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How is the Pass Labs X150.5 at low volume?
@audioconnection , I don’t have a ARC amp, and never will, I’m looking for class A Pass amp, and the input impedance is 50/100 Kohms, SE/Balanced, so kinda thought you’re implying that their (Pass) input impedance is on the lower side, wanted to c... 
How is the Pass Labs X150.5 at low volume?
@audioconnection , when you said “the lower input impedance will load down your preamp” did you mean amplifier’s low input impedance?I’m in the market for a class A amp and considering the Pass stuff, hence the question. 
Tube question: any sonic difference in 6SN7 vs 6H30 vs 6H80 in the amp's signal position?
“:) a bit of hyperbole, I'm sure”Just a little bit :)To be honest, considering the humongous amount of lemons, they had to make much more than needed, especially when those were used in the military industry. I lived there for 35 years, and never ... 
Tube question: any sonic difference in 6SN7 vs 6H30 vs 6H80 in the amp's signal position?
@atmasphere, I realize this thread is old, but I think folks who use 6C33C tubes must know that those are going to be around for a long time, since now New Sensor is the only company that has a huge tested supply in the US. The information came fr... 
100W+ solid-state amps known for beautiful mids
Try used BAT vk-255se. It has all of the attributes you’ve mentioned.I have one in my collection, and been enjoying it immensely for many years. 
Aesthetix Pallene
@tomstruck, much appreciated, my friend, that’s all I needed to know. 
Aesthetix Pallene
Guys, does anyone know the gain and output impedance of the Pallene? 
Vincent Audio tube preamp SA-T7 & SP-332 power amp
@jbhiller , mine has the same tubes. 
Which 6c33c-b tubes for BAT REX monoblocks ?
I asked that very same question to the local authorized New Sensor dealer (vivatubes), and they told me there is no new production of the 6c33c variants. They’re just rebranding the NOS Soviet stuff. 
Jolida Fusion or Vincent SA-32 / hybrid comparison
@big_greg yup, Vincent still makes units with soldered tubes, I think the sa-32 was one of them, even though I never opened the lid, since I knew it’s a transitional pre. I got the T7 after that, which is a really decent sounding piece, with usual... 
Jolida Fusion or Vincent SA-32 / hybrid comparison
I have had the Vincent  sa-32 for eight months in one of my bedroom systems. It’s very flexible, lots of inputs/outputs, including pseudo-balanced, and it’s also visually presentable. The sound was quite dull with my system no matter the tone cont... 
Why no Virtual System pics??
Based on my observation of this resource, many folks feel ashamed or inferior to post their system, especially if it doesn’t have Pass, Luxman, Vitus and Gryphon in it (let’s be honest, it’s been years since majority has been bringing up only the ... 
IsoTech Titan power conditioner experience
I’m still looking around, trying to find something a bit cheaper, but this one is a contender, if I don’t  find anything locally, then I’ll order it or something else from Musicdirect, they have a great return policy. 
IsoTech Titan power conditioner experience
Just a couple of days ago IsoTek’s US distributor recommended to me that particular piece for my Audio Analogue Donizetti Anniversary power amplifier, which has 2 x 1200VA transformers, so with your amps you’ll hardly have serious sonic shortcomin... 
Vincent Audio tube preamp SA-T7 & SP-332 power amp
@superstocked,hey there, I got one exactly one month ago ;), so you replaced the Mullard CV6189 tubes with Mullard 6688a’s and 6S3P-EV’s with BB 6cM4’s? I’m looking for a set of spare tubes, don’t know what the exact substitution tubes are.