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  1. 930turbo

    Magneplanar Speaker Owners Thread

    Hi BigDog RJ , Thanks for the reply . I’ve auditioned the REF250 and REF250SE ( unfortunately have not tried it w/ the current Magnepan Models ) w/ the Focal Grande Utopia they’re musical but one thing that I can’t fathom is that subjectively they don’t sound as powerful at specified power . It seems my old D250MK2 servo and my old favourite ARC Classic 150 monoblocks has power and does dynamic contrast galore just like my REF 610T. A friend of mine who got my old D250MK 2 servo is the current custodian and it matches well w/ his Magnepan 3.6. These vintage amps are musical as well but not as clean nor as having a dark background as the REF 250SE . Maybe it’s time for me to listen to it again w/ my rebuilt Magnepan MG3A. I have not listened to my REF 610T w/ the Magnepan MG3A yet w/ the new powercord I currently acquired ( a pair of Shunyata King Cobra CX) . These power cords are a game changer for the REF610T . It improved the musicality and dynamic contrast of these amps compared to the stock PC . Once I try it I will report my findings . I agree w/ you regarding the KT150’s , I have audioned it in the REF750SE and it’s more musical and had a thicker texture , more meat in the bone sound than the REF 750 that had the KT120’s . Best regard, 930
  2. 930turbo

    Magneplanar Speaker Owners Thread

    Hi guys , My experience using my ARC REF610T w/ the KT120 factory upgrade kit driving the MG3A using the stock external X over was not good . It was so bright , white and very little bass . It’s better when I use my pair of ARC D79B’s w/ the ARC EC21 tube X Over ( active biamplification) . It’s not as powerful but it’s musical . I posted these finding as well at the planar page of audioasylum and they said the stock external X Over is no good due to the cheap parts and it can be improved if one will better capacitors / parts for the stock X Over 930
  3. 930turbo

    Magneplanar Speaker Owners Thread

    Thank you very much for the nice words . The ARC’s valve amps matches well w/ Magnepan . It’s one of the speakers use by ARC to voice they’re electronics . The Tymapni’s were once marketed by ARC . Good move Ghost4man to use a class A amp in the mids and high section .
  4. 930turbo

    Magneplanar Speaker Owners Thread

    Hi Guys , My first time to post in the Magneplanar Owners Thread . Not to deviate off topic what amps are you using to drive Magnepan . If you can post a pictures of your pride and joy it would be a plus . I have a rebuilt by the factory MG3A driven by a pair of newly recapped ARC D79B’s in Biamp configuration using the ARC EC 21 active tube crossover. Thanks in advance , 930
  5. 930turbo

    The Duntech Speaker Thread

    I understand Kiat . Keep us posted .
  6. 930turbo

    The Duntech Speaker Thread

    Great . Who might he be Kiat ?
  7. 930turbo

    So a 9" or 12" arm?

    I use to love the 9” arm but when I had experienced the properly set up 12” arm it’s so smooth even until the cuts near the record label . It’s dynamic as well . I’ve heard the 14” , they are very smooth , but it’s not dynamic , the attacks were not as fast as the 9 & 12” S for me it was a little bit of a bore .
  8. 930turbo

    What Cartridge Re-tips have you done?

    I’ve tried Soundsmith for my Koetsu Rosewood standard . I’ve also had it done by Van den Hull also w/ the Koetsu . There are 2 other persons doing retipping in the USA . One is Andy Kim from Seattle Wa. and the other is the importer of Cayin electronics & Aurum speakers . He also makes his own MC cartridge the VAS NOVA . Reasonably priced cartridge and highly recommended by Harry Weisfeld of VPI . His name is Steve Leung . Good feedback from these 2 persons , both reasonably priced .
  9. 930turbo

    The Duntech Speaker Thread

    Hi Kiat , Thank you very much for your reply . On the old Duntech website , I remember SCR Caps were on sale . Best regard , 930
  10. 930turbo

    The Duntech Speaker Thread

    Hi Kiat , fellow members of this forum , In the old Princess C5000 was Solen caps used as well ? It would be easy for me to open mine and check but I’m afraid to do so because I might damage something. Thanks in advance, 930
  11. 930turbo

    Show us your tubes

    Thanks for the reply Rob the speakers are Duntech Princess C5000 model
  12. 930turbo

    Show us your tubes

    I’m sorry I was not able to post the tubes glowing on my REF 5SE & REF PHONO 2SE . Wanted to post pictures of the tube glowing in my vintage setup as well ( ARC SP10Mk 2 , a pair of D79B’s & my EC21 tube X over ) but too lazy to unscrew the top cover plate of these equipment , it will take me a half day to do it . 930
  13. 930turbo

    Show us your tubes

    My ARC REF 610T w/ the KT120’s glowing .Sorry for the picture quality picture taken using the IPhone.
  14. Audio Research corporation , VPI Industries , Michell Engineering , Kuzma ,Synergistic Research , Shunyata , Benz Micro , Lyra and Duntech audio , they all stand behind they’re product . That’s why I remained loyal to these companies.
  15. 930turbo

    Show us your Turntables!!!

    Hi guys , Here are my turntables it’s made by VPI .