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 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: Poll - Which cables made the most difference in your system

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:59 am 

Replies: 51
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sthomas1049 wrote:
Voodoo Funk wrote:
Phono cable. 8)

Agree and should be included in the poll. World difference between analog interconnect used between 2 line levels compared to one used for phono

Me too. Other cables have (minimally) changed the quality of sound, but the phono cable made a HUGE difference.

 Forum: Tubes   Topic: Desk top Tube Amp?

 Post subject: Re: Desk top Tube Amp?
Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:52 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 426

I picked up a Mistral DT-307B the other day from a local CAMmer and am enjoying its nice round sound. It is not as revealing as the Carver CM-1090 it is replacing but, once settled down, it is nice and smooth sounding. The Mistral will be getting a tube upgrade and I'll report on how that goes....bu...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: |Drago Fucec

 Post subject: Re: |Drago Fucec
Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:46 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 498

I saw him last Friday. He looks good and is recovering....from a couple of blockages that now have stents. It will take him a while to get back to his normal self but his hand shake is STRONG as always :lol:

I told him the gang here wish him the best. He is a really good guy.

best, Tom

 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: Cables made with elements sourced from a passing comet?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:13 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 2265

It is all about conspicuous consumption. I used to be a member of an exotic car club. Members used to sit around and share stories about how much their repair bills were (no kidding). I still have the car but am no longer a member of their club 8) People drop stupid amounts of money on nonsensical i...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Bass Frustrations ...

 Post subject: Re: Bass Frustrations ...
Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:57 am 

Replies: 91
Views: 4683

Drop the Paradigm speakers and get something with larger woofers from a long list of manufacturers. I can report back later this week on somewhat affordable Tekton Double Impact speakers and quality of bass. Speakers with side firing woofers could be an option. I'd also try borrowing a different am...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Ran out of storage at 1100+

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:12 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 1086

In defence of IKEA shipping charges, have you priced out alternative shippers? You will find IKEA is charging the going rate. Unfortunately. For me, the value of a Kallax (I have the 6 X 6 unit) is worth the additional shipping cost. I have tried others and the Kallax meets the WAF as well as being ...

 Forum: News and Announcements   Topic: Simcoe Sound just got Totem Sky Towers!

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:31 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2953

Adrian, I just wanted to congratulate you in handling a rather "difficult" poster on this thread. You handled the (obvious) attempt to hijack the thread and redirect the handled it perfectly and redirected the poster's comments in a positive way. Well done! And, by doing so,...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: any CHEAP trick that works for hi-fi you wanna share?

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:13 am 

Replies: 44
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When I buy used records I take the into the shower with me a pee on them. Then I rinse them under the tap (cold water) then blow dry them with my wife's hair dryer on cold. They sound fantastic on the Teac Turntable. :lol: :lol: Remind me to NEVER buy a used album from you Jim!! :lol: A whole new r...

 Forum: Tubes   Topic: Desk top Tube Amp?

 Post subject: Desk top Tube Amp?
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:57 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 426

I am looking for a near-field (desktop) tube amp. Need at least one set (prefer two sets) of RCA connectors for source connection. Amp will be driving either a pair of Elac B5s or Monitor Audio Bronze (which I like much more than the Elacs BTW). I am not looking for volume, but more a quality sound....

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: |Drago Fucec

 Post subject: |Drago Fucec
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:23 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 498

I just got an email from Drago.....he is in hospital. If you don't hear from him for a little while....I'll give an update when I get more information. Let's all hope he gets well soon! Personally, he has been a great guy to deal with and very technically sound. Just thought those of us in the GTA a...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Any idea what a Revox B77 MK2 R2R is worth?

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:57 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 379

Check out HifiShark

Condition is everything.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Anatomy of a stereo system; what is the goal?

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:24 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 2189

My wife can tell if I have been listening to music.... :) and she can tell if I have been too busy for a couple of days :oops: . I have 5 systems in different parts of the house and shop. Each one has its own signature sound and application. The ones in the shop have 5-disc CDs so I can dump a bunch...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Entry-level question: pre-amp vs tt?

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:55 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 3067

Rega arms also DO have an option for VTA adjustment. Michell makes a great infinitely-adjustable screw-down adjuster. No need for shims, unbolting the tonearm from the armboard, etc....I use one.

Best, Tom

 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: SS preamp recommendations

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:58 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 748

So I see a cambridge audio 651p just came up for sale and my old nikko beta 50 is only causing problems on phono. I am thinking this is a cheap and easy fix that may allow me a slight upgrade over what I have. Thoughts? Steve, keep looking....I had a 651P that was totally underwhelming. There are s...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Advice required: damaged shipment

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:27 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 1870

first let me commiserate with you regarding the loss. Damage like this happens every day. In my business we ship world-wide as well as in Canada. Canada Post have one of the best records with us for protecting our shipments. We, however, do not use them for items the size (or weight) of speakers. We...
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