trelja

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how are you testing your own tubes?
If you are just dipping your toe into the water, you will probably do fine just winging it.  If your amp has a standby switch for the power tubes, it's best to employ that to run new tubes in for a while before putting the amp in operate mode.  Th... 
Big vintage amps worth paying for and keeping for a long time
@ebm "Had Rowland 8T for many years Jeff Rowland has great service and says thats the best amp he has ever made."I always react whenever I hear someone say this.  While it's often true in other realms, when it comes to a still viable HEA manufactu... 
BEST FEMALE VOCAL EVER
@tubegroover "For me, my favorite, range, tone, improv ability which is bottomless and sheer listenability, Sarah Vaughn"+1.  Couldn't agree more 
PEER-LESS OUTPUT TRANSFORMER replacement (16492)
@autospec thank you for following up, Will. Unfortunately, it happens so rarely.I'm really happy Edcor could seemingly provide what you wanted.  Hopefully, they work out as you want 
Horns: Why don't they image well?
And they're off!!! 
SPEAKERS, SPEAKERS AND MORE SPEAKERS.. BUT NEED BASS.?
 @audiokinesis  "The net benefits of not using a highpass filter were greater".  Hello, Duke.  You bring up an excellent and mostly overlooked point regarding subs and crossovers.When I purchased my Coincident speakers, which consist of satellites... 
First Watt J2
I’ve had several back loaded horns: CarderSound, Horning, Lamhorns, and Lowthers. Through trial and error, I’ve found they’re a much different animal than my front loaded horns, transmission lines, and conventional box loudspeakers. Like me, you m... 
Reference 3A MM De Capo vs Legacy Calibre
In all honesty, these queries always leave me wondering how the person asking could possibly make a good decision.The two speakers come from radically differing design perspectives, and as such, will reflect that, sonically. It’s not a question of... 
Missing the plastic bag for shipping for my amp...
ULINE sells plastic bags in several thicknesses, in a dizzying array of sizes.  No doubt, they have what you need, and may even supply the manufacturer  
Richard Vandersteen at Audio Connection
Never understood why folks drag old threads up so long after the fact, but perhaps I ticked @jaf36 off in some former episode, and he seems pretty riled up for whatever reason today.  Anyway, here we are... Interesting to read my 12 year old words... 
Empire Turntable Parts
I picked up a 498 for $5 at a garage sale.  Shouldn't be too difficult to work out your issue as simple as the innards are 
For those of us over 60..
In my 40s, but since others who didn't yet hit 60 offered great suggestions, I'll throw a few who embody my generation...Beastie Boys, The Cure, De La Soul, Gang Starr, Guns N Roses, Metallica, Nirvana, NWA, Liz Phair, The Roots, Run DMC, The Smit... 
Best turntable under $2000
@neo_the_one "I currently have a Rega P2. The sound is good but I don't get a very good separation of vocals and instruments and also the detailing is not as resolving as I would like it to be."While I liked the VPI Classic enough to buy one, in y... 
need opinions on cdp with built in volume control up to $2000
I agree with you completely on CD players with volume controls, anda also use a couple, including a Consonance Reference 2.0 SACD player. I’ve not heard the RA Opus 21, but the CD55 was a good one. I’ve also considered the EAR Acute, but the long ... 
DIY ?uestion
Thank you, Duke. Your experience with TL seems to mirror what I’ve read from most people apart from Bud.Nothing proprietary at this point, most people don’t even remember who Bud Fried was. Anyway, I saw (Salk?) has been trying to resurrect the Fr...