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About Silverfoxvtx1800

  • Birthday 07/01/1953

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    Puyallup Wa
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    Retired.....Hanging out
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    Yamaha RX-A2060
    Emotiva Gen3

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  1. I added Mullard EL34 Mirror Matched set of 8 Welded Plates XF2s from the 1960s to my PrimaLuna EVO 400 and the bass beats my chest makes my ears sparkle, don’t need a sub with the ForteIVs 13 inches from the back wall 7 inches from the side wall……I change up the 12AU7s with RCA clear tops and Mullard short plates all from the 1960s..don’t need a sub period!! my wife upstairs in her craft rooms complains of the bass vibrations in the floor at normal listening levels…
  2. I start my PrimaLuna EVO 400 every morning after a cup of coffee and shut it down around 4 or 5 and watch TV. After it’s off I wonder what another amp would sound like, cruising the used adds or auctions on EBay…every morning after the EVO 400 warms up even with the stock tubes that urge goes away…
  3. Before I bought the EVO 400 I almost bought the Had amp on EBay, just as I was putting my info in someone else got it. Glad that happened because if there is a problem you really don’t have any recourse…if you want to try a 300b you should talk to Aric Audio…
  4. What other amps did you like more than the Decware? What’s your favorite right now?
  5. The Decware auction is over and it was crazy at the last couple minutes. I don’t know if the winner made a mistake, it went for crazy money..
  6. My EVO 400 in Triode mode sorta gets me to the single ended sound..I have been switching back and forth between my Naim amplifier, Aric amplifier (borrowed from a friend) and my PrimaLuna EVO 400. After a hour or so I always end with the PrimaLuna. Something about the sound calls to me….I just tap my foot when it plays. I found an old Phase Linear 400 in my attic I bought new in the old days. That didn’t last long hooked up lol
  7. I had a great music session today, just can’t get enough. The PrimaLuna and the ForteIVs really sound awesome with this music…The used Decware market is expensive too for what you get. There was a UFO for sale a few weeks ago 20 miles from me, talking to the guy he already sold it after having it a couple weeks, it was new but he didn’t like the sound with his La Scalas. He preferred the Shiny Eyes Radu amp he already had. Thinking a lot about the sound today with the EVO 400, there is no doubt the bass is really nice. No complaints here….Here one of my crazy playlists, you need a amp with some grunt to play these songs…
  8. I bought from Sean at Upscale, he bent over backwards to help with questions I had 7 days a week he would get back to me. I am drinking coffee and have the Primaluna in Ultra sound mode, sounds excellent….makes my old ear sparkle…..toes tapping…it’s all good…the Decware amp at the auction they are having is way to expensive for what it is…
  9. Yes I bought it new from Upscale, the people there are really nice to work with. My room isn’t very big, 12x15, carpet and lots of quilts on the walls…there is a French door with lots of glass…very nice room, close to the refrigerator,coffee pot and bathroom….
  10. Hello, Thanks for all the comments especially Daniel. Everything you said is 100% right, I have always wondered what the deal was with Decware. There is a private auction going on with a Decware amp I was considering bidding on but after what you said it open my eyes. It’s not worth paying a premium to get one that is brand new. It’s been about 5 weeks or so listening to the EVO 400 and I really love it, no way is it going back. It’s a real life time amp which most likely there won’t be any problems with. There sure is a lot of tubes if I ever wanted to change them for fun like my friend Fido did. I listen to a lot of Electronic music which has a lot of bass and tons of things going on, the PrimaLuna is really excellent with this music. Some songs are a tad bright in Ultra so the remote to click into Triode is really nice. To make this amp perfect it would be nice to find a couple 12AU7 tubes to tone it down just a touch but it’s not a problem if I can’t do it..Being retired the wife and I get up around 7 and the music starts durning coffee and stays on until 3 pm and we don’t get fatigued…it’s really good at low listening levels. The bass is perfect, it actually sounds like the instrument or what ever is producing the bass, we look forward to hearing it on my Forte IVs and the Fortes I bought new in the 80s…If anyone out there is thinking about a PrimaLuna you can’t go wrong it’s a great amp…I am close to being 70 so all I want to do is wake up and get another day of this sweet retirement and listen to music at the same time the tv is on, that the advantage of having two systems in the same room…you get the best advice in this forum, thanks a lot..
  11. Has anyone done a comparison with the PrimaLuna amplifiers and the Decware amplifiers?
  12. The Cary SLI-80 looks really good, going to dig into it …..putting the Elekit together might be above my pay grade…
  13. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, my day consists of research and more research….So far contenders are Quicksilver, Aric audio which I sent a message to and no response, I might call for information on wait time…
  14. I have a pair of Forte IVs…. which is the best tube amp choice? Big wait list for Decware, I would probably be dead before my turn. I have been using the Naim Uniti Atom from a different system I have, it’s a little bright. Looking to calm this bright speaker down a little… Thanks
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