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Switching from KT120 to 6550, just plug&play or dial back bias?
Interesting outcome. It didn't change the overall neutral character going from KT120 (TungSol) to 6550 (Shunguang), still very happy with the entire setup. Immediate impression was...it's a bit on the lean side, bloodless and thin...but that chang... 
Switching from KT120 to 6550, just plug&play or dial back bias?
Thanks a million, will report back if I felt there was a sonic difference,cheeersbrxl 
Switching from KT120 to 6550, just plug&play or dial back bias?
Audio Research VS115 
Do chinese tube preamp/amp clones interest you?
Wow...did I just say Jehova?English being my 2nd language I do realize now the difference in semantics regarding clone, my mistake.Let me tell you where I come from...I like to build things, try stuff out, so there is a long list of components and... 
Audio Research Amplifier Balanced Input Question
The simple Adapter (or DIY) is to connect the inner RCA with (+) Pin2, outer RCA with GND Pin1 and short (-)Pin3 to GND. That sends the "negative" half of the balanced amp on a very long vacation.You can get yourself two 1to1 transformers...and co... 
Do active speakers interest you? Also, let's talk directivity
I am using the el-cheapo Behringer DCX and DEQ (and cannot report any sonic inferiority, there is even a firmware patch for the audiophiles ;-) and since I wanted to toss some extra money at the task , the dbx venu360.¬†Reason...I am constantly bui... 
Do active speakers interest you? Also, let's talk directivity
I need an explanation here, there are wonderful DSPs for reasonable money readily available. Room correction, driver equalization, delay, phase, level , input in the digital domain, what is it you are missing?Those units were godsend after all tho... 
Audio Research VS115 - click, snap -did it arc or not?
I agree, that is the motivation to replace the two tubes on that pot. I am interested in your rationale for a different supplier for the pair (ARC vs tubestore), please elaborate.However if the reason is "pretty stringent testing" shouldn't the ne... 
Audio Research VS115 - click, snap -did it arc or not?
I replaced the resistor and carefully watched the bias, nothing noteworthy so far and it is back playing. The tubes should have 400 hours on them. I will get a matched pair from tubestore (as that is the source for the other 6 tubes that had no qu... 
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
Antique Sound Labs Wave 8, the only item (I own) going for more than when they were new.¬† 
Audio Research customer support???
I was requesting technical assistance and good timely and competent help. Did you shoot them an email, the telephone tree did suggest just that at the end of the day ;-) 
Audio Research VS115 - click, snap -did it arc or not?
Greg has been very helpful. Turns out the resistors that go "puff" are on the underside, et voila one is burnt.I may solder in a new one and carefully check how crazy the readings for V1 and V3 (V3's resistor went) turn out. The current sets are K... 
Trade off? New vs used
I admit that psychologically it is easier for me to buy something that has already received it's resale value hit :-(Millercarbon is right though 
Please identify these NOS 6550s
Wow, easy here...I did leave out that the Shuguang quad do service well (I was just looking for the brand so I could ask if there is tubes with comparable characteristics) ..I did buy the quad of Shuguang as matched pairs from a reputable source a... 
Audio Research VS115 - click, snap -did it arc or not?
Thanks BIF for reminding me. I will wait for ARC's email response. Good questions...I had checked and set the bias a couple days before and listened on the 8ohm taps to some ESL-63s with no occurences. To narrow it down...the Audiostatic draws qui...