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  • I am using a Parasound HCA-1000A, with some upgrades, to drive my LSi15's, which are notoriously hard to drive. The Parasound does a great job driving these speakers. Still I wonder how an HCA -1200A or HCA-1500 would drive them. I also have an…
  • Good price. I wish I needed an amp.
  • I have discovered more good music that never really got air play by getting entire albums. I recently got Spotify but even there I like to listen to entire albums.
  • JLStice wrote: » ^^ These have fairly good reviews, using BT3, simple, and have real RCA's on the back ^^ Can't beat the price, especially as this replaces the old…
  • I have a MA-XG and an SA-XG tucked away along with some Denon HD/7 and HD/8.
  • Oooooh....sweet!
  • With the LSi15's, amplification and placement are key. They need a lot of room to breath otherwise, they are boomy. The amp must be able to drive high current, otherwise the bass is mush. I'm driving with a Parasound HCA-1000A with mods and it …
  • +1 Also, they should respond well to upgrading the XO caps to some ClarityCaps or Sonicaps.
  • If they are still available, I'm interested and local. Can you send photos?
  • nbrowser wrote: » I find it amazing how a little box like the Zphono can improve sound. It's a go to for affordable phono preamp duties. I experienced the same with my PPH-100.
  • Toolfan66, you are missing some vintage Monitor 5A (peerless). I'll trade a pair your excess LSIm703's
  • mhardy6647 wrote: » Two 10s in parallel, or an 18 and a 2 in parallel -- anything that adds up to 20, in parallel, will get you the capacitance you want. Some folks like to parallel ('bypass') large caps with two smaller value caps -- the notio…
  • I have an old Grado "G" cart on my PL-530 and love it. I also tried it on a PL-518 with same results. Results further improve with a Parasound phono pre-amp.
  • LSi15. They are a bit harder to drive but a worthy upgrade from the RTA11T.
  • I have a pair of RTA-11TL and, while they are easily driven by a Denon DRA-835R, rated 100W / ch, I have also used them with a high current Parasound HCA-1000A and a Pioneer M-91 rated 300W / ch into 8 ohm, 550W into 4 ohm. Don't be afraid of powe…
  • The Parasound PLD-1100 is a nice match for the HCA-1000A. The PHP-850 is also a good choice and included a phono pre-amp stage.
  • Are all your components plugged into the same circuit in your house? I have had issues with hum when plugged into different outlets which went to different circuits in the house. Are any fluorescent or LED lights located near your interconnects …
  • You could go with the LS50 or if you want a bookshelf speaker, the S4, S6 or S8 should blend well. I have a CS250s that blends real nice with my S8's and quite well with my RTA11TL's with RDO198 tweeters.
  • Some of the Denon and Marantz components are identical inside. I have a Denon DBP-1611U and a Marantz UD-5005 universal disc players. They truly are identical inside, sound the same and same picture quality. Menus the same except one says Denon th…
  • I think they are hit and miss. I bought my son an SMSL amp that was rated 30W/ch. I forget what class-T amp chip it used but it was one of the better ones at the time. It actually was very decent. However, it was apparently taken out by ESD when…
  • This must be the ultimate binge watch series.
    in 24 Comment by skrol August 2017
  • I have the original Scoop LP and Scooped 2 CD set and really enjoy them. But I tend to like more raw and early recordings of artists. That said, these Pete Townshend recordings are definite keepers.
  • I used Nippon Chemi-Con for the power supply caps. They have a good reputation and met the physical constraints.
  • You might look for an EPI speaker that used the same woofer (ie. M100). If you can get it cheap, it can be a donor.
  • deucekazoo wrote: » Yes the passive is harder to find but it does show up on EBay. For some reason Polk does not sell a replacement for the mid but they did sell the specs for the driver and you can buy a replacement from Midwest Speaker Repair. …
  • I can't fully compare the upgraded caps to the originals since the originals were bulging when I got the amp. However, I certainly do feel it is worth the upgrade even to get a little more voltage margin. The originals were 60V which is right at t…
  • Here is some info on the S series. They are not well known but definitely under rated. I have a pair of S8 and S4. The S8 are very pleasant sounding. The S10, according to the design engineer, is for those who like mucho bass.
  • That is quite a difference in impedance between the 6510 and 6511. I'm curious about what the crossover components are and if they match any of the schematics.
    in RTA 8Ts Comment by skrol July 2017
  • Well that is a convoluted story. Based on the various schematics, the original RTA-8T used the MW6501. Then the revision used the MW6510. Then the RTA-8TL rev 2 calls for the MW6516, which I almost never see. Here are the specs for several MW-…
    in RTA 8Ts Comment by skrol July 2017
  • I always found that the bass integrates well with the rest of the RTA-11TL.

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