paulcreed

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Tube amps under $7500
I would stay away from 75 watt tube amp then. I’m using a Reference 3a reflector and Joseph Audio Pulsar. The 3a’s play just fine, sometimes I would like a little more power with the JA. Both are very enjoyable with 50 watts. If you need power and... 
Tube amps under $7500
I have a room with separate and a simple room that I have tried some integrated amps. Right now I prefer the simple room.   I stumbled on the Audio Hungary a50i and really love this amp and see no need to move on. It plays any type of music I thr... 
Do NOS Mullard EL34 tubes last much longer than NOS SED (Svetlana) EL34 ?
Bjesien, is correct on the nos Mullards, they have a sense or ease. In my system it has a natural sparkle to them I’ve found no other can do. I have a class A that can only use kt-120 and kt-150’s so sometimes it’s nice to go back to the Mullard e... 
Do NOS Mullard EL34 tubes last much longer than NOS SED (Svetlana) EL34 ?
$450 for a fx1 is way to high for me.  I bought 4 quad’s of fx2 over time when I noticed prices going up years ago. I’ve been buying used xf2’s that test as new for 1/4 of the price for the fx1 quote you have. I’ve been running the same quad’s in ... 
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
I didn’t read all the post so if someone mentioned this. You stated in first post “after a couple weeks of daily use I hear no difference”. Does daily use mean you are not running cord 24/7? Even if you are running amp 24/7 300 hours may not be en... 
Seeking Bookshelf Recommendations
I’ve talked to a guy that had gone from the de cappo to the Fritz and preferred the Fritz. I have never heard the Fritz but have almost bought a pair a couple times. Talked with Fritz on the phone super nice guy don’t think you can go wrong with h... 
Seeking Bookshelf Recommendations
We have about same power, 50 watt class A audio hungary. Be careful on efficiency you don’t want any regrets. I had pulsars with this amp sounded very nice but better with more power and current.    I like the reference 3a Decappo’s and Reflector... 
Cable vs fiber for audio quality
All this is now good to know. My main concern was it would be bright, I can’t do screaming at me bright.   I placed my order to be installed Monday. I know to some this maybe an odd question but will this new modem/router need break in. I owned ... 
Buying Used Speakers
I would not trust FedEx,UPS to ship floorstanding  speakers no matter how nice the box is.   Light monitors have a better chance in a soft foam skeleton double boxed, dense foam can lead to issues. Heavy dense small boxes are prone to damage, hea... 
Music Hall Maverick SACD Player repair
You could call Digital Rehab in Slidell La. which was Wilson Audio a Audio Research dealer and repair center for many years in New Orleans.   I owned the Maverick 15 years ago it would let out a very loud noise out of nowhere and cause me to jum... 
Starting a second system, need efficient speaker suggestions.
With a couple subs and 4or 5k you could look at some used Reference 3a Reflectors. They disappear and dig deep.   
Upgrades and repairs on hi fi components
If your close to New Orleans area Digital Rehab can work on about anything. They were Wilson audio in New Orleans for 40 years but downsized and moved across the lake to Slidell. They were Audio Research repair center and dealer. I would rather dr... 
Moving into an apartment with wood joist floors - worried about neighbors hearing
I would not introduce myself to neighbors and tell them about my system, I think that’s asking for trouble. I would let things fall as they may, deal with issues as they come. Enjoy your new home and your system and be as courteous as you can whil... 
Dog pissed on speaker
Covering odor does no good, you need a solution that has microscopic bugs to eat the source of the odor. Call a large commercial janitorial supply company that sells to municipalities and hotels. If you talk to somebody knowledgeable they will kno... 
How does a preamp die from sitting unused for a few months?
Didn’t read all post so if this was mentioned disregard. Did you check the wires coming off the IEC for cold solder joint. Follow that and see where it goes for bad connection.your definitely not getting power to the rails.I doubt it but handling ...