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    Klipsch Forte IV

    conrad-johnson Classic 2 SE Preamp

    Quicksilver Audio Mid Mono Amps

    REL R305 Subwoofer

    RME adi2 DAC

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    Velodyne SMS-1 x-over / EQ

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  1. I love my Forte IV , they sound great and are the perfect size
  2. I loaded up this week, a quad of JJ 6l6gc, quad of JJ EL34, 8 Nos Mullard e180f, 2 pr JJ 12ax7, 2 pair JJ 12ax7 gold , 2 pair JJ 12au7 gold pin, JJ 12at7, pair JJ EL84, 2 5r4gy..... I should have enough for a long time.
  3. You don’t NEED one….. but once you have a truly great one, I doubt you would go back to passive…..
  4. Check them carefully. The Palladium series suffered from surround problems. Parts are no longer available for those speakers. I would steer clear. Heresy can always be repaired no matter the vintage.
  5. I believe Toolshed made 3 amps for Klipsch ….
  6. I have never bought an item based on specs.... I never even asked for specs prior to build .... My ears will be the final judge.
  7. They would still not be cheap. Something “cheap” is not always a good value. He has built versions in a plain box before ... not sure if this form factor lends itself to doing that easily. I am betting heavily that these amps are more than “glam”. I will find out very soon .... Aside from quality parts in and out there is a LOT of fabrication. I don’t think people understand how much labor is involved in a build like this. For anyone who hasn’t , visit his site..... Not many people possess the skills to build stuff like that.
  8. Decware and Toolshed comparisons really aren’t apples to apples. The Decware amps are mostly pentode tubes wired in Triode in most of their amps. Nothing wrong with using that scheme , sounds great but much less power than the same tubes in PP. The Toolshed is a DHT running 300b tubes... they couldn’t be more different other than being low power. Sure it’s a “simple circuit” but to employ it to be quiet is not so simple. Not cheap either.
  9. Thanks ! Kind of you to offer.
  10. Very nice, thank you for sharing ...
  11. Thanks jjptk, I really think this is my last stop on the amp merry go round..... I'll be sure to post pics.
  12. I would like a Marantz Model 8b please, with all the tube goodness in a solid state 1/2 1RU size ...... I had a Carver 1.0 , was supposed to sound like tubes....it didn't. Wasn't bad but not a great amp by any metric.
  13. Hi, Matt is building my 300b right now.... It will be loaded with Hitachi Fine Met OT and vintage main PS and chokes. Lots of other good stuff in there , NOS Rectifier and input tubes and new production Western Electric 300b’s Can’t wait, will post pics and impressions soon
  14. I love my Forte IV !!!!! They are awesome. I just picked up a Zesto Leto preamp and should have my Toolshed 300b in a few months ... should be done for a while
  15. I love my Forte IV !!! They do require a little breathing room behind them. It took a few tries getting them dialed in but its worth it.
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