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PX-25 tube amp with Merlin VSM speakers?
I ended up rolling the dice by pulling the trigger on the Diavolo. At that price it was worth a shot and if it isn't an improvement I can sell it for what I paid and reassess. The Diavolo is supposed to have enough power to easily drive any 90db s... 
PX-25 tube amp with Merlin VSM speakers?
Thanks, Rebbi, for adding to the dilemma with the suggestion of another amp that sounds pretty amazing from the reviews and people's experiences! :). My gut is that I would be unlikely to change to another EL34-based push-pull amp as that's what I... 
PX-25 tube amp with Merlin VSM speakers?
Interestingly, upon a closer review of the specs for my Primaluna Dialogue Premium amp, I'm currently running the Merlins on 12WPC as I use it exclusively in triode mode (which sounds significantly better to my ears than ultralinear), with NOS Sie... 
PX-25 tube amp with Merlin VSM speakers?
Ha anyone compared the Carissa to the Diavolo? I've heard great things about the Carissa but don't know much about the Diavolo. 
PX-25 tube amp with Merlin VSM speakers?
Thanks, Rebbi. Very interesting and intriguing story and thanks for blogging it! I'm curious to hear your impressions of the sonics once it's all done. 
PX-25 tube amp with Merlin VSM speakers?
One more question, Rebbi. How did it work out with the Audio Note kit? Is it something that requires a lot of technical ability? And what is your impression of the sound? 
PX-25 tube amp with Merlin VSM speakers?
Thanks to everyone for all the helpful information and suggestions. I have a lot to ponder on this Christmas Eve as my journey for perfection continues. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all! 
PX-25 tube amp with Merlin VSM speakers?
Thanks everyone and yes, the Art Audio PX-25 amp for sale here is tempting me a bit, although I don't need an attenuator (definitely want to keep using my Allnic L-3000 preamp, which strikes me as a good fit with a PX-25 given the incredible level... 
PX-25 tube amp with Merlin VSM speakers?
Yes, very informative and I also appreciate the specific experience mentioned by others. In looking at various options it seems like I might be better off looking at a 300B SET amp. I'm also curious whether Bobby P. has tried his Merlins with 300B... 
PRIMA LUNA owners, what power tube are you using?
Thanks. Very interesting, and also good to know that I wasn't completely crazy. At least not with respect to this particular shootout.I'd like to try out a Coincident amp in my system someday. I can seem to find nothing but universal praise for th... 
PRIMA LUNA owners, what power tube are you using?
Very interesting, Mikirob. What differences did you find between the Black Treasures and the RFT Siemens? I felt like I was splitting hairs a bit to hear much of a difference at all, as they both sounded great, but as I noted above, found a small ... 
PRIMA LUNA owners, what power tube are you using?
Rekindling an older thread as I recently had a lot of fun with a good ol' fashioned tube shootout with my Primaulna Dialogue Premium (which I'm just running as a power amp through the Home Theather bypass right now).I had a lengthy shootout, with ... 
Tried the PSVANE Phillips Holland Metal Base EL34
I have the PSVane EL34 TII (grey bottle) and they sound great to my ears. Bested everything else I tried including rft Siemens El-34 (not by a longshot) and KT-120s. If these Phillips replicas are significantly better than the grey bottles, I'd be... 
Sanders 10c/d + Magtech + tube preamp
Lmomo, I can't say that I can answer your question, but I have been wondering the same thing. I heard the Sanders setup at RMAF this year and thought it sounded amazing. It was the only room that caused me to seriously think about upgrading any of... 
Dust cover for WT Amadeus or any turntable
The cover sits on the plinth itself, so 4.5" is plenty of height. And there are no cutouts needed for interconnects because it sits on the plinth, at least on the amadeus, as the cords are on the back of the table, below the top of the plinth. On ...