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Is D for Dry? Class D...
never heard a really really good one. The best are only ok. 
SPL: Reference level performance, German build quality, and innovative designs
@Amorstereo thank you for your response. It sounds like like you really liked the SPL Performer. I cant wait to get mine. 
SPL: Reference level performance, German build quality, and innovative designs
Teajay I read your review, how do you think the performer s800 would compare to my Wells Audio Inamorata? 
Rogue audio RP-7 versus PS Audio BHK preamplifier
I bought the RP7. When I first turned it on it sounded horrible. After about 50 hours I replaced the JJ tubes with Phillips tubes and OMG what an improvement. The stock tubes are trash. The unit needs about 200 hours of break in. It is leveling of... 
Russian Tube Preamp, No Return, Here I go again
In my best russian accent "Don't Vorry, we make guud for you! 
Prima Luna Pre vs Modwright LS100
I am looking for a truly balanced low noise preamp that will have no issues driving 20 ft cables.  
Prima Luna Pre vs Modwright LS100
I have options:GE, TungSol, RCA Grey Glass, another set of RCA (I forget what variety)For the rectifier I have Baldwin and Mullard 
Compatibility between preamp and amps
@mesch I do believe that the 0.85v may be a potential issue. My speakers are about 92db efficient. I get noise (hiss) from my system and I think it is incompatibility between the 2 pieces. each on their own with other components they are fine. 
Compatibility between preamp and amps
Lol SMH 
Compatibility between preamp and amps
thanks but isnt there more to it than impedance ratios? like gain and sensitivity? 
Preamp choices:Short list
@atmasphere I played lots of abusive sports for many years. Im not young and have had 5 orthopedic surgeries in the last 7 years (that includes one back surgery) That should be pretty clear that I can not be doing heavy lifting. I am also planning... 
Preamp choices:Short list
@mazian what is wrong with balanced, in what way would SE be better? 
Preamp choices:Short list
@soix  I am currently using a Modwright LS100 (with all NOS tubes) and Wells Audio Inamorata. I like the sound of a tube pre. I have not found solid state to have the fullness in the lower mids. I have tried some solid state but they tend to sound... 
Preamp choices:Short list
@russ69 , I currently have a 20 ft RCA and get noise. I'd like to get to a fully balanced system. My DAC and mu phonostage are balanced as well 
Need suggestions for balanced equipment to Combat noise/hum
@gordon I believe the issue is the synergy between the Innamorata and LS100. They are both fine operating with other devices, but together not so good.  Upscale Audio has a page discussing tube preamp hiss and says it is often a combination of l...