serblinfan

Responses from serblinfan

Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
I guess the hobby will survive but it is more limited now to a smaller number of enthusiasts, who, however, are willing to (or are forced) to spend more. In the past, there were many people who wanted good quality stereo and could get it for a rel... 
Do NOS Mullard EL34 tubes last much longer than NOS SED (Svetlana) EL34 ?
A friend of mine worked in the USA repairing (now vintage) tube amplifiers and he would often tell me how beautifully the Mullard EL34 sounded to him - the best he heard at the time, from a client's amplifier, but that was in the 19080s. I was sur... 
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
The OP's claim certainly serves an important social function: It reassures non-believers that they don't have to spend money on expensive cables :-) Unfortunately, in my system cables do make a difference, especially power cords... But a friend of... 
Solid state amp vs tube amps
Wolf-Garcia, you sound a bit rude to me. No need for that.   
Solid state amp vs tube amps
I have always used tube amps all my life but recently started looking for a solid state amp because of the growing unreliability of currently made tubes. There are some solid state amps that can make tube enthusiasts happy because they will sound ... 
Ethernet Cables - what are you using and why?
I use Furutech Lan-8 NCF. Incredible value. I have a lot of different (much more expensive) cables from this manufacturer, and I've heard it's often a good idea to follow what you already have in the system. For example, the top Transparent LAN ma... 
Burning-in as a non-linear experience
I experienced the same with those outlets as I also have the Furu NCF rhodium outlets in my system. But it can't be just that, as people have also reported similar experience with, for example, Black Gate capacitors. So I just thought there could ... 
Burning-in as a non-linear experience
"but never a retreat to the worse" - this is something I do not agree with and this is why I have decided to start a new thread here. :-) I remember there was once a thread dedicated to Furutech outlets. Have a look.   
Burning-in as a non-linear experience
I know many people who have either seen no change or a gradual change from bad to good. I honestly envy people who buy something new and it's wonderful. I was just wondering if somebody had a different experience, meaning good-bad-better-bad-nice-... 
Burning-in as a non-linear experience
Thank you for your answer. I myself thought it bizarre that something may come from better to horrible, and then to wonderful .But this is my experience and I don't think it's something wrong with my system. I've had this exerience with Furutechs...  
Is there such a thing as a good medium priced music streamer?
I am personally a great fan of Metronome DSS, for Metronome's house sound, analogue, sort-of. But it needs a DAC... It is one of the cheapest products in Metronome's lineup, but a great value soundwise for people who do not plan to play extremely ... 
KT88 for McIntosh MC275 mk.IV?
I've always considered Gold Lions as very reliable but of the four tubes I bought a year ago, two have already failed. In a friend's system, one failed - they were all purchased more or less at the same time. I hope that was just some unlucky batc... 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
This is quite simple, with the present development of technology, a traditional CD player setup will play as good as a streamer costing at least three times as much. So, if you have a CD player costing 5000 dollars and want the same from a streame... 
Speaker Cables? why all the hype for expensive speaker wire?
Re 3 and 4: I'm sure it's not a question of "adapting" - my Furutech cables sound from absolutely "horrific" to absolutely "magical" over the long months of breakin. It's from "no soundstage" to "deep and wide soundstage", it's from "harsh highs" ... 
Speaker Cables? why all the hype for expensive speaker wire?
In my experience: 1. There are systems where cables matter a lot, and some others where the difference is smaller (usually less resolving systems but there must be more to it than that). For example, a friend of mine has nice vintage Tannoy speake...