jasonbourne52

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Small Footprint SS Power Amps
Adcom GFA-1A, Belles II, Carver The Cube, Quad 303 and 405, SWTP 207. All narrower designs. I have them in my amp collection. 
Cary SLP-98L tube question
"In the cathode follower you use the voltage swing across a resistor between ground and the cathode. This voltage swing will be roughly the same as the grid, but the current swing will be greater."  This gives a low impedance drive for the output ... 
Which pre amp do I keep, Perraux SM-2 or Plinius CD Lad
I have a Perreaux 2150B too! A heavyweight contender - literally! I’d keep the SM-2! Nice to have a matching set up! I don’t think the Plinius is any better! 
Looking for a turntable around $1k...
The cartridge is most vital for getting the most music out of those tiny grooves! That's why I have been using moving coils since the mid-70's. For the cheapskate the Denon 103 series (1962!) still reigns at the top! They are not fussy about set u... 
Looking for a turntable around $1k...
Don't forget that I also use a Linn Sondek but my direct drive TTs have a sense of solidity compared to the beguiling "airiness" of a good belt drive TT (Ariston, AR, Empire, Rek-O-Kut, Sony, Thorens, Yamaha). I own all these plus the Linn! 
Looking for a turntable around $1k...
What's wrong with Rega? One word - rubber bands! A belt drive - even the expensive one's - lack the sheer momentum and drive in the bass easily achieved by most direct drives.  
Your top 3 most EMOTIONALLY intense live concerts, and top 3 EMOTIONALLY intense records.
How about two LPs that I've returned to over the years: Procul Harum's Shine On Brightly, Weather Report's I Sing The Body Electric. The PH is a masterpiece of late 60's psychedelics; the WR a masterwork of mid 70's jazz! 
Your top 3 most EMOTIONALLY intense live concerts, and top 3 EMOTIONALLY intense records.
Rod Stewart and the Faces (Ron Wood on bass) at the Cow Palace in San Francisco (February 1975). What a raucous show! My runner-up would be Johnny Winter at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY (September 1991). A legend guitar slinger gone all... 
RE-post Synergistic Research Audioholics Challange Video
In.the old days audiophiles all used gray Switchcraft Interconnects between components - and nobody worried. Zip cord between amps and speakers was the norm. Nobody worried! Today in the Age of the 'Net all too many audiophiles are obsessed by wor... 
RE-post Synergistic Research Audioholics Challange Video
The collapse of their whole paradigm - "My wire is better than your wire".  
RE-post Synergistic Research Audioholics Challange Video
There is, as far as I know, NO wire manufacturer in the world that will agree to participate in an independent blind test as dletch2 proposed above! What are they afraid of? 
New power cable for streamer.
Even Krell is marketing their own PC! I am considering getting one to try out! 
RE-post Synergistic Research Audioholics Challange Video
When will Synergistic Research produce their version of the Tice Clock? I can hardly wait! 
RE-post Synergistic Research Audioholics Challange Video
Anybody that can sell painted fuses for $100+ has got balls! 
Looking for recommendations for a pair of full range speakers for ~8k or under
You can buy a pair of previously owned "new" Quads for about $5K. I'd take a pair any day over any of the above dynamic speakers! I presently have two pairs of the 57's for stacking. But I recommend the new versions made in China - better build qu...