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 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: how to play external terabyte of music through Sansui 9090db

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:49 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 83

What do you have your music stored on? If it's a computer or laptop all you need is a DAC.

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Speakers suggestions for large room

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:34 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 2202

These should work perfectly - with your considered parameters in mind ... MO/p/P0C3Y

 Forum: Tubes   Topic: What tube amp to replace 100WPC Nikko SS Alpha II?

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:37 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Keep an eye out for a used AudioSpace integrated. They're affordable. We used to use them a lot with our Tannoy models and it was a good fit. If it was a 'money no object' kinda' thing - then I'd be telling you to go find some Allnic tube gear. Nothing ran the the Tannoys better - We used to kick in...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Best bookshelves for imaging/soundstage

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:22 am 

Replies: 108
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Quote - "I was thinking of the DC8, do you k ow if they are similar in presentation" Those DC8s are astoundingly good! We had a pair of those in constant rotation and they were tough to outdo!! Really tough! On another note - I'm using a pair of LA Acoustics LA25s in my home rig as we spea...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Upgrading from Audioquest Dragonfly

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:58 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 367

Have a look at the NuPrime DACs. They're really quite good indeed - especially the DAC9 (and if that's over your budget the little USBmini is kinda' wicked for the money!

 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: Looking for a new Integrated (Tube) Amp.

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:41 am 

Replies: 49
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Dean - "I dont see a KT88 option? Only KT120 and KT150, or am I confused and those are both variants of a KT88 ?" All three of the above are new(er) variants of the venerable 6550. All add a touch more power. Sometimes one needs to do some re-biasing - sometimes not - depends on the amp de...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: List of Good Repair Shops - Canadawide

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:00 pm 

Replies: 294
Views: 107790

For those in/around the YEG (Central North Alberta) one of the finest techs I've run into for a very long time.

 Forum: Tubes   Topic: Tubes at Auction Edmonton Area

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:25 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 391

I've taken a couple of pallets of vacuum tubes to Kastner Auctions and they are listed for the sale on Sunday October 21st. (We have determined that in order to get at least one of our vehicles into the garage this winter - unlike the last two winters - something has to give and that 'give' would be...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Gordon Downie has died

 Post subject: Re: Gordon Downie has died
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:42 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 1461

Thank-you Gord.

 Forum: DIY   Topic: How to - or what is the best (recommended) way to paint MDF?

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:10 pm 

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 Forum: Sources - Digital   Topic: Musical Paradise MP-D1 - REPAIR where?

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:09 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 666

Techs in Edmonton - Peter is the guy who has the most experience with the MP gear and if he's not available then Joe at Sigma Electronics Services can certainly help out. Both are Black Hat Desperaudio group members and both are outstanding electronics techs! Shoot me a message if you need their con...

 Forum: Live Music   Topic: Big name concerts where the opening act outshined headliner?

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:03 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 2067

I was working for the promoter in Edmonton for that same concert tour. The Moody Blues wanted separate limos to bring each of the band members to the gig and they put on a very lacklustre show. SRV, on the other hand, tore the place up. That was also the same concert where the promoter asked me to p...

 Forum: Clubs and Community Events   Topic: Black Hat Desperaudios - Seven Years!

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:10 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 772

From our BHD Facebook page ( "Almost hard to believe that the concept for the Black Hat Desperaudios community of audio enthusiasts first came out of my basement shop on this day - seven years ago! Four days later, on September 10th, 2010,...

 Forum: Clubs and Community Events   Topic: Edmonton Music Collectors Show - Autumn 2017

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:16 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 680

EMCS Autumn 2017 poster.jpg Sponsored (in part) by the Black Hat Desperaudios group. Get this on your calendar if you're anywhere around the YEG!!!!! A very large room with near forty vendors and all kinds of recorded MUSIC!! (and some other stuff)-- Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:06 pm --Nifty Announcement! J...

 Forum: Site Suggestions and Requests   Topic: Need of a SOLD section on CAM

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:48 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 2516

I don't think having a "SOLD" section is of much use either. If someone really needs to determine the sold value of a piece there's always HiFi Shark and Ebay Completed.
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