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Old 12-08-2010, 10:16 PM
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Jerome...are you making any headway on your phono preamp research/auditions? Curious if you have narrowed down the field at all.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:57 PM
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Jerome...are you making any headway on your phono preamp research/auditions? Curious if you have narrowed down the field at all.
Hi Cyril,

I am supposed to borrow the Linn Uphorik today. I will have it until next monday.
But Paris is under the snow and the trafic could be very difficult.
We'll see if I can get there....
Cheers
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Second System : Kef (Modified 104 with Scanspeak tweeters), Falcon Acoustics ( LS3/5a 15 ohms), Halgorythme ( 300B XLS integrated and MM Phonostage) , Rega (P9 TT with Denon DL103 Expert Stylus Co), A23 Standard SUT for DL103, AMR (DP- 777) Third System: Meridian (566), McIntosh ( MA5100), Rega (RS10)
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Jérôme.......I imagine Paris is beautiful when it snows.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:04 PM
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Jérôme.......I imagine Paris is beautiful when it snows.
Dan !

But trafic Jam is awful : we are getting more and more snow these last years, and colder winters. Paris will have to make some investments to accommodate this change. But the accounts are empty....
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Main System: Shindo (Giscours, Corton Charlemagne Q's, Mr. T), Nagra ( MSA ), McIntosh (MR77, MC225, MDA1000), JC Verdier (La Platine / SME M2-12R arm x 2 / Ortofon SPU Classic E GM MKII / EMT XSD15 / DENON 103 Expert Stylus Co), Auditorium 23 (Hommage T2 SUT), Altec home made speakers with 414A, 807 and W32A horn, Pro Audio Bono (Platforms, Feet, Rack). Cables from WireWorld and Shindo.
Second System : Kef (Modified 104 with Scanspeak tweeters), Falcon Acoustics ( LS3/5a 15 ohms), Halgorythme ( 300B XLS integrated and MM Phonostage) , Rega (P9 TT with Denon DL103 Expert Stylus Co), A23 Standard SUT for DL103, AMR (DP- 777) Third System: Meridian (566), McIntosh ( MA5100), Rega (RS10)
4th System : McIntosh (MAC1500), Metrum Acoustics (Octave), Falcon Acoustics ( LS3/5a 15 ohms)
Digital sources for all systems : Squeeze Box Touch with MCRUs Power Supply and Mac Book Pro SSD-Audirvana +
Others :PMC (CB6i), Grado (325i), Sennheiser (HD650, HD800), Sugden (Head Master), Devore Fidelity Super 8, Kimber Kable 8TC, Naim Naca 4
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:27 AM
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I recently befriended a Steelhead and had them connected to a pair of Krell KMA 160 amps.
Too bad I don't own a turntable, because when I was playing CDs through it... Heaven!
I paid half of new though, so that was sweet.... But..... The set is too big and may have to downsize...

Sound wise, with the Krells, it was like I was hugged by a blanket of beautiful sound....
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:53 AM
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I would love to have one of these.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:00 AM
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I would love to have one of these.
I wonder how the Steelhead sounds compared to the 300B Neo Classic for a line input....
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Main System: Shindo (Giscours, Corton Charlemagne Q's, Mr. T), Nagra ( MSA ), McIntosh (MR77, MC225, MDA1000), JC Verdier (La Platine / SME M2-12R arm x 2 / Ortofon SPU Classic E GM MKII / EMT XSD15 / DENON 103 Expert Stylus Co), Auditorium 23 (Hommage T2 SUT), Altec home made speakers with 414A, 807 and W32A horn, Pro Audio Bono (Platforms, Feet, Rack). Cables from WireWorld and Shindo.
Second System : Kef (Modified 104 with Scanspeak tweeters), Falcon Acoustics ( LS3/5a 15 ohms), Halgorythme ( 300B XLS integrated and MM Phonostage) , Rega (P9 TT with Denon DL103 Expert Stylus Co), A23 Standard SUT for DL103, AMR (DP- 777) Third System: Meridian (566), McIntosh ( MA5100), Rega (RS10)
4th System : McIntosh (MAC1500), Metrum Acoustics (Octave), Falcon Acoustics ( LS3/5a 15 ohms)
Digital sources for all systems : Squeeze Box Touch with MCRUs Power Supply and Mac Book Pro SSD-Audirvana +
Others :PMC (CB6i), Grado (325i), Sennheiser (HD650, HD800), Sugden (Head Master), Devore Fidelity Super 8, Kimber Kable 8TC, Naim Naca 4
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:24 PM
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I had a Steelhead in my system for a long time. The stock tubes (Sovteks, if memory serves, for the 6922/6d8j) do it no favors in my book. I rolled a lot of tubes in it. I also experimented with the step-ups and the MM inputs and wound up preferring the MM inputs, both on a Lyra Titan i and later on the Airtight PC-1. I also preferred using it with an additional line stage (over most of its life, a Lamm L2) which gave it additional weight and palpability- it sounded more fleshed out. No doubt the bass, particularly with the Titan i, was spectacular and the highs very illuminated, but in my system, it sounded more 'hi fi' straight in. It might have to do with how the volume control and associated circuitry were implemented; to my ears, it sounded better bypassing all that, running it from the fixed, rather than variable outputs into a separate line stage and controlling the volume there.The unit was extremely well made, pretty easy to change out tubes, and support from Manley was second to none.
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