abucktwoeighty

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From tubes back to SS?
From my experience, all of the 6SN7 tubes I've tried had hiss.  Was using a Modwright LS-100 preamp.  I wouldn't let my experience steer you from trying tubes.  Tube gear has a sound all it's own and will draw you in. Listen for yourself.  You may... 
What equipment have you bought this year so far ?
Nothing.  I have reached the place I was aiming for. 
From tubes back to SS?
Went from SS to tubes.  Loved the sound, but couldn't get past the tube noise.  I spent way too much money trying to find a quiet tube.  Never found one.  Went back to SS and I don't miss the hiss. 
Equipment that has made you 'stop' looking?
Pass Labs.  I downsized from a Pass Labs X250 and had instant regret.  Went through many different brands and a lot of money before I finally realized what I needed to do.  Bought a Pass Labs X250.8 and haven't changed a thing in years. 
Worst Rock Band Ever !!!!
It's really hard to say.  If a band sucks, I pay no attention.  So to say one is the worst means I had to listen to them.  Not happening. 
Whats playing on your system today?
Simple Acoustic Trio - Habanera Excentrica 
Class A Solid State Sound
I don't come here as much as I used to, but I had a little time to kill and found this thread very entertaining.  May have to return more often. 
Does anyone use wood for vibration control?
She wouldn't need the vibration if she had the wood. 
What do you drive and why?
A Nissan Juke for my wife because of the AWD in the snow.  She passed so I kept the Juke and got rid of my pick-up for the better gas mileage.  Also have a Harley I ride that needs no explanation. 
Your last concert was to see who and when?
Tab Benoit about a month ago in Madison, WI.  I didn't know he played the drums as well as the guitar until that night. 
My 2019 RSD haul................
Ah yes....another thing overlooked by this old, forgetful sod.  Forgetting is really getting annoying lately. 
SME 312S arm pulling into the center too much.
I found and used this when setting mine.  To be sure, I sent an email to Peter asking the correct rate at which the needle moves towards the spindle on a blank record. (Johnny Winter's Second Winter side 4).  He said the stylus should move at a ra... 
Best sound from lowest price Pass Labs amp?
I remember trying to downsize from my Pass X250. Was a terrible mistake. Went through lots of gear and money looking for something to replace what I was missing. Ended up getting a Pass X250.8 to be happy again.  
Upgrading Integrated Amplifier - Musical Fidelity?
I tried to downsize my system by selling my Pass Labs X250 but found that to be a terrible mistake.  Over time and plenty of gear I finally realized what I wanted was the Pass sound, so I finally got a Pass Labs X250.8 to get back to happiness.  B... 
Impressing friends with your rig
I have one friend who regularly stops by to get out of the city.  When he comes, he asks me to turn my system off so he can just listen to the silence.  He does appreciate my system, but he is just as happy listening to his mid fi system.  He love...