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  • aboroth00 wrote: » funny... no one asked you what TV you're using. But if you're in socal and near a Magnolia AV, just pick a 103D up and try it out for a week and return it if you don't like it. 63 inch Samsung C8000 Plasma. Never though…
  • Thank you for your replies. Much appreciated!
  • "well ... that was short ... I'm back to my Mac" When I read this thread when it started my first thought was how fast you move through gear. My second thought was I wonder how quickly it will take for you to reinsert valves somewhere into the c…
  • Another PS Audio supporter here. I use the AC-5s. I am very happy with them. They sound great and the build quality is just superb. They (AC-5) are not very pliable. Cable management can sometimes be challenging in my situation. As a side no…
    in Powercords Comment by Beta October 2013
  • If you haven't already done so, I would call Walter at Underwood and talk to him about the Fusion. Since you are into tube rolling, he should be able to tell you how much this piece responds to different variants of 12AX7s and 12AT7s. My experience…
  • I had not payed any attention to this event for a couple of decades. I just happened to be in front of one of the TVs at my office today when the race started. The boats/technology, the tactics, the comeback by Team Oracle. All of it. Truly amazi…
  • I'm in the minority. I had the 5 for about four months. I could not get used to typing on it. Drove me absolutely crazy. Hated that phone. Gave it to my wife and I switched back to a Blackberry. I only use my phone for three things. Talking t…
  • Thanks Bob. Appreciate the quick response.
  • bobsauto49 wrote: » I thought this Tube Dac would be to romantic/relaxed,like the Cary tube amp I had here. Not trying to derail your topic here, but in a prior thread it sounded like you were really impressed with the Cary 120S MKII? It wo…
  • ^well said sir. I particularly appreciated your last sentence. I own two pair of the most recent iterations of Klipsch speakers. Heritage and Reference. Very challenging to get just right in my experience. Even with tubes in both an amp and pre…
    in Tubey goodness! Comment by Beta May 2013
  • Thank you BlueFox. I appreciate your clarification of these questions for me.
  • trav0810 wrote: » My end goal for this amp is a set of La Scalas. With the design and sensitivity of those monsters I can only imagine what they would sound like. Not trying to travel too deep into the hole or get too complicated, but there…
    in Tubey goodness! Comment by Beta May 2013
  • Appreciate the replies to my post. I apologize if my question was poorly articulated. I understand what an MP3 file is. I always rip music from CDs into my iTunes library using the Apple Lossless format. Buying music from the iTunes store is wha…
  • Doesn't take much to drive that pair of Heresy. That amp is plenty sufficient IMHO. Maybe add a small sub into the mix to make up for the Heresy's slight challenge in the lower end and I am guessing you might be even more pleased with that rig. L…
    in Tubey goodness! Comment by Beta May 2013
  • If a song held in one's iTunes library is an MP3 file and one uses iTunes software to convert it to an Apple Lossless file, isn't one only simply creating a bigger file containing the exact same pieces of the song that were in the original MP3 file …
  • Very sad. I literally just finished listening to a remastered (Live at the Fillmore East in 1970) version of 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain before I stumble upon this thread and learned of this terrible news. RIP
  • Great job. Looking good. Nice crib. Beware of teething. My wife insisted our baby boy deserved nothing but the nicest and most expensive hardwood crib/furniture she could find. Matching dresser, side table, the whole deal. Our crib can be tur…
    in Da Nursery Comment by Beta January 2013
  • Nice. I always thought the Halo line would look good in black. Much better looking than the original silver IMO.
  • Our son is 21 months old and we have hit the terrible twos. The good news is he knows not to go near my gear. The bad news is I had to eat dinner tonight with ear plugs in my ears. I can't wait for him to get up in the morning and I can't wait fo…
  • SCompRacer wrote: » Anyway, aside from the issue, how do you like the amp and his LS-100 pre? Something came up at the time and I missed out on the demo he had going at AudioCircle when the amp was released. I am on the list to host a Polk LSiM f…
  • BlueFox wrote: » Interesting problem. Have you tried putting the other amp back, and verify that the hum is gone? It almost seems as if the amp is the problem. Agreed. At this juncture, it seems to me to be the amp. No issues with hum w…
  • SCompRacer wrote: » I notice Dan added a GND lift switch on the back of the amp. That switch just lifts signal GND from chassis GND. Since it wasn't mentioned have you tried that? http://www.modwright.com/cms/resources/kwa-100-owners-manual-f…
  • Well.... It's not the MIT speaker cables (gotta say I am quite happy about that). Same hum issue with the Kimber cables. I'll try some of SC's recommendations above. Gotta love this forum. Best out there IMP. Thanks everyone for your help. …
  • tonyb wrote: » The cheater plug basically does the same thing, removes the ground, so by removing the pin from the plug.....seems the same to me though there may be some inherit benefits of doing so at the PC plug itself. Doesn't hurt to try anywa…
  • tonyb wrote: » Beta, try the cheater plug on the pre amp too. Switching around cables is a good idea also, sometimes stuff doesn't gell well with other stuff. You could also try adding a small wire from an amp screw to a ground somewhere else. Pop…
  • F1nut wrote: » Ok, a slight hiss from the tweeter(s) isn't uncommon, but a hum from the woofer(s) indicates an issue regardless if it's a tube or SS amp. Try what Bluefox suggested to see if the cables are involved. I have a pair of Kimber …
  • F1nut wrote: » C'mon man, that doesn't mean squat when it comes to electronics. Anything can happen at any given time. Is this a hum or a slight hiss only heard when you are right on top of the speaker? I agree.... With my source off,…
  • F1nut wrote: » The amp may simply have an issue. Geeze, I hope this is not the case. It was manufactured in May of 2011 and it does not have so much as a scuff on it. It was shipped to me in its original packaging and then with bomb proof…
  • I sure hope it's not the speaker cables. I have really enjoyed the synergy between the S1.3 ICs and the S1.3 speaker cables via many different amps and preamps (both tube and ss). The hum isn't overly loud. Not like the hum I had in my HT syste…
  • The only change is the amp. Just a single ss 2 channel amp. Swapped out my PS Audio AC-5 power cord with the stock power cord, hum still persists. Added the cheater plug to the stock power cord, hum still persists. Frustrating....
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