roberjerman

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Suggestions for low powered tube amps for Zu Omens
I bought a real nice SET 45 from Will Vincent (autospec). Only 1.75 wpc - but can easily drive the Omens! Contact him -he can build you one, too! 
Any Love For Bryston Here?
My Bryston .5 preamp and 3B amp are still in daily use after 30+ years! 
wide baffles and baffle step
I own a pair of Snell AIII's. 
wide baffles and baffle step
-1 kenjit! :( 
wide baffles and baffle step
Because a wide baffle aids in a speaker's power response out into the room. This was recognized by Peter Snell in the design of the Type A. Still one of the best sounding dynamic speakers! An even power response off-angle is just as important as e... 
Audio Note Kit 1 Upgrade Or New Dac
Changing to another Chord DAC will not result in an improvement in SQ! 
Audio Note Kit 1 Upgrade Or New Dac
Hirata TANGO opts are an easy recommendation! 
Audio Note Kit 1 Upgrade Or New Dac
The output transformers are the critical weak link in tube amps. Better OPTs (larger cores, less induction, better coupling between primary and secondary, less hysterisis distortion and wider bandwidth) equate to better sound quality. BUT - cost g... 
Special pressing LPs when the master was digitally recorded?
+1 mike_in_nc! LPs made from digital masters can sound excellent too! 
Update or Toss Technics SB-G300 Speakers from 1981? (link to photos)
A good starter system would be: a pair of the Andrew Jones-designed Elac’s, a NAD integrated amp and a Sony Blue Ray/streamer (can be bought new for not much $). Add a powered sub (or two) for the bottom end. All this can probably be put together ... 
Interconnect recomendations, ~$500 new or used, RCA...
Here's what I bought when I needed new IC's: Audioquest Silver Extreme's. HCM had them on sale for $100 a pair. List price was $500/pr.Can't beat that! So I got 5 pairs for $500. Happiness! 
Update or Toss Technics SB-G300 Speakers from 1981? (link to photos)
A donation to Habitat of the Z-22 is recommended,  
Update or Toss Technics SB-G300 Speakers from 1981? (link to photos)
Alas, neither the speakers and TT are worth much! The complete Z-22 system would be a good bedroom system for a teenager! 
What is your favorite tube type?
The ne plus ultra power tube: 6LF6 used as a PP sextet in the Julius Futterman hand-made H3aa OTL mono amps! I have a pair! 
What is your favorite tube type?
Best PP low watt power tube: 6BQ5/EL84! A pair of these (15 watts) with an Altec Valencia or an Altec 19 will get you halfway to audiophile heaven! Used as a quartet in the famous Vox AC-30 guitar amp!