There are way too many variables involved. The "best" you can hope for is to find something that works well in your . . .
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C 2400 with P ?? ,what is better E 460 E E 550 ??
Wrong, JECT674258p22.67qy7 is the best
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GNSC is no longer.
At least he left you a possible avenue for repairs
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acoustat X
What are you wanting to know
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Rogue Tempest II magnum or Cronus Magnum for VR-33
I've owned a Tempest II Magnum for over 2 years and have not once thought about replacing it
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Gold Lion reissue 12ax7 vs. Mullard reissue 12ax7
I know this is not the answer you're looking for but,you need to try them yourself,everyone perceives sound differently
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Vote for your favorite amp/speaker combination
I highly doubt enough folks have heard those specific combos to get any meaningful feedback. I could be wrong, have been before
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Pro-ject tubebox ii : muffled sound
The sound is muffled, like it is so warm it is in the next room Could you explain this a little better please? I'm having a hard time figuring out just what you mean
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Rogue tempest magnum
I drive Tyler 7U speakers with my Tempest Magnum. I have no idea what you would prefer but they work just fine for me
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tv as a pre-amp?
Fine for casual listening,I suppose. Not so good if you value sound quality
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Cary 805 AE Feedback Request
need to be turned on for 2 hours before they can listen Do you really believe a manufacturer would make a product that required a two hour warm up?Comments like these are from . . .
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Small Shelf System For Baby's Room?
Don't be a cheapskate,get the little bugger an entire MBL system
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Ohms law?
Ditto the above,whatever sounds best to you
6
Need help picking between 6550 and KT88 tubes
Grab a quad of each and spend the weekend comparing them.After all,who better to evaluate the sound than the one who will be living with them.Keep the ones you like best and sell . . .
6
Adcom GFA-565 Slight Thump
My GFA-535 Adcoms also did this on shutdown.Make sure to keep the volume low when you power down(I don't know if this helps,but it sure can't hurt!!).I think it's capacitors . . .
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Power Conditioner or Distributor?
This might interest you. http://www.psaudio.com/ps/products/detail/duet-power-center?cat=power
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Amplifier for Magnepan MMG
Use what you have now.Watch the volume.Spend the money on your education.Don't worry about upgrading until you graduate and start making some decent money and can afford to.Just my. . .
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add remote control AC on/off for power amp?
I concur,leave it on,except during storms of course
6
Cambridge Audio 840a vs McIntosh MA6500.
Are you asking someone to make a choice for you? Bad idea
6
Parasound JC2 pre a good match for Pass X150.5 ?
Just curious,did you hear the A21 with the JC2,if so,what didn't you like about the combination
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Problem with tube amp
I would look for another technician.A good tech would have stayed with the problem until it was solved,no matter how difficult or easy it was to find and/or fix.Dedicated and . . .
6
Amp Confusion
I have a Rogue Audio Tempest II Magnum tube integrated and Tyler 7U speakers that I am extemely happy with. Lots of folks on these forums use Tylers and tube equipment and are . . .
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5751 for 12AT7 for Dared SL-2000A
Probably best to ask the manufacturer
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KRELL Mono Class A amp problem
(assuming my wife's decorator approves). You might want to look at getting into a new hobby. Maybe macramé or needlepoint, providing your wife's decorator will approve of . . .
5
Rogue Cronus Magnum or Conrad Johnson MV60SE...?
"Better" is in the ear of the beholder
5
First Sound Presence Deluxe mk III upgrade?
I cannot imagine how the First Sound can improve further.... You are probably correct in this assumption,especially in the "dollar to improvement" ratio,but I'm just . . .
5
Best McIntosh Tap for Dynaudio Confid 5 Speakers
Why don't you A/B them then choose what YOU like best. You will not damage the speakers unless you abuse them. Just my opinion,humble as it may be
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Rogue Audio Outlaw Receiver...owner thoughts?
I think you might be confused on names.Rogue Audio and Outlaw Audio are two very different companies
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Jolida 520a - What tubes go where?
08-27-10: Saulgold Will try that, thanks. I obviously meant 502a, sorry. Well thanks for letting me spend 2 hours trying to find you some helpful info!!!!! Kidding of course,. . .
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McIntosh MA6300 or 6500?
What sounds better to someone else might not sound better to you.Your best bet is to listen to both units yourself and decide.If that's not possible,I will go out on a limb here . . .
5
Is there an internal fuse in Adcom Preamp 555?
If you like the 555,just buy another one,you will probably spend more trying to get it repaired.Just my opinion.BTW,maybe you should ask again in another couple of hours
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Looking for a preamp...............
Boy does your system bring back memories!!I had the same pre and amps bi-amping Paradigm Monitor 7's.It served me well for some time.I then went to a Rogue TempestII Magnum with . . .
5
Stingray bad for Merlin TSM's or Revel M22's???
Manley Labs reccomends Merlin speakers for use with their equipment.Check out the following quote from the Manley Labs webite. Merlin Music: Bobby Palkovic is one of the nicest . . .
