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Better Amps For Talon Khorus CAT JL2 or Tenor 75?
I have owned the Belles monoblocks in my system with the Khorus XII's , Opus 21 CD player and Tom Evans Vibe preamp.The bass was over-damped and almost muted. The highs were a little "steely". I now own Parasound JC-1 monoblocks and they easily be... 
Matching amp for Talon Khorus
Best SS amp or amp I have owned on my Khorus XII's are Parasound JC-1 monoblocks. They are much better than even the Bruce Moore Dual 70 on these speakers. First time I have really heard my speakers! Just brought them alive.Grannyring 
Preamp Deal of the Century
Well, I have been comparing the Cortese(stock tubes) to the the Syrah (stock tubes). Thus far I am only listening the line stage with my Resolution Audio Opus 21 player. The Cortese is better by what I consider a small margin. More refined and and... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
I now have a Cortese to A/B verses the Syrah. I am also lucky enough to have a CJ Premier 16LS MKII , on loan, to go head to head against the " highly praised" Supratek models.Thus far I wish the Syrah had more body, foundation and overall weight ... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
I have talked to Mick and the only area of change in the Syrah is the phono section. I only use the linestage and he told me that it has remained pretty much the same. Your right about the unit making noise as I have moved the power supply all aro... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
First, how many actually break or have a problem? One in 40, one in 70. Pretty small chance/risk. Second, paying full price is $2500, not $8000 like many of the preamps I have owned from Thor, Wavac and Audio Note. The Syrah bests all three of the... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
I will try the Mullard GZ-30, WE350B's and the Ken Rad Black Glass VT231. First, what brand are the WE350's(Is that Western Electric?)Not sure where to buy these tubes on the net? Thanks to all for all of the wonderful help.Grannyring 
Preamp Deal of the Century
AsaThe Parasound Halo JC1 is the onlu=y SS amp I have ver owned. I am a true blue tube man. But these SS mono's are the best amp I have heard on my speaker by a wide margin.If I xlosed my eyes I would have NEVER guessed it was a SS amp. Would have... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
Cottection, the main unit has all 4 smaller front tubes the same,6C45N-E,I incorrectly thought two were (-L) however they were (-E) rubbed out a little.Thanks,Bill 
Preamp Deal of the Century
In the power supply,2 - 5881/16L6WGL Sovtek1 - 5Z4GT PhillipsMain unit,2 - 6C45N-L - No brand name I could fine but the tube # was in a design that looked like a tube.2 - 6L45N - E - Same company as aboveHope this helps. Pretty sure they are all s... 
Preamp Deal of the Century
Just purchased a used Syrah and so love it. Mine is a little different in that in has a three tube power supply just like the Cortese. My question is about a power cord and which tubes, line stage, are most influential on the sound. I would like t... 
ElectrocompanietEMC1 vs. ResolutionAudio Opus21?
I have owned both and now have the Opus. It is better sounding. The only area it lacks compared to the Electro is soundstage size. If you like a huge sound go for the Electro. The Opus beats it in every other area.It sounded best direct into my am... 
what speaker cables would you use?
I own the Merlin VSM's with the Berning 270 and have tried several speaker cables. The best I have found to date - Cardas Golden Cross. These give the music more weight and body. I am very pleased with the Golden Cross. 
Whats up with Merlin?
I have owned the TSM's and they are simply awesome. They need good equipment up front to sound their best. They image like crazy and sound sweet and transparent. Great with Joule and Berning. Use Luminous Audio cables if possible. Cardas stuff wor... 
Anyone ever repaired a smashed dome tweeter?????
That last comment is two funny! You folks are crazy and fun to read. My experience has shown the crease will smoooooth out over time.