I have a stax DA-300, which was a precursor and shares some design elements with the DMA-X1/X2... A very nice amp, great sonics, hard to describe but great to listen to. -Ed
|Good sources for tubes other than Upscale|
what kind are you looking for? -Ed
Great speakers. If you can find the L1290, I'd take those over 990 - more bass, a little better form factor. L1590 is nice too, but I think 1290 is the best of the bunch. Even though 1590 has bigger woofers, it actually has a little less bass (at ...
|SET question best 45 type tube|
EML 45s are the best out there but I would go with the solid plate version. Mesh plate have had hum and emission (or lack thereof) issues in the past. -Ed
|Upgrade A/D/S L1530 midrange to L2030?|
Don't even consider trying to do this. not only will you end up with a butchered pair of 1530s that will probably be worse for the effort (and likely worthless), but the likelyhood of finding L2030/1530 mids is slim... and they should go to people...
|Rowland classic comparision: Model 8 vs. 12's|
Conventional wisdom various owners that I know (incl. myself) is that the 10 and 12 kick butt over the 201/501 series in a big way. the 8/9 series was pretty well regarded, on par with the 10/12 at least I'd think. 8's with the BPS would be pretty...
|Best CDP w/ headphone jack for under $1,000|
Sony XA7ES meets all those criteria and IMHO bests any player yet mentioned by far. Also has remote control of headphone volume which is a nice feature. -Ed
|No enthusiasm over Rowland 112?|
this design has been around for a while. I think they keep it around as a lower-priced entry level amp. If you are interested in the 112, find a way to pony up a bit more and get a used model 10. It's similar style, but uses a SMPS, and is general...
|VK-55, VK-60, VK-75...|
vk55 is basically a cheapened version of vk60. vk60 = vk75 for all intents and purposes. vk75SE is a different animal, and if considering a 75, the se is really the only one to bother with. vk60 is easily the best value of the line, no doubt. vk55...
|What was/is the heaviest weight amp you herd/own|
Electronluv 45-845 monoblocks, about 145lbs each. Electronluv preamp, 2-piece (outboard power supply chassis), about 140lbs total for the 2 pieces. Coincidentally they are also of course the best I have heard too. -Ed
|How do inductors help impedence matching?|
Scott. you seem to lack the understanding of basic concepts of crossovers as they relate to inductors. I am sure Bruce can give you some good info. I have a 5-way edgar horn system, btw. removing the coil is going to basically remove the low-pass ...
|Upgrading woofers in a/d/s L2030, need help|
This is thoroughly a bad idea. These speakers are somewhat rare and uncommon (and hence valuable, to the right person). You are better off selling them (I'd be interested!), and buying something you like better. Modifying them would not only be a ...
Great tubes, cant' think of any amps except Wavelength that use them commercially. Most amps that use them are DIY. TJ makes a modern day version. -Ed
|If Rowland made PC cases.....|
One idea: you can buy replacement metal work from Rowland for their various amps and such - some of them might be suitable for building into the front of a PC case... ? Very nice metal work, btw. I have a model 10 and the case and all the details ...