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Old 08-10-2018, 10:38 PM
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straitwire,
monos broken in yet?, how do they compare to the stereo Inspire so far?


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... the new Universal amp and the new PSE mono's...very nice!
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:40 PM
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AA,

Any pics of my 45 amp that Dennis is upgrading?

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Old 08-10-2018, 10:46 PM
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And did you get to hear the TJ Music 45 tubes that DH bought? He seems to be thrilled with them.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:06 AM
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The picture Analog posted is an old prototype preamp Dennis modded to listen to 76's

These are the chassis's I finished Wednesday, we should have them back next week.

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A quad of matching 76's (date matched too) and a 4 pin rectifier...straitwire
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:53 AM
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A quad of matching 76's (date matched too) and a 4 pin rectifier...straitwire

Nice work. It kinda went quiet there... any idea on what happened with the "monos" project, sound? Or, is that old news already in just a few weeks hahaha...
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:27 PM
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Nice work. It kinda went quiet there... any idea on what happened with the "monos" project, sound? Or, is that old news already in just a few weeks hahaha...
Hey Decooney, the first couple pairs sold out, I will be machining more chassis's soon.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:30 PM
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Hey Decooney, the first couple pairs sold out, I will be machining more chassis's soon.
How do they sound comparable to other Inspire amps? Same, better, different, anything you can share... thanks.
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:35 PM
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How do they sound comparable to other Inspire amps? Same, better, different, anything you can share... thanks.
Hey decooney, considering my close personal friendship with Dennis, I probably should refrain from being a reviewer of his products on this forum...
I will say, the mono blocks sound fabulous!
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:32 PM
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Hey decooney, considering my close personal friendship with Dennis, I probably should refrain from being a reviewer of his products on this forum...
I will say, the mono blocks sound fabulous!
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:00 PM
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Finally broke down and bought a pair of KT150s. One day sale just $117 for a matched pair.

I thought their design looked interesting in pics, but in person I'm not a big fan. Just too odd.

Stuck them in my amp, gave them 5 minutes to warm up and break-in . They sound very good right out of the box. Lots of definition from lows to highs. Vocals are clear and have great separation from instruments. Very easy to understand the words, seemingly a bit easier than with my other tubes. Will have to run some comparisons once these run in a bit. Good powerful bass line.

Not as smooth and romantic as some of my other output tubes. But not overly forward and in my face.

Have turned up the volume to louder than I normally listen and couldn't detect any clipping or compression. Put on John Fogerty's live album, Premonition, and it was like I was at the concert. Very clear, lots of punch.
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