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  1. Welp sent the Vincent ST-70 back to Will he checked it out and couldn't find anything wrong with it.....then talked to Holger at Erhard, he asked that I send Aretha back and he's checking it out right now, but is not seeing anything wrong with it. I checked my DAC and don't see any bulging caps or anything that could be wrong with that, I checked my sub controller and dont see any bulging caps there either. Both just visual inspections. So I'm at a loss as to what could be causing the weird noises when Aretha is hooked up, cause I dont get the same noises when I have the Schiit SYS hooked up. Will wait to get Aretha back to see if the sound persists, if it does I will need to do some more troubleshooting. The ST-70 with new tubes sounds rad though. I put new Tung Sol EL34's and a NOS rectifier in it and its sounds really nice. Onward to the music! 😁
  2. Very cool piece on the Blackburn plant!
  3. I agree with the Tube Pre and Tube Power. That really changed things for my setup. You can alo check out Erhard Audio. I got my Tube pre and Tube phono from him and am happy with them. Holger has also been very nice to work with as well as responsive whenever I have a question.
  4. I found a place locally that loans out Amps, so I have given that a go while mine is being fixed. I tried out a Omaha od-300b for the last couple days, I found great detail using these on the La Scalas, but it lacks a teeny bit of ommph when compared to the St-70. Which is probably to be expected when comparing the Omaha at 10watts per channel to the ST-7- at 35 wpc. Am I right there? Or does it have more to do with SET vs PP? The Omaha was lackluster on the Cornwalls in my opinion. I really like the ST-70 much more on the Cornwalls when comparing the St-70 to the Omaha. The Omaha is nice, but is integrated, so I don't get to use my pre with it, which is really a non starter since I just bought it, but I thought it would be a good chance to hear some 300b's. It looks like they have a Quad II Forty monoblocks that I might be able to try out too. I might see where that goes. What I do know is that my SS is good, but I really do just love tubes and what they bring, even if they are a lil more finicky! Fun fun!
  5. Will still has yet to take a look at my amp, so I'm still waiting. 😔
  6. Just an FYI. Kevin did not build these!
  7. No affiliation https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/ele/d/goodyear-speakers-klipsch-heresy/7246572245.html
  8. I just bought the PROFI ends the other day. What is the cable you use for them?
  9. I was just telling my buddy who owns a Private Equity firm that he should find a mid to high end cable manufacturer to invest in cause their margins have to be pretty stellar.
  10. I'd love to know the makeup of these Male RCA as I'm about to embark on making some of my own.
  11. Theses are still for sale in the Raleigh Durham area if someone wants them. The guy who built them used to work for VAC. Shipping to me in Portland would have been $350, which was just too much for me to justify. He seems like a very nice guy and is moving, which is why he is selling them.
  12. Whoa, he really came down in price! He had 3 that he was trying to sell as a unit for $2k. Super nice guy!
  13. Sent it out to the builder. Will post whatever findings he comes up with.
  14. Can I just plug these into the RCAs as a way to short the RCA and do that last final test before sending it off? Or is that a moot point, due to the SS not having any noise? And I should just send it off?
  15. Yup! I kept it! So I will send the amp out soon.
  16. Yes! We're good. I wouldn't respond, if I had enough! I appreciate all the help!
  17. I will test with CW. I will do the Phono thing tonight. It was a GC who did the work, who has electrical experience, but we also fired him, so there is that. Yes, there is a grounding wire that comes from the house and that is hooked up outlet. Yes, it is on a 20amp breaker and I had to switch it off to change the outlet and make it right. No, unfortunately, the breaker situation is pretty scatter and the whole basement is scattered across like 1-2 breakers......which I'm now realizing I wish I would have knwo more now to have it on one circuit.
  18. So, not long after I got the Dynaco( Arrived to me on October 12th), a red spot developed on one of the power tubes ( October 16th), . I replaced that power tube and everything went back to normal. Then, I noticed a teeny tiny bit of noise when they were on the Cornwalls when standing right next to them and then very faint when sitting in the listening position about 8ft away. Once the basement was finished ( I had a more robust electrical outlet installed where I was going to place the stereo equipment https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-20-Amp-Industrial-Grade-Heavy-Duty-Isolated-Ground-Duplex-Outlet-Orange-R71-05362-IGS/100356987) I took the Dynaco down and set it up with the La Scalas ( Around November 15th) and the noise seemed to progress and get louder to the point at which I started asking some questions on here as well as asking questions of to the builder, because it really interfered with the listening experience and seemed to be exacerbated by the addition of the tube per-amp I hooked up to it, which was a brand new build. The builder of the Dynaco has said I should just sent it back to him to have him look it over then fix it, because he thinks it could a bad filter capacitor, but I wanted to make sure I exhaust all options before doing that, given the cost and risk that comes along with shipping. Pic of redspot on October 16:
  19. Yup, for awhile, before I had the LA Scala's, I only ran the Dynaco on the Cornwalls. What I have noticed is that the Cornwalls have more bass, but the La Scalas have way more detail. So after getting the tube problem solved, I may look at ways to increase some of the bass in the LA Scalas, because I think getting that little bit of extra bass, with them, could really create an amazing experience.
  20. I have a set of 1978 Cornwalls, and a set of 1978 LA Scalas. This tube system is running the LA Scalas.
  21. I'm close and can get them if someone wants them. I would be happy to house them until you could come pick them up. Sonically, would these sound any better or worse than the ones I currently have that were manufactured in 1978?
  22. Set the SS up and there isn't any hum. Just had to listen to some tunes! Will make the RCA short here soon and post pictures to make sure its right and retest the tube amp.
  23. I have a set of RCA plugs attached to a cable and could sacrifice one of them for this, given that they're $6. But, once I cut the RCA ends off, do I just strip some of the wire and wrap it around the shield?
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