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Mastersound 300b Compact-thoughts???
@charles1dad Yeah, that was my worry, especially if I plan on getting Takatsuki or Elrog tubes to put in it. At that expense for the tubes, it would be silly to put them in an amp that is going to make their lifespan dramatically less. They're jus... 
Mastersound 300b Compact-thoughts???
Sorry to revive an old thread, but can't find much info on this amp online... I've been considering this amp since it was recommended to me by the speaker-maker of my speakers, but I have some concerns - notably the 15wpc rating on it. As a SET 3... 
Experience with Modwright products?
I have a Modwright PH 9.0X that I just got back in May of this year. I love it. Checks all the boxes for me without being absurdly expensive. I'm sure the PH 150 top of the line model is probably even better, but I'm not quite at the $10,000 phono... 
WhestTHREE signature phono pre vs. ModWright PH 9.0X
@blisshifi Thanks for those recommendations! I'll probably look into experimenting with some upgrades in the future. What sort of power cables do you recommend? @davehg Congrats! I'm definitely loving it. I'm looking forward to experimenting with... 
Virtual System Page...broken?
Quick update: I submitted a support ticket (I posted this thread before I noticed I could do that - whoops!) and they got back with me this morning to say that there have been a select group of people who have reported the exact same issues. They ... 
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
I appreciate the amount of attention and comments this has received! While I totally anticipated a lot of conflicting advice, there is also quite a bit here that is common across the board - which is what I was really looking for. Most of it alig... 
Auralic Vega G2 or Denafrips Pontus II 12th + streamer?
@evank - what does the rest of your gear look like? Do you use tube amplification or SS? I was a little concerned with the Orchid given I'm going to be running it through tubes. I feel like it might get a little too warm sounding overall.  
Auralic Vega G2 or Denafrips Pontus II 12th + streamer?
True. Ideally, close to analog sound. I prefer large soundstage, great midrange and vocals, tight bass. I have seen suggestions to use something like a bluesound node as a streamer-only so the app experience is more robust, but I'm not sure if it... 
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
Awesome tips so far everyone! Appreciate everyone who has answered so far. There's quite a few basic tips that are popping up very frequently in the replies, which echo a lot of what I was thinking too, which is great! It can definitely be an ove... 
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
Some great advice so far - keep 'em coming!  
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
@noromance yeah i noticed the typo a bit ago but can't edit the thread title...🤦‍♂️ Thanks for the recommendation  
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
@newbee any books that you would recommend?  
Amplifier Pairing with Coherent 15s
@ghdprentice : OP, I hope things work out. I am sure you are aware that matching / purchasing unheard is a really difficult way to get an optimal system, one in close alinement to your preferences. If you look at how well a system fits your value... 
Amplifier Pairing with Coherent 15s
@ghdprentice : Road trip. Sometimes it is well worth doing a really long drive… or even a weekend trip. Schedule listening sessions in advance. Explain what you are looking for in advance.   I made it a habit of visiting audio stores all over t... 
Amplifier Pairing with Coherent 15s
@nordicnorm :I love them! I replaced my Martin Logan Spires with them. Prior to that, I thought nothing could out-perform the Spires (in that price range). I was very wrong. That's great to hear! I've talked with a couple owners of the 15s and ...