|can you add tone controls to a primaluna HP integrated amp|
+1 on Schiit Loki. Can be used as described by yogi or kalali.
|SACD Multichannel player - $400 budget|
Old thread, however I own the yamaha BD-S681. I agree it is a great option below the $500 price point. I do not use it multichannel however.
|Worth of current system|
Al, yes I had to look up 'opprobrium'. My main system retailed at ~15K, probably have ~$7500 in it.Put together for placement in a small (12x15') dedicated room treated with DIY acoustic panels.
|Best sound in old late 70s early 80s receivers|
My 1st component based system consisted of a Dual 2019 TT w Sure V15 type II cartridge, Sansui Au-555 integrated, and Pioneer C63DX speakers. Also had a Teak 4010S reel to reel. Put together summer of 1970 on Okinawa.
So the diode burnt out. I would not worry about it. I once owned the B&K ST-140, great amp.
|Music lover or audiophile?|
Addendum: Not to love music also seems senseless.
|Music lover or audiophile?|
Few music lovers are audiophiles. To be an audiophile and not a music lover seems senseless.
|R2R Dac choices.|
99% of my music is CD based, either as disc or AIFF file. I am interested in both the Orchid and the Mirror Audio. I use a tube preamp however.
|Vincent Audio tube preamp SA-T7 & SP-332 power amp|
I believe the tubes are in the amps driver stage. The amp is solid state, running class A for the first 10 watts. I owned a Vincent 226 MK integrated and wish I never sold it.
Again, what is the room size? It is easier to purchase stand mounts used (shipping). Can be more easily sold (again, shipping).
|Proac Tablette 10 Signature|
At your budget I would go with an integrated. If you would consider used, maybe a Vincent Audio SV 236 or a Pathos Model One MK3. Both are hybrids with tube pre and SS amp, smooth sounding.
|Need advice on what amp to get under a budget.|
What sources are you using?In addition to the aforementioned, I can recommend the NAD 326BEE (50wpc) and Yahama A-S701 or 801(both having phonostage and digital inputs and provide 100wpc, the 801 has additional USB digital in). The Odyssey in not ...
|Cambridge Audio Azur 740a paired with Dali Oberon 5's|
I agree with noromance, if it sounds good, playing to the desired loudness level without strain then paring is fine. A more definitive answer would require more information. How large a room? Do you know the nominal and lowest impedance of the Dal...
|Help with room treatment?|
Sound absorption panels at reflexion points, behind speakers and behind listening chair will help. Also bass traps in corners behind speakers. Check out ATS Acoustics for DIY products. I made 2x4' panels from their Roxul Rockboard 2", burlap fabri...
|Well ... The Lightbulb Just Went On!|
Given that the electronic parameters between output and input of any two components differ, it does not surprise me that one might find different ICs to work best between them.