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$1500 to spend...
Just to update here - I picked up Herbies gliders for my speakers and they changed the game.  Unbelievable how much they cleaned up my bloaty bass problem.  Also picked up a second-hand Rogue Sphinx and currently on the Tube merry-go-round.  Not s... 
Constant noisy tubes maybe go solid state?
Oh boy - what a bummer!  Did the replacement RCA from Brent sound good?  Let us know if Upscale takes those back? 
Constant noisy tubes maybe go solid state?
@gochurchgo interested to hear how the new Gold Lions compare to RCA black plates in terms of noise floor and soundstage! Have you listened yet? Also what “level” did you buy from Upscale? 
Constant noisy tubes maybe go solid state?
Not to hi-jack the thread but it seems on topic - anyone have clues about the hiss on my Rogue Sphinx?@gochurchgo the whine is less and less frequent so I want to believe it’s part of Brent Jessee’s burn-in theory. The hiss is a different story, s... 
Constant noisy tubes maybe go solid state?
I sent back my crazy noisy RCA blackplates to Brent Jesse and spent 4x the money for Mazda 12AU7s pre-tested for noise and microphonics. These are better - actually listenable - but there’s a weird high pitched whine every so often and I can still... 
Morrow Audio special audiogon coupon code
@ADMIN, could you please send me the coupon code as well?  Thank you! 
Is the ideal multi-way a 3-way with limited bass?
How about Rega’s side firing bass driver? This seems to be a great implementation in a floor stander allowing flexibility and tuning to the room.  
Constant noisy tubes maybe go solid state?
Also just received a set of noisy tubes from Brent Jesse in my first attempt at tube rolling - will report back on the resolution.  
SACD player recommendations budget 3k.
@jjss49 @oceanbluthe Ruby uses a proprietary upconversion engine for its DAC, converting all incoming signals to DSD resolution. I assume it’s a FPGA engine, like what Chord and PS Audio uses. They call it Marantz Musical Mastering (MMM) or someth... 
SACD player recommendations budget 3k.
The Ruby is so good as a Redbook player and DAC for a streamer - I have Zero SACDs... 
SACD player recommendations budget 3k.
Marantz new or used ruby is fantastic I’d take a look at the new 30 series for $2,500 
Anybody have both Herbie's Cone/Spike Pucks and isoacoustics gaia's
Quick update - got my Herbie's sliders yesterday.  Was looking for something to help tighten up a little bloaty bass.  Holy Crow, these things are crazy.  Soundstage is expanded, instrumental separation and clarity is bananas.  Very cool tweak.  
Anybody have both Herbie's Cone/Spike Pucks and isoacoustics gaia's
Thanks for this post - exactly my question.  Just ordered the Herbie's as they are 1/3 the cost.  Will post results! 
Versatile, non-fatiguing speakers for a small room under $1500 used or new: advice needed!
One thing people say about the lintons is that they need to be pretty far from the front wall so I don’t think they’d work in this application. I really want them to work for me but I don’t think they will either.  
$1500 to spend...
@dayglow Thanks for this - as I've continued to mull this decision, this is the same idea i keep coming back to!  I listened to some Ohm Walsh speakers yesterday, they sounded great, but I didn't a feeling that I needed them.  Regarding the Marant...