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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Of course the end result, of listening to music in a particular setting, will be the synergy between all the items in the audio chain ....

    As should be applied to every thread of all time!

    Stepped attenuation all the way for me. For various reasons but the chief being I think they sound better. Plus you can lock the volume on exact increments which I have found useful for squeezing better dynamics out of different sources and even just different albums. Volume matching has a big effect on my system/s.

    Check these out, I've bought source selectors from the seller before and the work is very good. Plus you can spec your requirements RCA/XLR in/out etc and choose your pot/attenuator.

    Cheers

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/spj-la-lu...p2047675.l2562

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    I'm currently listening to my Django TVC into Edward's LP Spirit/ Valab Class A Pass Aleph clone (formerly Tom's) it's a very nice listen, smooth and easy going but detailed with high resolution. Has anyone else tried TVCs? Mine has the S&B transformers inside so basically a music first (expecting a bit of come back on that one!).

    There's one on ebay at their moment for about 600 and it's worth it. You might spot mine on a certain sales site or two, but the sale is on hold since I tried this combo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    I'm currently listening to my Django TVC into Edward's LP Spirit/ Valab Class A Pass Aleph clone (formerly Tom's) it's a very nice listen, smooth and easy going but detailed with high resolution. Has anyone else tried TVCs? Mine has the S&B transformers inside so basically a music first (expecting a bit of come back on that one!).

    There's one on ebay at their moment for about 600 and it's worth it. You might spot mine on a certain sales site or two, but the sale is on hold since I tried this combo!

    Sent from my BLN-L21 using Tapatalk
    I’ve been using various MFA TVCs for years now. I’ve heard far costlier solutions but have never felt the need to change what I use. Wide open and resolving, neutral, balanced throughout the frequency range, it delivers all the emotion in the recording.

    Not cheap mind although there’s always second hand options about, some great if you’re patient.
    Speakers: Usher mini dancer II DMD
    Preamp: MFA Baby reference mk ii TVC
    Amp: Sanders Magtech
    DAC: Longdog VDT1 transformer coupled DAC
    Source: Self built PC (SOtM pcie usb output card with upgraded ultra low jitter clock card, Paul Pang RAM, pure SSD, passive cooling & Paul Hynes Audio SR7EHD psu providing power on separate rails to each SSD, the CPU and SOtM card)
    Power: Isotek Aquarius Evo3 (Schuko)
    Cables: Speaker cables - TQ Ultra Black, Interconnects - SLIC Innovations Eclipse C x2, Curious USB cable x3
    Ancilleries: USB regen, Acoustic Revive rgc24 under dac, Acoustic Revive QR - 8 (inside DAC) Stillpoints under amp, Shunyata darkfield v2 elevators under cables, Franc Audio isolation platforms under speakers, RDC combi-bases and spikes under oak platforms on everything, Hi fi Tuning Supreme throughout, Akiko Audio Tuning Sticks on speaker cables and inside DAC
    Software: JRiver MC21, Dirac room correction

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    Quote Originally Posted by thingfish View Post
    Now now Pep imp be nice....

    I simply yawned cause im off of Nightshift and a tad tired.

    Relax.
    Yeah ok, but please refrain from making those sorts of remarks. It's unnecessary and comes across as provocative. Next time you're tired, keep it to yourself!

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    Proud anti-establishment/elite 'heretic', motivated to expose widespread Establishment bias, cover-ups and mind-control!

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    For the record it didn't bother me one bit.. I deal with blokes like that all day at work. Water off a ducks back

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  6. #56
    Join Date: Nov 2018

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    Recently had a Dave Slagle Autoformer passive in my system and very impressed having heard various incarnations - transformer-LDR-switched att' etc etc....

    That's where my cash would go but I have two passives wired 47 Labs and Western Electric with a specific Bourns pot that just work so well in my kit.

    I keep them hanging around as back up to the iFi Pro pre' as Bourns though not a flash audiophile name supply to the medical, industrial and the automotive industry since the 40's with an unbelivable catalog of precision potentiometers.
    EMT 930ST
    Garrard 301/3009 MK1
    Nagra BPS
    47 Labs RJM PhonoClone
    Hashimoto HM-3
    Ortofon Cadenza Bronze/Kontrapunkt B/Rondo Bronze
    Audioquest AQ404/B200
    Denon 103SA (Paratrace)
    Audio Technica AT33 Mono
    PYE HF12 Valve Monoblocks
    Pass Labs Aleph 0s
    Turner B302
    IFI Pro Linestage
    Marantz 1060 Integrated Amp
    47 Labs Stratos wired Bourns Passive
    Western Electric CD Line Transformer
    Yamaha CDR-HD1500
    Tannoy 15" custom

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