lissnr

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Highest BUILD quality tube amps?
Tube Research Labs  ( TRL )... God Bless Paul Weitzel ... Completely in their own exalted league. 
Ideal design for a new music room
Hello encore, I can personally relate to your post and find it refreshing to see someone seriously identifying / questioning the elephant in the room.  You have hit the nail on the head and I will repeat your quote with an answer:  “...no one has ... 
USB vs SPDIF, which sounds better?
I am a former Big 7 owner ( previously a Big 6 and an original model 4 as well... ) currently running a Golden Gate. Loved each one for their own best virtues and kept climbing the Lampi ladder... so far, so good. Big 7 is a fantastic dac with out... 
KT 150 impressions
I’ve been using KT150’s since the first batch made it to the US shores ... Some 5 years or so ago?? They are linear, open, transparent, and effortless. They have a top end which is seemingly limitless and a punch that grips with deep taught bass. ... 
Ethics are sliding by members!
Hey Stevecham, Nothing will ruin any forum faster than entering politics into it. Completely inappropriate. By you even implying that already indicates volumes about political leanings... It is irrelevant whether you’re a ‘dog lover’or a ‘cat love... 
The Moody Blues - "Seventh Sojourn"
The second album I bought in my life was Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. I became thoroughly immersed in the Moody Blues from that point on. IMHO Seventh Sojourn was and is a musical testament to life and living life’s journey in a ‘One with the U... 
New Look for Audiogon hard to work with
I agree new format is awful. Searches are the most UN USER friendly I have ever seen. Old format was fast and efficient while new one is like stepping in quicksand at night.  Bogged down, can’t find a thing. Please return former design. 
Shipping Speakers & Big,heavy items
I wish I had known better.. still stinging from my shipping disaster... See “Virtual Systems” scroll down to the big crate entitled “Lissnr’s Apogee Shipment”. 😱 
What is as tube sounding as Conrad today?
CJ is classic American tube.. in all its most obvious character... it can help any SS based system capture texture and body.... These days more than ever I promote USA products amd CJ is America at its best. Good call. Good luck. AndHappy Listenin... 
Has anyone made the jump to $uper High end and were disappointed?
I wonder why someone hasn't repeated the long overdue motto that should hopefully end all the high-end bashing: "You can hear everything you can measure but you can't measure everything you hear". Good quality speakers are important but so is ever... 
VAC vs Conrad Johnson Amps?
CJ Premier 140 was most definitely NOT anything close to a Premier 12. As a former Premier 12 owner I can tell you [when equipped with SED Winged C 6550's ] it is one of the finest amplifiers ever made. Natural, realistic, and very capable of effo... 
Warm-up time.
Even staying on contiuously I find my system still appreciates about 40-60 minutes playing before it really starts to gel. 2-3 hrs later it's magnificent... All tube: mono bloc amps, pre, and dac. 
Do Mono Block amps provide better sound ??
Once you go mono blocs you will never go back. Best there is across the board compared to stereo amps. Stereo owners won't want to believe it but there's no comparison. Go mono. 
Thinking of replacing my Bat spaceheater with class D, real world thoughts please
Hello, You've already had some great advice so I'll remind you we all have opinions and a lot of great suggestions....Mine may not be appreciated by many but let me begin with the disclaimer that this is my overlall assessment and thus this is my ... 
Best current footers for preamps?
Lots of good recommendations... Lots of products... I personally use Sistrum stands ( Star Sound Technology) on every piece of equipment I can... They work great: open and transparent...