clio09

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Whats the FATTEST sounding Tube amp to warm up Lean speakers?
The Atma-Sphere OTLs and the Music Reference RM series of amplifiers are not going to "fatten" the sound, they are very flat and just get out of the way. As I mentioned on your other thread old Cary amps and as also recommended here old Conrad Joh... 
What is the most dramatic way of increasing a speaker's Bass and Low mid?
My friend and I preferred equipment that gave us a sound that was true to the source. So if you a looking for warmth, or what some might refer to as classic tube sounding, older Cary and Conrad Johnson amps/preamps would be worth seeking out. I on... 
What is the most dramatic way of increasing a speaker's Bass and Low mid?
You will regret replacing the Avatar as I once did. I am not sure why it doesn't give you what you want, but in my own experience I sure missed everything it did well, and it did a lot well, when it was gone. Coincidentally I used the Avatar with ... 
Running Benchmark AHB2 in bridged mode and 4 Ohm Speaker
You are correct, other than the recommendation by Roger, we haven't really had any discussion on that. Vertical bi-amping is the way I roll these days and see no reason to go back, regardless of which pair of speakers I am using. I think using two... 
Reel to reel deck directly to power amp ?
@kalali - 33 1/3 minutes. I actually always thought that was a bit amusing given that is the speed at which most LPs are played. 
Reel to reel deck directly to power amp ?
I have several amps here. Atma-Sphere M60s, Music Reference OTL and RM-10, Electra-Fidelity A3-500, Acoustat servos. Give me a bit of time, I will try it on the existing set up first with the Acoustat servos. If that doesn't work I'll swap in my b... 
Reel to reel deck directly to power amp ?
Next step could be asking Ralph to custom make playback head tube preamp or maybe playback head/phono stage unit, and match it precisely to his amps, and match the amps to speakers. Now that would be high end.I have an Atma-Sphere MP-3 that has sw... 
Quad ESL service, Electrostatic Solutions or Quads Unlimited ?
If you need someone on the West Coast to work on vintage tube amplifiers then contact Roger Modjeski at Music Reference/RAM Tubes. You can email him at [email protected] He is quite familiar with Quad amplifiers and ESL speakers. Might eve... 
How good is the McIntosh MC-2300 vs modern SS amplifiers?
@georgehifi - sorry to say Roger won't be going down that path. He's just a curious guy that does a lot of research. When he heard Curl talk about the 2300's it got the better of his curiosity, especially given their use by the Grateful Dead with ... 
Another new DAC: Audio Mirror
Years ago I bought the original Audio Mirror DAC for aroung $500 which I believe used the TDA1543 chip (it may have been TDA1541 though). It was a very nice DAC, which I eventually had modified by Tube Research Labs. Those mods made it sound a who... 
Eminent Technology LFT-8b in Harry's system
I am actually looking for one now. 
Eminent Technology LFT-8b in Harry's system
Unfortunately Bruce won't sell the panels separately, which I can understand. As for active subs, I just can't get past the internal amplifiers they use. My Luxman M-02 might not be the be all end all in power, but for the 8" drivers Roger selecte... 
Eminent Technology LFT-8b in Harry's system
A couple small corrections here. The Music Reference ESL Speaker System is $12,000 including a pair of ESL panels, a pair of bass speakers, and a bass amp that includes an active crossover (4th order Linkwitz-Riley, 100 Hz high pass and low pass).... 
Acoustat x value
I recently paid $2k for the servos which were rebuilt and in excellent operating condition.  
Which EL34 is your favorite and why?
+2 @jond, we have been selling quite a few of these of late, including a set to pdreher for his Music Reference RM-9. For me, the Siemens EL-34s have been the best I have experienced in Music Reference, Cary, and VAC amplifiers.Disclaimer: I run T...