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#119751 - 12/09/05 11:28 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Bruce
Thanks for the links. I have some reading to do. As for myself, I think I better steer clear of the kits.
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#119752 - 12/09/05 11:37 PM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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#119753 - 12/10/05 12:18 AM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
oz350z Offline
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Rick
Do you have a link? I can't make out the name. It looks a little like the Antique Sound Lad. Is that right?
oz
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#119754 - 12/10/05 12:31 AM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Upscale Audio Those are the ProLogue Two Integrated Amplifiers.
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#119755 - 12/10/05 12:36 AM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Never mind. Wid beat me to it.


Edited by St_PatGuy (12/10/05 12:37 AM)
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#119756 - 12/10/05 12:38 AM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Sean got the prize
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#119757 - 12/10/05 12:43 AM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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You know, I live about 15 minutes away from Upscale Audio, but have never been in there. Go fig.
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#119758 - 12/10/05 09:14 AM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Ah yes; tubes.

The final iteration of my dining room system will be tubes
with M3s.

I'd like to go with a kit, but with my aging eyes, I'd be
afraid of soldering my nose into the circuitry.

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#119759 - 12/10/05 10:04 AM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
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Ah yes; Tubes.

What "else" makes tubes fun.

Sound...the amp sometimes buzzes....fun.

Often a low hum is heard thru the speakers,...comes with the
territory....fun; sounds like tubes in operation.

Smell; on a good day you can almost whiff the ozone. Lots
of other, heat induced, aromas as well.

Touch the chassis,...carefull...feel the buzz?

What a beautiful glow those exposed tubes make in a darkened
listening room.

Take a look under the chassis, those are real point to point
wires. No austere impersonal circuit boards there.

You can warm your hands(as well as your soul)from the heat
of those filaments.

Involvement; have to keep them well balanced. Fun to be a
friend to our eguipment.

Tubes just sound different; not the most accurate, but fun.



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#119760 - 12/10/05 11:56 AM Re: Am I becoming a bottle head?
DOUBTINGTHOMAS29 Offline
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When I purchased a new cartridge for my turntable, we used a Prima Luna tube amp to check the alignment. Though I couldn't discern any audible difference, it is worth the extra money just based on it's looks alone. Beautiful piece of equipment.

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