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    Who has an end game setup?

    Why Why no ess love, you old drunken bum.
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    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    The company I was sourcing a quad of treasures had run out of stock and offered these tubes (elecdol) as an alternative. They claim and in there own words...   “We have elecdol 6CA7, also pick out from the shuguang treasure tubes, the test parameters will be better.”   I’m guessing the...
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    Question about amps for the Stax SR-009

    Don’t forget the source... I think it’s completely relevant for complete synergy. I’m one those weird people that are loving the BHSE and 009. Or maybe my Buffalo SE DAC is a good match, who knows...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Indeed. I bought his BHSE btw.
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    Review: Cavalli Liquid Lightning

    dBel84, how could you possible construe my intentions as dishonest? I was not the instigator of the concerns raised, and rather than having this matter stew and manifest especially as it's a safety related I want the matter confirmed by Alex. Should be simple and straightforward, I don't see how...
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    Review: Cavalli Liquid Lightning

      I wish this was a laughing matter.   Alex,   Please answer my question from post #282, assuring the community your amps are safe to use should be simple enough.   Cheers John
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    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

      Bahaha. Just keeping the pixie dust at an even keel.      At a guess they’d be some kind of additional buffering through SE outputs even if all DACs are firing, probably adding some flavour into the mix.
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    Comparisons of the Liquid Lightning and KGSSHV Solid State Stax Amplifiers

    dBel84 what are the upgrades from LLmkI to the LLmkII specifically? I think this would be informative.
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    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    Interconnects and sockets are only a part the connection, your amp and DAC utilise specific components for fully balanced and SE circuits. So whilst your comparing your cables, you are also comparing two completely different audio standards and circuitry. Theoretically there would be more of a...
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    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

            It must be all that external noise creeping in from your RCAs, makes the music sound more euphonic and suits the SR009s bright character. All makes sense now.
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    Comparisons of the Liquid Lightning and KGSSHV Solid State Stax Amplifiers

    Good write up MH, I’ve not heard the LL, so no comments from me, but it’s good to see a review without sitting on the fence with a clear preference. 
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    Woo Audio 234 MONO monoblock amplifier official release

    Or maybe... Just plain silly for headphone listening and an extra unneeded circuit for speakers.
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    dCS Vivaldi (US$ 110,000)

    Smeckles your one badass troll. Why don’t you get a life?
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    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

      I had a listen and yes I have to a agree it’s a very hot recording, as is to be expected with any honest transducer the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. You got to take the good with the bad, otherwise we’d be sacrificing all the good traits inherent with the 009s. Take Intruder from New...
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    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

      IMO the BHSE is just perfect with the 009’s, I’m a fairly loud listener and have found nothing that the 007 MK1 did better within my collection. In fact I’d confidently say the BHSE and 009 are as good as I’ve ever heard any system. People will always be polarised over what they perceive as...
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