Hey borg....I'm thinking of getting a LM 515. Did you ever do any tube rolling and if so, what do you think?
Congratulations on your 515 CD player. I hope you will consider changing the main power fuse to a Synergistic Research Black fuse. This change will really allow your player to reach it's full potential. They are sold with a 30 day trial - money back guarantee. Easy to order via the internet at High- End Electronics, Appley Valley, Calif. or from The Cable Company, New Hope, Penn.
I think you will hear a bigger improvement than from tube rolling!
Hi David and borg7x9: I too just got a LM 515 CD player (and I also have the LM 518i amp). This CD player is excellent and sounds so great paired with the 518. It doesn't seem to get much "press" but I can tell you it blows my Marantz away. Very rich and full overall and much more bass extension. My VPI Prime is starting to collect a little dust since I hooked it up (I plead temporary insanity). I agree the stock tubes sound very nice and I don't have a major urge to change them out.
But David...why would just changing out a fuse be such an improvement?
hia guys, I rolled in some nos GE 6L6 and some Nos philips sq miniwatt 12ax7. i tried some nos philips rectifiers 60s age. but preferred the original ( surprisingly). I also liked the original 845s over the psvane we845s . The GE6L6 gave me a nice bottom end improvement. And the philips 12ax7 gave me a lovely smooth, but still sparkly top end. it’s a great amp.