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About sunnysal

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    Primary system: Jean-Francois Lessard PP 2A3 Amp, Marantz 7T Preamp, 1993 Klipschorns with ALK xovers, HP Tablet running iTunes and LMS serving Squeezebox Touch, MSB link DACIII, MSB digital director, Audioquest Diamondback ICs, Synergistic Research Alpha Quad Active Shield Speaker Cable
    Secondary system: iPad feeding McIntosh MA6400: Klipsch RB5 speakers, Mapleshade Golden Helix speaker cables. Patio system: Marantz Esotec SM-6 driving Klipsch SA-2 speakers, audioquest type 4 speaker cables

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  1. I liked the 70’s HK 430 and 730. They go cheap on eBay and bat way above their cost. Let us know what you decide. Warm regards, Tony
  2. "and it was through the building of Dr. J. Lessard's parallel-feed Horus 2A3 mono blocks over ten years ago that I also gained an appreciation for a choke in the position instead of a resistor." I wonder Eric what your thoughts are now on Jeff L´s amps? I still use the 2A3PP he built for me in my main listening system and have to admit I still love it! my only source of displeasure to this day is a constantly humming hammond trannie underneath, mounted on the front. let me know your thoughts. warm regards, Tony
  3. Seti, Jeff lessard posted some good 2A3 PP schematics with parts lists, etc. On the Magnequest website. But I cannot seem to find them now...btw a great small PP amp is the el84 type; a dynaco st-35 or the eico or pilot equivalents we’re both great sounding amps. I love modern version from Roger Modjeski the Music Reference RM-10 MkII.
  4. My 2A3 PP amplifier, designed and built by Jeff Lessard will be my last amp.
  5. If you are thinking vintage; Fisher, Scott and Dynaco, are all good brands to consider. Hard to suggest what you might do best with without having mentioned a budget or what kind of music and sound you enjoy. You also might consider some non tube stuff like the HK430, which I think sounds great with your speakers. Let us know more and the group can help more. Warm regards, Tony
  6. I have reference series and heritage series speakers and love both. Just to nit pick. Forte aren’t really heritage line....regards, To y
  7. I had a Dynaco ST-120 which sounded awful with my Klipschorns, as did my Marantz Esotec SM-6. The Marantz amp sounded great on my Magnepan speakers though. the Dynaco ended up in an attic space somewhere....
  8. I have a Tripath amp and it sounds fine. For the price you can try it and use it if you like it. Mine is currently driving some patio speakers for background music usage. Enjoy, Tony
  9. I still struggle with the concept of “better” components, I have begun to become more of a subjectivist, what sounds good to me is “better”. In my room, with my music, with my ancillary components my “better” speakers were my Klipschorns, that is why they remain in my system. Are there better speakers out there? In my years of amp, preamp and speaker shoot outs with friends and acquaintances, I found I like the way heritage horns sounded more than cone speakers or panel speakers, so I stayed with them. I have heard great music played on other systems, but my components were selected over the years to play my music the way I like it to sound. So... Are harbeth better than your Klipsch? If they sound better to you, than yes, if not, no. IMHO, YMMV, etc, etc. Enjoy the music! Tony
  10. Beautiful! Post a detailed report on your amp shootout, we will all be interested to see what you hear and decide. Warm regards, Tony
  11. As Dean so aptly said...yes. I have both tube and SS and enjoy both. The often religious-toned discussions about tubes versus SS, analog versus digital, interconnects and speaker wires, etc, etc. Frankly have left me bored and uninterested. I have enjoyed exploring playback technology both vintage and modern, it’s a fun hobby. I finally settled on a rather mundane system which lets me enjoy the music. Could I get back on the rollercoaster of searching for better reproduction? Perhaps. But as long as I stay focused on dancing around my living room and enjoying my music more than thinking about the equipment I probably won’t be making any more hardware moves. Enjoy the music any way you choose, playing with tech or listening to the music, whatever works for you is fine, enjoy! Warm regards, Tony
  12. He has a bunch of amplifiers and is asking which we recommend. Not sure we read the same original post...
  13. I know this sounds condescending but...try them all and decide for yourself. First if all, it is a great way the spend the weekend, to set up the rest of your system and swap out amps while listening to your favorite music. Secondly, in the end, recommendations serve very little; the decision as to what sounds good in your room, with your ancillary equipment with your music is very, very individual. Enjoy the process and decide what works for you, not for us crumb bums....please do let us know what you decide works best for you and why, we love to hear about those processes and decisions. Warm regards from sunny El Salvador, Tony
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