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    Chatham/TS 2399: on pair for sale.

    SOLD     See pic below, this is the  pair that's for sale.  I'm selling simply because I need to make room and have too many tubes lying around collecting dust.   Some tubes have to go or my wife walks.  My wife walking risks costing me money so it's an easy choice ;-)   There are some...
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    Tung Sol 5998 pair for sale

    SOLD SOLD SOLD   See pic below, this is the  pair that's for sale, worldwide shipping (15 EUR) is included.  I'm selling simply because I need to make room and have too many tubes lying around collecting dust.     Below is the pic of the packaging they came in with the measured values.  To...
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    Technical reasons for measuring THD+N at -1 dBFS?

    When looking at the specs for a DAC I noticed that THD+N were measured at -1 dBFS.  A certain designer whose name cannot be mentioned on this site also measures the same factor at -1 dBFS for 20 Hz and 10 kHz, yet uses 0 dBFS at 100 Hz.   Is there a technical reason for this (obviously other...
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    My quest for the perfect classical music headphone: a brief visit of the DT-880, T1, HD-800, HE-6 and HE-500 (long!)

    Disclaimer:   I'm not an audio engineer nor do I have 'golden ears' or for that matter any particular expertise as far as music is concerned.  I was a guy looking to upgrade his classical music listening gear.  In what follows I'm going to post a couple of impressions that some gear and...
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