I thought I saw on some forum that Shunyata recommended the Venom v14 digital for digital sources that output a digital signal. Examples might be streamers or computers. On the other hand if device outputs analog like a dac, it was just to use one of the NR line that best fits budget.
I would be using the XC line from the wall to the power regenerator.
Slightly off topic, I hear people recommend using this or that power conditioner instead of a power regenerator. Personally, I think this is often bad advice. Regenerators solve a completely different problem than power...
So if I am hearing comments so far, you would recommend going with NHB-18 first. micro recommending unless you are going with NHB-108 or 458, the NHB-18 isn’t competitive for price. Does that sound right?
Curious about opinions on which is the CTH-8550 stronger at, amp or preamp? In other words, if I was going to step into the Dartzeel separates, should I get the NHB-108 or NHB-18NS first. And let’s assume any could handle my speaker load.
I have a 2a3:amp that I use for a headphone setup so my comments are reserved for that. Here are some you should take a look at.
psvane acme supreme: decent all around
eml 2a3 mesh: they currently have an anniversary globe version available: I think better than psvane. A bit...
Thanks for the info. If I understand what you are saying, if I have nos px25, getting rd27as might not be priority.
as for my ad1 vs ad1n, I was asking if you have compared a real ad1 from someone like valvo or maybe tungsram vs ad1n. Sorry if I wasn’t clear
Was chatting with Francois at ANAMIGHTYSOUND who is now carrying this cable line from Japan. Hand made. They look crazy. But Francois swears by them. Curious if anyone has tried them out. Would love any feedback.
tesla rd27as is basically a nos px25. Has anyone compared it against nos px25? I have nos px25 and curious if I should consider trying to get a pair of the Tesla’s.
also, curious if anyone has actually tried nos ad1’s? Compared to Tesla ad1n? The ad1n are indirectly heated vs. ad1 dht
I just picked up 2nd hand CTH-8550 that has literally just been serviced by Dartzeel. Wanted to get a feel for the Dartzeel sound in my setup. Either I’ll be happy or this was a big mistake for my wallet as will want to go for the separates.
In any case, I am moving from a mostly headphone...
They did some upgrades and switched to MKII sometime late last year.
I did ask Dartzeel about it. The changes were described as ”evolutionary.”
Forgot to note that from what I understand, Dartzeel does make changes...
1) can’t comment on this specifically, I have a pacific. But generally speaking, it will be very system dependent and personal value. The differences are there I am sure, worth it to you? One other thing is lampi has been generous with trade ins in the past. If you are getting this new, talk...
I followed your posts and your advice is well needed, I have made significant changes to my system recently at the same time. GG Balanced to Pacific SE. Added Bespoke Preamp. Full loom of Nordost. On the positive side, there has been a noticeable improvement in my system, but the reality...
Hmm I’m using Bespoke Audio TVC passive preamp. I like the functionality of going from SE to my choice of balanced or SE. It‘s newly in system so need to do some listening. I guess I could add total dac drivers but almost worth going active preamp at that point.
Need to do some listening to...
I think the title is mixing metaphors and technology. tube or not tube doesn’t refer the to method of digital to analog conversion that your other listed methods do. It is more about how you bring up the signal or result to line level. As for the ”best” method of d/a conversion, I think it...
Holy smokes. Just got my mov px25 up and running. Replaced out the rk px25. No critical listening, but immediate pop in the mids and bit more detailed. My 2 channel setup is for shyt right now so hard to judge soundstage but feels like might have moved me up a couple more rows.
oh forgot to...
I dont have golden atlantic, but literally went from GG to Pacific today. I have found the Tak 274b‘s in GG to warm things up a bit. Not U52 warm, but a bit on that side. Using electrostat headphone, it was just what I needed. Might work for you based on your description