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  1. Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus

    Lampizator Valve / Tube Rolling Review Thread

    My suggestion in general is to roll the music tubes first, choose your champion, and then go for the rectifier rolling, that will very quickly give you a clear winner once the other tubes are optimal. If you had say two very close winners of music tube rolling, after choosing the rectifier - go...
  2. Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus

    Lampizator Valve / Tube Rolling Review Thread

    Hi, I am by no means suggesting that new tubes are more reliable than old. What I am saying is that the USED tubes (also new) are more fragile than unused. This has NOTHING to do with how well or how bad they are made, this has to do with scientifically verifiable and undeniable hardening of...
  3. Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus

    Lampizator Valve / Tube Rolling Review Thread

    Hi everybody, some things to consider when tube rolling. 1. Never trust internet opinions, because every circuit is different and every operating point is different, hence there is no defined specific tube sound and disappointment can be lurking on the horizon. By far the best way to save huge...
  4. Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus

    Lampizator Vinyl Phono stage arrived

    It works perfectly with the MC1, I use it everywhere all the time.
  5. Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus

    Lampizator Vinyl Phono stage arrived

    6N2P has a pinout of ECC88 and the amplification characteristics of ECC803
  6. Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus

    Lampizator Vinyl Phono stage arrived

    I have some comments: 1. I never called this REFERENCE, I reserve it for a future model that is somewhere in the pipeline. 2. As concerning the tubes, I tested EVERY existing new tube and every combination of the two, and I selected the best I could, so better dont change unless you have...
  7. Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus

    Doctor's Orders-Part Two-The New Listening Room Of Steve Williams

    On Monday we will launch a premiere of the UltraPassive preamp. It has THE WHOLE chassis filled just with relays and resistors, making it the most complex and expensive resistor pair in the world. ;-) The balanced version will cost around (dont know yet) 4KEuro MSRP. It contains 240 single pole...
  8. Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus

    Doctor's Orders-Part Two-The New Listening Room Of Steve Williams

    The question of volume control is a complex one to answer. Somewhere between the DAC and the amp, we have to adjust the volume. It can be done a) in the digital process, b) in the DAC - analog domain, c) in the passive preamp, d) in the active preamp and e) in the amplifier. Each way can be...
  9. Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus

    Doctor's Orders-Part Two-The New Listening Room Of Steve Williams

    Hi, hereby I am losing my "forum virginity" by this first ever post in 20 years. I used to be LukaszF on "Asylum" in the early 90ties. I was told that there is some positive energy boiling down here, and I took the "WBForum" plunge. Even if my 24hr day is totally consumed between work, sleeping...

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