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  1. thomask

    What is your opinion of Line Source speakers?

    I play only digital media not vinyl. Thus that is not an issue. I will report my impression after serious audition at his showroom with 300B SET monoblocks.
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    What is your opinion of Line Source speakers?

    It is not cold around Seattle during winter time. But it rains too often. I will visit Disney World in Florida with my family next Monday. Then I will drive to Charlotte, NC to audition speakers on 18th, Friday. I consider driving this high efficiency speaker (105db/W) with my Silbatone...
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    Alsyvox planars...prepare to sell your Magico's, YG's, Wilson's, Cessaro's. Maggie's, and all others!!

    Congratulation on your purchase of nice speakers. As former owner of Apogee Duetta Signature, I am interested in this speaker too. Please update your experience. Thomas
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    I had exchanged e-mail with dealer. His virus program filtered any e mail with enclosed files to spam mails The dealer will ship new replacement 805 Acme tube on Monday. I will update the situation after I receive the 805 Acme tube.
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    Update on the situation. Since I was busy with some other thing, I had not filed complaint with Paypal yet. It seems that somehow the dealer read message belatedly (about 1 week later). If it works out fine, I will update it again. dear sir.sorry about that your email is in trash so we...
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    Within 7days, the tube went bad with bias going up to only 50mA not 120mA as recommended. I had tried to adjust it using bias meter in LM 508 with no use. It went up to only 60mA. The issue is not quality of sound but the reliability of tube and bad dealer support.
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    The dealer used to respond to my e-mail in two days. But with claim of bad tube, he stopped responding to me at all.. Will Paypal be the best way to punish him? sale@hifi-amplifiers.com 수 2018-12-26, 오전 12:47 나  ok sir thanks admin@primeamp.com From: Thomas Kong Date: 2018-12-26 16:43...
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    Shall I file for claim through Paypal on this product? It is a lemon product but no seller support.
  9. thomask

    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    One of Psavne Acme 805 tube went bad with distortion with bias reaching only 50mA instead of 120mA after use of just 7 days. I had tried to reach seller five times asking for replacement tube for 6 days. But he did not respond to my message at all. I had ordered tubes three times from him...
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    How much are you willing to pay for interconnect cable?

    I paid around 2k for audio note cables which is silver plated. But I do not know or remember the model no. Nevertheless I am sure that you will enjoy AN cables. They are transparent with lot of details and balanced sound.
  11. thomask

    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    I received Acme 805 tube yesterday. Please note that both tube are made by same company Psvane. Cossor valve was league above from stock tube with refined bass and deeper bass. As soon I replaced Cossor Valve 805 with Acme 805 today, I noticed clear window of transparency and more...
  12. thomask

    SET amp owners thread

    Silbatone 300B 8W Set with original Western Electric 300B made in 1930's and Line Magnetic 508 48W SET with lot of tube rolling. LM508 use sn7, sl7, 300b, 805.
  13. thomask

    How many of you are interested in Vintage Horn Speakers?

    Wow you have got a nice system! When you assemble it, please let us have your opinion on LM speakers in detail.
  14. thomask

    No Music with No Power

    Thanks for your kind word. Happy holidays to you and your family!
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    How many of you are interested in Vintage Horn Speakers?

    https://www.highendaudioimport.nl/en/line-magnetic-western-electric-classic-series/line-magnetic-lm-3 If you buy or audition LM3, please let us know your impression.
  16. thomask

    No Music with No Power

    I do not use Pre amp since I like transparency. If you have one more unit and cable, it tend to hurt transparency. Cossor 805 will be enough for most purpose which is a league above stock tube. I will receive Acme on Monday( fast shipping only 4 days from Hong Kong). I will let other people...
  17. thomask

    How many of you are interested in Vintage Horn Speakers?

    That is an intriguing opinion! But it was difficult to find showroom in Hong Kong to audition LM3. I contacted several shops but with negative response.
  18. thomask

    How many of you are interested in Vintage Horn Speakers?

    #1 Yesterday 300,000 people had experienced power outage in Northwest of Washington State due to severe winter storm. I was one of them to have outage of 15 hours from 11AM to 2AM on this morning. 4 years ago, I had experienced 60 hours power outage. Thus I had bought gas power generator just...
  19. thomask

    No Music with No Power

    Yesterday 300,000 people had experienced power outage in Northwest of Washington State due to severe winter storm. I was one of them to have outage of 15 hours from 11AM to 2AM on this morning. 4 years ago, I had experienced 60 hours power outage. Thus I had bought gas power generator just in...
  20. thomask

    How many of you are interested in Vintage Horn Speakers?

    I am going to listen to it myself someday. Audio is dependent on personal taste so you never know whether you like it or not until you hear yourself. Thanks for your kind input.
  21. thomask

    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    https://www.hifi-amplifiers.com/en/psvane-acme-serie-211-hiend-vacuum-tube-upgraded-we211-matched-pair-p-5265.html I place an order of Acme 805 tube an hour ago to compare with Cossor 805 tube which is better than stock 805 tube of LM 508 with more refined treble and deeper bass. Cossor 805...
  22. thomask

    How many of you are interested in Vintage Horn Speakers?

    We did not play vinyl this time so I do not know. His company is making world top class digital converter but I did not have chance to compare theirs with products of other makers this time. It would have been interesting if I had done so.
  23. thomask

    How many of you are interested in Vintage Horn Speakers?

    I visited "Secret Paradise" of my friend on Dec 17th, 2018. Although I took photos of his main systems, I will not disclose them without his permission. Here you can see one of the most expensive Silbatone 5 W amplifier (50k$) and vintage Western Electric amplifiers side by side. Vintage...
  24. thomask

    How many of you are interested in Vintage Horn Speakers?

    yes it is him. you had better visit Seoul after his museum of vintage audio completed in 2 years. also there are many interesting audio shops in korea.
  25. thomask

    How many of you are interested in Vintage Horn Speakers?

    Yesterday I visited Silbatone company at Seoul, Korea and saw more than 50 pairs of vintage Western Electric big horn speakers that I had hoped to get one. I asked my friend who is a owner of Silbatone whether I can get long term loan of one of them for 10 years at my home.:cool: He politely...
  26. thomask

    What is your opinion of Line Source speakers?

    I am more intrigued by this speaker. It is too bad that music playing is just plain. I will audition it Mid January next year.
  27. thomask

    How many of you are interested in Vintage Horn Speakers?

    Update on the situation. I have my cash reserve in stock fund. But due to recent crash of stock prices, it is very hard to get the money out of fund without incurring heavy loss. Thus for the time being, I will give up the idea of getting vintage Western Horn. Someday, if my stock price go...
  28. thomask

    How much are you willing to pay for interconnect cable?

    I had 3 years of period that I had done home auditions of many expensive cables including Audio Note, Purist Audio Design, Crystal Audio, MIT, Synergistic and Transparent about 18 years ago. At that time I had more budget on audio since I had been working actively. Also I had 3 audio dealers...
  29. thomask

    What is your opinion of Line Source speakers?

    Most people does not like boxy coloration but there are also few speakers like Tannoy using boxy resonation on purpose. Modern speakers like Wilson, Magico, AG tend to have very stiff enclosure. Also there are open baffle designs coming.

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