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Krell Service - speakers buzzing
"Throw a cheater plug on your preamp..." That's a good experiment to try when you have a hum problem the first time you use a new piece of equipment or install it to a new location or setup, but my understanding of the OP's issue is that the prea... 
Krell Service - speakers buzzing
A simple alternative is to borrow a different preamp (or use the preamp output of an integrated amp) and see if the hum is still there.  If the hum disappears with the other preamp, this indicates the Krell needs servicing. If the hum is still pr... 
Solid State Low powered Amplifiers
I bought a Gjallarhorn about eight months ago to replace the LSA VT-70 tube amp (EL34 tubes) that I was using to drive a pair of small Spendor 4/5 speakers in a sunroom.  The Spendors (their current incarnation of the classic LS 3/5a speakers) are... 
Practical Question Regarding Newer Topping Amps
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Practical Question Regarding Newer Topping Amps
I don't have either a Kara (Schiit's newest preamp) nor a Freya+, but if I were buying one or the other I'd go with the Kara.   
Practical Question Regarding Newer Topping Amps
Interesting, I currently have eight pieces of Schiit gear (used in three different systems) and have owned three or four other pieces of theirs which I've sold. I've never had a problem with any of them and love the way they sound for the money. A... 
help! no sound
The OP had a second post that provided more information. That's the one where he said he used the RCA outs of the CD player to his speaker amp, which works without issue, and runs the CD player's coax out into his Bifrost DAC which then fed the Ly... 
help! no sound
I thought the OP was pretty clear that he also tried the RCA output from his CD player (which works fine into the speaker amp) and this gives the same no-sound results as using the Bifrost DAC. Definitely sounds like the Lyr headphone amp is the p... 
help! no sound
@mcanaday -- "Seems weird that would lead to NO SOUND rather than hissing" Hissing usually happens due to a tube's age as it approachs the end of its useful power-on lifespan. That can range from 1,500 or 2,000 hours for a power output tube to m... 
help! no sound
I have a Lyr 3, not a 2, but have you checked that the RCA cable is plugged into the inputs and not the outputs? And I also assume you've checked that the power cable is firmly inserted at the back of the Lyr and the cable is plugged into a live o... 
New Falcon ls3/5a Silvers in the house
The VT-70 is a very nice tube amp, though like many more modern tube amps, more neutral sounding than many of the vintage designs. It worked very nicely with the speakers. I do slightly prefer the Gjallarhorn (I only use one) as it has slightly be... 
New Falcon ls3/5a Silvers in the house
I have a pair of Spendor 4/5s in a second system -- these are Spendor's most recent incarnation of the LS 3/5a which I first heard when I lived in London in 1979, so I'm familiar with the sound.  I first powered the Spendors with a LSA VT-70 tube ... 
Luxman leaves me wanting
One option not mentioned yet is to get a basic equalizer like a Schiit Loki Mini (4 band) or Lokius (6 band).  They are inexpensive ($150/$300 respectively) and can be switched in or out of the circuit without twisting the knobs. You could then ex... 
3-4 dB dip at crossover region: what should I listen for to hear it?
@erik_squires -- "What actually happens is that the ragged response makes some notes pop more than others, tricking your ear into believing it to be more revealing, and it is, but only in some ways." Just an added comment -- I find that some spea... 
shy about prices
@grislybutter -- "But is that "normal"?" I’ve always liked the saying that "normal" is a setting on your clothes dryer. I think the key is that there aren’t any standardized requirements regarding advertising other than one cannot make willful m...