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  1. mhardy6647

    "P2P" -- as in "point to point" :)

    An interesting countermelody has emerged in the Carver Crimson 275 review thread related to layout, wiring, and construction of vacuum tube audio equipment. I thought it might be both interesting & fun to run a little bit with the topic of vintage wiring schemes, particularly point to point...
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    Link to review video & discussion: Boyuurange A50 SE DHT amplfier

    Trying to make good on my "promise" ;) last night not to muck up the Carver Crimson 275 review (too much) further: @Bernd brought up one of the low(ish) priced Chinese300B amps. The name of the amp rang a bell (as they say), so I thought I'd start a thread about it. If this is misplaced, by...
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    Monoprice "Pure Tube" 15 wpc stereo vacuum tube amp - worth review?

    So -- I've been thinking about the Carver "Crimson" 275 amplifier and its (apparent, as of now) performance criteria and price. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/carver-crimson-275-measurements.29271/ As of the intel available on 27 December, the aforementioned Carver...
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    Oh, looky -- Parts Express has come out with a bigger variant of their MK402X 2-way passive!

    https://www.parts-express.com/Dayton-Audio-MK602X-6-2-Way-Bookshelf-Speaker-Pair-300-469 Quite a bit pricier than the original, smaller morph. :rolleyes: I know that "we" (@amirm , that is) reviewed the MK402X (he seemed to like it, too), but I wonder if this new larger/pricer version...
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    so, I am being catty -- but... DAC burn-in(?!)

    Looking at a thread Someplace Else about someone's new DAC and this screenshot (from the DAC itself, I guess... EDIT: or maybe their website) kind of caught my eye. (SEE screenshot below from the product website) I mean, what happens if the owner gets busy and lets it burn in for eight days...
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    As mentioned in a 'real' thread: is there any way to enable different flavors of "like" response for posts?

    reference: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/audioquest-wind-high-end-cable-review.17065/page-34#post-951888 and https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/audioquest-wind-high-end-cable-review.17065/page-34#post-951964 As the thread title states: Does...
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    This is not a review of a vintage Sony CDP-102 CD player

    With a nod to the metaphysics of René Magritte and The Treachery of Images... This isn't a review, but it might, ultimately lead to one. :) Back in April, there was one of those analog vs. digital (or vinyl vs. polycarbonate, more to the point) reproduction threads that had a countermelody...
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    Any experience with Lepai LP1601S or other "better" products bearing the "Lepai" brand?

    I noticed that Parts Express here in the US has a "200 watt" Lepai amplifier on sale this weekend ("Labor Day" holiday weekend). https://www.parts-express.com/Lepai-LP1601S-200W-Class-D-Stereo-Amplifier-with-Bluetooth-and-Power-Supply-310-303 I wonder if anyone here has any experience with this...
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    With trepidation ;) -- please recommend a good, inexpensive Class D amp with USB DAC.

    I am starting a thread with an actual question -- although I know I could read reviews and threads here and probably find good answers myself! ;) Our son & daughter-in-law bought their first house this past autumn. He asked me to set him up with some 'real' loudspeakers for what is in essence...
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    RT has a memoir out.

    If you're reading this -- I am guessing you know to whom I am referring. :) https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2021/03/30/richard-thompson-beeswing-review Looks like an interesting read, of an interesting time, by an interesting guy -- arguably the best "rock" guitarist of 'em all... even if...
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    I just stumbled upon an interesting hifi innards site

    It's a trifle random and chaotic (but, then again, so am I), but it has lots of photos of the outside and the inside of various & sundry pieces of hifi equipment, old(er) and new(er). I love this kind of stuff, and I thought it might be of interest to some of you, as well. My apologies if 1)...
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    I am not (really) much of a Rolling Stones fan -- but this seems interesting(?)

    As "reported" someplace else -- did y'all see this? https://www.ajournalofmusicalthings.com/50-unreleased-rolling-stones-tracks-have-suddenly-appeared-online-why-and-how/ I edited this image a wee bit to obliterate a couple of somewhat unsavory words :rolleyes:
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    Apropos of nothing -- and Class D amplification

    I was looking up something else entirely (the history of the IHF specs for FM tuners :) ) in the wonderful resource that is www.worldradiohistory.com and I happened to notice Part 2 of an interesting two part article series in Audio magizine in 1963. Now -- yeah -- I know Class D amplifiers...
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    The world is a very funny place: current production vacuum tube stereo receiver (?!)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tube-Radio-2-Channel-Stereo-FM-Radio-Tube-87-108MHz-Superheterodyne-Receiving/283985837252?hash=item421edffcc4:g:uaAAAOSwLGxfP5jn or, if one prefers, https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32997100088.html
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    This seems like a good place to ask for suggestions: inexpensive but decent "Bluetooth" speaker?

    Bear with me :) To cut a long story short, "we" (Mrs. H and I) do have occasional need/desire to have some augmented (not necessarily hifi) audio support for, e.g., a Zoom video conference or even (perish the thought!) streaming some background music from our NAS. I have a hybercheap little...
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    JUST when you thought it was safe to forget about your hifi wires...

    along comes (and I quote from an email I received this morning from ahem Audiogon: https://www.highfidelitycables.com/products/index.php https://www.highfidelitycables.com/products/index.php Magnets?! Wow, this is game-changing. Innovative. Disruptive. what other tech buzzwords am I...
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    Horns? Waveguides?? Karlson!!! :)

    As seen at audioasylum: https://www.audioasylum.com/forums/hug/messages/18/186293.html Nigh-on two hours on matters Karlson. These are remarkable times we live in. ;) see also: https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/full-range/360655-karlson-compendium-approach-loudspeaker-enclosures.html (if you...
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    The Goldebriars (?!)

    Not sure how I've managed to live this long without ever hearing, or even hearing of, Curt Boettcher and a folk group he had in the early '60s called the Goldebriars. Heard some tracks from their obscure 1963/64 albums on Vermont Public Radio's My Place tonight. Interesting arrangements and...
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    ... and, in today's news from Vermont...

    Mrs. H & I walk down to the main road almost every morning to pick up our (paper) newspaper from the box -- a 1.9 mile roundtrip :) I always take a quick look at the headlines before rolling up the (slender) paper and sticking it into my pocket for the uphill trek home. The headline of one of...
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    OK this seems like a simple if anachronistic question - s/w to convert analog to MP3?

    Mrs. H and I love "Holiday Music" (to wit, mostly "Christmas Music", but of both the sacred and profane kinds). We have lots and lots of "Holiday Music" dubbed to VHS HiFi Audio (a VHS videotape format that recorded pretty high quality analog stereo audio using FM to VHS tapes using rotating...
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