Responses from audiosaurusrex

Tube Integrated With Clarity
I was interested in both LTA and Octave for my Spatial M3 Sapphires. I demoed the Octave V40 se with the SBB. It was a stunning amp that gave a new perspective on my music collection. Dynamics, Clarity, Instrument tonality and separation. With the... 
Modwright PH 9.0X Tube Rolling Question
@travisg Sure, I replaced the 6C45 with the Russian Reflektor 6C45, more detail and clarity. I replaced my 6922 with Siemens E188CC/7308's and the result is extreme clarity, dynamics and transparency. I have the Sophia Electric Aqua 274B Rectifier... 
Modwright PH 9.0X Tube Rolling Question
@travisg My experience with the 9.0XT has been the initial listening was good not great until I swapped out the stock tubes. Not sure what Dan uses in his own gear but I’d bet he puts some good tubes into his personal stuff. I have Siemens and Tel... 
Modwright PH 9.0X Tube Rolling Question
@travisg What is the rest of your system? Did you change out the stock tubes?  
WhestTHREE signature phono pre vs. ModWright PH 9.0X
Yes easy to change just unscrew the case, but I found no need when you find the ones you love. I must say big difference in the new Power Supply upgrade. Just adds so much air. In reference to midrange someone stated the the midrange is where the ... 
WhestTHREE signature phono pre vs. ModWright PH 9.0X
I initially got to know Modwright from an upgrade to my Pioneer LX500 CD transport. So I knew what Dan was capable of. I went from an SPL Phonos to the Modwright PH9.0XT. I am so impressed with the dynamics, soundstage and tonal clarity of this un... 
DId you get that paperwork from the IRS about purchasing? over $600.00
Yes it is for any sales and for tax year 2023 moving forward.  
New Spatial Audio M4 Ultra
Worth the wait IMO  
Phonostage comparisons
I owned the SPL Director/Performer/Phonos and love the performance and small form factor. The only reason I sold was to get into tubes. SPL is seriously good price-performance   
A cartridge with more bite, please and thank you
I had the SL and felt the same way. As mentioned above I now have an AUDIO TECHNICA - AT-ART9XA which is very revealing in all frequencies. I wound up buying the Umami Red but haven't felt any urge to swap it out. Using an Acoustic Signature Tripl... 
Tube Recommendations Please
I use the Siemens 6922 / E88CC in my Modwright PH9.0X and there is nothing like them. Dynamic Bass, Airy Upfront Mids and very controlled highs. I love these out of my entire stash  
3k Phono preamp upgrade options (JC3+, XP-17, etc)
I owned an SPL Phonos and loved it. I traded it in for a Modwright PH9.0x and it is an endgame phonostage for me. A little more than you would like to spend but plenty of comments about it here in Agon.  
Acoustic Signature turntables
Meant to say internal. Dam autocorrect 🙄  
Acoustic Signature turntables
I think the initial Acoustic Signature Company was plagued with some internet issues that certainly tarnished their name. That said the company rebounded and I can say from personal experience their tables now are rock solid, incredible engineerin... 
Modwright PH 9.0X Tube Rolling Question
@blisshifi Good Info about the 6C45. I thought the Sovtek was the only one. Thanks!