routeman21

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CAL Alpha DAC: Stock vs. 24/96 upgrade
Mark, Thank you for your input. You gave me a lot to think about. I'm new at this tube thing. In a nutshell, this is what I want to do: My Alpha came with the Eico/Mullard tubes. They sound warm, rich & smooth. They lack in the detail I'm look... 
CAL Alpha DAC: Stock vs. 24/96 upgrade
Ckoffend, I understand completely what you're saying. I know what to do if I have to ship. I didn't understand your post from 2/20. It makes total sense now. I thought you were talking about something other than the proper packing for shipment. Th... 
CAL Alpha DAC: Stock vs. 24/96 upgrade
Buda, When I read your posts you sure do make a case for the Alpha. As stated before, I'm still getting used to it. It really does have some characteristics I like a lot. I also own a CAL Icon Mk.II Powerboss which I really like too. Of course, I'... 
CAL Alpha DAC: Stock vs. 24/96 upgrade
Ckoffend, I don't understand what you're saying. Please explain in more detail. Thank You!Kevin 
CAL Alpha DAC: Stock vs. 24/96 upgrade
Elevick, What personality do the 5751's have? I own a stock Denon 2930 DVD player. Have you heard one modded? Let me know. Thanks,Kevin 
CAL Alpha DAC: Stock vs. 24/96 upgrade
Buda, Thanks for the info. Are you saying the Mullard CV4004's sound great in your stock AND upgraded Alpha? When I purchased my Alpha it wasn't being used by the previous owner for quite some time so it didn't sound that good the first couple of ... 
CAL Alpha DAC: Stock vs. 24/96 upgrade
Ckoffend, How about that! I never heard about supporting the transformer when shipping. Thank you for that info.Kevin 
CAL Alpha DAC: Stock vs. 24/96 upgrade
Michael, I emailed Approved Audio Service in Litchfield, CT. They emailed back and said they can do it for $500.00 + shipping.Kevin 
Cary DVD 8 DVD player
Wow! If what you say is true it's a no brainer. Say NO to the DVD8. I now own an Oppo DV-980H universal player. For the price it's nice but it will stay only until I find something with better with 2-channel audio. The short list is the Cary DVD8,... 
Best Tube CDP for $2000 Budget
Megasam, I recently purchased a Lector 0.6t tube CD player for my secondary system (I have modified components in my primary system). I love it! Sounds like music. Full-bodied & detailed. It does have a forward presentation; not laid back. I p... 
Cambridge 840c
I took the plunge & purchased the Cambridge Audio 840C for my bedroom system (see above 12/28/06 post). It is broken in and I will give my findings. But first, the 840c is connected to my Portal Audio Panache integrated amp by way of a Signal ... 
I am looking for a CD player that has the ........
Mrtennis,I've heard neither. Based on what i've read, The lector sounds nice. However, I don't want to get caught up in auditioning too many more players, like I did this past summer. Costs too much! I'm going to purchase something soon but i'm re... 
I am looking for a CD player that has the ........
Smholl,You make a good point. The CD player will be used in my bedroom & it will be located just to the left of where I will be sitting at my desk. Access to buttons on the unit will be easier to use than remote. You can say I'm nit-picky &... 
Cambridge 840c
Hey Nuguy,I'm very seriously considering buying the CA-840C to audition. It would be for a secondary system in my bedroom. I'm now using a California Audio Labs CL-2500 DVD player as my redbook CD source in this system. I've been looking for a ded... 
Cal Audio Labs CL-2500 DVD player
Thank you! I appreciate your input.