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Cardas Clear Reflection advice needed
@audioman58 so I take it you did not demo/try Clear interconnects then?    While I've heard it before on other's systems, have not gone back to Cardas to try Clear interconnects on my system since I moved on to AP.  Good news, I tune my front end... 
Cardas Clear Reflection advice needed
@jl1ny @sdl4 Thanks for your replies. I’m looking to experiment with something about half way between Cardas Clear Reflections and some of the more transparent OCC interconnects I own and use today, AP/Crystal OCC. I formerly owned Clear Reflectio... 
Cardas Clear Reflection advice needed
@jl1ny I do a lot of late nite low volume listening and the slight boost brings my listening to a near perfect setting. Great point. I do a lot of late low level listing too. People rarely talk about this requirement, and for those who seek th... 
Cardas Clear Reflection advice needed
@audioman58 have you found the Eclipse (OCC) provides the same type of timbre, tone, and body heard with most of the upper end Cardas interconnects?  
Cardas Clear Reflection advice needed
@arcamguy  @audioman58 @audiodragon777 @mikey8811 @biggy79  1.5 years later, doing some surveying - are you still running Cardas [Clear, or Clear Reflections, or Clear Cygnus] interconnects?  If not, what did you move to and why?  
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
@coachpoconnor do the Linlai 6SN7 fit down in the top cover hole and seat down fully seated in your SLP-98? I may end up putting my other new spare premium set of PSVANE CV181s / 6SN7 up for sale as i’m now seeing they may not be fully seated dow... 
Buyer Beware
Watching/Warning a friend to be careful on a sell situation. There is a recently new member trying to buy a pair of speakers from a colleague. The buyer has a new account, no feedback, no posts, no purchases, no history. Instructions are to "drop ... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
  @bugredmachine Have them paired with the Shunguangs right now but I prefer the Full Music and will try those tomorrow in the second seat. bugredmachine, that's what I've been doing too with my TJ Full Music in the rear spots on the 98. Psvan... 
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...