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by JMAC
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Amherst Audio, Entracte Audio, TLP Audio and their related gear.
Topic: Need a PLC repair... where do I go?
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Need a PLC repair... where do I go?

Organizing my cables behind the rack today and when I plugged in my phono pre into the PLC FX2-XOe CxT I got a big spark and my circuit breaker tripped. One of the prongs on the phono pre got melted, and now the PLC trips the breaker whenever I plug it into the wall. Where do I go for service for th...
by JMAC
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Adjustable tube hybrids -- what are your experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1494

Re: Adjustable tube hybrids -- what are your experiences?

I'm looking forward to reading about your experiences, Bob. You always write with a particular clarity that I appreciate. I think it's instructive that Gilbert has chosen the BC1, BC2, BC3 Galatea, NSL, NSC, and (presumably) the 002i as the amps that make him happiest -- some have tubes, some don't....
by JMAC
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Adjustable tube hybrids -- what are your experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1494

Re: Adjustable tube hybrids -- what are your experiences?

That’s a helpful summary—thanks. Sounds like a tone control, but instead of adjusting treble/bass, it adjusts saturation for lack of a better word. I often think of my current setup in terms of saturation, or the comparison between black and white film and Technicolor. All the details are there in b...
by JMAC
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Adjustable tube hybrids -- what are your experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1494

Adjustable tube hybrids -- what are your experiences?

Hi fam, I haven't had the pleasure of hearing one of Gilbert's tube hybrid designs, and I'm curious to know how the tube affects the sound when it's engaged. In my experience with tube amps (the good ones), tubes can add a 3D quality to the midrange, to the extent that vocals and instruments like vi...