chinook9

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Benefit of a Newer (Used) DAC - "Bang for the Buck?"
I can second the Denafrips Ares II.  I have considered most of the DACs mentioned in this thread and decided upon the Ares II.  I like it so much I have a Denafrips Pontus on the way to me right now.  Check out the reviews for the Ares II.  Many o... 
Red Plating??
Great information being posted in this thread.  For the time being I am waiting to hear from the company rep but I'm not holding my breath. I'll use the KT88s until I get this resolved. Not sure if the bucking transformer will solve the problem bu... 
Red Plating??
iealesI just checked my circuit voltage and found it to be 124 Volts.  The amplifier indicates its designed for 115V, Could I build a transformer to reduce the voltage??  I have built a number of electronic devices and probably have the required e... 
Red Plating??
Thank you all for your input. I have sent a message to the company rep.  He was the one who recommended these tubes. atmasphere, you mention "a bit of red plating."  Would you consider the red plating shown in my photo a "bit"?  The amp "bias- che... 
Anyone Tried Unmatched Power Tubes?
Thank you for your input.  I have an amp that has four KT88 tubes.  Am I correct in thinking that the two on the left are one channel and the two on the right are the other channel?The four tubes were matched when installed but now two of them are... 
Better Amp for Cornwall IV's...
I second the previous recommendation to go with tubes. You could get a relatively inexpensive ss DAC as there are many good ones available.  Most are Chinese but they sound great and are priced very well.  Check the reviews, including Youtube.As l... 
Any Black Friday tube sales?
Thank you all.  Got JJ Blue Glass KT88 at TubeDepot. Ended up getting a couple of 12AT7 on eBay.  Even NOS are pretty cheap.  I already have a few 12AX7 so I'll try them first. 
Any Black Friday tube sales?
Primarily looking for KT88 but could also use 12AX7 amd 12AT7.  Nothing too pricey. 
Any Black Friday tube sales?
Thank you for the infor on TheTubeStore and Viva tubes. I'll be checking them out this evening.  
Anyone prefer EL34 over 300B?
Thank you all for your input. I will not be in a rush to try a 300B amp.  The present amp is sound so very good and I'm beginning to believe that with my present speakers the 300B might well be no improvement.  
Anyone prefer EL34 over 300B?
The amp can run in triode mode.  I will spend more time listening to it in that mode. I have put in a set of reissue Mallard EL34s and that made an "across the board" improvement.  I also put in a set of Tung-Sol black glass 12AU7s with similar im... 
Anyone prefer EL34 over 300B?
I’[m using a Willsenton 35i. Same outfit that makes the R8 which was well reviewed. I believe that both are made by Zhuhai also DBA Spark. Seems to be very well made. They also have a couple of 300B models which I thought I might like better than ... 
Anyone prefer EL34 over 300B?
I would really appreciate any input.  
Anyone prefer EL34 over 300B?
Thank you jjss49That input was of absolutely no help.I expect there are others that will have an opinion.  If not, so be it. 
Anyone prefer EL34 over 300B?
Sorry! Upgraded Tekton Electron.  Reportedly 95db.  I've never had volume control  beyond 1000, even in triode mode.