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Fosgate Signature Phono Preamp
The original supplied 6DJ8 tubes have no markings on them except 6DJ8 printed vertically in red ink. Musical Surroundings was the distributor for the Fosgate Signature and I believe the only place you will find those tubes, I did buy one from them... 
Fosgate Signature Phono Preamp
Hi Frank, I also own the Fosgate Signature V1 that I bought new. I don't know if you have the owners manual but the tube complement you referenced in your unit is way off.The original tube complement would consist of, V1 and V2 being 6DJ8, then V3... 
Any success with an indoor FM antenna?
For years I used half of an old rather large roof antenna, (originally mounted at top of masonry chimney for television)  placed in the attic of my home. I tended to have reception problems with three of the eight preset FM stations I listen to. T... 
Fosgate Signature Phono V1 Preamplifier
I have found my Fosgate to react to any and all changes, this would include duplex outlet, power cord, interconnect, and also changing the fuse to the Synergistic Research Black fuse made a noticeable difference. I am currently considering trying ... 
Cartridge Set Up Essentials
A couple years back I bought the Rega Atlas Stylus Force Gauge. After using a couple different gauges, one was a digital scale but was magnetically attractive so was virtually impossible to use accurately. The Rega is extremely accurate and the re... 
Fosgate Signature Phono V1 Preamplifier
I own the same Fosgate V1 as you, a couple years back I bought the 6X4 SER Rectifier Tube. It seemed to make the sound smoother, less edgy. I liked it enough that I bought another for a backup. That said I have made many tube changes of the other ... 
Have you been surprised by power cable changes? s
I don't mean to be combative, but I just don't see how a large wire gauge power cord can supply more power to your amplifier than a smaller gauge power cord as long as both power cords have equal or larger size wire than what is the wall from the ... 
Have you been surprised by power cable changes? s
I was a power cable none believer for years, (its a piece of wire bringing electricity to my components) how could it possibly make any difference?Then several years back Paul Speltz came to my house with speaker cables I was interested in trying,... 
SILNOTE AUDIO CABLE
I bought a Silnote Poseidon ES Master Reference Power Cable several years ago, and liked it so much I bought a second one. That being said, in my system currently I am only using one of them. Like many I am constantly changing things looking for b... 
Sumiko Amethyst New Reference MM
I too have been interested in the Amethyst and this group of cartridges. I own the Sumiko Blackbird (high output) and overall like it, but would like to acquire a good MM cartridge.I found this thread while searching for info on the Amethyst and t... 
Has anyone added a small subwoofer to 2 channel and been thrilled with the result?
Thought I would mention my setup, consisting of Moon 600i integrated, Focal L&R Utopia Be loudspeakers, (45Hz-40kHz) and one JL audio e110 subwoofer. Room is about 15x21 and 7.5 ft ceiling.The Focal speakers are ported with two ports on each o... 
Speaker recommendation for Home Theater
Thought I would mention the setup I went with and have been quite happy with the results. I have a Classe CT-SSP pre/pro, and while separating my home theatre and two channel stereo into two independent systems I decided to try using two Focal Sol... 
Interesting (or not) dilemma
+1 nrenter,I also had a problem with over ripe bass, eventually solved my issue by plugging speakers ports. It did require other adjustments, changed speaker cables and power cord to integrated amp, but after some time adjusting to new sound, much... 
Best used integrated for under $5000
About one year ago I bought a Moon 600i, and I have Focal L&R Utopia Be loudspeakers. I have not heard the Sopras so don't know how they would compare, but the 600i with my Focals had (what I consider) a rather warm sound.I spent most of the p... 
Musiclink cables sound better reversed
I believe that the shield inside the cable is attached to ground only on one end, that being the end the arrow points to. When you reverse direction with signal flow going opposite of arrows your only changing witch component (sending or receiving...