lkdog

Responses from lkdog

Fuse replacement with non stock in preamp External Power Supply??
I did check with Ric at EVS on the SONNCA DAC as he modded the unti I have..Going to leave that alone.Waiting on some Furutetch fuses for the Kismet monoblocks and the VAC external power supply.  
My Oppo is a bit too bright
Simao- I have had an OPPO 105 for a few years and it is quite good. I never considered it harsh, but maybe compared to a good Vinyl rig it might seems too clinical. I do have a vinyl rig but it is modest compared to most people here.You can do som... 
Streaming DSD to DAC options on home network
Thanks for all of the replies. I think I have this sorted out as to my options.Lots of ways to get this done I am finding out.  
Streaming DSD to DAC options on home network
Thanks for the reply. I may not be thinking logically or correctly about all of this. LOL.My computer with the dedicated music external hard drive is across the room about 25' away from the stereo rig (and the OPPO Sonica Dac which does have USB i... 
Fuse replacement with non stock in preamp External Power Supply??
Hey- last question for now. What about in a DAC? Do you guys do those too???I have a modded OPPO Sonica Dac. It uses a 3.15 Amp 5x20 fuse in the main AC input area.Not sure how to get that fuse out though. It has a little plastic cover or top over... 
Fuse replacement with non stock in preamp External Power Supply??
Thanks everybody.Will give it a try. I checked with Kevin at VAC about the correct fuse rating value and he confirmed the rating and that it was Slow Blow.Thinking of going with Furutech rhodium which is decent price and they are  UL approved so w... 
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...