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Les Lammers

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  1. There are excellent 6SN7's coming from China. Unless you have heard them your opinion has no merit.
  2. You can get a B stock pair of American Walnut Heresy IV's on the auction site from a Klipsch dealer for $2200 shipped, no tax. They will work well with your amp and will be plug and play. They are excellent speakers. I drive mine easily with a 3.5 watt 2A3 amp. My 2 cents.
  3. I'm sure they will be better. I went from H3's to H4's and my non-audio GF said 'these sound really good'. The H3's got a phase plug on the tweeter and Tractrix horn on the midrange. I wish I had room for these. So, go have a listen and leave the credit card at home. 😉🙃😍
  4. I agree. Being new to tubes the OP should look into the Inspire amps. They can use 6V6, 6L6, EL34, 6550, KT88, KT120 and KT150 tubes. The big plus is that the amps are single ended and they only need a pair of power tubes.
  5. You may want to check this amp out. https://www.erhard-audio.com/Basie.html I have the Aretha preamp with tone controls. They are a blessing with poor recordings. It's made in USA and Holger is great to work with.
  6. I've been there and it's not a good place to be. Check this out: https://www.schiit.com/products/loki
  7. This will do it and won't break the bank. https://ifi-audio.com/products/zen-blue/
  8. I used the first version of the iFi power supply with an Arcam rPlay and the SQ was improved. I'd get it and return it if you don't hear a difference.
  9. Have you cleaned the tube pins and the sockets in the amp? Dirty pins or tube sockets may be the problem.
  10. The Shiit has no gain, the Aretha does, and the 'noise' is amplified. There is likely a noisy tube in your amp.
  11. I have the same preamp and it's dead quiet on my Heresy 4's with both of my tube amps. There should be no 'feedback noise'. Did this ''noise' just start when you received the Aretha?
  12. If you liked the way the Laurels sounded just use the same caps. Replace all of them to avoid future problems.
  13. I'm not sure when you tried Qoubuz but is now much improved.
  14. I have owned two pairs of B stock speakers and found no cosmetic issues. They may have been customer returns etc. I have seen B stock for sale with physical damage too.
  15. Absolutely. I moved to Quobuz and it sounds better than Tidal and is less expensive. I'm using this as a streamer. https://www.allo.com/sparky/digione-signature-player.html You have several different choices of spftware and they can be easily changed. The unit is future proofed.
  16. IMHO, H4's would be perfect in your room. I recently upgraded from H3's and bought B stock H4's for $2200 shipped. I use a subwoofer due to the size of my room. The H4's have the same tweeter and midrange horn as the CW4's. You really should listen to both and trust your ears.
  17. Original owner, always driven with low power tube amps. Excellent condition. I'm in Naples, Florida and prefer local sale. $1300. SOLD.
  18. I re-read your original post. *I* would get an active preamp with a phono stage.
  19. Contact failiure could also be due to 'dirty' tube pins, especially on old production tubes. I clean the pins with Scotchbrite pads.
  20. Those RCA amps are rare birds. Below is a parallel singled ended 45 amp with gas regulators. No, it's not mine.
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