carlsbad

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Anybody have 220 volt circuit for your amp?
Update:  Well I bought an Ayon Audio Spark Delta wired for 220/240 volts EU supply.  I've done most of my research and plan to have a circuit installed for it before it gets here.  Issues I've worked through include the difference between 50Hz and... 
Pre amp discussion/ recommendations sub $10k
Buying an integrated tube amp ensures the preamp is matched to the amp.  In your budget you can find excellent integrated tube amps that meet your needs.  Look at the NAT Single HPS and lots of good units by Ayon and Mastersound.  --Jerry  
Infinity Quantum 2 - crossover rebuild - parts
Nice to have the schematic.  
Can one have too many tube components in a system?
I don't see it as too many tube components as much as one of them isn't done right.  They aren't as plug-and-play as ss.  Not that I'm a fan of tubes beyond amp and pre-amp.  And with tubes an easy way, and possibly the best way, to match the pre ... 
What a pile of Schiit
In this computer driven age someone has to program each sale option into the database.  Not at all unusual for find a reasonable option that isn't listed there and the person you are talking to can't fix it. --Jerry  
In wall speaker help!
Is there really an audiophile solution for in-wall of is it just a case of "best we can do with horrible constraints"?    
Power Cable Suggestions - Budget
on a budget go with a generic 10 ga cable available on ebay for $20 to $40 depending on length. I have several of them I use. Recently used one on an amp I was just trying out. It is a 10w tube amp that weighs 15 lbs. I thought no special cable wa... 
Impedance Matching Confusion
Hmm.  Interesting question.  I'll read the answers. My thought is that you should just use the 4ohm posts and biwire.  You only have one amp, you don't have one amp connected to the 4ohm posts and another one connected to the 8 ohm posts.  but I'... 
Paid for UPS shipping and the package was immediately sent to the US Post Office.
@rgs92 Glad it is fixed. I will say I don't agree with you that it is worth extra to ship ups.  I do recommend avoiding Fedex ground lately--nothing ever arrives on time and many go missing (but they have all been delivered eventually, knock on w... 
Anyone Seen a Feb 2022 Stereophile Issue??
I went digital and have yet to see a single issue...I can read a lot of articles on the website but I think I can read them without logging in.  I think i'm going back to hardcopy.  
Smart buying buying a preamp with tubes anot avail except as made by preamp manuf?
If they are a good company, I wouldn't say "stay away".   I would prefer tubes that have other sources but it isn't imperative.  There are several very high end tube amps that only use proprietary tubes and I'd jump on many of them given a good op... 
Do I really need a preamp with dac with volume control help
Stand alone preamplifiers are sometimes a necessary evil.  If perfect, they pass the signal through without removing anything. They ever add anything good (to the signal).  They add a lot of convenience.  for example I just put a preamp I had avai... 
Do I need a 20 amp or 15 amp power conditioner/surge protector
@jimmy_jet  Dang I didn't recognize that you are the same guy with the pop-smell-no-forensic-evidence event.  Maybe you need to contact the real estate recorder in  your county to see if your house is built on any sacred or religious land. good l... 
Improvement of MacBook Air for Streaming Tidal
I use a dedicated nuc with nothing else running on it but Roon.  Very stable and digital can't get any better than zero bits dropped.   The truth is your laptop is probably fine except when another program disrupts it.  Which likely happens. Som... 
Do I need a 20 amp or 15 amp power conditioner/surge protector
@jimmy_jet Hmmm. interesting problem. I’m no expert but I do buy my audio equipment with money I’m paid to be an engineering manager at an electric company. I’m a little familiar with your amp and I have a theory, but I wouldn’t bet money on it. ...