allears4u

Responses from allears4u

A persistent hummmm...
I can sympathize. A hum can get into your head until the whole musical experience is ruined. I too have a hot tube amp and my speakers boast of a 104 db efficiency rating. (Asking for trouble but I owned speakers before I discovered the amp) No ma... 
Klipsch Lascala II bin separation
The Iso-pucks lift the top high enough so the rubber feet aren't touching at all. I've built gloss black rods to fill in the gaps where the two pieces look sweet together while these black square rods (aprox 1" X 1" X 24") do not touch top but fil... 
Klipsch Lascala II bin separation
Success! The Iso-puck 76's work much better than those crazy 'purple' cushion things I made. Radical enhancement of clarity in the entire frequency range. I wish another Lascala owner would try this so I can see if this really helps other as much ... 
Mid-Fi, Hi-Fi or.....?
Terms such as Hi-Fi and Mid-Fi are so subjective as to be useless. However, I felt like I experienced an objective demonstration of the difference in my music world. Allow me to explain. Occasionally I read that Klipsch Lascalas are "mid-fi" speak... 
Parasound CD-1
I had bought the Yamaha s2100 cd player. Thought I'd gotten the top of the CD lines but the Audiolab and Nuprime dwarf it in sound quality. Plus Yamaha was endlessly glitchy. However it was impervious to room jarring whereas the Audiolab is very t... 
Recommendation Tube Integrated
The heart of my system has been the Raven Audio Integrated tube amp. Actually I don't know which Raven to call it any more due to my propensity to avail myself of every upgrade devised by those Raven techs. Got the new PC board, upgraded to toroid... 
Klipsch Lascala II bin separation
"I might have to try something similar to what you’ve done with the LS." ozzy62 Please post here as to what you discover by isolating the HF from LF bins. I used the purple seat cushion on a whim since cross disturbance from vibration is what manu... 
Klipsch Lascala II bin separation
I've ordered 6 Iso-pucks 76's to place between sections to see if this helps even more. As soon as I install and listen I'll report back since I know there are many Lascala owners in the family here. Crazy how much clearer these babies have become... 
Hum on Tube Amp - Can't find source
Interesting change in what little "hum" I have left after Raven upgraded the grounding loop system. I just I'm OCD about a totally black background. I rearranged my room where now I sit 3 feet further back from speakers. For some reason I'm now ou... 
Cheap Tweeks
Just made another break through. which, when you hear it you'll say. as I did. why didn't I think of this earlier? Those huge Klipsch Lascalas have two sections which plug together. the HF bin and the LF bottom bin. They sit on each other separate... 
Cheap Tweeks
Thumbs up on Bybee Quantum Clarifiers! BIG NEWS. So here's yet another cheap tweak that transformed those Klipsch Lascalas once again. My bad since after everything we all know about vibration (and I've been staring right at the issue without seei... 
DC blockers - what's your experience
Good tip! I now wish id tried it on my other components. What caught my attention was this line in Audio Advisors description of the DC Blocker.....Quiets "modern high flux toroidal transformers" . Well, thought I, I have two of those humming alon... 
SG's 2018 video "Resolution and Sound Quality"...
Yes, it is true.(in my experience). Recently added the Audiolab DC blocker. There was no doubt, clarity took a major leap. However, warmth and musical pleasure in some indescribable way took leave from my system. It was a tough choice actually sin... 
Which Tube amp is most refined, Stereo 40 MKIV Signature or Raven Audio Blackhawk MK3.1?
Unfortunately I've never had the pleasure of hearing the MKIV Signature. However , I do own the Raven Integrated amp you mentioned. Several years now I've enjoyed the stunning realism of the Raven. Musical, organic, pulpable, and by all means 'ref... 
Seeking the Ultimate Reference for Tubes
Best tip would be to contact manufacturer of unit. I've done this with several pieces of kit and although occasionally it takes a little effort to finally get through to anyone who really knows their own product. Once you chat with the techs or ow...