lissnr

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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I had an ear- opening experience the other day that I’m willing to bet many listeners would find very memorable. I know you’re a fan of the GT Reference 3 speakers you’ve heard at previous shows and I’ve been privy to their latest updates. Featuri... 
For anyone who moved from tubes to solid state — a question
That sounds like a truly dream system. 
For anyone who moved from tubes to solid state — a question
Hello invalid, My experiences with Tube Research Labs (TRL) date back quite a few years starting with the “Dude” preamp and a pair of GT200 monos which I still use today. I have also owned the Stereo 100 . I have fellow TRL owners that have been f... 
For anyone who moved from tubes to solid state — a question
I think 77jovian basically hit the nail on the head... it’s the ‘labor & time involved’ with tube amps that are the most dissuading factors to tube amp listening. My TRL monos are best described as big, heavy, hot, multi-tube high powered mons... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
  Hello all. I’m an avid planar guy who’s been through my share of Maggies and Martin Logans over the years and have been obsessed with Apogees ( and their rebuilds) for the last 15+ years.   While I’m not going to say subs are “Always Necessary” ... 
Who, do you think, designs the best looking tube-based devices?
My 2 favorite tube amps are simply big badass beasts: for sheer “ King of the hill awesome” nothing beats the mammoth presence and sheer audacity of the [quad chassis] Tube Research Labs GT800’s.... and for wicked absolute ‘coolness‘ the Wavestrea... 
best power conditioners under 4k
Richard Gray has been around for decades with various reviews.. I honestly never gave them a second thought as I tried and was generally satisfied with quite a few different brands over the years. Fast forward... a friend of mine who’s ears I trus... 
Cassettes still rock!
Just discovered my Nakamichi LX3 cassette deck in original box / papers as I’m [finally] emptying out a storage bin I’ve been paying a fortune for per year... (which was mostly holding all my original audio boxes, speaker crates and some miscellan... 
Argent room lens
I’m an Argent Room Lens guy. I was listening tonight and was admiring what a great job the lenses do to help focus the central image and expand the stage width ( just what they were designed to do). I know this is a discarded thread so-to-speak bu... 
What is the name of your system?
I’m an original Star Trek “Trekkie” and I’ve always aspired my system’s goal to be “transporting the listener to the original venue” so I officially declared it many years ago as “My Transporter Room”.      
The Truth About Power Cords and there "Real" Price to Performance
I have been using Triode Wire Labs cables for several years simply because they are the best sounding cables my system has ever known. They are exceptionally well made and Pete has always been a pleasure to deal with. Great sound and tremendous va... 
To monoblock or not to monoblock McIntosh MC275's
As for your original question about the benefits of mono blocs vs. stereo...I found the advantages were precisely what I had hoped for... in fact they were even better than I had imagined they could be:My experience with both tubed and SS mono blo... 
First bi-amp go around
Forgot to add the other factor making the whole scene [if you can pull it all together] even more addictive:the sense of effortless power ... the feeling that no transients /  ‘peaks’ or demands are ever any ‘effort’... it’s just instantly reactiv... 
First bi-amp go around
Hello wturkey, You’ll likely have quite a few responses explaining about matching input impedance as well as the differences in type/design of amps...cabling used... individual differences in driver efficiencies and an array of other variables; al... 
The best coupling caps in power amp ?? Mundorf, Infinicap ??
I have found several caps I like comprising the food chain from dac to pre to amps. I had used V caps in my dac several years ago and eventually moved to mundorf supreme silver/gold in the newer one which replaced it (Lampizator  Big 6 to a Big 7)...