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Usher R1.5 should I buy?
Thanks George, I've got an electronic savvy buddy of mine who designs amps. He'll do it for me. Wish I had a roadmap to give him still. 
Usher R1.5 should I buy?
So glad I found this thread. I have 2 Usher 1.5's and run (ran) them in mono to a pair of Usher Tower XL's.¬†One of my amps became noisy (right channel) and was shipped back to USHER for a replacement. Still waiting....What I had learned was that U... 
Joule Electra VZN100 Replace with what?
Who asked Jud to sell tube cages? 
Joule Electra VZN100 Replace with what?
As it turned out, it was simply a bad connection on my part, that I fixed, no big deal but worriesome at the time. I called Steven, a great guy from my phone conversation, and would have sent these amps across the country if needed. Thankfully, th... 
Joule Electra VZN100 Replace with what?
Hey folks, thanks for the responses!My wife and I are about done looking at options for newer, safer amplifier. My audio buddy was over last night comparing the latest highly regarded amps and it was no contest. The Joules simply possess to much m... 
Oppo BDP-95 as a pure two channel audio source?
I'll add to rower30's wisdom, I've turned to computer audio many times, Squeezebox, Transporter, PS Audio Perfectwave, and often I looked at my turntable as an easy means to play music. No fuss just drop the needle and listen. And it sounds great ... 
Oppo BDP-95 as a pure two channel audio source?
Good thread good knowledge. Rower30 I agree with the fact that SCAD is a superior format but my experience now is that 44.1 can sound damn close. SACD off the Oppo is excellent. And its limitation may be the Oppo. I haven't listened to an referenc... 
Oppo BDP-95 as a pure two channel audio source?
Fair enough. The Oppo 95, in my home, does double duty as a 3D blu-ray player as well as an SACD player, then, formally, as an I2S transport to my NAD M51. Remember, I stream files from a USB hard drive.So, as a dedicated 2 channel CD player, comp... 
Joule Electra VZN100 Thoughts
Probably right Tubegroover. My audio buddies think they're miraculous. I call them Frankenstein mono blocks. Especially considering the variac ;) 
Joule Electra VZN100 Thoughts
Other than a bad tube the Joules have had no reliability issues although having seen the bulging caps things could go haywire. I wish to be proactive and replace before that happens.No other amp that has been through my current system has made any... 
Oppo BDP-95 as a pure two channel audio source?
I have considerable experience with the BDP-95 as a 2 channel source. It has been in my system against a host of DAC's including Eastern Electric Minimax, NAD M51,BDP83se modded, Metrum Octave, Tranquility and others.The way I used the BDP-95 ulti... 
Joule Electra VZN100 Thoughts
Thanks Tubegroover, for the response. The Joules have been solid except for just recently, a glowing red tube. I purchased 4 of the 6C33 NOS for under a $100 dollars including shipping from Russia so no complaints there. Waiting for arrival. I hap... 
Hypex Ncore NC400
Finally had a chance to hear the nCores in my system. My current amps are the Joule Electra VZN100's. The nCores were very difficult to assess. At first, I thought they sounded good but something was missing. Trying to get a description, all I cou... 
NAD M51 wish PC based connectivity
Never got an opportunity to hear the W4S in my system. J-River plays but not without its hiccups. When left alone, PC wakes from sleep, NAD requires a reboot. Need to debug as it's annoying. 
Joule Electra VZN 100 Need help
Wow, that is really great information. I got no help, no love from Jud. But many fellow audio guys have really come to my rescue. When something breaks (or I break something) in my house, in about 1 day someone has a spare for me to use till I'm u...