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    Tube amps with TAD CR-1's ? Recommendations ?

    I heard CE-1 in Munich 2017 and the marvellous setup there was the reason for me to buy TAD - it was a big room and no problem for the CE-1s
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    best cost no object, cables

    haha glad to hear this i think the teflon insulation helps as dielectricum with the braided design :cool:
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    best cost no object, cables

    I just wanted to test both and my experience is that the braided design is a bit more forward, engaging. I think this is because of the lower inductance. Resolution is good with both designs. And all solid core designs are more precise than any stranded designs i tested before, i tested copper...
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    best cost no object, cables

    I don´t know but don´t think so
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    best cost no object, cables

    Hi Agent86, i do have both. SOCT-14 using 2 per pole and SOCT-18 using 4. I braided them now and flattened the ends a bit with a hammer. The picture shows the 18. I don´t use termination. From time to time i use a very fine sandpaper to clear the contacts. In comparison they are very similar...
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    Preamp choice

    My suggestion would be Acoustic Arts Reference Preamp II. Very dynamic, huge soundstage, silky mids and tight bass. Very low output impedance.There is a new version coming up but i only do have the MK II in my system...
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    Seeking an R2R DAC recommendation for a tube preamp and tube amp system

    I recommend ANK 5.1 Signature - very natural sounding DAC with great bass control
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    Looking for 845 Amplifier advice / ideas

    i suggest New Audio Frontiers 845 SE with ACME 845, Valvo 7044 Green Label and Psvane 12AX7-T-MII/2 very musical, transparent and magic sound with a great soundstage if paired with the right speaker with these tubes the 845 are almost as fast as atma-spheres
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    best cost no object, cables

    Having tested pure silver, copper, expensive, cheap cables i ended up in using 16 Neotech 18 AWG solid core pure copper NEOTECH SOCT-14 without termination as speaker cable. This is the most resolving, dynamic and realistic sound. 8 per side, 4 per pole. All cables must have a certain distance...
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    Power Conditioner Power Cable

    Sure this is correct, i was talking about active regenerators not passive conditioners like DC Filter And i also know that a good distributor is really important if you use a passive one and then you also need a good cable from wall to distributor
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    Power Conditioner Power Cable

    I don´t know where you did get your information from but i tested severeal cables (shielded, unshielded, solid-core, stranded, expensive, budget, diy, different gauges) from outlet to the PS Audio P10 and the differences were marginal but when i did the same thing from P10 to Preamp/DAC the...
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    Power Conditioner Power Cable

    Well i have tried different cables and this is the result in my system...perhaps in another setup it is different, i don´t know I don´t have power amps connected, only preamp and source. But i also think that this result is quite logical as the P10 regenerates power and the clean power must...
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    Atmas M-60 with ZU Druid VI

    Both my NAF 845 SE and the M-60 work well with the Druid VI. But the M-60 have more speed, better bass response and a bit more resolution and that´s exactly what i like!
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    Atmas M-60 with ZU Druid VI

    Yes you are right, the higher the load the higher the power. But every speaker does have a certain impedance curve and the flatter the better. But this is the case with any tube amp
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    Atmas M-60 with ZU Druid VI

    well what i can do is make a picture of my Nokia E52 but i don´t think you want to see/hear a video from it a friend of mine always says i am a "future denier" regarding mobiles

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