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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Wow! Extremely well said. Thank you so much for your thoughts. I absolutely agree. The gear feels well made and the sum is definitely greater than the whole.

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    Thanks!

    I have the full set of Wooden Amps. Very happy to have them. Using them one gets the feeling that every detail has been carefully thought out. The interactions of all the parts carefully optimized to work together in the best way possible. Fine tuned perfectly. Certainly there are other well designed and executed components out there, but many of the commercially produced ones just don't have the same sense of human touch and craft. That's a very intangible thing that might seem rather meaningless but it is a feeling these pieces convey to me anyway.

    I think that it comes from the level of refinement. That is usually what anything produced by a highly skilled craftsman has over more production made products. It's the way by which you attain the highest quality. The passion that drove the designer builder to invest whatever time and effort was needed to satisfy the goal. That comes across with these.
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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Ned. Do you have an Riaa phono as well ? If so how you like them ?
    I do have the RIAA. So I'm not sure I can really give you as expert of an answer on that because I've only recently put together my TT analog front end. It's a long story but I did not have a TT set up for many years. My main analog source was tape, both cassette and reel. I decided I needed to have a good TT to go dig out my record collection that has been stored pretty much since the 80s. So I haven't had lots of experience with record playback for a while until recently. I haven't been listening and comparing various phono preamps.

    What I would say is that the same character of sound you experience from the preamp/power amp continues with the RIAA. I'm also using the Wooden MC step up transformer. I'm still sorting things out a bit on that end. And of course with turntables, cartridges, and SUTs there are many variables as to how they interact together.

    At the moment I'm using a Miyajima Shilabe cartridge on a 12" Reed 2g arm, on a Thorens 125 mkII LB turntable. Kind of an odd combination but that's what I have at the moment. Since assessing the sound of a TT front end is so subjective and the interactions of the multiple components so complex and variable from setup to setup, that's one where you would need to try it with your other components to see what you think. Just know that like the other pieces, the design, build and sound are at a very high level.

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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Thank you ned!
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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Hello Ned, glad to see you here!

    Thanks a lot for your great comment!

    You are absolutely right - one watt is a lot of power, even with the avarage sensitivity speakers.

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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Joe, I do have plans to build a speaker, two way, with the wooden horns by the great Master Markus Klug, amns quite unusual bass box. But I need time for it. Have some other plans as well, but again - only two hands.
    One day for sure!

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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Quote Originally Posted by ned View Post
    Please don't think 3.5 watts is not enough for "97db" speakers. A number of factors go into the interaction between an amp and a speaker. Going by that one single number will not give you the answer. For example the impedance curve of the speaker is important too. If it is fairly flat or does not have a big drop below 8ohms, that will make a big difference. The amp will drive the speaker to plenty of volume. 97 db from 1 watt is plenty loud...
    thanks so much for this post -- great information and, more importantly, explanation of the underlying factors and interactions at work here. very useful for all of us as we consider components and build systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio-Antiquary View Post
    Joe, I do have plans to build a speaker, two way, with the wooden horns by the great Master Markus Klug, amns quite unusual bass box. But I need time for it. Have some other plans as well, but again - only two hands.
    One day for sure!
    Misho,

    I have no doubt that whatever you put your mind and hands to, it will be fantastic.

    I’m excited for your future plans. Please keep us (me) updated.
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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    All wood gear, nice! I'd dig it if I could get it except, I'm not sure I want tubes, I don't know, maybe.
    I'm also really into Steampunk, talk about unobtainium! I'd like a steampunk themed rig some day.
    All this is just for giggles of course.

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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    The Misho Wooden amp and preamp seem very low maintenance and easy on tubes, like Misho mentioned.

    Once you hear them on higher efficiency speakers, you donít care about anything else but how great they sound.


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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Yes, exactly. Designed with the military standards in mind, to be maintenance free and work problemless for many years. Untill tubes replacement and than again

    The only requirements - DO NOT EVER REPLACE TUBES AT SWITCHED ON AMPS. Valid for any tube amplifier, but since every tube is loaded with transformer - ejecting it while under full plate voltage can damage transformer. Imagine high voltage coil in a car ignition....

 

 
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