rushfan71

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My really dumb tube mistake(s)
Being fairly new to tubes and dealing with 2 reputable guys in the NOS tube business, I’ve had very good luck thus far until the other day. I got some 1958 Mullard 12AU7 long plates several months back that I put in my Primaluna Dialogue Premium p... 
Back to vinyl need phono stage help!
@jimfinn2112.                          Porcupine tree to Loreena Mckinnet.Hmmm.... Wouldn't have been my first guess.          
Audio Research VT80SE amp vs Prima Luna EVO 400 or 300
@ps Don't hesitate to try different 12AU7 tubes and their variants in the two front center positions on the integrated. They will change the sound characteristics more than any other tube swap.Although I also changed my power tubes to NOS Mullard ... 
Remarkably better sound possible with just 1 system component change?
Upgrade the Lumin D2.I don't think it's on par with the rest of your system.Lumin X1 would be though 
Why do people care what their speaker wants?
I agree with MC to a point.I think the exception would be amp suggestions for hard to drive speakers such as Maggie's.I see (read) a lot about the fact that that it takes current to run them properly. That would be a speaker that I would ask the f... 
Audio Research VT80SE amp vs Prima Luna EVO 400 or 300
@ps If your preamp doesn't have XLR output you could consider a PL Dialogue Premium HP used instead of the Evo 400 with plenty of money left over to try different 12AU7's in the center position of the amp to dial that sound you and the golden eare... 
Audio Research VT80SE amp vs Prima Luna EVO 400 or 300
I agree with @jjss49 about the sound signatures of both amps.One thing to consider is the VT80 SE comes with KT150 power tubes, the PL with EL34’s. The PL can also use KT150’s with the flick of a switch.Using KT150 change the PL from romantic to m... 
Innuos Zenith mk3 complete disappointment
@in_shore Not wrapped up in anything hi-fi guy or any other reviewer or YouTube channel has to say as I have already mentioned.I don't subscribe to the channel either but I have seen some of his videos and I point this out only because he takes on... 
Innuos Zenith mk3 complete disappointment
@antigrunge2 I suggest you go re-read my post about not over paying for products that value doesnt equal price instead of telling me what I should do. 
Why so many angry audiophiles?
@sojourn98 If you are asking me my answer is, it doesn't matter here on this forum.Maybe re-read my post.That's IF you were asking me 
Innuos Zenith mk3 complete disappointment
@in_shore I could listen to it after I build it for a FRACTION of the cost. That’s my point. I don't get wrapped up in what "reviewers" have to say about a product. Im looking at what's in the box and the cost of those parts that are available for... 
What ever happened to....
@stereo5,Are you saying you used the VPI brick to hold you lightweight DAC on the shelf.Not ball busting here, but wouldn't any brick hold it in place?I've seen those and wondered what they actually did. 
Innuos Zenith mk3 complete disappointment
I think those unit are WAY over priced for what’s in them.There’s a channel on YouTube calledOCD Hifi guy. He opens one up and shows and talks about what’s on the inside.I feel there is no doubt that your systems resolution is showing you exactly ... 
Why so many angry audiophiles?
I'll tell you what makes me angry, coming on this forum to read threads that have gone political, or social justice. I mean come on. This is an AUDIO forum. If I want to hear or read about that shyte I can go basically anywhere else in life and ha... 
Not Thrilled with Vandersteen 2CE Sigs - where is the first place to work on?
I would eliminate the laptop and the dragonfly first. Steely Dan, Dire Straits, ect recordings will always sound better than a lot of other recordings.