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  1. a9050lx

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    "And I kicked that mule to the top of the tree" Swordfishtrombones.
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    Uh, yeah. Probably a lot.
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    What's the weather like where you're at?

    Uh, sorry.62 degrees and sunny here in central Fl. We will pay for it with 97 degree days and 100% humidity coming soon.
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    Check these Cornwall IIs Out.

    Yes, not very smooth.
  5. Not really that long of a time in Klipschyears.
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    misc collection of 70 classic oldies vinyl albums

    Heh heh, j/K. Famous Herb Alpert album cover that got the attention of every boy or man at the time.
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    misc collection of 70 classic oldies vinyl albums

    Throw in an album cover of Whipped cream and other delights?
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    considering trying a tube amp

    Having spent the majority of my recent time of owning lascala's with some home brew Tube lab Simple SE amps,I unhesitatingly recommend these amps with the lascala. I built one of my Simple SE amps with the very inexpensive Hammond 125ESE output transformers, these amps rock (including bass) with the Lascala.Using 6l6GC russian tubes, about 380volt b+ and solid state rectification with cap input filter and a large choke.Very quiet, but not dead silent.Some hum when your head is in the bass bin, some tube hiss.Very liveable.I am running one of the amps in triode mode (125ESE) and one of them in ultralinear (big edcors) I think I narrowly prefer the Hammond 125 ESE cheapie transformers in triode mode. It produces maybe 5 watts in triode, and the one with the Edcor transformers may be making about 10-12 watts in ultralinear. Great sounding circuit from George at Tubelab.No affiliation of any kind, just a satisfied customer.
  9. What they sound like in my living room.Smooth, Dynamic, musical.Currently using a 6CG7 Aikido preamp with a Tubelab Simple SE with the big Edcor single ended output transformers and 6L6GC Sovtek tubes.Code "P" with "AA" networks and rectangular badges.LS BR.1976 I assume.No water damage, slight chip in one side, candle wax drippings on the top, Heh heh.These are staying put in the living room for awhile. as in as long as I breathe!
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    Lascala Oh, now I know

    Interestingly enough, when I put together the Aikido preamp with my Chorus speakers, Low bass had quite a bit more impact.Points well taken though. Will listen as is for now.
  11. Never know which tubes may sound good with a particular circuit.I have some 1990's New sensor 2A3 Chinese dual plate tubes (sold in groups of 10) that sound pretty decent. (Shuguang,at the time not highly sought after) None have broken yet.
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    considering trying a tube amp

    Mcintosh resale is crazy.So are HK Citations tube stuff, obviously also the Marantz.If buying to use as a daily driver, HH Scott, Fisher, Eico ,Thousands of them were made.Unfortunately, getting harder to luck into this stuff.I recently rebuilt a Dynaco ST-70 that my wife bought me 25 yrs ago for 5 bucks.It sat on the shelf 25 years in disrepair until this year.Point is well meaning intentions are never realized and people like me will almost give something away if someone else can find some constructive use for an item.
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    Tube Amp Buying Advice

    For that money, the asking price won't even pay for the output transformers if they are decent.Maybe some old stock transformers?Find the source of the transformers,get a schematic if you can, then buy it. Is it my imagination, or are the getters on those output tubes turning white? On second thought, I expect this is a Chinese amp.Even so, you can always upgrade parts if needed, and its a good price to get into tubes.
  14. I sometimes wonder why my Denon 90 watt surround receiver does not sound as dynamic as my 2a3 3 watt single ended amp at sane listening levels. Of course the 2A3 amp has a huge power transformer with lots of capacitance and a large filter choke.Guess thats why.
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    La scala's

    PM sent.Thanks for the consideration.
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    I want to screw........

    Yes, should always wear a gasket.
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    La scala's

    Are you around? I get an alert from messaging but cant read it.
  18. So what is their value approximately?Is this fair for a price?
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    Altec 645 DTS

    Are the duplex Altec 645 DTS speakers anything useful for home use?Looks like no passive filters and very high efficiency.Sparse info out on the web.
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    My New Power Tube Caddy

    Nicer than my cardboard caddies.
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    Best Cornwall....?

    Well, I doubt there is anything easier than running MDF thru a table saw.Cuts like butta.Also reminds me of ripping 10 or 12 inch wide pine, some of that stuff would twist, bind, and come right off the saw table.I remember laughing until it hurt more than a couple times.
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    Forte with 3 watt SET

    If into DIY you could build a Kitic RH84, a fine sounding pentode single ended amp.Easy, low parts count.
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    Opinions On New Production Tubes....

    7581A Tungsol running in a Stereo 70 solid state rectified 500volts approx B+ with a VTA 70 circuit.They sound very good and have less heater draw than the EL34 for a stock power transformer.Very satisfied.
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    Best Tube amp under $1500 for vintage Lascala

    CJ MV75 ,MV 50 also good , or Dynaco stereo 70.They are easy to find and sound good.
  25. I still miss the wit and frankness of J Gordon Holt.