|Genalex Gold Lion 12AX7 - different grades? |
@jjss49 thanks for the update on the Shuguang QC improvement. I had tried there KT-88's years ago and really enjoyed them but there were to many failures within the first few months to justify continued use.
|anyone else having log in issues ?|
|Wall mounting on studs|
I've never understood mounting audio gear to the structural components of a house. Any door slams or such transfers vibration into the walls and ceilings.
|Another shout out for great service|
I dropped my PPP in the trash not long ago. When it failed, I kept it for a few months to hear a difference. I never notice a big change. To be fair, over the years I used the PPP, I had added a few 20 amp dedicated outlets. The truth be told, I’v...
|Pondering to pull the trigger on an AT VM 760SLC|
Won't say much about the cartridge but thanks for the trip down memory lane. I grew up in the South bay and later lived in the Valley. I still have an AT-14Sa and really enjoy it's Shibata tip. I also have a AT-150MLX and use it with the Microli...
|Best 6550 NOS Power Tube for CJ Premier 11a?|
The folks who rave about NOS power tubes have amps with maybe four power tubes in them. Many of us who have a large numbers of power tubes per channel have learned to live with the new production longevity issues. That's why I only buy power tube...
|How do I buy tubes?|
I use to shop around for the best price but not any more. I use a vendor whom has earned my business by selling tubes that are tested and burned in. I pay for the service but to me it's well worth it.
|Micro Fiber Cloth for Record Cleaning|
I use micro fiber on Lp's. Before use, I wash them without Fabric Softener. Washing removes the lint collected during manufacture. I use them for a short time, them wash again.
|I cannot say enough about the KAB Concorde STY40 combo|
I have an older Concorde that's black, I got it when I purchased my SL-1210MKII, which was used to DJ. I had an OM40 stylus which I used with a used Ortofon OMP 10 (P-Mount) on a Technics SL-10. I mated the OM40 to the Concorde and currently use...
|Building your own HiFI rack (hasn't been discussed in a while)|
Kinda on topic: I made an addition to my Salamander Twin 40 rack not to long ago. I bought extra posts and related hardware from Salamander, very helpful people too. I found a sheet of 1" Medium Density Fiber Board at a local Lumber Warehouse. ...
|Where to find Shuguang tubes?|
I hope Shuguang and there KT-88's have gotten better. Many years ago I purchased 18. My amps used 16, 8 per amps. I ran out of replacements in the first two weeks, oh and lets not forget those 10 amp fuses. In my system they sounded much better...
|Integrated amp for Klipsch Forte|
I had Klipsch Forte's in the late 80's when I was new to the game and they were my first really good speakers. I had the wrong support equipment and was to poor to get the amp they needed, so I sold them. I had NAD gear at the time. Years later ...
|Technics Compact Linear Trackers, SL-__; SL-Q____ Vertical SL-V5. ADVICE PLEASE|
I have an SL-10 and a SL-J33. The 10 is the way to go if you've got the money. A very well made machine.
|Two Turntables? Why|
I've got three in my system. Two TT's have pretty much stationary cartridges while one TT gets what ever I'm in the mood for.
|WHat did Audiophiles hear during Tape deck era?|
I was not into High End back then but had good mid-fi gear. Good RR's and early cassette players had Tape Hiss and later came Dolby Noise Reduction. That reduced the hiss but slightly affected the high frequencies. Some older people may have a ...