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  1. Sad to see this thread slow down.....I've learned a lot just following it.
  2. I'm old enough to remember a TV set tinkling on shutdown. It's all part of the sonic bliss.
  3. VivaTubes is a trusted site in the USA, been around awhile.
  4. Congratulations. You will be very impressed. Great choice.
  5. Have you tried cutting the zip ties on the side of the caps?Eliminate the upper zip block. Just a thought.
  6. The X7 replaced a SS Kenwood Integrated Amp that I had for 2 decades, and a Yamaha integrated amp. I had gotten away from vinyl for a long time and decided last year to get back into tubes. My first amp was a McIntosh Tube amp I purchased from a friend in 1972, cheap...just had to replace a few tubes. But raising a family put things aside and now we have time again. I knew I was not going to spend $5K on a McIntosh so I started looking for a good point to point tube amp for under $1500. It really is amazing what the X7 provides in that catagory . I searched the forums of numerous sites and kep
  7. Hi James, I've had the X7 since February and love the performance. I have a gaggle of tubes that get rotated from time to time, the sonic changes are very noticeable to me. It is becoming a dedicated power amp in the next few months as I complete the addition of supporting equipemnt. A few months ago I added a Musical Paradise MP-D2 MK3 Deluxe DAC and WOW! Check that baby out if you are ever looking for a tube DAC that is a tweekers dream. It too sounds beautiful, so much so that I am awaiting delivery of the MP-P2 Phono stage. Garry's designs are serious gear. The X7 is so well b
  8. Yes, they are plentiful. They walk all around our property, right pass the windows. But we've learned to be aware and do certain things to keep them away. Asheville is about 30 miles away. Let me know if you or family/friends are ever looking to rent a log cabin on a creek. We rent two year round on 15 acres tucked away in the woods.
  9. Thanks for the response. I'm having a very difficult time locating a website got the preamp you are using. I did find a Pic of the internals and it looks very good. Question, do you clearly notice the sonic impact of the the pre-amp? I ask because there is talk out there that the Pre-In inlet only bypasses the volume control of the X7 and not the X7 internal pre-amp. That would bad news if true.
  10. I just ordered one! I have the MP-D2 MK3 Deluxe DAC. Great gear, upgradable magic in the design, caps, boards, firmware, tubes, usb...the sound is as close to vinyl I've heard. Being a vinyl fan boy I had to get their Phono Stage after having the DAC for several months.
  11. Looking forward to learning and sharing information about tube based audio equipment. My gear is: Muzishare X7 Music Hall MMF-1.5 TT with Ortofon Bronze Musical Paradise MP-D2 MK3 Deluxe DAC Project Tube Box S2 Phono-amp Akai-GX-4000D-Reel-to-Reel Denon 8000NE CD Player Klipsch Heresy IIIs Two Boot boxes filled with tubes Giddy up!
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