jbhiller

Responses from jbhiller

Doge 7 tube DAC
I have the Doge 7 Tube DAC.  I highly recommend it. And I don't love everything I buy.  I wish it was that easy.  It takes me a long audition to truly understand a product in my system. I did a post on the unit and tube rolling in it. The stock Sh... 
DAC- R2R, Chip or ?
OP, I went with the Doge Audio 7 DAC.  It's ALL TUBE--not a transistor, opamp, FET in sight.  (Although I'm not anti those things).  I did this for several key reasons.  First, while I have no problem spending $5-7k on something, I question the ev... 
Would This Amp Be Worth The Cost?
@greywolf, Can you tell us about the rest of your system?  What preamplifier are you using?  What are you listening habits? How loud do you like to listen?  What is it about the Classe that you like/don't like and/or reason for replacement? From w... 
Can't believe I let myself get sucked in again.
Welcome back!  Give a shout out if any terms/technology escape you.  So much has happened, especially in the digital world, since you've been gone!  PS I'm a vinyl guy who admits digital has come of age!  It sounds, or can sound, super now.  PPS. ... 
Shootout-- Primaluna Dialog HP Integrated/Carver Crimson 275/Elekit 300B
@jjss49 ,  once again I agree with you.  Put me on your mailing list!  By the way, the Carver is staying in my listening room.  Since the Elekit is such a specialized piece of equipment it has a place here.  The PL is going! She served me well.   
Magico Customer service
Many moons ago,I had top of the line Monitor Audio monitor speakers.  When I was cleaning I stupidly moved them and sat them down face first on a sofa.  One of the graphite baskets cracked due to the weight of the massive magnet on the woofer!  Un... 
Shootout-- Primaluna Dialog HP Integrated/Carver Crimson 275/Elekit 300B
@crouse99 ,  I agree.  I like it but I'm not a junkie for it.  Before I got into horns and tubes, I was down the path of low efficiency, slick modern speaker designs that seemed to specialize in imaging and detail retrieval.  It got to the point, ... 
Shootout-- Primaluna Dialog HP Integrated/Carver Crimson 275/Elekit 300B
@madavid0, it's not accurate to say "it sucks" so I didn't say that.  Trust me, if only this hobby were so simple.  I wish it was as easy as, Amp A sucks, and Amp B doesn't.  
Shootout-- Primaluna Dialog HP Integrated/Carver Crimson 275/Elekit 300B
Yes, the Carver sound is not bland or boring here.  It is, however, well behaved at all times.  I haven't experienced any harshness.  There's a special smoothness on the whole spectrum that sounds very sophisticated.  That would be a turnoff if th... 
Shootout-- Primaluna Dialog HP Integrated/Carver Crimson 275/Elekit 300B
@jjss49 , yes you are exactly right.  First, the PL always felt like it could be a super amp.  It's Godzilla in size--well nearly.  It's bold and refined.  But, it wasn't that resolving--or at least with my stuff. It has always been thoroughly enj... 
Shootout-- Primaluna Dialog HP Integrated/Carver Crimson 275/Elekit 300B
It has now been a month (about 5 weeks) living with these three amplifiers under the same roof.  I have owned the PL since 12/16 and the Elekit since 12/17.  The PL has superb build quality, customer service, and features.  It's sound in my system... 
Anyone enjoying this Arlo Parks album, "Collapsed in Sunbeams?"
@thiefoflight , Glad you are liking it.  I'm digging it too.  It's in heavy rotation here.  
What capacitor would you use to upgrade Wharfedale Linton 85th Anniversary?
@grannyring, I just looked at your system for the first time.  I love that preamp!!!!!! 
What capacitor would you use to upgrade Wharfedale Linton 85th Anniversary?
Paging ErikSquires!  We need you to chime in! 
What capacitor would you use to upgrade Wharfedale Linton 85th Anniversary?
Thanks Speakermaster and Tweak1!  I'll check with Danny!  Nice idea!