paulcreed

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Recommend me a tube integrated amplifier
All I can go by is what I’ve owned. My favorite in the under $5000 used is the one I still have and have no reason to move on which is the Audio Hungary A50i class A.   You can pick up a used one around little over $3000. Never seems to stumble ... 
Help me build out my first system
Since you will be using the DNA-1 I can relate. About 15 or more years ago I had a DNA -1 with rev a mods mated with a Rogue 99 magnum preamp and Joseph Audio Rm25si. That was an awesome system should be in your budget.   Rogue to my ears is a l... 
Gold Lion AX7 in tube preamp
It’s not a race run it in when you get back. Odds are nothing will happen but if it red plates it could smoke your amp and worse smoke your house.   When you get back run it 100-200 hours see what happens. It’s a very detailed tube and should sm... 
Gold Lion AX7 in tube preamp
Check with your manufacturer if trying 5751  
Gold Lion AX7 in tube preamp
If your talking 12ax7’s I believe they make one from Mexico and one from Russia. The Russians being the better of the 2 I’ve heard.  I had some Russian ones that came stock with an amp I bought. They were pretty good for new production.   They t... 
Tube amps under $7500
Maybe consider a 6sn7 preamp and 250 watt amp that doubles in power. With $7500 you could find a Don Sachs, Supratec type preamp and an older Pass Labs, CJ or others. I tried BAT, ARC, Rogue they were nice but felt they were more in solid state te... 
Tube amps under $7500
I would stay away from 75 watt tube amp then. I’m using a Reference 3a reflector and Joseph Audio Pulsar. The 3a’s play just fine, sometimes I would like a little more power with the JA. Both are very enjoyable with 50 watts. If you need power and... 
Tube amps under $7500
I have a room with separate and a simple room that I have tried some integrated amps. Right now I prefer the simple room.   I stumbled on the Audio Hungary a50i and really love this amp and see no need to move on. It plays any type of music I thr... 
Do NOS Mullard EL34 tubes last much longer than NOS SED (Svetlana) EL34 ?
Bjesien, is correct on the nos Mullards, they have a sense or ease. In my system it has a natural sparkle to them I’ve found no other can do. I have a class A that can only use kt-120 and kt-150’s so sometimes it’s nice to go back to the Mullard e... 
Do NOS Mullard EL34 tubes last much longer than NOS SED (Svetlana) EL34 ?
$450 for a fx1 is way to high for me.  I bought 4 quad’s of fx2 over time when I noticed prices going up years ago. I’ve been buying used xf2’s that test as new for 1/4 of the price for the fx1 quote you have. I’ve been running the same quad’s in ... 
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
I didn’t read all the post so if someone mentioned this. You stated in first post “after a couple weeks of daily use I hear no difference”. Does daily use mean you are not running cord 24/7? Even if you are running amp 24/7 300 hours may not be en... 
Seeking Bookshelf Recommendations
I’ve talked to a guy that had gone from the de cappo to the Fritz and preferred the Fritz. I have never heard the Fritz but have almost bought a pair a couple times. Talked with Fritz on the phone super nice guy don’t think you can go wrong with h... 
Seeking Bookshelf Recommendations
We have about same power, 50 watt class A audio hungary. Be careful on efficiency you don’t want any regrets. I had pulsars with this amp sounded very nice but better with more power and current.    I like the reference 3a Decappo’s and Reflector... 
Cable vs fiber for audio quality
All this is now good to know. My main concern was it would be bright, I can’t do screaming at me bright.   I placed my order to be installed Monday. I know to some this maybe an odd question but will this new modem/router need break in. I owned ... 
Buying Used Speakers
I would not trust FedEx,UPS to ship floorstanding  speakers no matter how nice the box is.   Light monitors have a better chance in a soft foam skeleton double boxed, dense foam can lead to issues. Heavy dense small boxes are prone to damage, hea...