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SQ vs. Music
Conversely, in college there was a band we all liked live. The songwriter was creative, the musicians impeccable, the energy always stimulating. Album comes out flat. Just doesn't sound good. 30 years later took a date to see them. She says,"why a... 
Supratek vs Allnic phono stages
I run an Allnic H 7000 phono pre and a Supratek preamp. It’s a great combo but given the quality of the Supratek and the reports on Mick’s phono pre, go with the Supratek. Not to knock the Allnic but its 3x the price. I’m a separates fan but if th... 
Single driver speakers. Are they worth considering ?
Looking at an article form Sublime Acoustic they noted that "the capacitor and inductor values drift with temperature. When you turn up the volume the values will begin to drift, which causes the effective crossover frequency and other characteris... 
Single driver speakers. Are they worth considering ?
There is coherency in single driver designs that eliminates quite a bit of IMD due to crossovers. A heated up crossover can cause compression, particularly the bass/midrange crossover, and bring a hard presentation if driven. I personally apprecia... 
Dedicated power
There's a Torus on HI FI Shark today. For wire use JPS Labs Power in wall cable. It's 10 gauge but probably one of the best for noise rejection.When I set up my system originally there was noise that you couldn't hear but it did a number on my hig... 
Dedicated power
I'm a balanced power fan. Equi=Tech, Torus, Balanced Power Technologies(out of business but buy used and they last forever). 
Differential Balanced Sound Quality
Have had both and I must say that while the balanced front end was not of the quality that my present unbalanced front end now exhibits, there existed a depth in the music that was at times uncanny. Reducing the noise floor in my opinion is a crit... 
Atma-sphere MP-3 Mk III vs Alnic L-10000 OTL linestage + Allnic phono aotl
Call Albert Porter and see if he has an Allnic H-7000 for sale. I have one and it's extremely quiet, plenty of gain and built like a tank. LCR unit. All tube, separate power supply. 
Manufacturers with Excellent customer service
Silvio Pereira- AudiopaxSean Casey- Zu Audio 
NOS Tung Sol 6550 VS Tung Sol 6550 New Production
Have numerous KT88s, 6550s. The Mac tube amps from the 60s used either Genelex KT88S or Tung Sol 6550s. To me, and I just recently retired my MC60s, the TS 6550s gave these amps which had tube rectifiers, the most convincing reproduction. The new ... 
Audio envy - dang!
Not a cable searcher here. But damage to my long Pre-Power IC necessitated a change. Stumbled across the AE threads on here which piqued my interest, in part due to claims of low capacitance  being an advantage in long runs, mine being 25'. I'm fl... 
Persona - Cables and Interconnects
Decided to change out the long run from preamp to power amp as connector  broke on one of the interconnects. Audio Envy showed low capacitance so gave them a try last night. They do so many things so much better. Tightened things up, better separa... 
Looking for a Tube preamp with Tube Rectifier stage <= $/£/€ 3000
Supratek 
Zu audio
Zu Def 4 does scale effortlessly. With the right equipment upstream I have the Goldilocks sound I've always wanted. Honestly, the sound is anything but bright but then an all tube system goes a ways toward giving them the right signal. Will say th... 
Most Musical 6NS7 tube for a Preamp?
Maybe I should run my WE6SN7s for a while to see if the bottom end comes around. So far the Pavane CV181s bests those for good bass, mid bass.