I have had an MHDT Havana tube NOS tube DAC for quite a while now, it is one of the best things I've added to my system for music, beautiful sounding DAC.
I have just added an MHDT balanced Stockholm NOS tube DAC to my system as well.
Klipsch Speakers RF-5 fronts RC-7 center RS-7 side surrounds RS-7 rear surrounds RT-10d and Velodyne Digital Drive PLUS 10 subs Emotiva XMC-1 processor Emotiva XSP-1 preamp Emotiva XPA-2 & XPA-5 amps MHDT Balanced Stockholm NOS Tube DAC Panasonic TH-50PH9UK Professional plasma display Oppo UDP-203 HTPC 4-tuner DVR, Digital Music Server 2 Pure AV PF60 power conditioners 2 URC MX-990 remotes & MRF 350 RF bases
Post by knucklehead on Mar 19, 2017 14:34:40 GMT -5
Having recently bought an antique of the audio world I'm convinced that I was right back in 71-72 when I sold that 'antique', and moved to a SS Kenwood receiver, there are more things alike than different between tubes and solid state. There are differences however. I connected my Sansui 500a to my HTPC for a day's worth the listening last week. No sub - just the Sansui and Song Towers. Other than some softness in the highs (gives you that warm 'tubey' sound) it drove the song towers very much as the Acurus amp does. I continue to be amazed at these Salk speakers - just a well rounded top to bottom sound - the don't need a sub - and are very transparent. If the audio gear has a flaw you'll hear it through them.
I buy and sell lots of audio gear but the 'antique' won't be going anywhere. My son will have it when I'm no more. I love how it sounds - especially with female voices. I keep it in the back room for playing vinyl and the occasional CD. One of my favorite vinyl albums is The Platters from the late 50s - their greatest hits collection.
Yamaha A-S1000 Int Amp - Salk SongTowers - Oppo 103 - HTPC (Linux Mint) Other Gear: Yamaha RX-A2070, Klipsch Ref Center, Emotiva ERD-1's Twas a woman who drove me to drink. I never had the decency to write and thank her.
If you can get your hands on one of these you will be very happy! Truly hybrid! Moscode 300. They made my Magnepans speakers sing and then some....Very powerfull amps.
Had a Moscode 600 waaaaaay back in the 80s. It came with a letter explaining the reason why they included a diaper in the box that you'll need after listening, very quirky.
Just curious...did You ever need that diaper? 😂
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