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Tekton Double Impacts
Charles1dad, you're welcome.  Hashimotos are relatively affordable compared to other ultra highend transformers and have sound that is competitive with any out there. 
Tekton Double Impacts
"I’m not personally familiar with the Hashimoto but it has the reputation for being a very good output transformer."I own Hashimoto OPTs and interstage transformers.  The OPTs are double C-core and are designed by former Sansui transformer enginee... 
phase linear amplifiers
Wait a second.  You had the amp since 1973 and never bothered to service them for 27 years (eg, at minimum recapping). Now your complaining the amp failed?  The fault is on you and not the amplifier. Why would you post something that happened to y... 
Paradigm Personas: A First Listen
Had 20 min audition of the Persona 3F at a local dealer with all McIntosh electronics.  Room set up was less than optimal because the dealer just moved into a new building and was still setting up systems.  No significant room treatment.  Under th... 
Paradigm Personas: A First Listen
Wow.  This thread is a train wreck.  I personally have not heard the Persona, but would like to.  But Audiotroy, I think your posts are doing damage to your reputation, and you're coming off as a schill. It's better that dealers not push their pro... 
Raidho speaker owners which amplier have you tried?
No has tried the Pass .8 series or T+A amps with Raidho? 
Raidho speaker owners which amplier have you tried?
ricred1, I'm sure the Absolare sounds fantastic.  Haven't heard a negative comment about the sound of the Absolare components. 
Raidho speaker owners which amplier have you tried?
Audiotroy, are you a dealer for T+A?  Please PM me. 
Raidho speaker owners which amplier have you tried?
Ricred1, I did hear the Raidhos with Rowland.  Smooth but not that exciting.  MacIntosh would be  not be a good match imo because they tend to sound slow and too warm.  Most people don't use tube amps with Raidhos.  So could you go into detail why... 
Anybody have some experience with Bedini amps?
Good luck getting a response from Bedini.  I've tried emailing, calling, and posting the last several years.  Nothing.  One of the worst customer support I've run across. 
Dan D 'Agostino, Mark Levinson, Jim Thiel,
Bob's tube amps are no longer made by that "chump" in Tennessee. Bob is in charge of full production of his amps and speaker now. 
Atmasphere amps trustable?
Unfortunately, my experience with my M-60 was not all that great.  I bought it new about 4 years ago through an authorized dealer.  Within the first 3 months, 3 output tube failures. Every time a tube failed, I would hear a loud pop through my spe... 
Are audiophiles still out of their minds?
"Nobody pays retail. Not in this market. Strawman alert. Example: a dealer pays what, 50-60% of retail. And sells them for whatever he can get, let's say 80-90% of retail. So, no one is paying retail. Gee, do you think the manufacturer knows that ... 
Are audiophiles still out of their minds?
"Drac, If you can’t respect others at least get a little self respect."Watts, perhaps you should look in the mirror. 
Are audiophiles still out of their minds?
"You apparently don’t seem to know that going to audio stores is no way to audition cables or anything else for that matter. For one thing they keep changing their equipment so much the system never gets a chance to break in. "Geoff, you're so pre...