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  • #61
    I just ordered a Tavish Design Vintage with the Tung Sol Reissue 6SL7GT. I am replacing a Lounge Audio.
    Analog: VPI Traveler / Ortofon 2M Bronze- Tavish Design Vintage Tung Sol Reissue 6SL7GT Phono Preamp-Digital: Oppo UDP 205 Amplification: Prima Luna EVO 200 Tube amp w/ an Atma-sphere UV 1 tube preamp Speakers: Vandersteen 2CI Cabling: Cardas Iridium interconnects, Pangea SE phono cable and Cardas Parsec bi-wire speaker cable Power: Signal Cable MagicPower cords, Audioquest Niagara 1200 w/ a Blizzard power cord

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    • #62
      Click image for larger version  Name:	Monophonic_2.jpg Views:	0 Size:	1.06 MB ID:	151155 Mono reproduction with a -TRUE MONO- that means really "One channel", is absolutely seldom, may be unic with an actual Phono Pre.
      The AS Monophonic from Audiospecials in Germany is such a unique example. This Blog : Audiocirc.com : https://audiocirc.com/2021/04/04/monophonic/ shows, the champions league in Monoreproduction.

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      • Kingrex
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        I have a stereo version on demo. It's a nice phono stage. Very clean and accurate. It pairs well will all my tubes.

    • #63
      happy early birthday to me Phasemation EA-1200.

      After about a week and half I don't quite have a handle on what this phono stage is doing - but it's so much fun learning. Never really been a fan of MM phono + SUT, however after trying the Phasemation T-550 that change my mind. This thing is so silent it's eerie. I keep thinking it doesn't really have a lot of bass until a recording shows it has low bass big time and is fast - what it doesn't seem to have is mid bass pretending to be bass. Not sure how I feel about that at moment, but I feel like I am learning more about some of my fav recordings. this thing is so clear and pure with so much information on the mid range it's intoxicating. This is not your warm cuddly fat bass tube phone, this is fast, pure and captivating.



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      • ack
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        Very nice! Happy birthday too!

      • PSAF
        PSAF commented
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        Nice looks very well made. I tried to use my Thales Simplicity II on my GAE and had noise issues, I think it is due to the replacement armboard and metal to metal contact

    • #64
      Any more thoughts on the Phasemation. Your first comment seemed very reserved. Is that changing?
      PAP Trio 15 Coax speakers, Dartzeel NHB108, First Sound Audio Mark 3SI Paramount preamp, Mojo Audio Deja Vu server, Mojo Audio Mystique V3 DAC, STST Motus II TT, Vertere SG1 arm, Aidas Durawood cartridge, Allnic H1201 Phono pre, The Linear Solution Ethernet Switch, LPS to Modem Router and Switch, Blue Jeans Ethernet cabling throughout network, Torus WM45BAL isolation transformer with Benjamin custom 120 volt single phase panel distributing to branch circuits. Custom power strip direct wired to panel with OFC copper wire.10 awg dedicated branch circuits to amps bolted to power cords. Significant upgrades to 120 volt main power panel such as all copper grounds and neutrals. Inakustik Ref Air 2404 Speaker cable. Genesis and Inakustik NF2404 Air speaker and Interconnect.

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      • #65
        We use VAC at the present time. The sound is amazing.


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        Sincerely,

        Joe


        Our System

        Speakers: Magico M3s w/ MPODs; Amps: Vitus Signature SM-103 Monos; Pre-Amp: EMM Labs PRE ; Phono: TT: J. Sikora Standard Max Turntable; Tonearms: 2 x J. Sikora KV12 Kevlar Tonearms; Carts: Airtight Opus1 and MSL Platinum Signature; Phono Stage: VAC Renaissance ; Digital: EMM Labs DA2 V2 (DAC); EMM TX2 Transport (SACD / CD); Aurender N30SA (Streamer); Aurender ACS10 (CD Ripper); Other Necessities: Power Conditioner: Shunyata Everest w/SSF Feet; Cables: Shunyata Sigma, Alpha and Aural Symphonics Optimism Fiber Optic; Cable Elevators: Shunyata DF-SS; 3 x Dedicated Circuits (10g) with Shunayta SR-Z1 Outlets; Rack: Adona Reference, 2 x Custom Eric’s C3s and 2 x Zero GR1 Amp Stands

