|Why so many ARC Ref 6SE preamps up for sale?
Why do people feel the need to ask why “insert component” is for sale? Things come and go.
|Oppo UHP 205 Universal Player
I have a 205 that I’ve been using since I bought it new when they first came out. It’s pretty great with a few upgrades that I performed a couple of years ago. Is it worth $2500….? I guess it depends. I heard a little while ago that OPPO is actual...
|Bad news for home theater enthusiasts
I recently had a few people over to watch a movie on my OPPO-205 to which I’ve added a linear power supply and improved IEC. We then went through my library of movies on Blu-ray and even plain old DVD and compared portions of them to their stream...
|Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
All things being equal in terms of amplifier design quality between SS and tubes, tubes are more equal.
|How many of you streaming?
Sometimes I bounce about, sometimes I don’t. Most albums have a lot of filler songs. Not all can be good and the newer ones seem to have a LOT more fillers in these days of streaming.
|Hardly see any Von Schweikert upper end speakers for sale here.
I’ve had my VR-44 Passives for the last 10 years and have felt no reason to replace them. The reflect the quality of the signal provided to them.
|How long does Class A have?
Greta has never pretended to be anything but a kid. Her consistent message is to listen to the scientists. Stupid science.Linear powered class D module with a low power, class A input preamp section is the future. High powered Class A output is...
|What Is The Most Romantic Song That You Have Ever Listen To?
Did I miss someone mentioning....“Hallelujah” written by Leonard Cohen and covered amazingly by Jeff Buckley (among others)
|Tube Research Samson Repair?
I’m listening to my Samson’s right now being driven by my Dude preamp. It’s a very satisfying combination. The circuit in the Samson isn’t terribly complicated. I’ve made a few modifications and repairs on the three of them over the years. I’m...
|Personal amp evolution
My 20-year list is somewhat long with a (currently) happy ending:1. Kyocera R-8512. CJ Premier 11A (I still have it in a second system)3. Monarchy Audio SE 160 Hybrid Monos4. Lamm M1.1 Hybrid Monos5. Stellavox PW1 Monos6. Van Alstine Ultra 550 Hyb...