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New Coincident Frankenstein 300B Stereo Version
@charles1dad you have never, ever, taken an overly dogmatic position on any of  your posts that I can recall.  I did not misunderstand your comments. I hope no one has misunderstood mine.    In actual fact, I agree that SET is quite capable of de... 
New Coincident Frankenstein 300B Stereo Version
Boy, there is some real wisdom in the above comments by @realworldaudio !  For most of us, our first experience hearing the low frequency component of music was sitting in our buddies 8x10 bedroom listening to Jack Bruce's electric bass with Ginge... 
New Coincident Frankenstein 300B Stereo Version
@charles1dad, the 6SN7 benefits from economy of scale.  More designers use the tube because they are cheap and readily available, and demand for the tube motivates more manufacturers to offer the tube, which in turn drives the price of the tube do... 
New Coincident Frankenstein 300B Stereo Version
My experience with the Psvane WE tubes has paralleled that of @charles1dad.  As background, back in about 2014, I purchased a pair of Psvane Hifi series 101Ds.  They were a major step up from the only other current production tube available at tha... 
New Coincident Frankenstein 300B Stereo Version
@charles1dad Thanks for your kind words, my friend.  The CSL can be a superb foundation for anyone not needing a full function preamp.  Stunningly good is the right descriptor.  I'm still toying with getting the latest update.  
New Coincident Frankenstein 300B Stereo Version
@sim_audio_nerd I think you are wise in exercising caution here.  I've been a customer of Coincident for over a decade now, and still own two pair of Coincident Speakers, the CSL, and the Frankenstein Monoblocks.   Obviously, I have a deep appreci... 
Lyngdorf 3400 flexibility vs 1120
@bob52r I guess my point was that I personally would not put much money into audio if I knew I was going to move from an apartment to a house.  I would wait until I found the house, then build a system around the particular room constraints (if th... 
New Coincident Frankenstein 300B Stereo Version
@sim_audio_nerd  I own Coincident SVII speakers and still own the Frankenstein monos.  However, I found that the Franks just didn't really have the guts to do justice to the SV's.  My room is about 14' x 20' x 8' and I do listen to a fair amount ... 
Lyngdorf 3400 flexibility vs 1120
@bob52r I am a Lyngdorf fan.  I own a 2170 which has made my living room system more than adequate in a room with miserable acoustics.  I've helped 2 of my children assemble 2170 based systems in rooms that are less than ideal.  The 2170, and I pr... 
How do I get the best soundstage?
Soundstage optimization is not easy.  It can be hard identifying the weakest link in the chain that is compromising spacial clues.  For most situations, the most likely culprit is the speaker/room interaction.  You want to really kill early reflec... 
Sony Hap 1ZES play with SR Purple Fuses
@dhart86 No problem.  I usually post when I have actual experience relevant to the question being asked.  I find that tends to be more helpful to people than random non experientially based opinions. 😀 Let me know what you think.  The difference ... 
Autoformer/Passive Preamp vs. 6SN7 vs. 12AT7 with Class A, Class D, and Tubes
@hilde45 In some respects, my experience with a very good passive is similar to yours. I still own a Prometheus (sic) Signature passive TVC. It has been out of my main rig for 10 years now. I still have it because it is worth more to me as a back ... 
Speakers for string Quartets
@caglioti  I just came upon this post, so I am late to the party. I am utterly devoted to string quartet music, and it has always been a significant factor in my selection of equipment. I’ve personally owned Magnepan, Quad ESL 57s, small bookshel... 
Sony Hap 1ZES play with SR Purple Fuses
I have a Modwright Sony HAPz-1ES and am using SR Black fuses.  I found that replacing the fuse closest to the front of the unit produced an audible benefit and that replacing the fuse closer to the back of the unit produced no additional audible b... 
Western Electric surveying market for (domestic?) mfg. of other tube types?
When I lived in Indianapolis I drove past the site where the old WE plant was located.   There is still open land there.  It would be cool to see them return to that site.