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Cary 300 integrated, Devore speakers
The Cary has a 4/8 ohm switch.I've researched the minimum power but haven't found it. If you come across any information. I'd appreciate it. It was several years ago at least that I wrote to John Devore. I'm sure he's much busier these days.  
Cary 300 integrated, Devore speakers
No, I've never seen the minimum power specs listed. I have a vague memory of once asking him but I think he said that he wasn't familiar enough with this amp. It's true you can't go by the numbers alone. I've heard many combinations that work just... 
Cary 300 integrated, Devore speakers
I ask about Devore in particular because I read that John Devore rates his speakers conservatively (in the sense that many other manufacturers inflate their sensitivity ratings). So, a John Devore rating of 90 might be more like 94 as commonly per... 
Shunyata Triton, zone allocation
Thanks. Actually I did that. They said the BDP was probably best on its own.  
PSU's for an Acoustic Revive RR-888 (or RR-777or RR-77)?
If anyone is still reading this thread, I hope you can give some advice. I'm thinking about buying an external PSU such as the Kingsrex or other, but need to know the size of the dc plug input. In a thread on another site, someone wrote inner diam... 
Subwoofer speaker outputs to increase efficiency
Well, what a coincidence. The fellow on the thread who raves about the sound with 300b is also using the Cary and also using the exact same tube complement as I am.  
Subwoofer speaker outputs to increase efficiency
The amp is the Cary 300b. It has no pre-out. The speakers are Opera monitors from 2006. They have dual posts, so I guess you could bi-amp each one.  
Subwoofer speaker outputs to increase efficiency
Yep. You're telling me the truth that I don't want to face. I need to change either the amp or the speakers. I don't want to get away from 300b, but I'm also sad to sell my favorite speakers or relegate them to the closet. The best solution is Car... 
Clean away old CD treatments
Frank, truer words have never been spoken. We audiophiles are indeed a strange lot. I've read about the VCR eraser method. Seems like a good idea. You mean the high-powered one that looks like a small anvil? Or you mean the wand type?I'm mad curio... 
Clean away old CD treatments
geoffkait, thanks for the link. I like how the writer doesn't really pick a winner. Actually I'm unaware of some of the treatments he describes. His Ultrabits are the previous formulas, not the Diamond Plus, but there probably isn't much differenc... 
Clean away old CD treatments
gdnrbob, thank you so much for offering me your demagnetizer to sample. I just sent you a private message. 
Clean away old CD treatments
Actually there were not 50 discs, but 150. Long day.I left four discs that had received only the Ultrabit and four discs that had received only the Shine-ola. Listening last night, I think the Ultrabit treatment might be mellowing over time. It do... 
Clean away old CD treatments
In fact, I've been thinking about getting a demagnetizer, such as the HiFi Tuning or Furutech. I've experimented enough with various tweaks to know that they do provide a benefit. But I wish I could hear the demagnetizer, considering the cost. And... 
Clean away old CD treatments
After I began using Optrix, I couldn't listen without it. Even my grunge sounded grungy. When Optrix was discontinued, I switched to Shine-ola, which I found to be much better. More analog, more vibrant. So I decided to try the Ultrabit, which is ... 
Clean away old CD treatments
Sounds like good stuff. Who knew? I'll stick with Dawn. Today's the day. I'll need more distilled water.