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Mating Krell KSA 200-S w/ Krell KRC -3 preamp
You asked basically the same question earlier today.Give it some time and you'll get some responses.Patience is a virtue
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Retro Sound amp Co.
There are very few vendors,especially overseas, that will continue to answer e-mails,phone calls,etc. if they don't think you are going to buy something eventually.Just a thought
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Please help, Tube subsitute for 6sn7
This is an intresting article,check it out. http://www.6sn7.com
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Tube biasing problem
Tag,I have read that when tubes are on their last leg they will become hard,even refuse,to be biased.Also,biasing too frequently,shortens the life of tubes.Again,this is what I . . .
5
About Wireless Audio
Say what
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KT 88s - Gold Lion re-issue vs others
Ditto the Gold Lions.They tightened up the bottom end on my amp a great deal.IME,changing the signal tubes netted a bigger change in the sound
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gold lion kt 88s break in time
I replaced the Sovtek KT88's with Gold Lion's in my Rogue Tempest.They sounded really good out of the box and continued to to get better for about 50 hours.I have not noticed a . . .
5
Where is Timbernation have not heard from him??
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=68396.0 Check out this thread about timbernation,interesting to say the least
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Tube Amp Rec for 85db Single Driver Speaker
Not so much "What can you afford" as "How far in debt are you willing to go?"
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which to keep...
You have the equipment and ears, you figure it out
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tube amp storage
I really don't see a problem here. I could be wrong, have been before
4
Power amp for focus audio master 2.5
You seem to like the Telos a lot,why not move up to a more powerful model in that line?Just a thought
4
Need Help With Ming Da 300 4T Integrated Amp Tubes
06-10-12: 944turbo Okay Then,,,,,Thank you for all the help and answers from all of my fellow AudiogoN friends.......NOT Did you consider that maybe no one is familiar with . . .
4
b&k st 202
If you mean the ST-2020, the manual says to use 8 amp slo-blow. You can find a copy of the manual on the B&K website if you don't have one. The internet is a wonderful tool
4
Single Vendor Components for MMG
That's a pretty big room for MMGs
4
Van den Hul VDH1000 Monobloc Amplifiers - HELP
8 faulty amps,sounds like a little misuse going on.Good luck
4
Rogue Cronus Magnum-2 years and never tube rolled
Don, did you check out any of the tubes the good folks suggested in your other thread? Just wondering. Good luck
4
AUdio research LS7 Tube replacement
clickable link to the above^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ http://www.tubemonger.com/Matsushita_Japan_6922_E88CC_Mullard_Tooling_NOS_p/591.htm
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Krell S300i Volume Control Popping Noise
Return it and get your money back
4
Bel Canto Ref500M and Aesthetix Calypso
Just put the amps out of reach of those little fingers,simple solution without compromise.Not to sound too harsh,but,a little guidance and disipline works wonders also.Just a . . .
4
TAD-60 speaker connection
Same answer as always,listen and decide for yourself,after all,you are the one that has to live with them
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tube preamp and bass mgmt
What do you consider affordable
4
Direct TV thru Pre-amp
This works fine.Just don't expect the same quality sound as your other sources.I have SirriusXM radio playing background music all day.BTW, I use DishNetwork.I heard Direct TV was . . .
4
Tube Measurements?
Ditto the above.I have several 30-40 year old tubes that test to new tolerances
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Gold Lion KT88's different types?
There is only one type of Gold Lion KT-88.The hard,medium and soft discriptions are characteristics used to describe different tubes for guitar amps as you stated.A certain tube . . .
4
Arcam Solo questions pls
For questions 1-3 go here. http://www.arcam.co.uk/advice-and-support/owners-manuals/solo-manuals.htm For question 4 sorry can't help
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How many are using Amp to CD with variable...
I can't really grasp what it is that you are asking about.I can give you my experience I had when I ran my Cary CDP-1 like this while fooling around with my system one afternoon.I . . .
4
Upgrade Mcintosh C39 Preamp to tube suggestions?
Take the Rogue equipment home and try it.You might be pleasantly suprised
4
One channel gets very quiet after bias is adjusted
You are routing most of the current to one side when you do that,so sure,one side will be louder than the other.Why do you feel the need to do this anyway?Just curious
4
Wyred STP-SE vs high end tube pre?
You're wanting to replace a very well respected $9000.00 preamp with a $2000.00 preamp just to get a HT bypass?While the W4S stuff is pretty well regarded in the audio community,I . . .
4
Modern or vintage?
If you want them so bad,buy them.Only you can determine if you like the way they sound.If you don't like them,sell them
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Used SS amp for $1K
I bet a Hovland amp would match up really nice.Just a thought.Good luck with your search
4
Best tube integrated amp with Tannoy Turnberry
Check out the Rogue Audio integrateds.Tubes and Tannoys just click.I'm sure the Cary would be nice,too.Both are well respected in the audio world.I'm partial to Rogue because I own. . .
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Shunyata Combo Offer - Opinions Please
I have a 5+ year relationship with this guy, have never thought for a moment he has ever tried to "hustle" me, he moves alot of Shunyata product and is in regular . . .
