djohnson54

Responses from djohnson54

Stumped by preamp-amp issues
Have you checked the speaker cables?  I would imagine a partial short could cause what you're seeing/hearing.  The act of disconnecting and reconnecting the cables might have reoriented the cables so that they aren't shorted anymore.  Do you have ... 
Tube Rolling for Pre-amps?
@n80  The National 7DJ8 platinum is also what I just got for my BAT (replacing Phillips 7DJ8s which were no longer available).  I'd say that's a pretty solid recommendation.  Dick 
Tube Rolling for Pre-amps?
@n80 As a person with a tube preamp and a SS amp, I'll share my 2 cents.Many prefer to have both a tube preamp and a tube amp.  You get the full effect of the tube sound that way (depending on the equipment as some are more "tubey" than others).  ... 
Do posters intend to hurt the feelings of other members?
Thanks Celander.  And I appreciate you trying to teach your son appropriate behavior.  I can't help but think that the lack of parental involvement is what has degraded the behavior of our young folks over the past several decades.  We need (a lot... 
Do posters intend to hurt the feelings of other members?
Celander, Your comment above just illustrates my point about how something in writing can be misconstrued.  You say that your didn't criticize anyone for using the term "triggered" (and I believe you) but when you said 'And just this morning, I le... 
Best CDs
Daj2832, you've gotten some good input so far but give us a little more to work with.  For example:When you say "awful" what do you mean? Bright? Muffled? Make your ears bleed? :)Is all of this equipment new?  If so, how new and what are you upgra... 
Do posters intend to hurt the feelings of other members?
@celander ...just how long have you been online?+1 millercarbon*chuckles @mental How long have I been here? That you need to ask means that you can’t figure that out on your own? Seriously? Wow!  This just typifies the problem with written com... 
Music I would succumb to under torture
+1 gdnrbobI’ve tried to listen to it several times but ... 
Lumin vs Auralic
Calgarian, thanks for the additional comments.  I hadn't been following the Auralic forum but maybe I need to do some more reading as I didn't know they considered the streaming function "basic." :)  Of course my needs are probably basic and, in a... 
Lumin vs Auralic
Calgarian, my comment about wired vs. wireless was to clarify the comment that Jond made.  I suspect there is confusion between the Aries series and Vega series and Auralic didn't do themselves any favors when they came up with the current naming ... 
Lumin vs Auralic
The Vega G2 only has wired Ethernet.  However, I wouldn't let that stop me. You could always use a power line Ethernet network to get a wired connection from your router to your equipment rack and there are also wireless network extenders that hav... 
Trouble with 20-bit HDCD
@engineears - If you operate in the Windows world, the DBpoweramp ripping software has an option that allows HDCD discs to be ripped at 24 bits.  It's been a while but, if I remember, it's a plugin that has to be added or activated.  Dick 
Mytek Brooklyn overkill?
If you like Mytek but don't need the additional features of the Brooklyn, check out their Liberty DAC.  It's also much less expensive to boot. 
How to use pics hosted by Photobucket in posts?
One thing you have to watch out for when using the url link button that @cleeds mentioned is that it adds the "http://" prefix to whatever you type/paste into the box.  If you paste a link from a browser window you will get another http:// prefix ... 
Need Preamp and Amp to Match Vandersteen 3A Signature Speakers
McCormack amps are also known to sound good with the 3a sigs.  When I had them I drove them with a DNA-0.5 Deluxe and they sounded fantastic.