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Diagnosing a spitting/popping channel- need some help!
Well, I am pretty convinced it is the monoblock power amp.Today it was spitting a bit and I have everything else except the amp turned off (VAC preamp, the Pioneer HT receiver, all sources).I got these monoblocks in 2007. Actually never turn them ... 
Diagnosing a spitting/popping channel- need some help!
If when you swapped preamp output cables to the monoblock amplifiers and the problem stays on the the left. The problem is with the left Monoblock Amplifier. I had a noise problem with a Vac Standard Preamp that's why I mentioned it.Thanks hif... 
Diagnosing a spitting/popping channel- need some help!
"Had a similar problem with a Measured good but was breaking down with high voltage."Vac Standard Preamp. Problem was bad 100K Ohm plate resistor for the 12au7. But wouldn’t the popping switch channels as mjostyn says when I switched the preamp OU... 
Diagnosing a spitting/popping channel- need some help!
mijostyn- IKdog, you have not localized the problem yet. Swap cables on the output of the VAC. If the problem changes sides then you know it is the VAC. If it does not change sides then it is the Lt amp or beyond. Now I am confused which is ve... 
Diagnosing a spitting/popping channel- need some help!
Thanks guys. Will give it a go today and report back.  
Preamp upgrade from Audio Mirror PP1- suggestions?
Ended up with a used VAC Standard.Initial impressions positive.Thing is built like a tank.Lower noise floor. The separate power supply is a first for me. 
Preamp upgrade from Audio Mirror PP1- suggestions?
Seriously?The Audio Mirror unit was less than $1000 new when I bought it. Pretty modest.My budget is maybe up to $2000 used.Seems like I would be looking at units that are over $3000 street price new.I was thinking I would be at quite another leve... 
Sorry for Q- Need help moving to music server.
Thanks guys.I think I am going to give the SONOS Connect a try.I did buy dbpoweramp. Very cool. I downloaded the trial version of J River.Not sure I like it.May also try Foobar as suggested. 
Sorry for Q- Need help moving to music server.
Sorry for the delay in response and thanks to all for responding! I forgot about the lag in a post getting approved by the mods here in Audiogon so was away from the forum for a couple days.Hey Clio09- great to hear from you! I have a story for yo... 
Recommendation for small footprint Center channel?
No disrespect, but that is not the route he wishes to go.From my experience of actually having a 5.1 system that uses my high end two channel preamp and speakers for L/R-even I want and have a center (RBH 661).It makes a big difference as a dedica... 
Recommendation for small footprint Center channel?
Appreciate the info-likely out of his price range but I will check. 
Mono blocks are better or Stereo power amp?
I had a very nice modded Musical Fidelity A300 integrated which had massive separate power supplies for the preamp and amp sections.I now have Odyssey Mono Extremes monoblocks with the same speakers (ACI Jaguars which are a large rather power hung... 
Combining different speaker cables for bi-wiring?
Interesting thread.I bi-wire with DH Labs and use the 14ga T14 on tweeter and the heavier 10ga Q10 on midbass driver on my ACI Jaguar monitors.This has been recommended by many users in using DH Labs in a bi-wire setup. The wire is the same I beli... 
Audio Mirror T61 Parts Question?
Email Vlad, he is pretty good guy. I use fast acting 2A fuses in my Audio Mirror PP1 preamp from Radio Shack.Not much to the line stage preamps as far as what to know really.Volume/4 inputs/2 outputs. The input labels on back probably do not match... 
Tube dampers?
"Doesn't the tape hold heat in?"You have to see it. It is more like very thin ribbon.Caused no heat problems that I was aware of and is apparently a common tweak.It made a positive difference for me on my phonostage.