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Thomas Keller

Vintage Gear – Solid State

VINTAGE Gear – sOLID STATE I don’t know that my tube gear really counts as Hi-Fi even though in my head it is extremely Hi-Fi vs. where I started. I really like all of my tube equipment, but there is a touch of sadness that comes with just using my vintage solid state equipment as

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Thomas Keller

Bad Tubes – Bad Bad Tubes

Bad Tubes – Bad Bad Tubes Well, I finally had some tubes go “bad” on me or “become microphonic”. When I purchased my Doge 8 one thing I didn’t like was that it used 4 12AT7 tubes for the line stage. I liked the idea of 12AT7 because they can really change the music. However,

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Thomas Keller

For Shure – The end of an era

For Shure – The end of an era If you love tubes there is a good chance that you like vinyl as well. I fall into this category. I have been an Audio Technica cartridge fan since I first got into vinyl. I talk about getting into vinyl in my last post to the right.</p>

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Thomas Keller

Vinyl vs. Digital — FIGHT!

Vinyl vs. Digital — FIGHT! About 10 years ago I got serious about vinyl. I started scouring craigslist and driving stupid amounts of distance to buy record collections. If the price was right my wife and I found the money and I went.  It was fun and actually created an opportunity to start a small

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Thomas Keller

Life Without a Remote – The preamp search starts!

Life Without a Remote – The preamp search starts! My system currently runs from a Primaluna Prologue 3 into a custom-made tube amp that will allow plenty of tubes to be rolled in. Currently, I’m using some =C= 6550 tubes that are special, and offer a great soundstage and low end that has the impact

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Thomas Keller

Tube Rolling – Rectifier Tubes

Tube Rolling – Rectifier Tubes Mullard Fat Base GZ34 Ah yes the ole rectifier tube.  It’s a tube that gets zero love and is always the last to be replaced.  I know there are plenty that will tell you that the rectifier makes no difference in the audio chain and that its only purpose is

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