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by wynnytsky
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: Gain Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Gain Issue

if it's just tube hiss then it would get louder with the volume I noticed one day my ET3's noise floor shot up and so I knew something changed. I sent it to CJ and they returned it with a new tube -- said my other one was "dirty". That definitely solved my issue. if your noise floor has a trace of b...
by wynnytsky
Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: Conrad Johnson PV-12 Preamp
Replies: 17
Views: 13517

Re: Conrad Johnson PV-12 Preamp

Wilson - there is a PV12L auction running right now that is ending Sunday @ 1am, and the price is around $300 right now. I can't remember if you need to be an audiogon member to bid on an auction. http://app.audiogon.com/listings/solid-state-conrad-johnson-pv12l-solid-state-pre-amplifier-2013-12-22-...
by wynnytsky
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.
Replies: 24
Views: 19103

Re: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.

When I compare your selfee xmas gift to the ZVox 580 sound bar I got myself last week (like a model number could make a diff) it gives me a flashback to my childhood when my rich friends would get presents that eclipsed mine. Seriously, that's a lot of speaker AND you got the bracing. The Martin Log...
by wynnytsky
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: Conrad Johnson PV-12 Preamp
Replies: 17
Views: 13517

Re: Conrad Johnson PV-12 Preamp

Thanks Jeffrey. I sent them a note asking for an estimate. I wonder what uses I could make of the replaced vintage caps. If I had a necklace made I probably could get my GF to wear it to the Chester Group audio show. Keychain. Cork screw handle. Tree ornaments.
by wynnytsky
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: Conrad Johnson PV-12 Preamp
Replies: 17
Views: 13517

Re: Conrad Johnson PV-12 Preamp

What's the verdict on the Radio Technique? Is the balance knob super subtle on the PV-12? Each click of the dial is barely noticeable. About two years ago I got a PV-12AL and EV-2000 from different sellers, and both units came with terrible tubes. The PV12 seller would later confess that he sold me ...
by wynnytsky
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New ET-3
Replies: 16
Views: 2701

Re: New ET-3

Hey I did the same about a year ago, and I also never heard hi-fi at such low listening levels. If I'm listening after 11pm I turn things down to be polite to neighbors, but that makes my PV-12 a bore so I'd just watch TV. Between the levels of 20 and 30 the ET3 continues to deliver copious amounts ...
by wynnytsky
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: ET3 and LP66S
Replies: 57
Views: 10232

Re: ET3 and LP66S

That USB cable should be about $5 with shipping... http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?p_id=5439 That's awesome that you can use that Marantz as a USB DAC. The TubeDAC-11 was my first DAC and it has the same Cirrus Logic CS4398 chip -- fantastic for a $350 DAC. I had no idea the chip suppo...
by wynnytsky
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: ET3 and LP66S
Replies: 57
Views: 10232

Re: ET3 and LP66S

I was reading Pat's post about a guy who had the dirty tube and realized he was talking about me. Not only did I get the free tube installed [by non-scratching rubber tipped screw drivers], but I got a new box out of this because I pointed out that the box had a serial number printed that on it that...
by wynnytsky
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Member Presentation Thread
Topic: Greetings from Madison, WI
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Greetings from Madison, WI

CS2s don't suck! I connected them to a 50lbs NAD receiver for a friend and to my surprise, that doesn't suck either. Recently topped it off with an SCS3. Those 3 speakers play off the room like there are surrounds and a sub in the mix. Are your CS2s doing home theater as well? If so, CJ's preamps PV...
by wynnytsky
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.
Replies: 24
Views: 19103

Re: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.

If you ever have trouble locating a track on the torrents, you should take a peek at what is available on the news groups. In this link I'm looking for 24/96 FLACs ... https://www.binsearch.info/index.php?q=24+96+flac&m=&max=250&adv_g=&adv_age=999&adv_sort=date&minsize=&maxsize=&font=&postdate= For ...
by wynnytsky
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.
Replies: 24
Views: 19103

Re: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.

From the looks of your pictures you also have a good venue. Most audio system I see are in rooms that are entirely inadequate for the hardware they are showcasing. Think audio shop, or trade show. You could make a cable show with the cast of people I've met selling stuff off craigslist -- it would b...
by wynnytsky
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.
Replies: 24
Views: 19103

Re: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.

I only ever had one source for playback and that would be the lossless content I download off torrents and news groups. Currently I use Foobar2000 with the WASAPI driver into a Grant Fidelity TubeDAC-11. I stopped spinning CDs in the home 10 years ago and only continued to burn them for the car, but...
by wynnytsky
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.
Replies: 24
Views: 19103

Re: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.

Pictures didn't attach because they were too big. 2nd attempt...
by wynnytsky
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.
Replies: 24
Views: 19103

Re: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.

That chair and side table look like family heirlooms. Your EV2000 is in far better condition than the one I picked up. It took 8 2.5" sorbothane feet to get mine to float above it's own feet. When I got it the sound was leaning to the left. I ordered a pack of 4 cryo'd JAN Phillips online and it cam...