Recent content by Tim F

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    Lampizator Valve / Tube Rolling Review Thread

    Lots of valves like UX 226, RCA number 31 (type 231 I think). Many look similar to UX112. Anyone looked into these?
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    Lampizator Valve / Tube Rolling Review Thread

    I wrote a review somewhere on this thread. See if you can find it! Cheers, Tim
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    Lampizator Valve / Tube Rolling Review Thread

    I have a couple of output valves on the way for the GG2, these haven't been matched. Any harm in trying them? If they sound ok is that fine? Cheers, Tim
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    How do you listen to new components?

    Good stuff. I’m ok when differences are really big. It’s the more subtle ones really. Your points make sense!
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    How do you listen to new components?

    Typically when I’m switching Dac’s, cables, valves etc in my own system. After a short about of time I find it hard to focus.
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    How do you listen to new components?

    I find the quick switching of kit pretty useless, where I quickly lose track of how something sounds and it all blurs into one. The more I switch the worse this is. So I’ve changed to long term listening then changing something out and seeing what I notice. What technique do you find most...
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    Does "competes with much more expensive" actually exist?

    Thanks all. I do find that most of the people involved in cult following of cheaper kit, a) have midrange systems at best b) are measurement only matters belief c) haven’t compared it themselves with more expensive kit and therefore have no experience
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    Does "competes with much more expensive" actually exist?

    Very interesting all, I sadly have a limited budget so can’t prove anything for myself. Hence looking for some level of value when I buy. My system isn’t bad, to most normal people it’d be extreme. The only way I can differentiate between reviews is where they compare products, typically at the...
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    Does "competes with much more expensive" actually exist?

    So what of reference level gear of 15 or more years ago. Is the quality to price ratio dropping all the time? (Not counting digital)
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    ARC ref 3... what next?

    Be great to get a few more opinions as there are so many experienced people on here. I may up my budget if something is worth it too.
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    ARC ref 3... what next?

    Thanks, I don’t need too much warmth, neutral or bright would probably be best.
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    ARC ref 3... what next?

    How would the sound of the CJ be compared to ARC?
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    ARC ref 3... what next?

    Ayreman I’ve already sold it
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    Does "competes with much more expensive" actually exist?

    So I've been randomly reading up on pre-amps and coming across claims of "xyz competes with much higher priced gear". Is any of this true? Outside of cost not object, are there some high end makes that are better for value for money or is this just hype?
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    ARC ref 3... what next?

    Thanks all, this is really helpful. I shall get looking! If anyone is UK based and has something good around the £5k mark let me know.

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