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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Good! I'd like to see more traffic in this forum.
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    Re: KT88 Genalex Gold VS JJ VS ???

    Similar bad experience with KT150 here - they were awful in my 200iQ's. I do like the Tung-Sol KT120 quite a lot, though. Of course Gold Lion KT88 are very good (more airy than KT120). And even the...
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    Re: Are they going to destroy audio?

    We're not a big enough market for anyone to worry about the energy "wasted" on class A and tube gear. In the grand scheme of things, our amps' impact is not significant. So many things would have to...
  4. Thread: New tube amp

    by mulveling
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    Re: New tube amp

    No, not always. Blindly (or deafly) subbing parts based on cost and use of exotic materials can sometimes move the musicality meter backwards. I really appreciate the voicing work meticulous...
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    Re: AQ Rocket 88 cable

    It looks reasonable for the price point - essentially it's priced and spec'd like the Rocket 44 (13 AWG star-quad, no DBS), but has better quality metal (all PSC+ in 88 versus a mix of PSC and PSC+...
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    Re: 12BH7A Recommendation

    I've used them as the driver in tube amps, in place of 12AU7. 1950s Sylvania shiny black oval plates w/ D or horseshoe getters were the best (neutral and incredibly dynamic with a great midrange),...
  7. Re: The Absolute Sound Interview with Olympic Legend and Veteran Audiophile Mark Spitz

    I'd love to hear what his personal system consists of. Didn't see that in the chapter titles, and haven't had time for a full-through watch yet.
  8. Re: Tubed Power Amplifiers. Are the disadvantages too great ?

    I've run big tube amps (8 - 12 power tubes, and 6 - 8 small tubes each) for 12 years now. Tubes turned out to be much more reliable and low-maintenance than the impressions I got from reading about...
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    Re: SS vs Tube - experiences

    I've been there before - "only tubes from now on! no more SS!". But later on found SS and hybrid gear I really love too. It's all down to system matching, plus your mood and preferences can change...
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    Re: Buyers Beware Myavstudio on Audiogon

    Ah, I thought that seller name rang a bell. I bought some Audioquest Panther XLR cables from him earlier this year. Under $500 so not a big deal, but the way the business was conducted rubbed me the...
  11. Re: The ugly truth behind HiFiís growing infatuation with nostalgia

    Describing Fyne as "a speaker manufacturer barely old enough to be out of nursery", without mentioning its connection to Tannoy and the massive 90+ year history there, is extremely sloppy.
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    Re: VAC Master 300 Power Amps

    Excellent! Yeah, the "suspenders" look wasn't stellar. I preferred the classic Marantz homage look of the 200iQ. Looking forward to seeing the new design!
  13. Re: Are Tannoy Prestige still built in Scotland?

    No, seems nobody knows anything for sure, but it seems most likely that all production will go to China. Apparently they made as much stock as possible before the Coatbridge factory closed, so thatís...
  14. Re: Are Tannoy Prestige still built in Scotland?

    No, seems nobody knows anything for sure, but it seems most likely that all production will go to China. Apparently they made as much stock as possible before the Coatbridge factory closed, so thatís...
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    Re: VAC Signature iQ200

    You guys should try NOS in just the V1 slots, if you still have any around. It can be wonderful! But yeah, NOS tubes in the V2 slots is a disaster here, and simply using the stock Russian GTB tubes...
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    Re: VAC Signature iQ200

    Been doing more 6SN7 rolling experiments. I have lots of old 6SN7 now, and have been thoroughly testing them (MaxiPreamp II tester, then into a headphone amp's V1 slot for listening tests before...
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    Re: Concerns over tube supply?

    Yep - KT120 have almost doubled in price to $105 each. Many other tubes show similar price increases. Sovtek 6H30 are also now over $60, ouch. It sucks, but I'll be grateful to have tube supply even...
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    Re: Russian Tube Export Ban

    It feels like regulations and cost issues will be prohibitive to tube production in the USA. We're not nearly as free as we used to be. Maybe Western Electric in GA can pull it off for a few...
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    Russian Tube Export Ban

    So there will be no more Russian tube imports until AT LEAST end of year, and possibly much longer. KT88/120/150 tube listings have already evaporated from big reseller sites like Upscale and Tube...
  20. Re: Audioquest Mythical Creatures Analog Interconnects

    Agreed - the price of PSS silver keeps going up significantly with each new line :(
    Even the existing Fire is now 3,750 for a PSS 1m, and not long ago this was 3,000! As bad as inflation is, the PSS...
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    Re: Exogal Ceases Operations

    Especially gear with a such a manufacturer-specific support system: complex PCBs, digital tech, firmware, etc. It's not as bad if you got a simple P2P wired tube amp. Been an audiophile since the...
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    Re: Revelation Audio Labs - closed?

    It feels like I've been reading about severe issues with RAL's communications, service, and fulfillment for all of my audiophile life. That, and the pretty purple jacket they used on cables, is what...
  23. Re: Audio Research Reference 6SE/Reference 80S review

    There simply shouldn't be any stonings, since everything is so dependent on system context and listening preference! I've mated VAC premp to VAC power, and Rogue Audio's top preamp to their top power...
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    Re: Really? $3000-3500 amp stands?

    $3500 is pretty pedestrian for amp stands in this market - check out CMS, HRS, etc. But stands that are basically ash wood plus a faceplate? Glue faces? Sustainable materials? Pads for your floor's...
  25. Thread: Audioboomer

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    Re: Audioboomer

    There are tons of 70s/80s rock and pop recordings (especially on vinyl), which are not even Dire Straits or Steely Dan or Alan Parsons (the usual audiophile "cheats"), that sound great on hifi. Even...
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