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charles1dad

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My Experience With Tekton
@oldhvymec,"The 4 ohm approach leaves a lot on the table from a distortion perspective. 8-16 ohms wiring for speakers always sounds better to me.As far as power there aren't to many valve amps that increase as the ohms go down, but the distortion ... 
Tube Amp recommendations to drive Klipsch Forte III
@three_easy_payments, No, I was not aware of this review.  Thanks for providing the link.Sometimes amplifier builders will sacrifice a bit of output power to place the operational point in the so called "sweet spot" for a given tube.  Whatever may... 
LinLai WE 300B or the LinLai Global Elite Permaloy 300B tubes ?
@willgolf, Good to read that the Western Electric 300bs are working out for you.  Premium tubes for a premium amplifier. Charles  
LinLai WE 300B or the LinLai Global Elite Permaloy 300B tubes ?
@antigrunge2. "In the world of tubes, trial and error is indispensible" @sns "@antigrunge, you’re not complicating it at all, sound quality of these tubes has to always be taken in context of entire system. What may sound great in one system may n... 
Tube Amp recommendations to drive Klipsch Forte III
Thanks @three_easy_payments,Given your success with the el 84 Leben , I strongly suspect that the el 84  Luxman SQ N150 would be a very good match for the Forte III.charles 
Tube Amp recommendations to drive Klipsch Forte III
@three_easy_payments, Just another reminder of how real audio system /components synergy is. I’ve read posts where some scoff at the idea of synergy and believe if a audio product is good it should fit systems universally. This is not the case. It... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
@abd1,I'm impressed with the use of Tamura power and output transformers.  This builder was serious about pursuing very high quality sound. I bet this amplifier sounds beautiful driving your Nenuphars. Charles  
Upgrade my CD player or futile effort?
https://youtu.be/bb-O8JF24P@baylinor you may find this worthwhile.  Looking forward to your listening impressions between the two digital components if you have the time to do so.Charles  
Does Expert Music Streamer Outrun CD Player?
+1 @cleeds and @fuzztone.@audiotroy CDs don’t suck in my system and I’m sure many others could say the same. Here we go again, why does it always have be an either/or proposition? I as of yet do not stream music but I have no doubt that there are ... 
My Experience With Tekton
@three_easy_payments, "It really is amazing hearing how good his speakers sound by keeping the impedance high and smooth - nominal 10 ohms and never dipping below 8 ohms in my O/96’s. It’s most striking in my tubes amps with SET and push-pull trio... 
LinLai WE 300B or the LinLai Global Elite Permaloy 300B tubes ?
@calloway, I hope that the new production Western Electric 300b works out fine in your superb Chalice Audio PSET amplifiers. Tube reliability is a real consideration. I was leaning toward buying the Lanlai Elite 101D. After a conversation with my ... 
Upgrade my CD player or futile effort?
@orenstein, " I realized you’ve already committed to a specific upgrade but I’ll add my 2 cents anyway. As important as a DAC may be, the transport is at least equally significant. The elimination of vibration and an accurate reading of the disc i... 
LinLai WE 300B or the LinLai Global Elite Permaloy 300B tubes ?
@liquidsound,I hope you have a full recovery and zero lingering after effects.@willgolf,well that's quite the investment but that amplifier deserves top tier tubes. I'd be surprised if you do not notice a substantial improvement with the Western E... 
Capacitor
@pauly, Well earlier in this thread you gave warning. Prophetic you certainly were.Charles  
Capacitor
@pauly,"We really need a mute button." Well folks have stopped responding to those posts directly , so he’s essentially talking to himself. When you are so ridiculously arrogant to tell people what they hear, select and prefer is wrong and misguid...