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Tube amps under $7500
You're welcome! Balanced inputs adds $300 to the total price, so $5,575 + shipping. A full compliment of tubes are included (however the Tung Sols pictured are not, they are just representative). I include a trio of NOS Sylvania 6SN7GTBs, and a qu... 
Tube amps under $7500
@hickamore Thanks for the interest, and the 4 ohm rating is the same as the 8 ohm ratings, as you don't gain power by dropping the load in a tube amp as you do with a solid state amp (well you do, but distortion rises, and power increases marginal... 
Tube amps under $7500
@hickamore The Transcend Push Pull mentioned here previously is single chassis, and I can add fully balanced differential XLR Inputs to any of my amps. I also build each piece by hand, so customization is easy, and two chassis units can generall... 
Tube amps under $7500
@maxdukecapone Thank you for the mention! I wanted to add that any of my amplifiers can be fitted with fully balanced differential inputs at a modest upcharge (the cost of the Jensen input transformers and Neutrik XLR jacks). Additionally, I can a... 
Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
@soix I don’t want to derail the OP’s thread, I was just hoping to clarify the balanced nature of the ML XL, but in short the XL has more refinement and detail while still retaining the natural flow and harmonics of the ML II. Again the ML II will... 
Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
@soix That's no problem! I came out with the XL version for all of the requests for a fully balanced architecture, and added some other key upgrades to it as well- Takman carbon film signal path resistors, Jupiter coupling caps and Clarity Cap SA ... 
Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
@soix Thanks for the mention, and I just wanted to clarify The Motherlode XL is fully balanced differential I/Os.  
Axpona 2024 who is going and why?
@vthokie83 I've actually made tons of progress in catching up! Some late nights at the shop, and the next thing you know 3 weeks are pushed aside. I'm actually testing your ML XL right now! Unfortunately though, the trip to Chicago and Axpona stil... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@firefly627s Thanks for your interest! The dimensions on the site are for the speakers only and does not include the stands, which are not quite ready yet. They are currently being built by the cabinet maker, out of wood and finished to match the ... 
Best HIFI Stores LA/Orange
@carlsbad2 Thanks for the mention! My loudspeakers are complete, the first production sample is being finished now to send out for review along with my Super 2A3 SET just to highlight how well they’ll work with lower powered amps. They’re not only... 
Tube amp suggestions for Divine Acoustic speakers
@ten_ton_bass I just wanted to provide my experience here and say that a 300B SET amplifier will not be able to drive your speakers very loudly, so if you're listening at 70-75db levels, it might work. Otherwise I really like push-pull amplifiers ... 
Replacement for Shindo
@viridian Thanks for mentioning that- we all start somewhere :-) I built those back in 2006 and sold them for around $200-300. FWIW, I still stood behind the products back then. If there was an issue you actually could have contacted me. However i... 
Anyone with Aric Audio experience?
You're very welcome Fred, and Happy New Years!  
Anyone with Aric Audio experience?
First, I would like to say Thank You to everyone who posted and I’m very glad to hear the positive comments, and thankful for the opportunity to stay busy building these products.   Regarding amp selection, I generally like to use the speaker’s ... 
Tube preamp match with Solid Stare amp
@bugredmachine I wish you would've reached out and let me know this was your experience with my Motherlode, as there's things that could have been done (possibly changing out the coupling caps to something more lively, or relaxed- depending on pre...