lowrider57

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Tweaks that work? (yes very subjective topic)
Any preference between the ps audio and [email protected]_limo , I was using 4 PSA Noise Harvesters in a power strip for my analogue; not much effect in lowering the noise floor.The iFi AC Purifier is a fantastic little device which cleans up grunge on the m... 
Chord Qutest DAC
I cannot find anywhere on the Bluesound if it upconverts everything to 44.1 or [email protected] ,Bluesound Node does not upsample or down convert. It natively streams a signal from 16/44.1 up to 24/192.Check the settings parameters in the BluOs app to s... 
Chord Qutest DAC
Leave the Qutest powered up. I owned a Chord EX and they do get hot to the touch, but should be kept ON.What is your digital source? So far you are only receiving a 16/44.1 signal. 
Need speaker cable
+3 for Canare 4S11. Transparent; allows faithful reproduction from your components. 
6SN7GTB replacement
Yes, 6SN7GT is rated at 300V plate voltage. 
6SN7GTB replacement
You should ask the manufacturer or a dealer. Typically, you can't substitute a 6SN7GT in a circuit designed for the 6SN7GTB. The plate voltage is higher in the GTB (450V) vs. 350V for a GT, so the biasing would be different. 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
So you ordered an extra pair at $250? I guess these tubes are worth it.I'm waiting to hear your review after full burnin. It's possible the tubes may open up even more. 
Equi=Core Hum & Other Issues
@jea48 I wanted you to see the new installation. And I was wrong about conduit; code does not require it.https://ibb.co/tzhyY6BNo more transformer hum. 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
That's a great find. I found a dealer selling a NOS pair for $500.Looking forward to your impressions. 
Matching for Music: Speakers or Electronics?
As Douglas said, this is worth reading...https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/if-you-listen-to-anything-other-than-classic-jazz-don-t-read-... 
Anyone with tinnitus or hearing loss who is into "high-end" audio?
I’m not trying to brag, in fact I might be a freak of nature, but I can hear up to 19kHz. I’m 62, my last hearing test was about five years ago and I only had some hearing loss in the low frequencies.When I was younger, the high pitched whine of a... 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
Yeah, I don't want to spend $250 on tubes I'm not familiar with. If I knew they were the holy grail I would go for it. 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
shkong...According to my research the early Melz tubes have the 1578 lettering. There were two factories producing Russian tubes and the holy grail tubes have multiple holes on the plates.https://www.ebay.com/itm/133366164135 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
I agree with markus and Rodman.True NOS NIB will need a breakin period. Vintage tube "pulls" that test as NOS will also need some breakin time. 
Anyone with tinnitus or hearing loss who is into "high-end" audio?
I have the same issues as @prof . My tinnitus waxes and wanes but usually doesn't interfere with a listening session. It can be distracting since there are high frequency sounds happening from different directions.I have Hyperacusis as well; high ...