pauly

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Electrolytic capacitor replacement
@grannyring Ok, short of taking a hacksaw to my chassis, I cannot use Tubecaps. I think I’m going to have to settle the Mundorf Mlytic. Do recommend bypassing them? I want to use the 50+50uF three prong. The ODAM is a little too expensive for bypa... 
Capacitor
" I am using the Canary Grand reference with 8 tubes on each side when I opened the amp cover each tube had a cap underneath it"You will need to do all the power tube caps at the same time. Sounds like you have 16 power tube caps? Ouch - that's a... 
Capacitor
@jasbirnanda  I would advise to not change all your caps at once. Change maybe one or two pairs at a time and sit back and listen. If your sound goes in the wrong direction, you can alter your path. If you feel the sound is on the right path, you ... 
Power Cord & Power Conditioner Recommendations
@jdm11    Just saw your post re you needing 5 cords. I have a spare 1.5mtr Wireworld Electra 5.2 you can have. PM if you are interested. I'm never going to use it again. You're welcome to it. I have upgraded to Silver Electra's and Coincident PC's. 
Heat
Then if the room is cooler, the heat s being drawn through the heat sinks with greater efficiency?Yes. Cold air consumes more energy (heat) from the cooling than warmer air can. Two factors come into play. 1.) The colder the air, the more heat it ... 
Poor Customer Service
I hate it when an audio company ignores me. It feels like I’m married again.  
Power Cord & Power Conditioner Recommendations
Wireword Aurora PCs. Hold off on power conditioning.  
Dedicated power to audio system—how extreme to go?
The systems that I have heard with battery power lose it when it comes to dynamics. Especially amps.Nice thought though, but the technology is not there... yet.Depends on the amps, depends on the batteries. I have found the opposite - a noticeable... 
Heat
Ambient temperature will effect how much heat you amplifier can dissipate. The warmer the ambient temperature the less it will be able to. Airflow will greatly enhance an amplifiers ability to dissipate heat.I use 12" computer cooling fans on my p... 
Is bass the most important frequency band?
Something I have found about my own tastes is the absence of bass is a lot better than the presence of bad bass.Over a period of years I tried multiple subs + amps and multiple crossovers, both passive and active. No matter what I tried, I never g... 
Is bass the most important frequency band?
@dabelMy monitors have been with me 20 years and they’re keepers. But they do not dig deep enough.Well there is no way to tell if my speakers go down lower than yours, or if I’m just satisfied with less. But does show how silly it is for folks to ... 
shielded vs unshielded pros and cons?
For ICs I go with shielded cables, especially when using long runs.If the environment is free of EMI and RFI noise and the cables are short, unshielded cable should suffice. In theory shielding colors sound, so pick your poison.I have no idea how ... 
Is it ever enough?
Hopefully “it” is never enough.To me it’s about the journey. When it is enough, then my journey is over. I do however believe that more folks on the forum want to reach the destination, so hopefully they get to a place where it’s enough. I pray I ... 
Is bass the most important frequency band?
Interesting. I’m a detail freak and bass doesn’t come into the equation for me. Don’t get me wrong, it can’t be missing and it can’t be boomy, but it’s not something I listen for.  
System building; a meditation
Your question is very broad and as you allude, I also don’t think there is a correct answer.My system morphed into what it is today over a period of decades. I would never have dreamt I’d be where I am today when I started off. I also use SET amps...