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Has Linn Gone Crazy? They Stopped Making Pre-Amps
I wish Linn would stop with the lame use of the letter K. The 'cleverness" was gone back in the early 80s! 
Super-sensitive volume controls - remedy?
Almarg - I bought the Rothwells to help achieve a more common volume control setting for CD to match with the Aria preamp's built-in phono stage. I tried the Rothwells on the preamp's CD input. This helped a lot to bring the CD closer to the phono... 
Super-sensitive volume controls - remedy?
Do attenuators like the Rothwells impose any sort of penalty related to sonic quality? Absolutely they do!!!!!!! I tried these several years ago and they literally destroyed the 3D performance and less so, the dynamics. Horrible horrible horrible ... 
Suggestions? Tubed linestage pre-amp??
Ghost- I am not surprised by your observations with the products with tubed power supplies. For whatever reason, there is something magical dimensionally with tube rectifiers. If you end up with a product using the EZ80, the Amperex Bugle Boy is i... 
Which main power cord?
We speak from experience. That's funny¬Ö..so do I. But I never get obsessed with any one company. And I do not get too carried away with any one designer as there is a wealth of talented audio engineers out there constantly improving the reproducti... 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
They will be gone soon. as suggested in an earlier post, don't bother reading anything from Mapman, Jafox or Jmcgrogan2 as they don't have or don't care about audio systems and are just trolling for attention.Well Ddraudt - I have been on these fo... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
AL, my experience is that tube-rolling is much more profound than power cables in SOME links. I have found that tubes in any component can contribute to dramatic sonic changes. However, with cables, my experience has been that there is a definite ... 
Which main power cord?
It would be best to use same brand of power cable as power conditioner. Nonsense! There are many great products out there from various brands that integrate far better than those all from the same brand. Take advantage of the opportunity to buy us... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
Wisnon, as reported on the Lampi B6 thread, I tried the RCA VT-99 and it was a disappointment. I will try the Tung-Sol VT-99 one of these days but for now I am very content with the B6 sonics. 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
An the best of all, this cables have the ability to sound better and better in time.Are the cables actually "changing" or are your perceptions changing as you become more and more used to the new sound of your system? A subjective experiment would... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
I like the 7 better than the 6, but its a matter of taste.Now now now! Nobody has yet heard both, back to back, in fully optimized status.The 6 does not offer DSD.My B6 supports DSD but I am not willing to pay the ripoff prices of DSD downloads. 
How to improve power supply?
Ptss - Don't get too wrapped on what is being used by NASA, NOAA, NSF, etc. We are talking about audio systems, not GHz telecommunication systems to Mars. The Plitron will dramatically outperform the kiddy toy power transformers in 90% of those us... 
How to improve power supply?
The power transformer. Look into Plitron transformers. This update could be HUGE in clarity and dynamics. 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
John, since you own some HF cables, that promotes the HF team to the 4 Musketeers! Doesn't that make you feel special? 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
Thank you Calvin,It was not that I was looking for a comparison‚Ķ..but rather just an idea of the overall systems being used here with the HF cables. Having some idea as to each system implementation has a way of putting things into perspective. It...