|Tired of SS amp.|
In my experience a tube front end (pre-amp) with ss back end (amp) is a wonderful combination. My only experience has been with CJ, I currently have a premiere 17 and am totally satisfied. I replaced a ss pre-amp with the CJ tubed pre-amp while ma...
|Old Philips CD as transport or new playe|
I am in the same boat. I have phillips cd-80 about 10 years old and am considering upgrading to a tubed unit either a CJ or sonic frontiers unit any suggestions? Thanks
|CD Player Woes|
I have a Phillips CD-80 that is about 11 years old. No problems whatsoever in all that time. Anybody have any experience with Conrad Johnson Digital products?
|Leave Tubes In Standby Mode or Not?|
I have CJ equipment and they recommend turning it off. However, my premiere 17's tubes do not glow when in stand-by mode.
|SS vs Tube: What do you hear?|
I am using a cj premiere 17 preamp (tube) with mf2500 amp (ss). I traded my premier 11a amp (tube) for the mf2500 (ss) for convienence. Sorry I did, even though the mf2500 has more base I lost detail in the mids and highs. I want my tubes back!!!!...
|Please help a new tube user!|
I would retube the unit. Try thetubestore.com fast friendly quick service large selection lots of tube info. I am also new to tubes and use cj equipment. I have had a couple of defective tubes; one burned out and the other was very noisey. So when...
|C J 11a VS 12s does the 12s sound better|
I had an 11a replaced it with an mf2500. Significantly more bass response especially noticeable during Tachovsky's 1812 overture with the digital cannons. However, I feel I lost some detail in the mid and high end, again noticeable during "Vivaldi...
|Thanks for advice on smooth amp!|
You will get more improvement for your dollar by upgrading your pre-amp. With your budget constraints I would purchase a conrad johnson PV-10 pre-amp (tube). You can find them used on audiogon and e-bay for around $600. Tube front end and solid st...