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        • #66
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          Vertere Phono-1 mk.iiL. This is an early “L”, before they changed the front light to orange. I’ve been a SUT guy for 40 years - and I may yet pull out the trusty old Cotter - but this is my first ‘real’ high gain mc phonostage. Still dialing in the loading for my Kleos, but that’s a discussion for another thread (which I may go start right now…).
          SME 10/IV, Lyra Kleos, Koetsu Black Goldline, Vertere Phono-1 mk.iiL phono stage, Naim cd3.5/ Flatcap2, Audioengine B1 upsampling bluetooth dac (for streaming Spotify), YBA 3 alpha line stage, YBA 2 alpha HC (not DT) power amp, Totem Forest Signature speakers, SME/VdH silver hybrid phono cable, MIT 330 S3 (phono to line), proline S1 (cd player), SL6 (dac), AQ Lapis OG copper (line stage to amp), Shotgun S1 speaker cable with AQ jumpers, RGPC Substation and1200S, Marigo Titanium, Ultra and Reference power cords, McIntosh MHA200 headphone amp (connected to pre out B via MIT 330 Shotgun so pre is used to control volume), Audeze LCD-3 planar magnetic headphones w/ Custom Cans UK low cpacitance xlr headpone cable, OG (marble) Sennheiser HD600 w/ custom Furutech/Mogami wire, VPI 16.5 and other miscellaneous and sundry widgets, thingamabobs and doodads.

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          • #67
            We are planning a showdown in my main system. A chap down in Washington state is bringing up his Herron VTPH-2A and we are going to compare it with my Vendetta SCP2-C. Tube vs. solid state and true dual mono vs common power supply.

            Don't know that we will get any conclusions (everyone tends to like their own gear) but is should be a lot of fun. I'll post any conclusions once it is over.

            Main:VPI TNT V, SME V, Koetsu Urushi, Vendetta SCP2-D, Conrad Johnson Premier 14, Conrad Johnson Premier 11a, Wilson Maxx 2, Inouye power conditioner, Moon 280D DAC

            #2 Sota Cosmos, SME V, Lyra Clavis, Bryston BP17, Conrad Johnson Premier 15 phono, Classe DR3 VHC, Martin Logan CLS, Hegel HD12 DAC

            #3 Roksan Radius 5/Nima/Goldring Eroica LX Classe DR-7, Classe DR3 VHC bridged monos + PSE V monos (bass), Classe DAC1 DAC, Vandersteen 4A,

            #4 (AV) Marantz AV 7702 Mk2, Rowland 5, Wilson Maxx 2, Vandersteen VSM-1 (x4), Hsu VTF-15H Mk 2 (x2)

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            • #68
              I bought the Lino Channel D3.3. I like it quite a bit. I also have a RADA Precious 1 in copper for a while. I really liked it, but I could not shut the hum down in my place. I have bad RF here. A meter jumps to over 17000 in my listening room. Walk into the hallway and it drops to 60 or so. The Lino is as quiet as the most quiet I have had here. Yet its much more musical than others that are quiet. I may have had others that were more musical, but they could not overcome the noise issues in my room.
              PAP Trio 15 Coax speakers, Dartzeel NHB108, First Sound Audio Mark 3SI Paramount preamp, Mojo Audio Deja Vu server, Mojo Audio Mystique V3 DAC, STST Motus II TT, Vertere SG1 arm, Aidas Durawood cartridge, Allnic H1201 Phono pre, The Linear Solution Ethernet Switch, LPS to Modem Router and Switch, Blue Jeans Ethernet cabling throughout network, Torus WM45BAL isolation transformer with Benjamin custom 120 volt single phase panel distributing to branch circuits. Custom power strip direct wired to panel with OFC copper wire.10 awg dedicated branch circuits to amps bolted to power cords. Significant upgrades to 120 volt main power panel such as all copper grounds and neutrals. Inakustik Ref Air 2404 Speaker cable. Genesis and Inakustik NF2404 Air speaker and Interconnect.

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