|Best Cable Option: Streamer to DAC|
S/PDIF is also limited to 24 bits while USB can pass 32 bits (in case you are interested).Is there an audible difference? Now that’s a loaded question!My feeling is that, all things being equal, yes there is an audible difference.I’m a big propone...
|Gave up my SET----looking for moderate to higher power replacement options|
I’ve had KT88 tube amps before and really liked them. Maybe you might as well?Don Sachs makes a really nice one:http://www.dsachsconsulting.com/custom%20kt88%20tube%20amp.html CAD$3,750 which works out to under US$3,000.I have Don’s linestage. Ver...
|preamp for manley|
I would recommend looking at the Don Sachs Linestage. Don will customize it to match your Manley amps.Very high build quality and great sounding to boot!I have one.
|First Watt SIT-3 preamp pairing advice|
+1 for Don Sachs linestage.
|Has anybody bought or heard a Chinese knock off amplifier?|
I’ve bought quite a few Chinese audio components over the last decade. Mostly mid-fi stuff that I upgraded myself.My first foray was a Music Angel XD800 Mk3 tube amp. It cost ~$600. After upgrading it with about $200 worth of parts, it was an exce...
|What exactly is textural density?? |
Herein lies the difficulty in describing how our brains process sensory stimuliNo two people interpret this exactly the same.As a musician in an orchestra with 44 other instruments, we spend a lot of time working together to create a rich, multi-l...
|Solid-state preamp with tube power amp|
As you've no doubt discerned from the above posts, it's all relative.I've been in this hobby for over 45 years. My $0.02 is that it is easier to build good sounding solid state components AT A CHEAPER PRICE POINT (e.g. sub $1,000) than it is tubed...
|Amp recommendation for Martin Logan Odyssey speakers|
Have a look at Coincident 211PP Dragon MK. II monoblocks:http://www.coincidentspeaker.com/mpsip_amps.html (scroll down to the bottom of the page)$11,000 Output Power: 75 watts RMS - 300 watts peak (Triode) / Push-Pull Class A Output Imped...
|Preamp choices:Short list|
The Coincident Statement Mk II Line Stage is worth taking a look at:http://www.coincidentspeaker.com/preamps.html Hand wiredSeparate power supply101D tubes$6,000A review: http://www.coincidentspeaker.com/review-statement-linestage-dec2016.html
|Best tube preamplifier for under $15k|
+1 for Don Sachs' linestage. Every one of Don's preamps are customized/optimized to the customer's system.Tremendous value for the $$'s.
|Finally found THE SPEAKER!!!|
If you’re looking for that kind of power, consider pro amps (Yamaha, Crown, Soundcraftsmen, etc.).I have a pair of Soundcraftsmen PM860 monoblocks (from the 70’s) that I’ve recapped. They put out 900W at 4Ω. Fed by a tube preamp, they sound wonder...
|Tube amp Friendly Speaker That Sounds like Klipsch Cornwall|
Tannoy Prestige Gold Reference
|Tube Preamp to go with Bryston SST2 amp and Magnepan 1.7i speakers|
A Don Sachs linestage meets your budget:http//www.dsachsconsulting.com/custom%20line%20stage.html His preamps are based on 6SN7 tubes. They are hand built by Don so he can customize them to match your amp’s impedance.Don’s a great guy and easy to ...
+1 for Don Sachs gear.I have his 6SN7-based linestage.Don does very high quality work and his components are very high performers.
|Need a preamp, new or used. |
Another recommendation for tubes. With your budget, you have a lot of good choices....