as time goes by - reading this thread i just recalled how everything started. i originally joined head-fi after by chance i bought a final audio design piano forte viii at the this years high end fair in munich. soon after that i had the problem that none of my amps seemed to fit the requirements or give me the sound experience i was expecting, so i joined the final audio appreciation thread and asked for a recommendation for an excellent amp. soundfreaq wrote a nice welcome message and asked another member with greater experience to answer my question. i got the recommendation to have a look at the analog2paper tu-05 by someone with the alias 'ianmedium' !!!
(cannot send him enough thank you's for that)
so i joined this thread with my first post on page 17. some time and 40 pages later i can say that i would really miss this thread if not existing and all of you here sharing all the ideas, experience, humor, the whole spectrum of topics, the open and friendly style!
and now ... wow ... only some days left and i will have the amp (and lots of tubes) at home to listen to.
p.s. i have reactivated my dslr photo and macro equipment to post some nice pictures of the amp after i got it and maybe to join the fad piano forte photo contest (i bet never reaching the level of woodcans exceptional images). at least i did some functional tests so here you can see a picture (out of camera, only resized, uncropped, unedited) of what happens with a fad pf viii if you have not used it for a long time:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Well, you're off to quite a good start, I would say.
My amp has arrived. But with my luck, I am not there to take delivery. I hope to be listening to it by Friday.