crwindy

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Anyone else receive low offers right away ?
Sellers are also being ridiculous. I have seen a few amplifiers that didn't sell. When they were re-listed, the asking price was higher rather than lower than the original. A rational person would then offer a percent off the ORIGINAL asking price... 
Amp for Merlin VSM
Interesting.Bobby P did not like the idea of the Manley Stingray.He greatly preferred the Cary SLI-80. 
Anyone else receive low offers right away ?
There is also a cultural aspect to trading. New Englanders tend to want to get their asking price. As a New Yorker, the asking price is a starting point for negotiation. This is not disrespectful, but cultural.I once was looking at a house in New ... 
Grant Fidelity Amplifiers
Thanks for the link to the cap thread. I'll keep saving my money for something more widely respected. I owe you all big time. 
Tube upgrades for Jolida 502B?
I am considering changing amplifier to cary SLI-80.My amp is a 502A with some upgrades done at time of purchase.Could also consider the KT 120.Speakers are Merlin VSM, and I think they deserve better. 
Where to invest
This is certainly not a financial investment, but an investment in my audio system. That will give me a net gain in pleasure. I am trying to figure out what will give me the biggest return in pleasure.You are right, financially it is a losing prop... 
Where to invest
I am thinking about $6-700 for my amp, and then add $1000-1500Craig 
Where to invest
I figure about 1-2K net. 
Amp for Merlin VSM
What about a rogue cronus magnum? 
Jolida JD100 stock v. modded
They seemed to feel that mods done to their amps did not improved them while keeping their essence, while the modifications being done to the CD player changed the sound so that it was not consistent with their intentions for that player. Of cours... 
Jolida JD100 stock v. modded
I called the people at Jolida, and at Response Audio who performed the mods on my 501 amp. They BOTH felt that tube rolling is good, possiblly damping, but the other mods that people are selling change the essence of the machine to have a more sol...