jbrrp1

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PS Audio Amp tube rolling
I have owned both the BHK pre and the 300's, and can confirm that there is almost as much to be gained with the tube choice in the amps as the pre.  I first switched to the Tungsram 7DJ8's that BHK liked in the pre, and thought them a definite imp... 
TT upgrade for me
I've used SOTA Star and Cosmos tables sitting in basic racks on wooden floors in 90 year old houses, and the both proved almost impervious to footfall effects, which is amazing given the floor bounce potential.I moved the Cosmos onto a Herzan acti... 
Technics 1200 G a Forever Turntable?
I first tried a Herbie’s Way Excellent II mat, but felt that it colored the sound too much.  So I tried a ~5mm acrylic mat that was sold by a fellow with a special recipe (no longer available, because the resin compounder no longer makes it, appar... 
Technics 1200 G a Forever Turntable?
While I’m sure one can buy an even better tt, I think you’d have to spend a whole lot more money to do so.  I run a 1200G that Ralph modified to fit a 12” Triplanar arm, and it is great sounding to my ears. I have never heard such pure, steady ton... 
0s & 1s are all the same aren’t they? Is it really worth paying for a “better” Streamer?
IME, the digital server is an important part of the system, and choices there can limit the quality of the music your system makes.  I've heard important sonic differences in the following:Dedicated Win7 computer as source (adequate, but thin soun... 
ARC Ref 10 tube rolling
I asked ARC for pricing for a full set of tubes for my Ref 40:  $1,200!  I bought a tightly matched octet + pair of 6H30P's from Upscale Audio (I have a stash of Winged C 6550's for the power supply).  Upscale matches as well as ARC, and the 10 tu... 
Warm up time for record playing
Yep, the rubber suspension in the cartridge, the bearings and motor for the tt, these all need to find "steady state" and one side of an LP does it. 
Early Faint "Phantom" Turntable/Vinyl Signal???
Yep, Koln Concert is rife with the pre-echo.  I used to think it was all the wax master issue noted above, then I bought some favorite recordings as DSD files from High Definition Tape Transfers, and damned if the echo wasn't still there.  Tape pr... 
Best USB CABLE UNDER $1000. Serious answers only?
You might also consider Final Touch Audio's Callisto USB cable.  The Lampizator NA folks are importing it, and it is under $1k.  I tried mine on audition before buying, and it really upped the game on my Lampi Pacific.  Has for several others with... 
Linn Akubarik Exakt with AK EXT DSM
Sorry for your loss.  To understand the pricing, try Hifishark.com and check the history of ads listed (two tabs, For Sale and Sold/Expired).  This should get you some comparables to start with (although, do note that these show the asking price, ... 
Sound Absorption Behind and Between the Speakers?
Nice description of what's going on, Duke!  With the first reflection points well controlled in my room, I am often agog at the "in the venue" feeling I get with many recordings - - seems to transport you to the recording session (which can be a c... 
Sound Absorption Behind and Between the Speakers?
I once had a fireplace in the middle behind my speakers with glass doors on the enclosure - - it did great damage to the soundstage due to first reflection point issues.  Absorption worked for me then for dedicated listening sessions (but really d... 
Downside to "revealing" system?
Those '70's Reprise recordings I'm guessing you are referencing (NY, Joni, Randy Newman) are sounding pretty decent on my quite revealing system.  Sure, there not the very, very best, but they are absorbing and completely musical.  Something is am... 
Periphery outer ring thoughts ?
I do not find a reflex clamp sufficient on its own, as some records don't simply respond flat.  Just tap them and you can hear the "play" and opportunity for vibration mischief.  I would agree that a well executed vacuum system is ideal.  It's too... 
How the hell do you select a tube?
I would suggest reading through threads on the PS Audio website Forum.  Lots of BHK 300 users commenting on their direct experiences:https://forum.psaudio.com/t/bhk-signature-250-or-300-tube-rolling/2652/254https://forum.psaudio.com/t/since-my-fir...