krelldreams

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Desire to try tubes
The recommendations for vintage gear are good ones. That’s what came to my mind first when I read your post. I’ve had several ‘58-‘61 Scott (& vintage Fisher and Dynaco, etc.) units, and they were all excellent! The best integrated (IMO) was t... 
Are there any tube amps that don't give off any---
I’m using a Music Reference RM-10 in one of my systems. It uses EL84 output tubes, and puts out very little heat, less than any tube amp I’ve ever owned, and less than many SS amps I’ve owned as well. It’s small, light, and sounds great.  
Tweaks you got rid of because they were not effective (enough)?
“..down there with..” Hahaha. Ohhhhh boy..! 
Tweaks you got rid of because they were not effective (enough)?
Hahaha. Yeah, well, as I said.. I’m willing to try things out! I’ve not been constantly trying tweaks... just when I get an itch. Some I leave in place if I like the way it looks (eg.. wood platforms). I love It when I discover something free, or ... 
Tweaks you got rid of because they were not effective (enough)?
Great thread, great subject! I’ve tried numerous tweaks over the past 35 years.. there seems to be a tweak “epiphany” every several years.. and have I’ve found, to ME, in my systems, nothing that has made a difference in sound that has compared to... 
Maggies to Tekton?
I’d like to back up what wester17 wrote about the small tweaks for the 1.7s. I installed a fuse bypass kit (in over 30 years if using Magnepan speakers I’ve only blown one fuse and it was my fault), silver jumpers, and Sound Anchors stands. These ... 
Maggies to Tekton?
I’m a little late to this party, but I have some experience here... I’ve owned Maggies (5 different models) for the past 33 years. I’ve also, concurrently, owned many other “traditional” speakers... including Tekton. There’s just something about t... 
For anyone who moved from tubes to solid state — a question
This may not *exactly* answer the question, but I thought it was relevant to the spirit of the conversation: I’ve used and owned dozens of different amplifiers (tube, ss, and hybrid) with a variety of speakers over the years. My primary speakers h... 
Child Damage Mitigation
@noroMy first pair of “good speakers” were Magnepan MG-1.4 (~1987). Those had the L-shaped feet, so they tilted back, with nothing extending to the front. Our first child (who was about a year and a half then) casually toddled up to the left speak... 
Child Damage Mitigation
We raised five children with various Maggies in the house the whole time. It was labor intensive, but as some others have mentioned, letting them know the speakers, and the rest of the audio equipment (and the stove, and AC outlets, and the stairs... 
Power Amplifiers
The most “classic” amp I’m using in one of my systems is a Scott LK-150 (1961-64). It’s essentially stock (restored, but not modified), and performs as well, or better than any “modern” amp I’ve compared it to! Pretty amazing! I’m also using a Mus... 
What other Hobbies or Interests Do You Have?
Great thread! Diverse crowd, but with certain themes recurring! My love of music and audio equipment comes from my parents, who always had a stereo system, and lots of LPs spinning. As for me... I’ve been lifting weights for 41 years straight, and... 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
I meant to write “...now on the hunt for an RM-200...” Typos, ugh 
Roger Alan Modjeski (RAM) 1951 - 2019
@clio09 ,I am saddened and shocked to hear of Roger’s passing. I’m a relatively recent fan of his work, and of his personality. He was brilliant, and also quite a character. I enjoyed reading everything he wrote.. how he wrote it.. whether I agree... 
Adjusting tube bias...
Hi all. I’m hoping that someone reading this thread will be able to help me. I am also not new to tube amp use, but most of the tube amps I’ve had have had a built-in method to test bias. I bought a 1961 HH Scott LK-150, which has a bias meter on ...