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Tube Amp Questions
Tube amps have a beautiful sound to my ears as compared to solid state but certain manufactures run the power tubes at such a high voltage that tube life can suffer.  Tube replacement and the change in sound they experience over their useful life ... 
Who has heard the new Pass XA25?
I plan to audition this amp in the near future and will post my findings. 
Recommendations for music network player
My Ayon  Audio S-5 Network Player/Preamp feed by a QNAP NAS drive (single 2TB ssd hard drive)/Uptone Audio PS-2 sounds very analog like.  The SR Galileo UEF Ethernet cable between both pieces really brought the best out of my system.  Bear in mind... 
Tekton Double Impacts
I know this is off topic but the internal parts quality are high in the Ayon Audio products (gold plated printed circuit boards, R-Core transformers used in digital units, high end capacitors, choke filtered, etc).  I'm using the Ayon Audio S-5 Ne... 
Tekton Double Impacts
I have the more powerful Ayon Audio Odin III Build 4 in my system.  This is a 50 watt/ch Class A amp with 40 volts per SET tube x 4 tubes.  It has tremendous bass, highly resolving, and more powerful and outclassed a high end 100 watt/ch monoblock... 
Tekton Double Impacts
The two Go_lf amps I plan on using separately are the Tidal Audio Impact (120 watts/ch ss) and the Ayon Audio Odin III Build 4 (50 watts/ch SET).  Will the Tekton DI SE care if I use Porsc_e amps?  Will these amps mate well? 
Tekton Double Impacts
I was hoping the tweeters, midrange, and mid bass woofers were in a separate enclosure.Clement Perry, publisher of The Stereo Times, provided a dose of reality for the many high priced speaker manufacturers in his show report on the Tekton DIs.  S... 
Tekton Double Impacts
Btw, my DI SEs are on order in high gloss piano black.  Does anybody know if the midrange, tweeters, and 6" woofers are in a separate enclosure from the two 10" woofers?  Do you think outboard crossovers will be offered in the future? 
SOtM dCBL-CAT7 LAN Cable
Are you going through the Sotm-usa.com website?  I have the dCBL-CAT7 LAN cable special edition for $1100.  I did install this with the black cable followed by the Revelation Audio cryosilver Ethernet into my Ayon Audio S-5 Network Player/Preamp a... 
SOtM dCBL-CAT7 LAN Cable
It looks like they have a price increase on all Ethernet cables. 
SOtM dCBL-CAT7 LAN Cable
Do you think if your system did not include a router or modem and it consisted of NAS - Ethernet cable - Network Player would there be a need for a filter?  Do they have a trail period? 
Acoustic Zen Crescendo
Has anyone compared these to the Von Schweikert Unifield 3s? 
Eco-friendly Bamboo ply speakers
Alan, you are correct. The Pinyons use the highly regarded Scanspeak Ring Revelator (not the Seas). The link for Dave Thomas's review is found at http://www.stereotimes.com/Speak030805.shtm. Regards, Mikeg 
Eco-friendly Bamboo ply speakers
I have a pair of Pinyons and Unita subs. I have them on the Escalante stands 75% filled with Star Sound Tech Microbearing. The fit and finish on these speakers is top shelf. My TacT Millennium MKIII digital amp upgraded by Dave Schulte drives the ... 
Wattgate or Jena outlets?
Hi Lak,What is a mov ? Mike