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CJ sound
I had a CJ Premier 17LS for a few years. I would describeits sound as more laid back compared to some others inits class. It does respond well to tube rolling but eventhen it wont have that "in your face" sound.Cmach 
The final Act in a study in preamps the ART 3
Hi Brent,I was not even aware that CJ was making a ART 3. Whats thedifference between the ART 2 and 3? Is the ART 3 still usingthe 6922 tubes? Keep us updated. Both the ACT 2.2 and ART 3are way out of my reach but its nice to hear real worldreview... 
New Loudspeakers
Takashic,You mentioned you owned the Pinyons. What was your impressionof them? Did you have a chance to compare them to othermonitors? I may be looking to replace my B&W Sig 805s inthe near future and the Pinyons have sparked my interest.Thank... 
Experience on B&W N800 with Tube Amplifier
One amp you might consider is the Moscode 401HR. Itsa hybrid amp that has many of the qualities of good tubeamp. I'm using it on my Signature 805's with great results.It replaced the well respected DNA 500. You can auditionit for 30days and if you... 
New Powersupply for Modwright owners
Walersala, the cost of the upgrade was less than $500.Well worth the cost IMO. Mattybumpkin, the new PS is superior to the old one inevery category. Its not even close IMO. More detail, betterresolution, more air between instruments. The new PS ad... 
Conrad Johnson Act 2 series 2 First Impressions
Hi Brainwater,Thanks for the in depth review. I've heard the ACT 2 onmany occassions but would love to hear the Series 2. Afterreading your report I emailed CJ and asked them if therewere any plans to offer a Series 2 for the CT5. Answer. Not at t... 
C-J MF2250a vs. MF2500a, any sonic difference?
I have listened to the MF2500A on many occasions and itsa nice amp. The A revsion is quieter with better detail and is more transparent over the previous 2500. It's stillvery musical as you would expect with a CJ. I have notheard the 2250 but I do... 
Amp for B&W Sig 805
The Mac/B&W combo is supposed to have nice synergy. Youmay be on to something with the MC275. Good luck.Cmach 
Amp for B&W Sig 805
I'm running my Sig 805's with a McCormack DNA 500. My previousamp was a BAT VK500 which was nice but I found the DNA 500 to be a considerable upgrade over the BAT. Myexperience with the Sigs is that the more quality power/current you throw at them... 
BAT VK-200 Burn-in time?
I had a VK 500 for a while. If I remember correctly ittook about 50 hours for things to mellow down and loosenup a bit. At 100 hours it was really beginning to sing.Hang in there.Cmach 
Experiences with ModWright Sony 999ES
Bbilikoi,I think some of that brightness and hardness may have todo with the stock Tung Sols. I have replaced the TungSols on my Modwright with a pair of Sylvanias and theymade a big difference. They have all the extension of theTung Sols without ... 
Ayre V-5x vs. McCormack DNA 225
I don't want to hijack this thread but I was wonderingif anyone has sent their DNA 500 to Steve McCormack forthe latest upgrades? 
Minimax CD vs. Njoe Tjoeb w/upsampler
I owned the Ah for about 2 years. It was a great player.I agree that the build quality is not great but then again I never had a single problem with it. I alsofound the Ah to be very responsive to tube rolling. I think you have a great player ther... 
Seeking advise on 6922 tubes for a preamplifier..
Hi Usa,I have done some tube rolling on my CJ Premier 17LS. The difference between the stock Sovtek tubes and the PhillipsMini Watts was signifigant. The noise floor dropped dramatically with better extension on the top and bottom.I ultimatley sol... 
B&W Signature 805 vs Wilson Benesch ARC
I own the Signature 805's. I have no experience withthe WB ARC but I'm sure its a fine speaker. I will saythat the Sig 805's do seem to sound there best whenpaired with high-current solid state amps. My room sizeis about the same as yours and the ...