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Old 08-15-2014, 01:17 AM
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What maintenance? You can go years before changing a tube, unless you have it in a tv setup that's always on. And the cost is worth it IMHO. If you can afford a fancy amp, you can afford a few tubes
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What maintenance? You can go years before changing a tube, unless you have it in a tv setup that's always on. And the cost is worth it IMHO. If you can afford a fancy amp, you can afford a few tubes
I have it in a TV setup and it's always on. I'm sort of stuck...I love 2 channel, but when I watch TV I want the sound coming through my speakers. I would like to find something similar to my Peachtree 220se that provides flexibility, but sounds better.
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I have it in a TV setup and it's always on. I'm sort of stuck...I love 2 channel, but when I watch TV I want the sound coming through my speakers. I would like to find something similar to my Peachtree 220se that provides flexibility, but sounds better.
How about this? http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...ifier-tas-204/

It runs cool, uses very little power, will last forever, and will certainly beat the peachtree. Expensive, but not excessively so. Not sure if you gave a price target. Your dealer might be able to loan you one, too.
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How about this? Audio Research DSi200 Integrated Amplifier (TAS 204) | The Absolute Sound

It runs cool, uses very little power, will last forever, and will certainly beat the peachtree. Expensive, but not excessively so. Not sure if you gave a price target. Your dealer might be able to loan you one, too.
"It will certainly beat the Peachtree." Have you compared the Peachtree to the Audio Research? It has taken me 20 years to realize that unless I've compared components in the same system, it is impossible for me to conclude that one component beats another simply because of the name of the company.
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"It will certainly beat the Peachtree." Have you compared the Peachtree to the Audio Research? It has taken me 20 years to realize that unless I've compared components in the same system, it is impossible for me to conclude that one component beats another simply because of the name of the company.
I've owned Peachtree products as well as audio research. I haven't directly compared those two specifically, but I have little doubt. There's a reason it costs three times as much.

This isn't a knock on Peachtree. I loved my Nova. I just know how great ARC can be.
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This isn't about Peachtree or any one company. It's about so many people making statements without actually comparing components directly. I refrain from stating what's better unless I've compared them in the same system. That being said, just because I prefer something in my system doesn't mean everyone else will.
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This isn't about Peachtree or any one company. It's about so many people making statements without actually comparing components directly. I refrain from stating what's better unless I've compared them in the same system. That being said, just because I prefer something in my system doesn't mean everyone else will.
I agree but you can't try everything. Most will have to go by reviews and recommendations.

Ivan has the 7T's and Bryston. There must be 300 different choices.
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I agree but you can't try everything. Most will have to go by reviews and recommendations.

Ivan has the 7T's and Bryston. There must be 300 different choices.
Currently, my 7T's are being driven by an Accuphase E-460; sublime.
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Currently, my 7T's are being driven by an Accuphase E-460; sublime.
Powder room system?
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Powder room system?
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Library System: GRANDIOSO M1 MONOBLOCK AMPS, C1 LINESTAGE PRE-AMP, K1 CD/SACD PLAYER, G1 MASTER RUBIDIUM CLOCK, E02 PHONO-PRE, SILENZIO, AERIAL ACOUSTICS 20T V2, AERIAL SW12 SUBS(2), CANTON REF K1’s, VPI HRX TT w/ SDS POWER SUPPLY, ORTOFON CADENZA BLACK CART, KLAUDIO RCM, SHUNYATA DENALI 6000/S v2, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Bryston/Esoteric System: ESOTERIC C02-X PRE-AMP, P-02X TRANSPORT, D02-X DAC, G02-X CLOCK, BRYSTON 28B3 CUBED MONOBLOCK AMPS, BIT-15(2) AMR-DP777-SE DAC, SILENZIO, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, QUADRASPIRE RACK, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Accuphase/Canton System: ACCUPHASE E650 INTEGRATED, DP560 CD/SACD PLAYER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, CANTON REF K3’s, CANTON REF K5’s, SILENZIO, HRS MXR REFERENCE MAHOGHANY RACK w/ M3X2 SHELVES, WIREWORLD GOLD CABLES
Bryston Active System: BP26 PRE-AMP, MPS2 POWER SUPPLY, BAX-1 CROSSOVER, BDA-3 DAC, BDP-3 PLAYER, BCD-3 CD PLAYER, BIT15(2), MODEL T ACTIVE SPEAKERS, 21B3 CUBED AMPS, SILENZIO, TARGET RACK, WIREWORLD SILVER CABLES
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