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#291567 - 02/09/10 11:29 PM Re: M80V2 and Tube Amps......... [Re: BlueJays1]
jakeman Offline

Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 853
Loc: Toronto
Some like to use a cleaning liquid like De-oxit put I prefer to rub the terminals carefully with fine garnet sandpaper.

#291601 - 02/10/10 07:10 AM Re: M80V2 and Tube Amps......... [Re: jakeman]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
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#291625 - 02/10/10 10:02 AM Re: M80V2 and Tube Amps......... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6459
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Hey, all that hard work must take a toll on your muscles. Looks like you could use a massage...
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#291688 - 02/10/10 07:54 PM Re: M80V2 and Tube Amps......... [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7463
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Don't tell me the pizza guy shows up in the middle of everything too. . . .
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#291711 - 02/10/10 11:07 PM Re: M80V2 and Tube Amps......... [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
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#292084 - 02/12/10 11:16 PM Re: M80V2 and Tube Amps......... [Re: photonblur]
photonblur Offline

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 23

Appreciate all the views. It became obvious this week that my
bosses priorities and mine are quite different. Spent hrs. each
day at work dredging the net for stereo reviews, stereo forums,
etc. I'm probably deluding myself but I want my next upgrade to
be my last. With my advancing age it becomes more and more
probable. My fond foggy memories of tubes came from the days
when vinal and big tube amps were king. I much prefer thesimpli-
city of CDs and the durability of solid state. Today I purchased
the wyred 4 sound w4s-sti1000. A big integrated amp with 1140
watts per channel at 4 ohms stable down to 2 ohms. I forsee a
nice synergy with my M80s. I was shopping for a big solo amp
to mate with a jolida tube preamp. But after reading the 6
moons review the additional $500 for the same amp in an integra-
ted seemed logical. This integrated has a pass through so the
Jolida is still on my radar. I want an either or for tubes or
solid state preamp so I'm also considering a digital to analog
converter, DAC. I'm just learning about these. Without a lot
of confidence I think the solid state DAC hope is an on demand
tube warmth and liquidity. Tube sound without the headaches.
Why ice? I like the fact the technology has been around long
enough to benefit from the audiophile critique refinement loop.
The cool temperature, small size, and energy efficiency are
nice but in no way trump my ears. If I'm not blown away this
baby goes back. Stiff restock fee be damned.

ice ice baby,


#292086 - 02/12/10 11:26 PM Re: M80V2 and Tube Amps......... [Re: photonblur]
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Sweet. Let us know how it sounds!
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

#292088 - 02/12/10 11:30 PM Re: M80V2 and Tube Amps......... [Re: Ken.C]
Wid Offline

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6776
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

That looks like it can get the job done, nice amp.

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#292091 - 02/13/10 01:35 AM Re: M80V2 and Tube Amps......... [Re: Wid]
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13369
Loc: Iowa
PB, I am very anxious to hear your thoughts on the W4S amp. I've been studying up on them as well as a possible addition some day.
M80s-VP180-QS8s-EP600-2xEP350 Denon3808 Outlaw7700
(M22-OWM22-VP100)-all in storage

#295160 - 03/04/10 11:46 PM Re: M80V2 and Tube Amps......... [Re: SirQuack]
photonblur Offline

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 23
Sir Quack,

I've had the wyred 4 sound sti1000 for over 2 wks. Wow. M80s
deserve 1140 watts per channel. I had to buy a radio shack
decibel meter. Too much clean power enticing me into the 90db +
range. If I had bionic ears that would be way cool. At lower
volumes where my NAD372 produced sonic mush the sti1000 delivers
tight, dynamic, involving music. And oh yeah, talk about bass.
I always wanted more bottom from my 80s. Well it's there. Just
took a few more watts. There really is a burn in period. W4S
says 300 hrs. with the big improvement in the first 100 hrs.
I doubt I have more than 50-60 listening hrs. Difference is big.
Way smoother treble, way tighter engaging louder bass. This could
be partly psyco-acoustic. Even though I wasn't satisfied with
the NAD I was use to it. The first week with the sti1000 my ears
were looking for the NAD sound. Now it's good riddens NAD.
The old cliche of rediscovering your cds is true in my case.
Detail, dynamics, bass, shimmering cymbals etc. etc. etc.



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