Responses from rajugsw

Here's to the temperate, the gentle, the moderates in audio
@hilde45 Ron Brenay & Thomas Tan have been very good to me. My Channel grew because of them. But Toronto Jay I find very Condescending and everything is “the best” he’s ever heard. i have both friends and foes in the YouTube universe. My chan... 
Thank Heavens For The Internet World Used/ Pre-Owned High End Audio Market!!!!
I’ve been lucky in the last few years with "Vintage" Audio Gear. My BATVK50-SE that I bought "as is" from TMRaudio ran great for 2.5 years until a power surge at home while I was out took out the power supply. $1800 including shipping both ways fr... 
Jim Winey (Magnepan) has passed away.
The Audio Belle did an excellent interview with him recently.    
New Generation Class D - AGD Audion Mkiii upgrade
@mbmi I have 2 pairs Bose 901 Series 1 & 2’s stacked for my Surround Channels powered (@4Ω) by a 3 Channel custom GaN FET made by me Orchard Audio Ultra (500WPC) Amplifier. BTW....Yes GaN chips are used in power supplies as I humorously menti... 
Power Amp Recommendations for B&W 803 Nautilus
Orchard Audio Ultra Amplifier Dual mono version https://orchardaudio.com/shop/starkrismon_stereo_ultra_500w_stereo_amp/    
Best Options For A Tubed Preamp - $2500 Or Less, Preferably Used To Maximize Value
I agree with @vinylvalet. Black Ice Audio does offer excellent value for their products and brings the fun back into music playback. BUt on the used market be sure to check out companies like Audio Research, Balanced Audio Technology, PS Audio BHK... 
Going from MM to MC
Weighing in here since I have a Linn LP12/Ekos/Lingo and two MC Cart’s to play with. The Linn came with a Benz Micro wood body MC with an MR type stylus. Great combination and sounds lovely regardless of what type of music I play with. Not bad fo... 
klipsch cornwall iv upgraded crossovers
@eoj4952 Check out my Video. Crites has the Xover Cap values online but never measured the Inductors. I changed everything and updated the Xover to include the Inductor Value. It's all in my Video,    
The Hidden Gem at Capital Audio Fest (CAF) 2023!
@bluorion There were two Zu Audio/Black Ice Audio rooms on the 7th floor. They were both packed if that was any indication as to how popular they were.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Joni Mitchell approved/Bernie Grundman mastered early Asylum LP's (after Blue). I can't wait anymore for the MFSL SACD's & Court & Spark 45rpm One-Step. SACD's were paid for back in January (Blue & Ladies of the Canyon). I don't k... 
Would you choose 1 ou 2 subwoofers for a stereo set?
I run 4 Subs. The 2 on the front wall are in phase. The two on the back wall are out of phase. X’s over at the Subs minimum 50Hz from my Cornwall IV’s.  
RCA versus XLR interconnects
My Recording Engineer friend & I always get into this argument and just let him win out of respect to my Elders 😁. He insists that XLR is only for long runs and recording situations. I totally agree. But I love XLR’s because they are easy to ... 
New Generation Class D - AGD Audion Mkiii upgrade
@mbmi No GaN FET’s don’t need 100 of hours of break in. I proved this at friends home a while ago. I’d replaced an Orchard Audio Ultra Amplifier that was running for a month with one that had literally 5 minutes of burn in time. Zero difference in... 
Rockford Fosgate Signature Phono Pre needs repair
Call Black Ice Audio. They may be able to help you out.  
Black ice Audio owners, pet peaves
I too am running an F360 for my Headphone Rig only. My Koss 95/X Electrostatics never sounded this good ! BAT VK50-SE--->Black Ice F360--->Stax SRM-007tA--->Koss 95/X