garyalex

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NY audio show 2022
I thought it was a good show.  I agree with the Harbeth/Luxman comment.  That room just didn't work for me.  They did play a 45rpm version of the Doors " LA Woman" that was outstanding.  The rooms I really liked were the Volti/Border Patrol and th... 
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
Spica TC-50.  
Ojas?
I was interested in the Ojas stand mount horn speaker.  They never seem to be in stock.  Or maybe they just sell out really fast.  
Enleum AMP23-R buyer beware!
What prevents Enleum from telling customers that they're sorry for the delay but that it's out of their control or words to that effect?  I don't understand how you can justify the complete lack of communication.  
Enleum AMP23-R buyer beware!
I don't blame you for feeling frustrated.  Did you cancel your order?  
Hey - What Happened to the Beware of Viking Acoustics Thread
How long before Audiogon deletes this thread as well?  At least WBF had the courage to let the discussion stand.    
Has anyone compared Rogue RP-7 to Cary SLP05 and / or Audio Research Ref 5se?
As I recall Garrett had purchased a pre-owned Airtight ATM-2 amp.  He decided to use a pair of Tung Sol 6550’s in place of the Russian KT 88 pair the seller had included.  The 6550’s died on the first power up.  Apparently the problem was that the... 
Has anyone compared Rogue RP-7 to Cary SLP05 and / or Audio Research Ref 5se?
@ghdprentice: Are you referring to the "The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo" by Garrett Hongo?  It's an excellent book.      
Has anyone compared Rogue RP-7 to Cary SLP05 and / or Audio Research Ref 5se?
I don’t hear any brightness in my system with the EH 6sn7 tubes but I know others might have a different experience.  I do have a pair of Sylvania grey glass VT-231s I used in my SLP98p.  I’ve also got some RCA and GE 6sn7s I may try eventually.  ... 
Has anyone compared Rogue RP-7 to Cary SLP05 and / or Audio Research Ref 5se?
Agree with ghdprentice.  Don't change the tubes yet.  Those stock EH 6SN7s are excellent tubes with the SLP-05.  Once you've determined what you think can be improved then you can make tube changes.  
Has anyone compared Rogue RP-7 to Cary SLP05 and / or Audio Research Ref 5se?
I agree with russ69 that the Cary SLP-98 is a great preamp.  I used one for a little over 15 years.  I recently replaced it with a Cary SLP-05.  As much as I love that SLP-98p, the SLP-05 is in another league.  I don't really know that I need anyt... 
Cary Audio SA 200.2 SE power amp (latest version)
I had the Cary Audio SA 200.2.  I had the same buzz problem.  It was present on both channels.  It did not increase with volume.  It could be heard whether or not my Cary SLP-98P was powered up.  It was coming from the amp itself.  It could not be... 
After years of separates, I'm going integrated. Anyone else do the same?
@aberyclark: I get what you mean about the "mid-fi" comment but in my opinion what's actually important is what you said earlier in this thread: "To be honest, I have not wanted to listen to anything the past month or so. I have forced myself and... 
After years of separates, I'm going integrated. Anyone else do the same?
I find the statement that the First Watt J2 is "mid-fi" interesting but more importantly, I think you might be wasting your time and money.  You don't want to make expensive changes and a month or so later find yourself in the same place - disinte... 
Are Harbeth the only warm and euphonic speakers in town ?
Jean-Marie Reynaud.