mr_bill

Responses from mr_bill

Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
I've used a lifatek glass toslink with a Logitech Touch via toslink into a dac and I always was surprised at how good it sounded.  
Audio Research I/50
I’m an AR I50 buyer and I want easy or auto bias and don’t want to mess around with tubes, changing or rolling tubes. The tube rollers and tube biasers may want to focus elsewhere. But I really want the AR sound in something I can afford and a si... 
Schiit Freya + Class A in Stereophile
@wolf_garcia  did you change all 4 of the tubes to NOS GE tubes? is there a model number for the NOS GE tubes?  
Schiit Freya + Class A in Stereophile
@eljif or anyone else: ……,are these the CBS Hytron 5692 tubes you are referring too? And you put two on the input side? (Which I’m not sure which side is which!? https://www.nosvacuumtubes.net/product/cbs-hytron-5692/    
How do you make a final decision on a DAC
@dancarlson10  Are you commenting about using the Cobalt (versus these other dacs high level dacs) in a home speaker system and not with headphones?   That is impressive if so!! "Consider the Cobalt by audioquest. Auditioned terminator 4k from ... 
Getting lossless Apple Music to my dac
Hook an Ipad directly to Dac via USB C output on the Ipad (newer model) Stream high res from Apple Music    
Warm, rich, smooth, 3d tube integrated amp, budget $6000
I second this recommendation! The new Audio Research I-50 is an excellent.  $5,500.  
New Technics SU-G700 Mk II on the horizon
The Kinki EXM is a real good integrated so that adds more praise to the Technics.  what speakers are you using?  
New Technics SU-G700 Mk II on the horizon
@nonoise how is your new Technics getting along?  
Schiit Freya + Class A in Stereophile
For a newbie, could any of you please list the exact tubes you've upgraded to that have been a really nice upgrade?  (also which tube position they are?)  
New Technics SU-G700 Mk II on the horizon
Hi @nonoise    Any preliminary impressions on the new Technics G700Mk2?  
Audio Research I/50
Would love to hear more from your hands on listening session with the i50. I heard one driving Maggie 1.7i briefly and thought it sounded great.   
Tube Rolling the Jolida/Black Ice dsd Dac
Any updates on the Tube upgrade?I’m looking at getting some new tubes for the fx dsd.  
Thiel Owners
Thank you Tom,Now that I understand corner placement it all makes sense. How high off the ground are the coaxial drivers located?Your distance between the speakers as the crow flies must be about 5-6’? 
Thiel Owners
As you might have guessed by now, my installation is weird. My PPs are in a corner at 3' each from the corner with their tails near the ceiling. ( I couldn't get 4' due to physical constraints.) Their 45° vertical and horizontal launch from the sy...