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How best to arrange cables in this room...
@designsfx Unfortunately, don't have a photo at the moment since I don't live there quite yet (moving, so planning ahead). The fireplace is gas and built into the wall, so there is no hearth and I can't just put the amp in the fireplace. In a perf... 
How best to arrange cables in this room...
@carlsbad2 The floor is wood, unfortunately. I did think about getting one of those quarter-round wire hiding trim things to secure the wire in front of the fireplace at least, but I'm not sure I'll be able to find any big enough for the thicker c... 
Auralic Vega G2 or Denafrips Pontus II 12th + streamer?
@soix I considered that, but the form factor of the mini and ability to just stack it on its PSU is very helpful for me. Don’t have a ton of space to fit this stuff in on an already pretty full rack, so saving half the horizontal shelf space is a ... 
Auralic Vega G2 or Denafrips Pontus II 12th + streamer?
Thanks for the tips! I think I have decided on going the Zen Mini mk3 + PSU and Denafrips Pontus II combo. I don’t want to dump a ton of $ into streaming setup at this time since I primarily listen on vinyl, but I think this will be a very solid ... 
Auralic Vega G2 or Denafrips Pontus II 12th + streamer?
 If I had tubes downstream I’d go with the Pontus, but that’s just me. @soix Yeah, this is how I'm leaning myself. Likely going SET for my amplification, so it might be a little TOO much of a good thing going with a tube DAC as well.  
Mastersound 300b Compact-thoughts???
@david_ten No problem! They were very responsive - I had a reply back within 12 hours and then an answer back after reaching out to Mastersound within 2 days. The US distributor is Mofi Distribution, so I'm not surprised with the quick service!  
Mastersound 300b Compact-thoughts???
@charles1dad Yes, definitely reassuring! I would have found it an odd choice to overtax 300b tubes, as this would no doubt result in some unfavorable opinions of them due to the replacement cost of the tubes. At sometimes 20,000-40,000 hour rating... 
Mastersound 300b Compact-thoughts???
it appears 8-10wpc is expected on 120v US power, which is more in line with what would be expected.  
Mastersound 300b Compact-thoughts???
As an update here, I reached out to the US distributor of Mastersound, who reached out to Mastersound directly to get some clarification about my concerns on the 15wpc rating. Answers are below. 1. In speaking with MastersounD, they have given a ... 
Phono cable (RCA-RCA) from TT to Phono Pre Question
@cleeds Ah, okay. Great! Good to know. I use a MC cartridge (Hana ML), so I suppose this isn't a concern for me then! @williewonka Thanks for the info. I don't see these metrics listed on their website for their offerings (do they have them liste... 
Mastersound 300b Compact-thoughts???
@charles1dad I've seen your system - looks great! I'm sure it sounds even better! I'm mostly hanging around the 8-10k range all-in as far as pricing goes. With some of the 300b amps like this mastersound, can find them gently used with low miles... 
Mastersound 300b Compact-thoughts???
@jond I'm having Coherent Audio 18s made currently, so investigating amp options that'll take advantage of their high efficiency (102dB). Frank recommended two amps - this one and a Tektron amp, but I'm not too fond of the build quality of the Tek... 
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...