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The Horror
That was my fantasy, Jason. Yeah, I fancied I’d be driving home with whistling delight about how my modest system would wipe the floor with those big dogs. Ludicrous.    
The Horror
@roxy54, @toddalin What I saw and heard from the start was the Gryphon room, off to the right in the lobby. Talk about setting the bar right from the start! Honestly, though the Gryphon’s total package wasn’t really that obscene, (I mean it’s a ... 
All Hail the meek --yet mighty – NODE 2i
3 years with the Node 2i with PD Creative upgrade and  outboard LPS. Everything works flawlessly and jaws drop often: “You mean you’re streaming that?”.  I use an older model node 2 for the whole house/outdoor system. The  app/software are damn ne... 
All Hail the meek --yet mighty – NODE 2i
3 years with the Node 2i with PD Creative upgrade and  outboard LPS. Everything works flawlessly and jaws drop often: “You mean you’re streaming that?”.  I use an older model node 2 for the whole house/outdoor system. The  app/software are damn ne... 
Push-pull Tube Amps and autoformers
Oh, I should mention that I modified the  1.7i Maggies recently with GR Research external crossovers.  
Push-pull Tube Amps and autoformers
@mrdecibel and @audiotroy, thank you both for the heads-up. I’m aware that the Zeros were initially meant for OTLs (I noted such above, in my opening post), but I did speak with Paul Speltz and while he is not promising anything, he felt it would ... 
Push-pull Tube Amps and autoformers
@atmasphere, Thanks for the encouraging words, however, the Quicksilver M60 only has 1, 4 and 8 ohm taps. Is that end-game?    
Push-pull Tube Amps and autoformers
@audiotroy  Why would that be if power required loudness (without distortion ), is dependent on the how the speaker and amp communicate ohms. Doesnt the autoformer tell the speaker that it’s getting more ohms (8, 16) to allow higher volume with l... 
Push-pull Tube Amps and autoformers
First, my apologies to Paul for getting the spelling of his name wrong, Its, Speltz, not Speltzer.  And next, @hilde45, thanks for that link.  I have read Osler’s fine article/review  and saw he felt low-powered amps, (but particularly OTLs) might... 
A switch for 3 amps
Thanks everyone, for the great suggestions.  I went with the Luxman AS-55.  Works like a charm.  
A switch for 3 amps
@mlsstl —That sounds really encouraging.  My  1.7is really are not very different in impedance and sensitivity from your old 1.6QRs and the fact you ran them with 60w monos successfully is music to my ears.  I generally listen in 75–85db range, no... 
A switch for 3 amps
@8th-note, thanks for the heads-up on the Luxman vs. the Douk. My understanding (according to the Luxman promo copy), is that the Luxman can do 1 input for an amp and 3 for speakers OR, vice-versa. I will certainly check again before making a purc... 
A switch for 3 amps
Do you mean that I should not turn the tube amp on with the speaker off? Or vice-versa? I think I do get the idea that tuning the tube amp on and off willy-nilly is never a good idea. Also, can I use a 12v trigger to the tube amps connected to the... 
A switch for 3 amps
Thanks!  I looked at both the units and the Luxman looks to be pretty solidly built, but dated, while the Douk is a newer and a great price, but less sturdy looking.  Lak, have you personally used the Luxman?  I wonder if it delivers better for th... 
Re: streaming recommendations for newbie
I’ve been using a bluesound node 2i with a PD Creative power supply.  I outboard to a Schitt Gungnir Dac. I love the sound I get and it’s been all on a beer budget compared to how much can be spent on a digital setup. I use Tidal and Qobuz and hav...