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Vali 2 tube rolling

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by capt369, Jan 8, 2016.
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  1. Paladin79
    @bcowen do 1958 Foton’s even have ribbed plates? Those are some of the versions you are liking now with new solder correct?
     
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  2. Keno18
    Capt Obvious here, but I think it's time to have the machine looked at. I was able to install it on two different machines. Do you have a 2nd pc to just try to bring it up? If you're not too fed up.
     
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  3. bcowen
    Nope and nope. :grin: None of the '57's, '58's, and '59's in my stash have ribbed plates. All the '51's through '55's do. I think the '56's have ribbed plates, or at least some do (that may have been the transition year), but I don't have any of that year to verify. I've been enjoying the (resoldered) '52 so much that it's been difficult to pull it out for a long-term comparison with the '58. Quick initial observation was that the (resoldered) '58 was very close and maybe just as good as the '52, but I haven't given the '58 a longer term trial just yet.
     
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  4. bcowen
    I have a desktop buried somewhere behind the soldering iron, tube bases, and piles of capacitors. Perhaps I can find it back there if I grab a shovel and go to work. Maybe a backhoe would be even faster. :slight_smile: My laptop is a bit long in the tooth (i3 processor), but I put 16 gigs of RAM and a solid state drive in it when I first got it so it's still speedy enough for what I use it for. And it works perfectly with Tidal and iTunes. I shot Amazon a help inquiry...I can't be the only one with this problem. Hopefully they'll respond with a solution. I also just thought about Windows Defender. It may be blocking access unless I add specific permissions for the Amazon program folder. I'll give that a try as well.
     
  5. Keno18
    I'd be interested in hearing what Amazon has to say. I do notice it's got a slow start up time on my 5 or 6 year old notebook.
     
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  6. bcowen
    5 or 6 years old? Geeez. I said my laptop was long in the tooth, not a Commodore 64. LOL!! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
     
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  7. Ripper2860
    Amazon probably did a quick check of your Tidal playlists and said -"Oh hell no!". :smirk:
     
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  8. bcowen
    ROFL!! And for good reason too. :slight_smile:

    But I'm surprised you're even looking at a streaming service. I thought you already had the full catalog of Justin Bieber and The Partridge Family on CD? You must be missing some Spice Girls recordings? :grin:
     
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  9. Paladin79
    Superman had his kryptonite, apparently with Bill it is the Amazon HD audio app.
     
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  10. bcowen
    Kryptonite has never bothered me at all. Not sure where that rumor came from... :smile:
     
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  11. Keno18
    They don't make 'em like that anymore! 20190923_113216.jpg :beyersmile:
     
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  12. bcowen
    Is the screen in color? :smile::smile:
     
  13. G0rt
    You guys totally crack me up. :deadhorse:
     
  14. Ripper2860
    Laptops are soooo YESTERDAY. Tablets are where it's at!!!

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  15. Old Deaf Donkey
    I still use the T1>Vali2 setup. As well, I am looking at streaming, have been using Tidal via its own app. Now, Tidal and Qobuz on roon and Audirvana+, and Amazon for streaming and foobar2000 and Jriver for my files. Completely bewildered with choice. I am leaning towards Amazon HD on its native app, too, and foobar2000 for my files. roon sounds gorgeous but it is a ripoff; Qobuz maybe is better than Tidal, however, I think Amazon is going to further improve and win because it has both numbers in audience and financial means. Once someone writes an extension to stream Amazon HD on foobar2000 I hope to arrive where I want to be. Unless, of course, someone can explain to me why roon or audirvana+ or jriver are worth my money.
     
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