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Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
@jaymark  The #16 is not as big as as my old Plinius amp for example, but don’t let that fool you. Like your X250.5 it weighs 110 lbs.  
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
@decooney    i have not tried any other Van Alstine amps. I bought that one from David Janszen  
Install A Dedicated AC Line at home
Don’t forget if you don’t get a permit or use a licensed electrician and you have a fire in your home you can forget your insurance company giving you a dime. They will use any excuse to not pay a claim.  
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
@rlovendale  the #16 sounds better to me than both of those SS amps. I thought the Plinius was too warm. The AVA FET400, even though not class A was a decent sounding amp with excellent bass but not on the level of the Coda #16.  
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
@decooney  60’s vintage Altec Lansing 1570B  built by John Tucker (Exempler Audio) they use (2)  811A tubes in each mono block and produce 165 watts per channel. These mods surpass Tom Tutay’s mods. Sounds like a high powered SET.  
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
@smodtactical Of that bunch I can firmly put the #16 at the top of the heap but a special shout-out to the 35 year old Mirror Image Audio 1.1 SB for competing with the best current day amps. My friend (Dave Rayden) used to own the company.  
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
@smodtactical  SS Amp’s I’ve owned:   Coda #16 (current amp) Coda #8 Benchmark AHB2 Van Alstine AVA FET400 Plinius SA103 Mirror Image Audio 1.1 SB Musical Fidelity M6PRX AGD Audion’s    
Install A Dedicated AC Line at home
This is the best upgrade I’ve made. Not a subtle upgrade by any means especially if you have a power hungry SS amp. I did not know the capability of my Coda #16 amp until I did this. I wished I had done it sooner.  
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
I absolutely love my Coda #16. It is the best SS amp I’ve ever owned. The only thing that could make me part with it would be the custom built tube mono blocks that will be arriving this week and that’s a maybe.  
Best 12AU7 Type Tubes for a Preamp
In my Backert Labs Rhythm 1.3 I use NOS 12SN7’s with the proper adapters in place of 12AU7’s and the results are wonderful.  
Silver Speaker Cables
@charliee  I'm not sure when you last tried to contact him but it was only a few months ago that he had Quadruple bypass surgery. I watched my father go through the same surgery and I know it takes a while to comeback from. He has been working on... 
Cerious Technologies NEW Graphene Cables
  Good news! I have burning-in a set of Bob Grost (Cerious Technologies) cables. This is Bob’s latest iteration of Graphene cables and supersedes the wonderful sounding Graphene Matriix line. He is using silver conductor as the backbone and addin... 
Silver Speaker Cables
I have burning-in a set of Bob Grost (Cerious Technologies) cables. This is Bob’s latest iteration of Graphene cables superseding the Graphene Matriix line. He is using silver conductor as the backbone and adding graphene. I have speaker, intercon... 
Amp straight into the wall
I can report that plugging my Coda #16 power amp into my PS Audio P15 will very noticeably restrict dynamics. Even thought about selling this wonderful amp until I decided to plug it directly into the wall. Then I went a step further and installed... 
Audio people you've had contact with that proved to be good people.
Mark Schneider (Linear Tube Audio) Dan Wright (Modwright) Jose Ramirez (Dr Vinyl) Gary Gill (Capital AudioFest, Pacific Audiofest) Bob Grost (Cerious Technologies)