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Ohm Walsh 2000 vs MMG vs Vandersteen 2ce Sig?
this is an interesting discussion thread. Problem with the MMG is that Magnepan themselves describe the speaker as their intro product and that most owners will move up to their "better models" after experiencing the MMG. Doesn't exactly inspire m... 
Is Nagra BPS The Best Small Phono Pre?
for what it is worth I am running a BPS with a lyra kleos and it has been very nice upgrade to my previous Eastern Electric minimax. Was worried the combination might be a little too detailed but not the case and can't get enough of the enhanced d... 
Do You Love Music or Do You Love Hi-Fi?
Was actually thinking about this question in the book store at lunch today. Was supposed to be xmas shopping but went right to audio magazine section to check out the new stereophile and then thought if I love music more than gear I really should ... 
Any experience with new Zu Event Speaker Cables?
thought these cables were available winter 2010-11 - surprised no one has them given how popular the new Zu speakers are. See Srajan at 6 moons lists them as his only cables. 
From high end digital to beginners analog?
Another one who took the plunge this year. Had an EMM Labs cdsa (10K new) that was dream digital and have swapped to small dac computer based digital and a Well Tempered Amadeus / Eastern Electric turntable phono preamp combo. Loving it. My buying... 
Favorite 300B: Sophia vs KR
I have my new Treasures in the Mactone amp. Have only 15 hours on the tubes but these are big improvement right out of the box over the EH tubes that came with the amp. Everything I read is that I need to be patient with these tubes as they burn i... 
Favorite 300B: Sophia vs KR
Two more things about 300bs:1. by all accounts these new Treasures take a ton of hours to break in - like don't even listen seriously for 100 hours so Charles1's dad might be a bit before I am back but this is my intent. Hoping the upgraded tubes ... 
Favorite 300B: Sophia vs KR
I ordered 4 Shuguang Treasures for my amp. Pricey but grade b tubes came to $700 for the four. This is the down side to 300b amps is that a) the tubes do make a significant difference and b) you pay almost as much as the amp for good tubes. My new... 
Favorite 300B: Sophia vs KR
one of the things I always wonder about with 300b's is how wide the gulf is between various manufacturers. Prices vary wildly - is something like a Electro Harmonix to Svetlana to new Royal Princess a $700 gap in terms of value and sound. I know o... 
Favorite 300B: Sophia vs KR
So maybe sacrilege but have a push pull 300b tube amp (actually on the way its 23 watts of power). It runs four 300b's. Comes with EH 300bs. I also have a 300b set with Full Music se 300bs which are very nice tubes but only 2 of them so you can af... 
SPDIF converter for Audio Note Dac 2.1
thanks guys - I think you are right on this - haven't been able to get hiface to play with pure music. Have tried for hours but probably need to give it more effort. 
SPDIF converter for Audio Note Dac 2.1
I was thinking the difference maker was pure music into dacmagic vs. itunes into hiface to Audio Note dac. Pure music is a game changer even straight into headphones for me. 
12ax7 12AU7 EL34 / KT 88/ 6550 upgrades for PL2
I just ordered some Pavane 12AU7's from Grant Fidelity. The notice says they shipped the same afternoon I ordered. I also purchased 300b's last year - weren't cheap but again service was excellent. Looking forward to putting the 12AU7's in my prea... 
I have three digital sources
judging by how close it comes to my Audio Note dac and Accustic Arts transport the Oppo se is really good. I actually was surprised there wasn't more discussion about how good the se is in this thread. That said, I think it is the weak link in my ... 
I have three digital sources
I knew this was the problem right away - has been a couple of years at least since I opened up the dac and timing is perfect for me being generally unhappy with it. Happened to me before with an amp where the dampers did just that - yes they got r...