Post by Boozin' Susan on Jun 16, 2019 21:53:33 GMT
Steve Hoffman said:
Hey, headphone lovers in Southern California, are you going to Can Jam Socal 2019? It's coming up! I went to one up north and it was a lot of fun! Your thoughts? It's at the Irvine Marriott next weekend. My homies the The Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society are sponsoring this event, so the gang will be there.
"Featuring over 100 leading brands in over 25,000 sq ft. of exhibition space, CanJamSoCal 2019 will showcase the latest products and innovations in headphones and personal audio electronics in all price ranges – from $50 earbuds to the world’s finest headphone audio systems at $50,000. Whether you are a two-channel or headphone aficionado, there is plenty for you to enjoy!"
I'll be there on Saturday. Hope to see some of you headphone nuts!
Post by aquaholic2017 on Jun 17, 2019 11:24:29 GMT
STeVe is do special he gets extras because, well ... he’s sTeVE.
I actually went and found my spare set of tubes (mine came was an extra set, in case of problems, was going to be a review unit..)
So, my EL84's are........
A matched quartet of Sovtek, just like yours. Probably the best bet..
my 6DJ8 is a Phillips Joint Army Navy.
My four input tubes are all Yugo Ei's, three ECC83's and the VI position is an Ei ECC82 (12AU7).
Now, in the past, knowing that the VI (V ONE) position is the most crucial of all of them, and it's a 12AU7, that's the tube that you should roll first. But only after you get a handle on the sound the way it is. A Mullard will give more mids, less top, Bugle Boy type, the opposite. You know the drill, I'm sure, since you have a bunch.
I have no handle on the Tungsram ECC82 sound, sorry..
My guess is that when you get the Chinese tubes out of there, the sound will shift toward a more relaxed, balanced presentation, which might be good or bad for you..
Post by aquaholic2017 on Mar 15, 2020 13:46:51 GMT
I came thisclose to buying Fragile a couple of weeks ago but opted for Portraits in Jazz which was still available on Amazon Japan for around $135. I’m not a jazz fan, but was pleasantly surprised by Sunday at the Village Vanguard, which I had never heard before.
I thought that I would post a word of warning to people who have sealed copies. It bothers me that they put two slabs of foam in the box. I have a couple of the older MOFI UHQR boxes, which also used the same type of foam packaging. I think the foam gives off some sort of gas that reacts with the paper used for the technical manual insert that was included in the old UHQR boxes. Here you can see the difference in color where the manual was inserted in a sleeve on the inside of the box cover. Where the manual was not covered by the sleeve, it has changed color. Weird. Anyway, my older boxes weren’t sealed but I left them on the shelf unopened for a couple decades. When I opened them to check, the inserts were discolored. Nothing else was affected.
Why would you spend all of that money on this title when we have talked about the dreadful master tape high-pitched tone flaws for years? You guyz!!
Uh um. I don't recall reading anything about the dreadful high-pitched tone flaws on PIJ.
I'll say that it's not one of the greatest successes of the One Step series. But if you can't get hold of the AP 45, the One Step isn't bad. In fact it's very good, possibly improving on the AP by a hair, but just not great. Not in the lofty league of the UD1S Sunday At The Village Vanguard. And not worth purchasing if you already have the AP.
But it's not album I would have chosen as a great candidate for the very costly UD1S series. MoFi has made some curious choices.
I guess I have to give Mobile Fidelity some sort of credit for being able to convince these fools to pay three figures for a Mingus or Bill Evans or Bob Dylan or Yes album that can be easily found in perfect fidelity on CD or $5 used vinyl.
"Desiring and then acquiring an expensive watch is prima facie evidence you are a cunt." — Steve Albini