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#119741 - 12/08/05 10:21 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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What kind of integrated amp did you get? Make,model and your impressions. I ran several searches and I came up with very little. I knew I had seen some threads where people mentioned their tube sets. But at that time I wasn't paying much attention to it because I was coming at it from the speaker angle. Now that I'm interested in tubes I don't get much with the search engine.
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#119742 - 12/08/05 10:22 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Who is that on your aviar?
She makes me wish I was a cello.



I know almost nothing about tube amps, but congrats, I hope you enjoy.


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#119743 - 12/08/05 10:31 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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You and me both! That is Jaqueline Dupre. If you don't already have it, get her recording on EMI of the Dvorak and Elgar cello concerto. You can hear the passion that she had for the instrument in that recording. Others are great also but I would start with that one first. It makes me feel just like that picture does. Yikes... TMI
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#119744 - 12/08/05 10:38 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Her life was a very sad story. There is a very decent movie about her that cable seems to run every once in a while called Hilary and Jackie. I recommend it.
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#119745 - 12/08/05 10:46 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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#119746 - 12/08/05 10:47 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Yea.... I just read a little bit about her life on a webpage
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#119747 - 12/08/05 11:04 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Bray I googled 'Jaqueline DuPre' and went to a site, and upon coming back here I hit the link in your reply and it was the exact site I was just reading!

Looks as if the book would be a very good read.
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#119748 - 12/08/05 11:26 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Both books are a good read. The movie is good also. Genius in the Family and the movie paint Barenboim in not such a favorable light.The movie only hints at some of what might have gone on while the book is a bit more harsh. My link to the book by Wilson is a bit more balanced at least from the perspective of Barenboim who is painted a bit more favorably or at least fairly. Any way you look at it it is good drama.
However, you must check out the mucic. Especiallly some of the live stuff now available.
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#119749 - 12/09/05 12:04 AM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Oz, I got the Onix SP3 tube integrated amp. With my MA GR10s, it brought a warmth and liveliness to the music. Before, my speakers sounded a tad on the clinical side. The tubes added that something special. It's hard to describe without getting into all the tube cliches.

Right now, the integrated is in semi-retirement. I'm running a tube preamp with a solid state amp. I've gone off the deep end and ordered a set of monoblocks. Still waiting for them.

Yeah, I know what you mean. I kinda gloss over info sometimes when I'm not interested, but once that switch is flipped I try to soak up as much as I can.

Tube rolling is another thing to look forward to. Although it can get quite expensive, it is fun to hear how different tubes affect the sound.
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#119750 - 12/09/05 02:53 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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http://www.decware.com/newsite/mainmenu.htm

(Go to "Tube Gear")

This one really caught my attention. The ZEN amp SE-84. Personally I'd buy the kit and save $100. I tinker with electronics from time to time so constructing it would not be a problem.

For tubes that I replaced in my bass amp, I went here http://www.eurotubes.com/ and I found they added some nice warmth to the sound. They have some nice amps as well.

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