jbhiller

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Wharfedale Elysian 4 Incredible build quality and sound, but made in China.
@hiendmmoe,  can you tell us more about the sound?  I am dying to hear these.  
Non Analytical Sounding DAC Upgrade- Budget $1,500 or less
So many great recommendations. I have heard the Chord, Benchmark, Black Ice, and MHDT Pagoda. All of them are great. Here’s another you may want to look at: https://doge.audio/product/doge-7-tube-dac/I bought mine for $1400 a year or so ago, but t... 
3D Printed records??? Apparently it's happening... Check dis out, vinyl fans...!
Joking aside, is such a process theoretically possible? How great would this be?!   
Klipsch Forte III--Pleasantly Surprised
@ejlif ,  Yes, your experience is similar to mine.  (I had LS50s--great loudspeaker). The Forte IIIs, being a horn speaker, are dynamic.  There are massive differences between the loud and the soft.  This is enhanced with superb recordings.  It's ... 
2 Channels v. More Channels & Ceiling Speaker Recommendations
It looks like I'm going Marantz AVR and KEF in ceiling speakers. 
2 Channels v. More Channels & Ceiling Speaker Recommendations
Soix, THANK YOU!! This is perfect--exactly what I needed.  
Fav Tube/Best tube
In terms of re-issue quality, I think most everything Gold Lion puts out is good to great, with a few superb in there too. The Tung Sol 7581A is a special tube. For NOS, I like RCA, Cifte, Telefunken, Mullard and National (too many variants/types ... 
Phono Stage Gain Question
@lewm , I do not have a step up transformer. Just the Chinook to a Primaluna Dialogue HP integrated amplifier.  
Manley Chinook Owners Tube Rolling
In my Chinook I like Tungsgram.   https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tungsram-PCC88-7DJ8-M-Pairs-MINT-NOS-JAN-APRIL-1971-Hungary-ECC88-E88CC-sub/160932194464?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649I also like National.  Try Upscale f... 
best phono stage under 10k
Personally I'd like the Manley Steelhead at <$10k.  It also has a line level single ended input for your DAC/CD/Streamer, which means it can function as your phono pre and preamp.  But I'm a tube guy and like the Manley sound.  They also have s... 
Phono Stage Gain Question
Thanks uberwaltz!  I'm the happiest I've been with the system in years, which makes enjoying things much easier.   
Phono Stage Gain Question
Great, great responses folks!  Thanks to all.  I'm going to run things at 45dB for a few weeks.  I really appreciate all of the knowledge. And, Millercarbon, thanks for really diving in here.  Very helpful. 
Anyone have experience with the Tung Sol 7581a vs. EL34, KT66, KT88, 6L6
BTW,  I'll get the 7581as back in rotation again to see how they stack up to the GL KT77s.  Both are great tube compliments--I can't go wrong. 
Anyone have experience with the Tung Sol 7581a vs. EL34, KT66, KT88, 6L6
So true Wolf.   
Phono Stage Gain Question
Hi Uberwaltz!  Always good to see you chime in. Yes, the cartridge is a Koseki Purple Heart.  I have 0 hum at 45 dB or 60 dB.  The Chinook is dead quiet--always has been. I may just leave it at 45 dB for a few weeks.