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Which integrated amp for better musicality - Parasound Hint vs Primaluna vs ???
There are a couple of Audio Research Integrated Amp options you may want to consider. Both are above your budget off the shelf new. but sell in the 4500.00 to 5000.00 range used.I have not heard either of these integrated amps, but based on other ... 
Which integrated amp for better musicality - Parasound Hint vs Primaluna vs ???
@waltersalas Have you ever had the bottom panel removed to view the circuit. Would like to know what type of coupling caps are used and if the same cap is used in the signal path. Also would like to know the capacitive value of the filter cap and ... 
Which integrated amp for better musicality - Parasound Hint vs Primaluna vs ???
@ waltersalasGood to know that the LM tubes are $90.00. I question if a LM dealer would sell to the 2nd hand market?.  I guess I will have to ask.I was looking at the moderately priced Psvane 805 @ $325.00 per pairand the Psvane 300B (LM Stock) $4... 
Which integrated amp for better musicality - Parasound Hint vs Primaluna vs ???
I went to the Ascend Acoustics web site and found the specs. for the Sierra Towers.  Power wise, the PrimaLuna (both Premium and the Premium HP),Decware ZMA and LM 508ia are all good matches, with respect to the impedance curve, phase angle and sp... 
Which integrated amp for better musicality - Parasound Hint vs Primaluna vs ???
freesoleIt would be helpful to state the speakers you want to drive.Regarding your first question; my choice would be the PL you referencedCant comment on the McIntosh MA5300 or a Naim XS 2. I was once considering the LM 508ia (currently 3 ea for... 
Tube amplifier bad caps
If any other member may know what was the fault to the above referenced fault and corrective action, would appreciate you posting it herethnxBrad 
Tube amplifier bad caps
hitman_hifiWanted to know what you (or Tech) found to be the problem that was causing the above referenced  failure generating crackling sound.ThnxBrad 
Line Magnetic 518ia - How Much Heat Does It Produce?
I would recommend two integrated / amps from DecwareI have listed below some links to reference material.Both amps use EL34 / KT66 and similar tubes and operate in pure class "A" with no feed back. Both are guaranteed for life.http://www.tonepubli... 
Line Magnetic 518ia - How Much Heat Does It Produce?
Wait for a 502IA used47W Single Endedabout same priceEven with AC, some heat will be noticeable.Maybe move the integrated by or inbetween one of the speakers on an amp stand and run a longer interconnect from the source to the integrated amp.  I a... 
Need power amp recommendations for system
Your MC275 may be a good option with your Triton referenceand possibly the LM508ia with 47W class A Single Ended with the Spatial M3 Triodes.The 47watts allows a lot of flexibility for use with other speakers down the road so would the Decware 40W... 
Need power amp recommendations for system
This AG Review may helphttps://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/my-long-list-of-amplifiers-and-my-personal-review-of-eachMy Personal favorites:http://www.decware.com/newsite/MYSTERY.htmlhttps://www.line-magnetic.eu/en/products-line-magnetic-en/integ... 
Should I recap my speakers? If so who can do it?
NonoiseFound the videos interestingThnxBrad 
Should I recap my speakers? If so who can do it?
Info on charistaristics / sonics of capshttp://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Cap.html 
speaker capacitors-----leave alone or does it open pandora's box ?
Good info EricThnxBrad 
speaker capacitors-----leave alone or does it open pandora's box ?
Try below listed linkSome good info on Cap's and there characteristic's / sonic qualitiesBradhttp://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Cap.html