blindjim

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$10k DAC in a 3k system?
 almargHi Al! long time no see. lolPay attention to almarg posts. Especially his words on matching system impedances.audioman58+1. correct. Source is the primary key to any good, great or fantastic systemWow. There’s an immense amount of great in... 
Tube Integrated Amp to Drive Floorstanding Speakers?
I saw info on a Wells Audio Int - "Majestic'. SS with all the amenities for $3500. a strong damping factor too so less eff speakers, and or dipping IMp curves could be addressed well so the bottom end remains solid.voiced closely to what tube amps... 
2017 amps - $10K to $15K who is on your short list?
Audioman58Very nice. Thanks. I saw something online in a search that revealed ‘on a Higher note” which appeared to be a retail outlet for the Griffin products.Good.leeagcI guess you meant to write ‘Diablo and dnoe’. Yep. I could agree. Especially ... 
2017 amps - $10K to $15K who is on your short list?
audioman58Nice. Thank you for the insight.Do you have a link to any online accounts of these products? 
Tube Integrated Amp to Drive Floorstanding Speakers?
well, the 150s might be a solution!soundermngiven you said a ??? set of KT 120s had an issue in the mids another set of ??? EL 34 did not demonstrate, have you been able to experiment with more than one brand of 120’s or 34s? and, or, different E... 
2017 amps - $10K to $15K who is on your short list?
aolmrd1241Thanks much. Exactly the sort of item to have on this list. Mainstream , and obscure or boutique amps which really push the sonic realization threshold. Amps which provide a whole lot of “they are here” or “you are there”. I prefer the f... 
Paradigm Personas: A First Listen
sujaysaid it all, almost.Sorry I’m late on this one but am seriously interested in new, or at least, new to me speakers within the $10K to $25K range for a future build hopefully by end of year, but likely not till next. Until then, its merely due... 
Amps for Egglestonworks Andra II or Sophia 2
hi,I’ve been hanging around here since ’04 and some of the folks providing input here have as well or longer and all have immense experience in trying various combinations of gear, and approaches in building sound systems. The ticket however will... 
Tube Integrated Amp to Drive Floorstanding Speakers?
Hi!Well, which way to paradise? Or how do I get to Oz from here and will I need the witches broom too?80% of the music is made in the first 20 watts. Generally speaking.Low power amps do a good job of limiting speaker choices. It does not mean how... 
Amp/Preamp or AVR for home stereo and entertainment
Right now I’d decide which is my aim. Music or home Theater. The latter is gonna be far more involved and lots more ‘spensive..Some feel music is the end all be all and will say go with an Integrated amp first. And that path is fine enough.Given y... 
Thinking of replacing my Bat spaceheater with class D, real world thoughts please
 I had an all BAT outfit a while back. VK5 + VK500 w/BAT PK.thankfully, it was in my office and not in my listening room. yep. the big BAT amp gets hot. very.A lot of amps do however. Class D has made some immense strides and is a prospect for me ... 
Slight hum in my amp. Is this normal?
HiHoefully all is well, but FYI…I had a similar issue with a very late model, one of the last few made, BAT VK 500 WBAT pack SS amp some years back.One of the two amps within the chassis had a hum when initially energized. Noticeable. Easily. With... 
The eternal quandary size versus sensitivity versus quality!! Help wanted!!
hi, 80% of the music is made in the first 20 wpc. I’ve heard a fair amount of monitor speakers and found numbers actually do mean something, ie., sensitivity and impedance. Price too matters a good bit. Around the $1600 to $2,000 arena there are... 
Best sounding new DAC under $2500?
Stevechamit would be nice to hear how you like it when it comes back. Mods are always such a mystery as to what happens to the orig item once it is done, back and run in good. 
Upgrade BC DAC 3.0 or go BC REF link instead?
thanks much... got the reference as to cost actual now.I'm figujring about $2.5K to $3K for the upgrade, VBS & Ref link. Probly 3K and a bit.optimizer? lemme go see about that.Many thanks.geeezzz there's a bunch to go over!