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Honest question about cartridge vs. turntable performance.
Ivor Teifenbrun's Linn HiFI Hierarchy is still begin debated 50 years on.  The founder of Linn developed the marketing gimmick that the turntable was the most important part of a sound system, followed by the arm, then cartridge, electronics, with... 
Integrated for bi-amping with AtmaSphere MA1s
Yes, I m now running Sylvanias in the 3 middle positions, GE on the drivers, and RCA on the CCS.  The Sylvanias are good across the spectrum, the RCAs tone down the highs a bit.  I have not tried the Black Treasures, but I did get some rare Blue G... 
Integrated for bi-amping with AtmaSphere MA1s
Thanks for the comments all.  I had been using the MA1s full range, with autoformers, but there was still some edge to the sound and softness to the bass.  Changing to bi-amping improved the bass and took the edge off the midrange.  I suppose all ... 
Integrated for bi-amping with AtmaSphere MA1s
The Aleph 3 is an awesome amp! I’m just thinking it might not have enough power for the woofers, although it does sound pretty good. I’m hoping to get a bit more dynamic transient response with a bigger amp. I thought it threw a lot of heat until ... 
AtmaSphere Upgrade from Mk 3.1 to Mk 3.3
I see that he is very enthusiastic about his upgrade, but he doesn't get very specific about what the changes were, technically or sonically.  What should I expect from the upgrades, sonically?  I understand the 3.3 upgrade replaces the CCS tube  ... 
Tube tester...anyone own their own?
I bought a TV-10Du that was supposed to be in perfect working order from someone on ebay.  It arrived dead.  I thought it was probably something loose I could fix, but never could find anything obvious, sold it at a bit of a loss.  Then bought an ... 
Music Server for feeding Theta Gen VIII DAC
I want my audio system to be free from my computer as much as possible.  I've been debating whether I'd prefer to load everything from my computer onto an outboard hard drive, or have the music server rip them from an internal CD drive to internal... 
Music Server for feeding Theta Gen VIII DAC
I see there is a notation that says there have been 8 responses to this thread, the last one by Audiotroy, but I only see 6 responses, the last one by Ricred.  Does anyone else see 8 responses, or know why it says there are 8 when I only see 6? 
Music Server for feeding Theta Gen VIII DAC
Thanks for the inputs.  I do not feel computer literate enough to put together a server on my own.  The Innuos sounds interesting, and looks cool as a bonus, but I'm concerned about the lack of SPDIF outputs.  Does it make sense to take something ... 
This is juvenile...
Based on looks and personality:CherNina Hagen 
PS Audio PerfectWave DAC Upgrade
In case anyone's still reading tis thread, I did upgrade my Teta genVIII to the series 3, and it was a significant improvement. Much more open in the upper frequencies, more detail for sure. Also deeper and more resolving bass. I think a lot of th... 
Anyone try Mogami Neglex for balanced interconnect
Ralph Karsten, owner of AtmaSphere, recommended these cables to me, and I used them for a while between Theta DAC Pre andMA-1 power amplifiers. They were very good. This year, I tried a number of different interconnects. Although I didn't compare ... 
Chinook vs AR PH5/6
Thanks for the advice, all. After an extensive audition, I decided to buy the Chinook. I don't know if it's the best, but it at least sounds good, and the company seems very reputable. It was as much as I was willing to spend. The others I would b... 
What's the weak link in my Analog chain?
Thnaks for the responses, all. I think part of the problem might be break-in. The Chinook was brand-new in a sealed ox when I brought it home (Ihave teh option of buying it or returning it ot the dealer who will use it as a store demo). I have abo... 
Chinook vs AR PH5/6
So we'r eeager to know - how is it? How does it compare to anything else you've heard?