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need new amp
get it fixed
4
Lamm ML2.1 voltage selection
Contact the manufacturer to get the correct answer
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B&K ST202 POWER AMPLIFIER
Contact B&K here
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Vincent audio hybrid amps
Chris Martens gave it a good review in The Absolute Sound, if that means anything to you
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Tube preamp and mp3 player
You could do it but, just curious, why? Surely you have better source material than mp3
3
Reco for a 2 channel system under 1K
Very do-able.Scan the for sale ads
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will large speaker magnets damage LCD screen?
Your TV manual should tell you the answer
3
Standalone VU Power Meters?
I suppose you could get some at any electronics store.Okay Rock,I'm nosy!! Why do you want large,lighted VU meters
3
Power for Paradigm Studio 40 v4
Chrisr....I had the same reservations about buying used equipment.I finally took the plunge here on A'gon and bought a used amp and couldn't have been happier.I have now made . . .
3
Sub Woofer Cable to Mcintosh C220 Preamp
I know this sounds silly but,is the sub powered up?Also,knowing what sub you are using will help others help you.Your manual doesn't explain connections?Good luck
3
Mono Amps
The correct answer will come from ADCOM. http://www.adcom.com/services.aspx?service=expert&hid=2&cid=14&sid=3&prodid=1152
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How to match preamp and power amp?
Buying within the same mfg. line takes all the guesswork out of equipment matching.They spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on R&D to insure their equipment works together.I'm . . .
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Salk Archos speakers
Go to Audio Circle(link below).There is Salk group that has many threads.Good luck. http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?board=82.0
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Joule Electra VZN-100 Marquis Question
Joule Electra 103 Lark Lane North Augusta, SC 29860 E-mail us at any time! As the rule, we will reply within a few hours. If you wish to speak with a representative you are most . . .
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tube rolling cary sli-80
I have found that changing the signal(preamp) tubes make the biggest impact in tonal quality.Try them first then experiment with your power tubes.I use a Rogue Audio integrated,but. . .
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Arc Guitar amp very old
You will get better responses if you go to a guitar/amp website and ask your questions.This is a home audio site.You might get some responses here as there are a lot of musicians . . .
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Tube Integrated Amp-Power Filter?
Phil speaks the truth
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Which Ohms to use? Running a Jolida with Quad 21L
Don't get hung-up on technical stuff.Try both and decide what sounds best to you.Your ears are the best measuring tool you could ever imagine!!Enjoy the music
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Atma-sphere tube?
Sure it has an impact on the sound.Different brands will have their own sound,it's up to you to decide what you like.Not all tubes touted to be "low noise" are.Again,you . . .
3
Suggested power tubes for Onix SP3 integrated amp?
When you get your new power tubes then you can start on the signal tubes again!!! What a hobby,gotta love it
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Rogue and Tyler
Both are fine amps and will work well with the Tylers. Question is, how much are you willing to spend
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Cary SLI-80 compared to Ayon Spirit III
Which incarnation of the SLI-80 are you referring to
2
Butler TDB-2250 amps in mono mode
What do you mean by a more tube sound and why do you think running the amp in mono would achieve this? Just curious
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Phono Pre-amp for my Krell KAV-300i
While the phono pre amp to your Krell integrated match is important,I think the phono pre to turntable/cartridge match is way more important.If you can provide some more info(TT,. . .
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Grant Fidelity RITA-880
If you are satisfied,that's all that matters.Don't worry yourself with what others think
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which amp will sound better xpa 1 or Khartago
You would have to make that decision yourself.Don't rely on others to tell you what you like.Just a thought.Good luck
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behringer a500 amp,anyone heard it?
08-28-10: Eldartford Sure it sounds great, but you have no braging rights in audiophile circles. So what,if it sounds good,it sounds good
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Sun Audio SV-6V6 SE amplifier
No,it's not a mistake.There is plenty of info on the net about this tube.I suggest your friend do a little research to find out just what he is getting into.Just a thought.Good . . .
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Advice on Integrated purchase for Focal 716V's
Start your search in the classified section right here on Audiogon. http://buy.audiogon.com/cgia/glb.pl?intatran&&actg
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Rookie has tubes Qs.
Add Rogue Audio TempestII and Cronus to your list.BTW,what are your power hungry bookshelves
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Cary SLI-80 universal remote compatability?
Call Cary,I'm sure they will help you.They have a lot of the remote codes on the website but not for the SLI-80
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Need Your Help
Search the archives on this site.I'm sure you can find many threads about your inquiry
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Need amp recommendation
I assume your HT is not in the living room,correct?You just want to hear music in the LR?You don't really need another amplifier to do what you are sugguesting,of course you can . . .
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equalizer, pre-processor?
If you keep adding more electronics to your chain, i.e. equalizer/processor,you will just muddle the sound up more.Just try another tuner,maybe a Naim unit.This is just my opinion,. . .
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Van Alstine ultra 350 Amp
Join AudioCircle.They have a Van Alstine circle that the owner of the company posts on quite often.Below is a link.If you don't want to do that,call Van Alstine,I bet they can tell. . .
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Good preamp to match up with Pathos InPower Monos
A Pathos pre will probably be a safe bet
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