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Upgrade capacitors in tube amplifier?
@chinook9 " 1extreme, I realize the circuitry is very different. Generally, do you think there is less potential for a coupling cap upgrade to be as effective as a crossover cap upgrade?"The answer to that really depends on the other components in... 
Upgrade capacitors in tube amplifier?
After looking at the Willsenton web site I see that they use generic EL34 tubes stamped with their Willsenton name. (I'm sure Willsenton is not manufacturing tubes.) At that price point they are likely not higher quality tubes. Even expensive tube... 
Upgrade capacitors in tube amplifier?
I really like the internal wiring on that tube amp. Very neat and organized. 80% point-to-point except with the few pcb boards and thicker wire than a lot of more expensive domestic amps. My thoughts on the cap upgrades is to not do it unless you ... 
Best "Bang for the Buck" you have owned?
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Leave tube amps always on?
aj,Whether turning a tube on & off or leaving it on, a tube doesn’t consume any more power than they are designed to consume (as long as your amp is functioning properly and biased correctly). But the initial temp change from cold to hot when ... 
Leave tube amps always on?
aj,The arguement for leaving tubes on is that they sound better fully warmed up not that the tubes consume excess power when you turn them on. Frequent on off tends to reduce tube life especially power output tubes. You should perform some experim... 
TEAC NT-505 FUNCTIONAL REVIEW
@tooth2thClarify. Are you trying to upgrade to a better DAC? If you are happy with the DAC in the C2500 you don’t need the NT-505 you just need a WIFI streaming device to connect to the digital input on your C2500. Plenty of WIFI streamers to sele... 
TEAC NT-505 FUNCTIONAL REVIEW
I am still enjoying my NT-505 and am happy I purchased it but one thing I would like to clarify is that it is not really a preamp because it has no analogue inputs. It is a digital streamer DAC with a volume control and multiple digital inputs.As ... 
Cary Audio CAD-280SA V12R
A couple of the posters above had mentioned they had the Hexfred upgrade done so I was hoping one of them could shed some light. I replaced all the electrolytic caps with generics of same values and replaced all the non-electrolytics with Mundorf ... 
Cary Audio CAD-280SA V12R
I have a V12R I've owned for a number of years and would like to do the Hexfred Rectifier installs.  I already replaced the coupling caps but wasn't sure about where the Hexfreds go so I left it alone. Could someone shed some light on which of t... 
TEAC NT-505 FUNCTIONAL REVIEW
markainsworthThat is a good suggestion. I Googled Ethernet over home AC line and saw a number of low priced options out there. One reason I prefer my Node2 as a streamer is I actually like the BlueOS app interface more than the Lumin app. I am als... 
Help me understand John Coltrane .... seriously.
Help me understand ART .... seriously.That is what you are really asking because real jazz is art. And as with any art form it is ok if you don't get all of it or appreciate all of it, as long as you try. Just move on to another artist and come b... 
Life is too short to buy someone else's favorite stereo gear
Life is too short to base your audio buying on someone else’s audio preferences. If that’s what you mean I couldn’t agree more. But it also raises the question of the value of expert reviews when one doesn’t know the audio preferences of the revie... 
Streamers with best apps?
@headspace The one work around with the lack of integration between BluOS and Amazon Music is to make all your favorite music selections in the Amazon Music app and then they will (eventually) show up in BluOS app. Seems to work better when the AM... 
Dac comparison
No, but here are two articles you may find insightful.http://www.basshead.club/mhdt-labs-pagoda-stockholm-atlantis-and-canary/http//www.basshead.club/mhdt-labs-pagoda-review/