lloyd1969

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Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
Thanks @jimmy2615  and @yyzsantabarbara for the very useful information. If I ever get this sorted, I’ll give you both shout outs. And Soix, the LTA was brought to my attention here before, and it sounds like an excellent device, but as my DAC and... 
Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
Does anyone know an audio dealer in Southern California where one can listen to a demo system set up to switch between a tube preamp and a solid state preamp comparable quality? The dealer I like where I bought my speakers (that has an advantage i... 
Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
Hello @yyzsantabarbara I was wondering how liked the Benchmark HPA4 compared to the line-stage-only LA4. In theory they should sound the same, but I note the line-stage-only Bryston BP 19 sounds slightly different than the BP 20, the full featured... 
Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
The Motherload reviews great, but probably loses me based on it having 2 chassis that sit side by side rather than stack. My wife says I already have enough boxes on top of the cabinet that supports her TV, and if it won't go inside the cabinet wh... 
Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
I wrote to Bryston and they emailed me PDFs of this review of the Bryston BP-19 that was published last month  in “Trends Hofi Magazine” a mag from Quebec that I also see is linked to the Bryston Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/10006461... 
Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
Thanks yyzsantabarbara for the detailed responses/suggestions. The LA4 does sound very good, and Cbrez I was up late reading about the LTA pre with great interest. And Soix I have added your suggestions to my research list and more importantly you... 
WHY CABLES MATTER!
My 2 cents from recent upgrades.    Changed speaker cable from Analysis Plus Chocolate Oval to a double strand of their Black Mesh Oval 9 gauge. Big difference. I had long runs and some of the effect may be due to Bowie if more than cable choice,... 
Bryston 7B3 vs 4B3: Extra Cost Worthwhile?
Glad I saw your post the day after I put my Bryston 4B3 into my system as I would have otherwise started stressing about your issue. Just a note, had planned to biwire my Tannoy Cheviots with Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9 gauge cable as I have a... 
ENGLISH ELECTRIC EE-1 High-performance network noise isolator ? Yay or Nay?
I run my streaming from the high speed router I got from AT&T wired  to an Eero system that sends the data wirelessly  to the Eero unit that my streamer  connects to wirelessly.  In this set up, would placing one of these devices (or similar) ... 
Value of a preamp?
When I added my external DAC (Gustard X26 Pro) to my Parasound P6 pre A23+ amp based system I stopped using the pre remote to control the volume as I was intrigued with checking out all of the different settings on the DAC. Based on another discus... 
Amp upgrade, speaker cables or both
Thanks GHDPrenticefor your thoughtful response. I’m curious as to why you suggest focusing on upgrading the preamp first, especially as the A23+ and the P6 preamp are basically Parasound’s Hint 6 integrated in two separate boxes. I also feel that ... 
Amp upgrade, speaker cables or both
Thanks for your thoughts, Jerry ( Carlsbad2 ). To clarify, you think that even though my Analysis Plus speaker cable is not as good as my Synergistics Research power cords and interconnects, that it is good enough that you wouldn't upgrade it? And... 
Amp upgrade, speaker cables or both
Overthemoon, I made the mistake or reading a review of you Moon 225 x 2 amp you are quite happy with before looking at the price. :(  It sounds amazing, but more than twice my budget.  
Amp upgrade, speaker cables or both
Soix pointed out I'd get more information if I "could share what specific improvements you’re looking for and what sound characteristics are most important to you." Hear is what I listen to and what I listen for in evaluating new gear: I am heavi... 
My speaker upgrade journey - and a few questions
Re your concern that a quality streamer would add $5000 - I think the BlueSound NODE 130 when modified to use a decent LPSU (a mod you can do yourself) works very well as a streamer when used with a good external DAC. All in, the cost is about $12...