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DCS Sending Legal Notice To Reviewer (Golden Sound) Over an Old Review of Their Bartok DAC
Yeah Watched the video. Not that I was ever going to buy Dcs gear anyway, but certainly would never consider it now.    Reviews are opinion pieces. Unless, as Dcs claims, there were factual misrepresentations of the product, they did not disclos... 
Graphene Sluggo - Unlocking Sonic Scenery
@cleeds   You should know better by now -  never bother asking @jasonbourne to back up any of his ridiculous comments :)  
How cheap can you go and still be happy with the sound?
I am currently listening to some Fostex Fe126En drivers (purchased used for 100…) in DIY Olson/Nagoaka Manifold Horns, being driven by a Heathkit SA-3 SE EL84 amp, cost me 200, which I stripped down and did a ground up rebuild in a DIY chassis. A ... 
PSVANE Discussion & Impressions Thread
I am on my 3rd quad of EL34PH tubes being run in my Cary SLI-50. Fantastic sounding tube. While having a different presentation than the Winged-C’s, they are very similar from a qualitative standpoint. The Winged-C’s have been some of the best so... 
Looking for phono preamp advice in the $1000 - $1600 range
@katzenjammer27    Off topic with this discussion, but how did you fix the ground loop issue?   I built an SP14 and am having ground issues.   13 pages of discussion on DIYAudio, and still the hum persists…   Thanks!          
Watts! How many do we need?
I would be curious to know what actual volume you are listening at? A crude app for your phone will tell you peaks at your listening position, and if you are feeling inquisitive, you can measure at 1m from the speakers.    1 watt at 1m will give ... 
What are your thoughts/opinions on the Orchard Audio Starkrimson Mono Ultra Premium
@jasonbourne71    You’ve done a direct comparison? Or…      
Do you belong more to souce first or to speakers first school of thought ?
Chicken, or the egg… Source. Sometimes speakers. Depends on what I want to listen to.    Switch gear around a fair bit. Sometimes I want to listen to a SE tube amp - that will dictate speakers. Sometimes I want to listen to Class A SS. Then I ha... 
Cornwall IV vs. Volti Rival, Razz; Razz v. 1, 2, 3 -- what changed?
I have a pair of 77’ CW Decorators. Got them in a trade w a friend.  He had upgraded the crossover to a Crites, as well as upgrading the super tweeter. They were quite boomy/shrill when I put them in my small - 11’x18’ - listening room.  I did ... 
Shocked. Need Opinions. How muck power do I need?
Power supply. Power supply. Power supply.    Bigger amps, have bigger power supplies. Depending on how loud you are listening, as has been said above, it’s about current driving the difficult parts of the speakers load.    Smaller amp could work... 
Do NOS Mullard EL34 tubes last much longer than NOS SED (Svetlana) EL34 ?
I had a quad of the Winged-C’s that seemed to keep going and going… Was going to get another set a few years back, but went a different route instead. Lots of misses. Then I tried the Psvane EL34PH replica tubes. They are now my go to tube. Dynam... 
300B or 2a3 SET Class A for Heretic Model A?
I have transformers in my inventory for a 45 amp, as well as a 2A3 push pull.    I look forward to getting them built and comparing them.    As stated above, I would be looking into a PP 2A3. Very curious about how tyt would sound.    I use a D... 
Leaving tube amps on.
@wolf_garcia  Ha. Love it! People can get a bit precious about tubes. There was a time, when everything ran off tubes… First thing I turn on when I wake up, is the system. Last thing I turn off, is the system. Listen before I leave for work, l... 
Record Store Day 2024?
Didn’t make it to a proper record store. But, the chain store in the local mall got a bunch of titles, and I found a copy of Everybody Digs Bill Evans. Was surprised to find it there. Plus, they had  20% discount if you spent more than 100. So,... 
Benchmark Media Systems. Right or wrong
From the company that puts measurements above all other factors. And I’m sure their perfect specs have zero effect on user expectation having perfect sound reproduction. Notice how the issue of psychoacoustic effect never applies to gear that me...