mceljo

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Adding a “safe haven” forum for discussion of tweaks?
If it's any consolation, I consider myself to be a fairly open minded skeptic.  Open minded in that I am willing to consider that some things that others claim to hear just might be a reality in a system that surpasses the capability of my own.  L... 
Adding a “safe haven” forum for discussion of tweaks?
Would the purpose of this "safe haven" be to exclude tweakers or to exclude everyone else?  
Have you ever been turned off by an Arrogant Dealer? Thoughts
I'm not a high roller in audio gear, but my three local shops have always been very friendly to me.  The one that is probably the highest end dealer with Focal Utopia Grande (or the next one down) speakers typically available for demo.  The salesm... 
The Good Stuff
Since we're in the Christmas spirit...this is my favorite song currently.      
To DAC or not to DAC ?
@decooney I attribute the lack of significant difference between the GW and WE tubes to them being in a tube buffer output. I wouldn’t expect a tube to make as much difference as it potentially could in something like a Jolida FX Tube DAC. I am ... 
Adding a “safe haven” forum for discussion of tweaks?
Recognizing that it's not the same thing as an open forum thread, is it possible to have a group discussion via DM if there's a group of like minded people that want to share some ideas without unbelivers horning in on the discussion?  
To DAC or not to DAC ?
I'd second the tube rolling option to potentially improve your system. I have no experience with a SCHIIT FREYA +, but did recently do some tube rolling in my Pathos Classic One MkIII with amazing results.  I had a less than ideal setup before (s... 
To DAC or not to DAC ?
I have a bluesound node 2 in my system that I use to feed my standalone Maverick Audio TubeMagic D2 DAC.  I had honestly never even connected the analog outputs on the bluesound node 2 before today, but your post prompted me to do so. I've read t... 
The Good Stuff
@rok2id  If you enjoy trumpet music, then you need to check out these: Bach, Handel, Purcell: Gloria by Gabor Boldoczki Italian Concertos by Gabor Boldoczki Boldoczki is a true virtuoso that makes what should be impossible sound routine.  It's... 
Tubes for Pathos Classic One MKII
I like the Mullards well enough that I have two more sets on the way to live in reserove.  As part of the shipment, I will be getting a pair of Electro-Harmonix 6922 tubes that came out of a Pathos amplifier.  I'm excited to see how they sound, bu... 
The Good Stuff
Here's a few of my CDs that I find are easy to get lost in:Telarc - Ceremonial Music for Trumpet & Symphonic Organ by Rolf Smedvig & Michael MurrayStand Ye Steady: Songs of Courage & Inspiration by Usma Cadet Glee ClubThe Sound of Glor... 
Tubes for Pathos Classic One MKII
I am far from a tube expert, but I had someone recommend some vintage Mullard Blackburn tubes and the sound is amazing to my ears.  I previously had a mixed set with one being a JJ and the other being a Made in Russia tube.  My Classic One MkIII s... 
Pathos Logos Tube Rolling?
@cypry What system do you have?  I currently have some Mullard Blackburn tubes that sound fantastic in my Classic One MkIII.  The guy I purchased them from has found Mullard to be his favorite tube and has had both a Classic One and a Cinema X.  H... 
Recommendation for a highly resolving amp
Due to a renovation type project at my house, I had to opportunity to have my system setup at a friends house for a while.  The acoustics of our two rooms are very different and my system sounded very different at his house.I don't understand how ... 
How much does power amplifier really matter comparing to other hi-fi components?
After reading through what others have posted, I wanted to follow up with the numbers from my system.  I've never really looked at them from a % perspective.1. Source (20%)    Bluesound Node 2i    Maverick Audio TubeMagic D2 DAC    Sparkos Labs up...