|Who has Caps on their AC lines ???|
I use 2 Auricaps .47 @ 600v in parallel on all my outlets as well (DIY Power Boxes) but I'm in the process of transfering them to inside the components. I also run 3 separate isolation transformers. one on my dac, one on my CDP, + and one on my pr...
|best bang for the buck tube preamp?|
Check out the entry level Tube Preamp from Space Tech Labs. some reviews can be found here and other forms that will hold it's own against those costing $2-3K all for $480.
Back in the late 70s my Buddy had his 68 Dodge Charger and the battery was dead so we hooked up a battery Charger to the battery in the Car but left the battery still hooked up to the car. Well my Buddy had to get something in the car. I should sa...
|Amp vs. preamp|
Like Sgower I like to start at the speakers and move upwards as my speakers being maggies, amp choice is based on that. I am very familar with your amp + pre. as I had the 1066 pre. + 1075 amp. and it did a great job on 5.1 + movies but I listened...
|Matching pre-amp with Pass Aleph 30|
I run a Space Tech labs Tube Preamp with Threshold and Forte Amps. The Forte is 47k ohms but is lower even using Balanced input which I am. Albert at Space Tech. will custom make it to your specs. to match the rest of your Gear. Super Quality, Big...
|Tube preamp $1500-2000 for a thin sounding amp?|
Check out Space Tech. Labs. http://www.space-tech-lab.com/ Really great preamps + amps
|solid state power amps, golden oldies|
Threshold S/series and the Forte Model #4 would be at your cutoff point
|Benchmark Dac 1 vs Bel Canto Dac 2 ?????????????|
I'll go with Kevziek on this as I run a Tube Preamp and find it mates very well the Benchmark. But I did find it was a little on the cold side and had a bit of a hard edge to it running straight to the Power Amp. Mine is 9 months old and has all t...
|Which budget SS amps use least Global Feedback?|
I believe the older Threshold Amps would be worth looking into.
|Additional isolation for Preamp/ components|
I also use the Firm 305 with very good results and they have a very low profile
|Paul Speltz speaker cables|
I use a threshold amp + Maggies and have tried both ways, spaced apart 2" and twisted about 3 turns per ft. I find the twisted to sound better in my system, better vocals with nicer highs, soundstage seems little more open. But it was a week when ...
|Dahlquist DQ-10 capacitor values?|
I used to own 2 pairs of DQ 10 1 stock + 1 with a crossover upgrade. The one with the X-over upgrade was a much better sounding speaker, much more open. Got them with the upgrade. Just my 2 cents. My move to Maggies was next. Love them DQ 10 though.
|Noise, hum and AC polarity|
Do the test the same way you did the first one and you will get your readings.
From what I remmeber reading all of the S series double down in 4 ohms. I have some info for my S/150 II which says it is also burned in for 3 days continuous into a 2 ohm load. I have a S/150 series II + a series I and the PCB boards do look diff...
|Phase Inversion in Preamplifer?|
The way it was explained to me is if the preamp is inverted one must switch speaker leads + - at either amp end or speaker end. But because of the possiblity of the amp being inverted one must try both ways. Taking some tracks with good vocals, th...