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About kevinmi

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    Burton,MI
  • Interests
    Corvette restoration, winemaking, a little home remodeling
  • My System
    Main system- Modified K-Horns. Cary SLP98P-F1 preamp, Dennis Had Inspire Hot Rod amp, Shanling T-100 tube output cd player, Ampex ATR 700 RTR, Oracle Premiere Turntable w/Jelco TK-950 arm, Koetsu Black cart. All tube equipment populated with expensive vintage tubes! Second system- Frazier 7 speakers, Oracle Delphi Turntable wJelco SA-750 arm and Ortofon 2M Black cart. Pioneer TD-1050 RTR, Pioneer Elite universal disc player, Latino ST-120 amp with vintage Tung-Sol 6550 tubes. Also have another Pioneer RTR and another Ampex RTR, a pair of RF-5 speakers, a bunch of cd players , a cassette deck, receivers, Oppo Blu-ray, boxes and boxes of tubes, and a pair of Epik Empire subwoofers just in case

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  1. Neat boat! Have you seen the video of David Gilmour's boat he uses for a studio? Reminds me of that.
  2. I like to think of this Forum as one big support group, no matter what kind of support you need.
  3. kevinmi

    National Anthem

    I think the Lady is very underrated. Love her voice.
  4. A true story from just a few days ago...I found something I wanted on U S Audiomart, a rare piece. It was $1500. There was one on fleabay for the same price. I decided to check the sister page, Canuk Audio Mart. There was one of the same item, for $950. I messaged the seller and asked if he could ship to the US.He said yes, but with double boxing and duties and such, it would be another $200. I figured I was still ahead at $1150 total, so I agreed to buy it. The seller said wait until you see the exchange rate on the currency. My $1150 payment through paypal cost me $946! I love our friends to the North! I said all that to say this-those sites are great for finding rare or obsolete items, and sometimes bargains. BTW, I've been to Claude's house. I had to park my own car.
  5. kevinmi

    Bob Crites RIP

    RIP, Mr. Crites. You have helped many people, including me, on their journey through the audio hobby.
  6. if available, I'll take Kinks Greatest Bruce Springsteen Live put aside for me if you are going to list more!
  7. Wow, what a coincidence! I just got an e-mail from some princess in Africa who wants to send me 9.8 million dollars! People sure are getting generous.
  8. I watched about a third of it so far, excellent piece of history. Hope to finish it later today. Thanks for posting!
  9. If still available, I'll take both Mott the Hoople, Catch Bull at 4, best of Procol Harum, Lightning Hopkins.
  10. Dean recommended a brand of cap to me that the humble guy said was no good. Guess who was right and who was full of sh...himself?
  11. I bought a pair of 12bh7 a couple years ago, but they were both noisy on one side, so I gave up. The Amperex Holland tubes are the best I've heard so far. The Kt-120's are good new production tubes. I probably ran them longer than any other tube. They are more SS sounding. whereas the Gold Lions are more mellow sounding. It all depends on your overall system and room acoustics also.
  12. That's kinda what I thought. That makes sense why my single ended amps sound different.
  13. You may ask. but you may not like the answer---I started out with the Sovtek KT-88's. Then I tried Tung Sol new production 6550's. Then Gold Lion KT-88's. Then KT-120's. Now I'm running vintage Tung-Sol 6550, about $150 each. As far as the small preamp tubes. I've used dozens. but my favorites are RCA clear tops. and I usually run an Amperex in the middle. because that's the tube that makes the most difference. I am running a vintage Mullard GZ-33 for the rectifier tube. I like tube rolling, can you tell?
  14. I've bought a new desktop and a new laptop. both with windows 10. I hate windows 10.
  15. Yep, go with a Latino kit. Excellent instructions, and if you get stumped. Bob Latino is always there to help you. I built my first amp, a Latino ST-120, ten years ago and it is still running strong. I must have e-mailed Bob a dozen times during the build. and he was always quick to respond and very patient.
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