Responses from mystang

XLR to RCA Adapters
Chipmunk,I have one of your VK 40 Pre Amps currently driving a VK200 amp.I will be putting a single ended tube Amp in my system next mounth on a trial basis and will use XLR to RCA adaptors.Do tou see any problems with this?Thanks Gary 
Can any preamps for $2-3k touch Auregies-L?
Has the Auregies-L Arrived yet? 
Can any preamps for $2-3k touch Auregies-L?
GopherThnks for the link it's a great read 
Can any preamps for $2-3k touch Auregies-L?
GopherThis amp has a lot of tubes to roll .Have you tried this to fine tune the Torii more to suit your room?This seems like the first step before to trying a Pre. 
Once again...looking for a "tube like" SS preamp
I had a Sonic Frontier SE line 2 which I replaced with a Bat VK 40 just as good in every respect except it had no tube noise a low levels like the Sonic Frontiers sometimes had , plus no tubes to replace.Do a google research I know Stereophole rev... 
Decware - any substance here?
JWT are you useing a preamp or source direct into the Torii?I,am also curious about the trebel and bass switches and how easy is it to set them for your speakers? How much heat do all the tubes in this design put out minimal medium or alot? 
Sony SCD-XA5400ES-Best SACD for under $10,000
I use a pair of Jenna Labs Symphony for me they get the tone better than others that I have tried. 
Sony SCD-XA5400ES-Best SACD for under $10,000
Mitch2I have both and the Oppo is the warmer one and to me it is obvious on a short listen but I would not call it a great difference. 
SACD player
SumbubaThanks for the claification on what the back panel switch does.So far only played redbook CD. Don't have any dual layer disc now but if I get some I now know how to acess the layer I want.Thanks 
Cardas Cold Forging
So what does this do when you consider that between each end the rest of the cable is configured in a certian geometry, with space around the wires etc and the end are compressed? 
SACD player
I have an oppo 83SE and a Sony 5400ES To play SACD on the Sony you need to set a switch on the back panel to Sacd or CD manually depeding on what type you are playing a minor inconvience.The Oppo auto selects depending on disc inserted in the play... 
Has anyone heard the new OPPO BDP-83SE
TubegrooverI purchased an oppo 83SE a mounth ago and just got a Sony 5400es two days ago. For the $ rember that the Oppo does it all DVD BR CD SACD and more so as a all in one player with state fo the art video and great audio it's really hard to ... 
Sony SCD-XA5400ES-Best SACD for under $10,000
I'am a Master Gardnener and there are quite a few different types of Garlic and they all taste different.So unless you grow your own no way to know for sure what you are getting.Even if you grow only one type changes in the amount of sun and water... 
To mod or not to mod a Sony SCD1
Aplhifi Thanks for the detailed description.Gary 
Sony SCD-XA5400ES-Best SACD for under $10,000
Kr4, "I've never understood that"I would have thought you burn in the stock unit first,that way you do not to subject the tubes to the added hours?