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  1. Two Channel Audio
    Tubes vs. SS... There's an old Stereophile test CD where they demonstrate how microphone placement and your seating position determine how a piano recorded in a church will sound. Their test begs the question "what does a real piano playing in a church sound like?" The original goal of "hi-fi"...
  2. Accessories and Other Products
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  3. Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    First off, a huge thanks to Steve and Mike for helping me zero in on my objectives for a first (and hopefully last, for this part of the house) subwoofer build. (Rambling pages of indecisiveness on driver and design can be viewed here.) I have many hobbies and interests in life, and am well...
  4. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    So I guess there's a debate whether or not to include a preamp in a soundcard calibration file. In my case, I have an EMU 0404 PCI interface and a GT Brick preamp. According to REW instructions, I'm supposed to just plug the output of the soundcard directly into its input. However, I'm certain...
  5. Two Channel Audio
    I have been thinking about trying my hand at building a stereo amp that would make good use of them. The tubes are 6L6G and 6V6GT from 1948. They have been sealed in air tight military radar repair kits for 60 some years and are begging to be used. The big Coke bottle 6L6Gs would look real...
  6. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    What tubes are you using in your SP3? I'm using Valve Art 350B Power tubes, Stock Melody 6922's, GE 5751 triple mica black plates RCA 12 AU7 clear tops. Looking for something to swap out the stock 6922's for...maybe Amperex or Mullard.
  7. Two Channel Audio
    As I'm cleaning the house and occasionally checking e-mail, I have my tube rig going filling the house with music. It's a pair of ASL wave 8's (8W push pull), a DIY tube preamp, and some DIY horn speakers. It's rocking some ELO right now and I paused work to listen for a little bit. I forgot...
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