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The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
The best you can expect out of all these high end speakers is substandard satisfaction for a few years before you get fed up and decide to UPGRADE!In conclusion, the notion of a high end speaker is in fact a myth. No such thing exists. I've owne... 
Would like to know more brands of japanese manufacturers of tube amps.
If you had ever lived in Japan you'd retract the passion bit .No, I wouldn't. I've serviced far too much Japanese gear over the decades (audio, bicycles, motorbikes and cars) for that to happen. I'm not saying their stuff isn't great- it is. But ... 
What is your favorite tube type?
However, a well designed 300B should sound different than a well designed KT88.  Well, triodes do sound better than pentodes, plain and simple- at the same power levels. KT88s are capable of a bit more power than 300bs. Most people run 300bs singl... 
Calling users of Fostex recommended enclosures for back loaded horns
A local customer of ours has been working on this very thing for several years. This is why I mentioned the Tangband driver on that other thread. He was looking at the Fostex for some time, but moved away from it because of the uneven response in ... 
Would like to know more brands of japanese manufacturers of tube amps.
When they decide to Japanese can do anything better than anyone .I don't agree. Someone who is doing something better is someone who is doing it for the love of it. The Japanese don't have a monopoly on passion. So there are American companies tha... 
What is your favorite tube type?
A lot depends on how these tubes are used- and the output transformer (or no transformer at all) as well!  
Pre and Amp Suggestions
The 6H30 is based on the 6922 in many ways- they are both frame-grid triodes, and IME have a similar microphonic 'iridescence'. If you really want to hear a good tube for a line section in a preamp, look for a preamp using a 6SN7. Unlike the 6922 ... 
Full Range Back Loaded Horns and Tube Amps, Need Advice..
Please share your thoughts on this, many thanks for the contribution of all!I am also of the opinion that a high damping factor isn't always beneficial. In a backloaded horn or an open baffle design, a low output impedance is detrimental as bass p... 
Horn Speaker Recommendations
Curious, then why don’t speaker manufacturers do this? Wouldn’t they want their gear to sound the best possible? @rockadannyHonestly, I think they are pushing to go 4 ohms and lower to give the appearance of the speaker being easy to drive because... 
I went from Class D to Luxman A/AB - And most of what you think is wrong
@kijanki Thanks for your elucidation of some of what's involved with surface mount. I think a lot of people think that since we make tube gear by hand that somehow that means we don't have an education or something- or don't keep up with the times... 
Again the topic of weight of amps
Do you think I'm correct in assuming the high powered 1,200 watt class D monos with damping factors >1,000, that power my Magnepan 2.7QR main speakers, could be beneficial on the leading edges of bass notes and, combined with the more natura... 
Eico HF-81 question for those that have one and moved on from it or returned
@gawgaboy  Just be careful to be sure that the power transformer can support the extra filament current. 
I went from Class D to Luxman A/AB - And most of what you think is wrong
@georgehifi If this comment is directed at me, could you explain how I was twisting your words? Are you saying that surface mount boards are only done on machines and can't be done by hand? How am I abusing you? Have you tried reporting my post to... 
Horn Speaker Recommendations
Quite easy to understand. The OP has a modern aesthetic house - Voltis don't come near to fitting in with that decor. Same issue with Classic Audio, [email protected] @blindjimWe're doing mid-century modern in our house and the Classic Audio Loudspeak... 
Full Range Back Loaded Horns and Tube Amps, Need Advice..
What I must know about the amplification, ir order to not take the risk of the full range driver and super horn tweeter, become too bright, or harsh?You'll be fine, in a nutshell.I have never heard, borrowed or owned a HE speaker that could work...