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  • Social Distancing 101: Tube-driven headphone pre-amps are a thing?

    For the man who has everything, when he needs to listen alone, I guess.

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  • #2
    Hey, why not? I wish I could find a gimmick to make some money on myself. I hope they make millions.
    TKite,
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    I need a new watch

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    • #3
      That sounds crazy to me, but I am not a true audiophile. Don't get me wrong, music is a huge part of my life and I love it, just not into audio equipment that much. Now, as I type that sounds crazy, I can imagine someone who is not into watches thinking we're crazy for spending so much on multiple watches.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mike D View Post
        That sounds crazy to me, but I am not a true audiophile. Don't get me wrong, music is a huge part of my life and I love it, just not into audio equipment that much. Now, as I type that sounds crazy, I can imagine someone who is not into watches thinking we're crazy for spending so much on multiple watches.
        Yes, indeed. $300 for a single amplifier to make music sound better is much easier to justify than multiple watches of $300 or far more!

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        • #5
          Tube amps do make cleaner sound, that's proven. It's why companies like McIntosh stay in business with their tube stuff.
          TKite,
          Hydronaut

          I need a new watch

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TKite View Post
            Tube amps do make cleaner sound, that's proven. It's why companies like McIntosh stay in business with their tube stuff.
            ...and why I just bought a pair of new 12AX7 tubes for my Fender guitar amp!

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            • #7
              If you have the hearing to notice the difference and the interest (I do), it is great. My hearing is not what it once was, but I still am able to appreciate the difference. I have 'audiophile' equipment. I am certain as my hearing (like the rest of me) declines the good sound equipment will go elsewhere.

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              • #8
                Not only is tube technology better, it's very cool to look at
                Not too easy on the pocket however.

                https://www.mcintoshlabs.com
                TKite,
                Hydronaut

                I need a new watch

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                • #9
                  When I sold off my Father's estate he had huge boxes of US made vacuum tubes and quite a few amplifiers, etc. He was an electrical engineer. A couple of guitar players came by the house and started going through the stuff and they called a few of their friends and so forth. It was a very lucrative part of the sale. I have a tube powered guitar amp which is very nice. As far as stereo equipment, I do have a lot of stuff but all of it is solid state. I would like a McIntosh but they are very pricey. Perhaps someday.
                  I am living the dream in Hawaii.

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                  • #10
                    If I won the lotto, you can bet I will have a McIntosh stereo. There aren't many luxuries I would indulge in, but I'd like a McIntosh stereo system to listen to tunes.
                    TKite,
                    Hydronaut

                    I need a new watch

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