Audible Nectar Posted February 20, 2008 Share Posted February 20, 2008 ........And I know that many of them really DO hear the diff between gritty old SS gear and tube gear even if they don't have the wordy explanations for their preferences. No surprise here about the ladies liking tube audio over thier SS counterparts. I've got a few ladies in my neighborhood who have not only approved the upgrades from more "simple to own" and less expensive gears - but are LIKING the results once those upgrades have been done. It doesn't stop there either - they are appreciating things like cap upgrades and tube rolling too.....which in turn gets them asking questions and becoming more involved in the overall system direction making process. It's very cool to have them actively involved and enjoying all of this - it's not just MY toys, it's OUR (me and my wife's) toys!! And believe me when I say this - if there were no noticeable improvements, they would sure as hello would let us males know about that. Makes me wish I was back in the biz.....selling all of those ladies (with the uber sensitive high frequency hearing) tube gear would be like taking candy (read CASH) from a baby while they smile all throughout the process. For those of you pining for tube gear that have ladies who like music, it's MUCH easier than you think to get them addicted to all of this. Another great story - - wow, so you got the neighbor ladies interested in high end audio????? I must be living in a shoe! I need to think about this - this is interesting news to me. I mean, I know MY wife would prefer tubes, but you know, that's like shootin' fish in barrel. I have to tell you though - you are straining credibility telling me the ladies are interested in CAPS!!! What a riot. The ladies in question are the wives of those I have addicted out here. One reason this all "works" is that the ladies listen to the gear about as much as we do. Maybe not in the same way, or with the same POV , knowhow, or geeky interest, but they have come to know the benefits of these changes nevertheless. I like to make a change without them in the house, then let them do the talking as to any perceived changes that have been made. A VERY large percentage of those changes are "detectable" by our female "lab mice"[A] I am continually amazed at what they CAN hear. They aren't trained audiophiles, but they do listen.....and it is further proof to me that these upgrades can be substantial. Three biggest upgrades commented on: - The change from BEC issued rebuilt networks to V-Cap loaded networks, both in B (Cornwall) and AA (Belle) formulas - Upgrading from standard Sonicaps to the Platinum version, in two different amps (VRDs and MC30s) - Rolling 6L6s out of the MC-30s to the GEC KT66 (this one REALLY brought down the house). One of these couples owns a Peach and loves it. Wouldn't have been possible without bringing her along! The ladies may not lay awake out of dreams of 1950s vintage Amperex 12AX7s with D getters like I do, but they appreciate the benefits anyhow. Oh, and regarding Ferndale. WOW is that one beeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuutiful place. Like out of postcards. Went through there on two separate occasions going to Cape Mendocino....didn't know Mark lived out there at that time, or of course I would have stopped by and said hi...... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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