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Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
@bugredmachine with your level of determination and persistence, you'll get it figured out. The bourbon idea sounds pretty darn good about now 🍾  
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
@danmar123 to @bugredmachine "NO hiss what so ever. I have LaScala’s 2 which is 105 db"   Does this not confirm its the preamp or how the tubes are installed, or not fully seating? I am interested to read if the riser/adapters help this situa... 
Pass Labs vs. Sugden
@jamesmartin17 @hilde45 ah, thanks for sharing that comment. While I’ve been a fan of both only reading, never had the chance to compare both side-by-side. Whatever sounds more vintage, less modern, all transistory and stuff is the one I’d pick j... 
Are Tube Buffers for real or even worth it ?
  @flasd Are Tube Buffers for real or even worth it ?   Is @tubebuffer for real? Only tubebuffer knows. Inside joke, sorry 🤣  
How accurate are cable descriptions for your system?
@hilde45 after comparing a cable in my own system, when fortunate to do so, I like to try and take the same cable to a few different friend’s places and compare again with a completely different system and room setup. While it can seem to be a bit... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
@coachpoconnor If it fits, I bet it will be tight in the ’98 and pins possibly not fully seated to the base. Also, may depend on which Linlai you buy. Some are narrower at the lower hip area. Here is a photo of the Psvane 181-TIIs, and they are wi... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
@bugredmachine does your line stage preamp have R/L Gain adjustment knobs on the front? IF so, what happens to the hiss if you back off from 5’oclock to 12’oclock position, etc. Does the level of hiss stay the same as you now turn up the main vol... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
@bugredmachine a buddy of mine has a preamp that reacts in an odd way to gain of different tubes, so it will be interesting for @danmar123 to test for you. Dan, what preamp do you have, same or different than what bugred has?  
Wireworld Eclipse 8 compared to Analysis Plus Solo Crystal
Fast forward 2yrs, back to the original question of this thread - Has anyone here gone back and evaluated the AP/Crystals vs. the Wireworld Eclipse or Equinox 8 interconnects? Background: As an owner and various demos of AP/Crystals, various ... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
@bugredmachine IF one tube can get rattled apart in shipping, the tube sitting next to it in the same box, taking on the same drops, blows, or crushing during handling, can get damaged too. Triple boxing with stuffing will become a cheap fix of th... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
Vivatubes is carrying Linlai as of May 2022. 6SN7, 811, 811A. 6SN7 referred to as "E-6SN7 Globe-Balloon Black Plates", if that’s not the same as what you guys are talking about here - same or different?  A photo from their site.      
Linlai 6SN7
Just checked my Psvane CV181 tubes in front positions (warm) and TJ Full Music 6SN7s (slightly warmer) in rear positions in my Cary SLP-98 preamp. Can hold my fingers on both, neither are "hot" or burn fingers.  Put my tongue on them, no issue the... 
Cable brands that work well with Cardas?
The short cut is to pay to do the cable library program with TheCableCo. Pick three, keep one, send two back. Otherwise wasting buying/trying/reselling cables like many of us us foolishly do. One route is fast, the other is slow and expensive and ... 
Cable brands that work well with Cardas?
@jl1ny I’m in a different camp, after 25+ years with Cardas, I started intermixing Analysis Plus Crystal (Ohno, OCC) copper or Apature Silver over copper in with my Cardas collection at different locations. Liked it so much, sold off most of my Ca... 
Disadvantages of buying old solid state.
@roxy1927 I had to sell off a few beloved 20+ year old Class A/AB SS amps for scrap parts because the boards were deteriorating and no longer available. Gave up after 2-3 board repairs, traces going bad, cracks from heat.  Roll the dice.  Some of ...