buellrider97

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Tube Complement in Cronus Black ?
Do you mean the “ Dark “ upgrade ? Although the specific tubes are not listed, the upgrades are listed on their Upgrades page. They state the signal tubes are upgraded but don’t specify brand. On other models that use the same tubes, they are usua... 
Anyone ever have, use or hear this tube?
   @mesch, please let me know if you like them. I’ve tried about a dozen different 12AU7’s and just prefer Telefunkens. That being said Tungsram 12 AU7’s and the nos Tesla ecc82’s  ( Not JJ’s ), sound similar to Telefunkens and are considerably le... 
Anyone ever have, use or hear this tube?
Yes , I bought 4 of them about 7-8 years ago for $500. The seller had 5 pair, I bought 2. At that price I regret not buying all of them. I have multiple sets of Tektronix labeled Tekefunkens to compare them with , and they are dead quiet. In my Mi... 
Suggestions for power amps
   + 1 for adding sub(s). Then roll in an amp. I run low power tubes to Zu’s , but rotate a 50 wpc SS amp. I back the subs off a tiny bit when going to SS. BTW , I loaned some tubes to a fellow for his pre. He has the same amp as you and loves it.... 
how do you stream ethernet quality in a non ethernet (wi fi only) room
  I used a TP-Link AV2000. $90 on Amazon and returnable. My streamer has adjustable buffering. Almost anything is an improvement over a laptop. Regards, Mike B.   
DAC suggestion for PC
I ran a laptop to a Schiit Bifrost. I started with a printer cable. Then an Audioquest Cinnamon and then a Cardas Clear. The cable made a huge difference. I then switched to a Schiit Yiggy and the laptop. Finally added a Project streamer. Everythi... 
Finally upgrading my amp
+1 @ jbuhl . The Rogue RP-1 is a great platform for your needs. You are free to go SS, tubes, or class D. Some great suggestions here, but make sure you have enough wattage. If you go with any of the Rogue items mentioned you should budget for som... 
Sharing a subwoofer between a Stereo and HT combination.
  Ha ha , I’m having flashbacks. I went down this road , but I had a large living room. By the time I threw in the towel I had a Yamaha RX-V amp, Sony Blue Ray, JBL 4312A mains, Klipsch Heresy II rears, Klipsch RC center and sub. Also a Panasonic ... 
I took Frank Zappa’s advice
I have 4312’s , should I use tube or SS amplification. Acid yes or no ?   
Why do I prefer R2R over Chip based DAC's?
What is your current source ? When I started out , I quickly found out everything made a difference.   
DAC upgrade
Hi , nice stereo and your search is well thought. I have the original Yiggy ( Gen 2 ). I feed it with a Project Stream Box Ultra and connect with a Cardas Clear usb. I’m happy with my setup. I have a modded Thorens TT with a Grado Prestige cartrid... 
McIntosh dealer discount ?
  Retail price control is still happening. I’m not a McIntosh owner , but I did notice that a brick and mortar store was featuring a large stock of new and used McIntosh gear. I happened to check the manufacturer web site for authorized dealers an... 
Speaker Spikes - Working Principle
Ok , so set me straight. I have uber thick shag over extra heavy Gortex type padding. My house is a 35 year old cement slab build. I have a couple styles of speakers. Zu omens on spikes and JBL 4312A monitors on 3 leg Sound Anchor stands, both run... 
Was 1971 the high point of popular music?
Nice list , I’ve seen approximately half the bands on your list. Rory Gallagher passed way too soon. If the world doesn’t get past Taylor Swift, I’m going to go crazy. BTW I saw her with Jack Ingram before she was huge. My teenage daughter wanted ... 
***Seasons Greetings A'goners***Are You Getting Any New Gear For Christmas***
A United Composite Centaur 76 and an Okuma Makiara 16. 😎 Gotta go outside and play too . As far as stereo gear , unfortunately no. Daughter married last summer , son next summer. But after that a new tube amp. Merry Christmas