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    Re: Another VAC Master Thread

    I purchased my Amperex 7308/6DJ8/6922 tubes from Brent Jesse too. Excellent service and tubes have always tested well on my tube tester. Ships fast, too.

    I seem to gravitate toward 6922 line...
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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    A 2nd VAC Master preamp thread was recently started. Some tube rolling experiences are described in that thread.

    Another VAC Master Thread
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    Re: Another VAC Master Thread

    I thought I had posted on my experience rolling tubes in the Master, but I went back to that thread today and found that I hadnít. Sorry for not checking sooner.

    My favorite tube in the Master is...
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    Networking for audiophiles

    Small Green Computer made a 2021 AXPONA presentation on this topic. Very clear. Very simple and straightforward. Answered nearly all the questions I had about Ethernet, CAT vs optical Ethernet,...
  5. Re: Kinki studio ex -m1+ integrated amplifier review

    Soundstage hifi review:

    SoundStage! Hi-Fi | SoundStageHiFi.com - Kinki Studio EX-M1+ Integrated Amplifier
  6. Re: Keces P3 linear power supply with modem and router

    A 1 week update. Significant improvement since the Keces P3 was initially installed. I canít think of anything that hasnít improved significantly. Itís an order and type of improvement similar to...
  7. Thread: new amp kit

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    Re: new amp kit

    You might want to consider reflowing each and every solder joint from input to output in the humming channel. Some bad solder joints appear to be OK but arenít. This is commonly recommended on the...
  8. Keces P3 linear power supply with modem and router

    I recently purchased a new Motorola MB8600 cable modem and MR2600 router. As soon as I put them in my system I noticed that my digital system sounded unpleasantly harsher and brighter. I hoped that...
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    Re: AMG v12 TURNTABLES

    There is also a piece of black plastic around the spindle that has to be removed first. But no doubt, it is a PITA to remove the platter. Iíve cursed at it many times!
  10. Thread: new amp kit

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    Re: new amp kit

    FWIW, my ANK EL34 amp is dead-quiet on AN AN/E speakers. YMMV.
  11. Thread: new amp kit

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    Re: new amp kit

    Sorry to hear that!

    The ANK amps are very good. You wonít get solid state hit you in the chest bass, but you will get solid, balanced bass.

    Dave
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    Re: What Vinyl Do You Have On The Table?

    https://img.discogs.com/NnUb9X-gtOpRbbflQWnOgdaLuBI=/fit-in/400x388/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-550246-1130360866.jpeg.jpg
  13. Thread: new amp kit

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    Re: new amp kit

    Nice work! I like the large chassisóplenty of room to go back and assess the sonic effects of changing out resistors, capacitors, etc. Should be a fun journey!
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    Re: new amp kit

    We want pics! 👍😊
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    Re: 501 Mono Amplifier

    FWIW, my dealer whose opinion I trust and who sells Soulution, has also told me that Soulution amps sound best with Soulution preamps.

    I also auditioned the newer Constellation Taurus monoblocks...
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    Re: new amp kit

    I built the ANK Audiokits L4 EL34 Triple C-Core MonoBlocks several years ago. When I built them the manual hadnít been finalized and it was NOT an easy build. The manual is finalized now and should...
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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo

    Dry and sterile was my impression as well. Definitely not my cup of tea but some people luv Ďem...
  18. Thread: Roon problems

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    Re: Roon problems

    Lots of people running Macs have had trouble with the iPad app connecting to Roon core on a Mac. After several yrs of frustration, I finally bought a dedicated music player (totaldac d1-player) to...
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    Re: Gryphon Antileon Evo Arrives

    I recently spoke to my dealer about auditioning the Mephisto stereo and Antileon Evo monoblocks. He was strongly encouraging me to listen to the Essence, too. He REALLY thinks highly of it.
  20. Thread: Roon problems

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    Re: Roon problems

    I love Roon when it works, but it was a major PITA when I was running Roon core on my iMac, my music library was on a NAS, and I was controlling it on an iPad. When using the iPad, it was constantly...
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    Re: Mullard 12AX7 tubes

    This was my experience, too. As in too much for my taste, which leans toward liking warm and dark.
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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Yes, very similar!

    I purchased all my digital equipment directly from totaldac and currently have the d1-player, d1-streamer, d1-reclocker and d1-twelve mk II dac.

    PM sent.
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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Hi Tube Guy. Just to be clear, I haven't heard the Signature SE preamp. I owned the Signature MkIIa preamp, and that is what I can compare the Master to. And "yes", the Master is WAY better than...
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    Re: Roon connection issues - need help!

    I used to run Roon core on an iMac and Roon app on an iPad. It was awful. Had connection issues probably at least 75% of the time. Rebooting the iMac would usually solve the problem for a day or...
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    Re: Remastered vs Original... thoughts

    My experience regarding remasters is that it depends. USUALLY, but not always, an early original copy sounds better than a remastered version. The real key is often the original pressing and...
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