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  1. audioquest4life

    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    I don’t think there is a specific type or ideal cartridge that works better with the Io as it is adaptable to all types. I have used MI and MC (.29 mv-.4 mv ) successfully with the Io. If anything, I do recall from years past, that there have been instances of people using SUTs In conjunction...
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    Octave Jubilee Amplifiers

    Thanks for posting that flyer. I wish I could have attended as I know Andreas and have been to many listening events that he sponsored at his facility in Germany when I was also living in Germany. I know his presence at this event meant that he was fully dedicated to ensure that his products...
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    Octave Jubilee Amplifiers

    I am glad you had the opportunity to listen to some Octave Audio equipment, albeit; under not quite ideal listening arrangements. If the presenter is not passionate about the equipment, or even the music, than that feeling can be transmitted back to the listener which may cause an inherent loss...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    I have the new power supplies and other electrical upgrades since 2021. This is a partial Eclipse upgrade but with any other electrical upgrades deemed necessary to upgrade my unit. I suppose this is the caps as now they are gold foil. The Io has up to 82.5 db gain (volume set at 45 (wide...
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    Bill Thalmann of Music Technology RIP

    This is very sad news. Not only was he focused on Conrad Johnson, but all types of audio equipment. Music Technologies was a repair and restoration shop for lots of audio. When I returned from a long overseas tour in Europe, he converted my Octave Jubillee preamp to 120 volts from 220 and...
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    Koetsu

    The Jade looks amazing.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    I only have the Sovteks in the V1 and V2 locations. My initial experiences with the Sovteks being used in the Io began in 2008. I had succumbed to the peer pressure to tube roll. Also, I had a slight tube rush symptom that was problematic. These were my initial thoughts on the Io tube rolling...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Ron, That is a great perspective. I too feel the same way about the Io. In my years of ownership and experiences, I zeroed in on swapping the V1 and V2 with Sovtek 12AX7 LPS for the very reason you stated above…quietness. It seems every time I get the Io back after an update and new tubes...
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    I thought that field coil speaker magnets being powered by external power supplies do not change the fact that the speaker is typically a passive crossover. An active crossover will mean that separate power amplification can be used for the tweeter, mids and bass. That’s my simplified...
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    Good day. I spoke with John about the Tungar power supplies current draw. While he does not recall the exact current draw from the wall for the entire unit, he did state that the woofer side of the Tungar power power supply has roughly a 4 amp draw on the woofer section and 2 amps on the...
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    I will check. This is good information that any Tungar owner should know. I am sure that I was told but forgot. I am out of state for work so can’t look on my own Tungar power supplies.
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    Spent a good part of the day at the show. The T1.5s with the Tungar power supplies sounded absolutely superb. Going back tomorrow to discuss business. We should connect sometime this year.
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    Are you going to make it to Capital AUDIO Fest? It starts today, 10 November through Sunday 12 November. I am heading there in a short while. Classic Audio Loudspeakers will have a great demonstration.
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    You are welcome. I think they would satisfy any music lover.
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    LOL. Just a coincidence. I do like the short AudioQuest IC's, but strategically placed after testing them in locations.
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    Some additional updates. I was able to spend some time configuring more audio components and doing some test spins. I had to get longer IC's between the amps and preamp so I purchased 16-foot Shunyata Sigma's and a pair Mogami Platinum. The Mogami's for testing. The original IC's I had been...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    I did the partial Eclipse a few years ago and added a second power supply. I owned my Io for about 15-17 years or so before I did the upgrade. The result was literally night and day compared to the previous original IO configuration. I had years of listening experience with my IO to lead to that...
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    Shunyata Sigma V2 XLR 3 meter interconnect

    Do you have any listening impressions of these cables? I have A 25 foot pair (7 meter ish) coming soon.
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    I did not compare both power supplies due to time constraints. I just used the Tungars without first using the BK precision power supplies because the speaker designer brought the Tungars for me to test.
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    You are welcome. The tubes are Chinese and are very old. I got two spares with each power supply. Is Taobao a tube vendor? Two months is not a long time. I guess it is safe to say that powering the mids and bass field coil system separately adds more robustness and vibrancy to the sound but...
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    Thank you. The “walk-in wardrobe”, aka Library of Congress for records, was a project that was part of the house build. i asked my contractor to build custom shelving for all of the records. The wardrobe will be full once I open the other 15 or so boxes of records. The woodworker never built...
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    Hi DetroitVinylRob, Speaking of Tungars, John stopped by my house and helped setup the T 1.5s. They survived the one-year hibernation in storage, yeah. I took out the horn section and kept those with me in the apartment and brought them with me in a U-Haul along with other audio equipment and...
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    Soundsmith Hyperion

    Hello, I just got the system partially assembled after nearly 1 year in storage. Movers did not do a good job putting things in the right places. I am missing my Clearaudio MontBlanc turntable stand spikes...these are for the stand that I mount the big Transrotor Apollon turntable with 2 arms...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    That is a great story. Not about the technical issue, but that you have had an Io for so long and continue to use it today. I got mine around 2005–2006.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    You’re right, nothing is forever. Your shared experiences are valuable to this hobby. Can’t wait to hear your listening impressions.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Will be interesting for Sure. Not a bad shoe in for now. I almost did a trade in for an Allnic a few years ago with Albert Porter but I ended up doing the Eclipse upgrade with dual power supplies and I feel as if I cannot ask for anything more. I truly believe that at this level, it is really a...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    I can certainly understand your frustration. I hope you get many years on the Io now that you have it back.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    That’s not good. I wonder what the particular reason is as to why Aesthetix did not want to supply the schematic to the Scandinavian dealers repair shop. Did they give a reason? This sounds like I should call Aesthetix tomorrow and inquire in general for technical support and repair outside the...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Glad you were able to get your unit repaired. Happy listening.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    I am not entirely sure, but sometimes companies may ask you to demonstrate actual ownership and that you are a valid owner and ask for you to supply the serial number in order to be able to request a schematic. I have learned this through experience with other equipment I have owned over the...

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