skipperrik

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Tube Amp "Ringing"
I agree with Tvad - tube dampers are no cure for sick tubes. Their primary purpose is to assist healthy tubes in presenting micro details for clearer images. They aren't what you need in this case.A minor amount of microphonics can contribute to a... 
Melos Audio restoration
Will passed away last November. Their shop disappeared without a trace along with my preamp that was in for repair. You can track Jerry down at zabasearch.com, or email me. I have his number. He was no help to me however in locating Will's wife or... 
where to buy a BNC to RCA component cable?
Kimber cable also makes one that can be factory terminated with both BNC and RCA ends. It's available at The Needle Doctor.http://www.needledoctor.com/s.nl;jsessionid=ac112b1d1f43bbf0ae301bd849d28c8c9041546c1b8b.e3iKaNePch4Re34QchmRch8Sb310n6jAmlj... 
Totally confused about phasing
Krellm7 is right. I experienced this once with a 47 Labs Gaincard amp that was manufactured incorrectly, so it is entirely possible that one of your components has a defect. A speaker cable that is labeled incorrectly could also cause it. A simple... 
Plinius SA250 or Gamut D200
Satyam,I could never find a solid state amp that matched the sound of tubes. The CJ was advertised as being close, and it was...just not very lively. In all fairness, it might mate well with the right equipment but the easiest route for me was to ... 
Plinius SA250 or Gamut D200
You could expect some improvement in clarity by filling the stands, but I agree with your assumption that the CJ 2500 is the problem. I owned one and just couldn't find enough excitement in it. My recommendation is to stick with your plan to repla... 
Mark Levinson 390S question
It’s true that it doesn’t decode 48kHz signals, but let's keep things in perspective here. 24 bit, 48kHz media is very rare. Below is a quote directly from Atkinson's review about the real world relevance of this:"Of course, there aren't that many... 
Running Springs Haley or Duke Power Conditioners
After reading the reveiw of the KW's in Stereophile, it appears that they are very sensitive to the quality of the power supply including the power cords. I'm sure you will be very happy with the neutrality of the Duke/Cardas combination as well a... 
Running Springs Haley or Duke Power Conditioners
I'm currently using a Mark Levinson 390S direct to a pair of Sophia Electric 845 amps driven by 6SN7 tubes. I purchased a Haley a little over a year ago and connected it initially to the 390S only. It made an immediate improvement in detail retrie... 
XLR to RCA conversion
I just purchased a pair of Cardas converters from Keith at Linear Interconnects (http://www.linearinterconnects.com). Their service was excellent and the prices are lower than anywhere else I checked. You shouldn't have any problems with it. 
Micro-zotl hook-up
I've had a Micro ZOTL for about three years and yes, it is a very strong one watt that it produces. It works great on horns and other high efficiency speakers. David Berning will make mods to the units that include adding multiple inputs and outpu... 
Zingali Overture series thumbs "up" or "down"
I've had the pleasure of hearing the 2s, 3s and 4s with a variety of amps and cables. I don't have a clue what Jtinn is talking about when he says they lack detail. My experience has been that they have boatloads of detail, and in some systems it ... 
What causes "cupped hands"?
Cupped hands effect produces sound like when you cup your hands around your mouth to focus your voice....like a megaphone used by a cheerleader. The room I'm listening in is 15' x 35' with the speakers placed 5' out from the 15' wall and 30" in fr... 
Need advice on Cary 303-200: best power cord, etc.
You may want to experiment with different interconnects as well. I've had the Blue Heavens in my system and while the highs and mids were crystal clear, the bass was thin. 
Clou Blue Jaspis for Senn HD 580/600 Headphones
I have tried the Clou Red Jaspis cables using a Wheatfield HA-2 amp and found the high frequencies to be objectionably harsh. Even after an extended break in, the highs and mids seemed to be exagerated and were extremely hard to listen to. However...