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  1. G

    Life expectancy of valve tubes

    Hi all, I initally noticed that the left channel speaker was producing a weaker volume level only when playing cd's through my Jolida FX III Dac and therefore i started a process of illimination, changing RCA cables and so on but still only produced the same affect through the Dac but not when...
  2. C

    Tube amp or ss for QA 3050i ?

    Hello all. First post so please go gentle. Am moving house to a bigger place with thick stone walls so I decided to upgrade my hi-fi (a Technics st hd55) (which by the way is still going strong after at least twenty years) and get a proper stereo sound system. After many a long evening spent...
  3. H

    Question KEF C95 or iQ9?

    My KEF R103/4's finally died! I have researched and been told that it was by death of speaker & foam rot and sub-driver failure, a common occurrence in close to 30yr old speakers. Not worth repairing, or if I did, sound quality would still not be the same. So, I'm in the market for new/used...
  4. Revere2012

    McIntosh 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Combo

    As I'm sure y'all know.. McIntosh released this in December. Allegedly there were only 25 sent out in the states. Meaning the combo tubeamp/preamp with book and serial # authenticity. My local HI FI guy across the street from me somehow got his hands on one. Too rich for my blood but if anyone's...
  5. Beelzebozo

    Fatman Mi-Tube lacks punch?

    Hello all This is my first post, so forgive any unnecessary waffle! I have a Project Essential 2 with newly installed Ortofon 2M Red which I run through a Fatman Mi-Tube 2 into Q Acoustics 3020’s. The speakers sit on concrete 9inch hollows (cinder blocks). Everything sounds good, and I enjoy...
  6. Sleeper Service

    Question Can I go turntable to headphones via tube amp ?

    Hi there HiFi experts, I'm wondering if I can go straight from turntable (currently deciding but will more than likely be a Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon UKX) through a Little Dot Mk3 tube amp to my Sennheiser HD 650's ? Currently I listen to my music from my pc which feeds an Audioengine D1 DAC...
  7. M

    Question Tube Amp for KEF Speakers and Pro-Ject Turntable

    Hello, I own a pair of KEF R-500 floorstanding speakers (Frequency Range: 39Hz - 45kHz (-6dB), Frequency Response: 46Hz - 28kHz (±3dB); Crossover Frequencies: 500Hz, 2.8kHz; Maximum Output: 111dB; Amplifier requirements: 25 - 150 W; Sensitivity: 88dB (2.83V/1m); Harmonic distortion: <0.4%...
  8. JohnProton

    Triode vs Ultra Linear

    This has probably been asked time and time again but im going to ask anyway because I couldnt find a thread on here about it. Ok so Ive been experimenting a bit becuase ive got new speakers with my amp, amp being 55 watts in ultra linear and 28 watts in triode both speakers and both amp modes...
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