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  1. snapontom

    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

    Well, bebophead some of my best purchases did not include an exterior ring, though I thought about it long and hard.  I, I want to make a record change FaST!!!!!  I never return albums my shaved Shibata stylus tracks lower than almost all scratches, excepting my Rolling Stones AFTERMATH London...
  2. snapontom

    The Decware TABOO MK 111 Thread

    I have enjoyed the Taboo CSP2+ combination for years now.  I like the sound and the concise soundstage they offer with my Heresy III speakers.  The difference tube quality makes is apparent with these two Decware amplifiers.  The amps look awesome with my Thorens TD-124 turntable, Ortofon SPU...
  3. snapontom

    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

    STS Turntables.  Ive found it better to put work in a pro's hands. 
  4. snapontom

    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

        Going out this week for a refurbish.  
  5. snapontom

    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

    The Kuzma guy is calling me later today.  Hope he has a reason to buy.  I need a deal.
  6. snapontom

    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

    guitarplayer.com has an informative article entitled "All About Rectifiers" by Dave Hunter which gave me more insight as to their function.  I learned that the transformer feeds AC voltage into the rectifier which turns that voltage into the pure DC voltage needed by the output tubes to...
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

    I have seen the price of the USAF 596 rise consistently since purchasing mine.  The price is what the market will bring.  I will not be selling mine, and I don't have a back up 596.  They are not easy to come by. I would not be surprised to see the price go higher.
  8. snapontom

    The Decware TABOO MK 111 Thread

    That HP mod is fantastic.  I have a mod that puts  external resisters in the speaker outs. I can use them when I listen to my headphones without speakers connected to the amp. DEcware fabricated them for me and I keep them in my LCD2 box.   I have the MK II also.  Great amp.  
  9. snapontom

    REVIEW: Decware Select Zen CSP2 Tube Headphone Amp

    My CSP2+ is getting the beeswax cryo treated capacitor upgrade.  
  10. snapontom

    The official record-cleaning fetish thread!

        Ok, Ok?  I've read this thread with some amusement. Last year I purchased and used a Spin Clean $125 with astonishingly good results.  It works great at cleaning dust.  I have found that records need to be cleaned more often than I want to break out the Spin Clean though.  Ya know dust is...
  11. snapontom

    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

    I would go with the Luxman.  Its better looking!  Thats the most important thing at that level.  If you want better sound... carts, phonostages, amps, hps, speakers, cables, record cleaner, etc etc etc oh and don't forget room treatments!
  12. snapontom

    Decware Appreciation Thread (MT review up on first page 2-10-12)

    I ordered the Decware switch box with the capacitors, even though I don't know the benefit of having  caps.  No DC current, but what does that do for the sound?, I don't know.   I will input a DAC, receiver, and phonostage into the switchbox and output to the CSP2+.  I can run the other output...
  13. snapontom

    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

          This is my TT.  It is on a better stand now.  I will keep it because it sounds good and I really like the feature it has where the tonearm lifts up and the motor turns off at the end of playing an album side.  I don't have the opportunity to AB it with a VPI classic, but I wonder how...
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    Decware Appreciation Thread (MT review up on first page 2-10-12)

    Decware has a new product, a switcbox.  I need it.  I see that they offer capacitors to get rid of DC current.  The site didn't say what the benifits are of getting rid of DC current.  And I sure don't know.  I like that it is heavy so it will stay in place and Steve drew up some diagrams of how...
  15. snapontom

    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

    I can't recommend the Spin Clean, or any record cleaner enough.  I have been purchasing albums for $.50 to $2 and after cleaning them, they sound great.  I enjoy going through the racks.  Picked up Abraxis by Santana, Carol King Tapestry, and Blood Sweat and Tears first album, John Barleycorn by...
  16. snapontom

    The Decware TABOO MK 111 Thread

    Wow, thank you, I think.  Somehow I feel cheated out of a T.  I have always read it as Bitfrost and referred to it as Bitfrost.  Checking the DAC I see that it is actually Bifrost.  In a digital age bit seems better, bi rolls too much, kind of muddled.  This represents my first disappointment...
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    The Decware TABOO MK 111 Thread

    I purchased a new factory "second" set of Heresy III speakers for the Taboo.  99dB.  I like the speed, attack, and clarity.  All the friends that listen to my system are enthralled by the clarity of the Heresy, but I think that has more to do with the Taboo, CSP2+ combo.  I hooked up a powered...
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    Decware Appreciation Thread (MT review up on first page 2-10-12)

    I haven't posted in a while.  My CPS2+, Taboo combination continue to provide me with the best sound I have ever had.  I was invited to a home to listen to a SS set up that my friend was very happy with, he just had it refurbished.  We listened to CDs and I discovered Conway Twitty for the first...
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    Decware Appreciation Thread (MT review up on first page 2-10-12)

    what component do you have?  is there a power supply next to the component?  hope you can fix it without letting it go for a time.  I would really miss mine.  how long have you had the component, how long has it worked properly?  
  20. snapontom

    Decware Appreciation Thread (MT review up on first page 2-10-12)

    I have the csp2+ and taboo.  black as night, full volume.        
  21. snapontom

    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    the adaptor for the 596 looks better than mine
  22. snapontom

    Decware Appreciation Thread (MT review up on first page 2-10-12)

    I don't know what "passive" is when it comes to speakers. No internal amp?   I have the Klipsch Heresy III bookshelf speakers and I like them with my CSP2+, TABOO combination.  The highs and mids are realistic in my mind.  They seem fast with good attack on snares and cymbals.  I enjoy listening...
  23. snapontom

    Decware Appreciation Thread (MT review up on first page 2-10-12)

    Ordered another 596.  Hope to get the EML 5U4G for Christmas or my birthday.  There was an instrument playing to the left of my left speaker, odd and illusionaryily delightful.  This arc up of tubes on start up, is this a bad thing?  Not normal?  Do I need to have tubes that don't do this...
  24. snapontom

    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

                            Here is what I have so far.  The cup holder works for the headphones.  This is a iPhone, mp3, Pandora, iPure, BITFROST, DECWARE CSP2+, DECWARE TABOO, LCD2 rev2, Norse Audio headphone cable, Bob Latino ST-120 Amp, Hammond Organ tubes from the 1960s.  On...
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