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  1. Sounds like a fun place to live!
  2. paul79

    6H30 SUPER TUBE

    This looks like a 1972 6H30. Don't think you are going to find another one this early anytime soon. Nice tube
  3. I have never seen one of these. About the only Pioneer I haven't seen, but it is a 40 year old Class A Solid State amp. Recapping is a minimum to make reliable. These may even get hot enough to wear out the output devices. Not uncommon at all to see this in Class A stuff.
  4. joessporster, any time you are ready Here is my take on my favorites in the VRD's: CBS 7318 (12AU7) - nice all the time and for all music. It just does the job with tone and composure. Valvo Long Plate 12AU7 (ring getter, various D getter with and without foil strip) - the most resolution without any brightness. The different versions have slightly different sound, but all pretty close. This is my preferred tube in the 12AU7 slot currently. Image focus is spooky and huge! This is the Audiophile 12AU7. It does everything better than the Telefunken, and with no brightness at all. Valvo E80CC (12AU7 Sub but be careful. The heater current is much higher, although plenty safe in the VRD's) This tube makes images huge. More forward, but everything is in the room. Very cool sounding tube to roll in occasionally. The 10M Mullard 12AX7 - Big, warm, slamming, focused, tons of drive. This is THE tube to put here, and yes, it is MUCH better than a standard Mullard that looks just like it. I don't know why, but it is. Sylvania Triple Mica Grey Plate 5751 (12AX7 Sub) - My second favorite, deeper soundstage, very quiet, nice focus and detail. A delicate/intimate sounding tube. Black plate version is about the same, just less warmth.
  5. The boxes alone are worth $25. These should have been gone instantly. If I didn't have my pile of these...... These are forever tubes! One and done.
  6. This is the best kind of feedback here. Thanks very much. Glad you are enjoying the receiver hcnelly!
  7. Someone should grab this one. Built like a tank and one of the best integrateds on the planet.
  8. Yes, that is a very good DAC for sure. You have a couple options, but they are going to be considerably more money. A Chord DAVE would be a nice upgrade. A Totaldac would also be a nice upgrade. Shoot me a PM if you want to talk about it. Paul
  9. Looks nice man. Also looks like you are ready for a nice DAC on the right there... Holler at me. I might have something.
  10. Ya I seen it, but with near $400 shipping from Japan!!
  11. Congrats to you both. Well, take that how you want to Breakdown7. Living up to your handle with this sale. But Schu has some great amps now, and they are still in the family! Congrats Schu! Look forward to your evaluation/comparison.
  12. I passed on the P-266 in above conversation. He is offering a very nice piece for a very reasonable price though! So..... Have at it gentlemen. It's an Accuphase!! Still looking for the P-250 though. A P-20 would do nicely as well.
  13. Looking for a nice one of these to round out my Accuphase set. Let me know if you are willing to part with one. Thanks Paul
  14. I wouldn't cut your teeth on a 2330B! Not a good plan. It is a combination of issues, I am quite sure. The main in jacks on the back get dirty. The speaker relays get dirty (power cycle brings it back, or crank it up to get it on are the symptoms associated with a dirty relay typically). The controls get dirty.
  15. That guy has the good stuff, and not just tubes
  16. Is the loudness feature off? Speakers too close to the wall? Room loading issue? I have yet to hear a vintage original receiver produce more bass than it should unless the bass is turned up or the loudness is engaged. The K-Horns sounding ok is the kicker here.... Make sure the loudness is off and turn the tone controls off as well.
  17. Right. My system images with everything I play, but better recordings melt everything away, and leave the music. Great imaging is achieved when all is tonally right, speakers properly placed, your butt properly placed, and you have taken steps to remove room problems. At least that is how I believe it to be accomplished. The biggest offender is bass. If that is wrong, your brain knows it is wrong, and gets confused. This is a form of fatigue. Your brain having to work too hard to make sense of something it, if even you do not realize, it cannot make sense of. IMHO. Can I enjoy music without great imaging? Sure, when I am working, tinkering, cleaning, etc. When I sit in front of my HiFi though, I want to be taken somewhere, or I want to bring them into my room, recording dependent. These are my goals.
  18. I am kind of a nut when it comes to this. I feel I have achieved this goal with my system. My speakers, walls, all disappear, recording dependent of course.
  19. 2 down 2 to go. Been a pleasure working with Rich. These amps actually sound quite good when up to snuff. Thanks to all here for hooking us up.
  20. This table with your NBS Phono is as good as it gets. Your SX-1250 also has a killer phono stage. You probably shouldn't listen to that 1250 with it
  21. I am not going to have a turntable after I sell this one. It is actually too good, and makes me want to spend money on vinyl. I can't spend the cheese for this format too, after investing so much with my digital. That and I just don't have time to enjoy it. The kids are both fixing to start driving, so all of my time will be spent trying to make money for their future. You might be surprised at what I put up for sale in the coming months! Hope all is well Oldtimer!
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