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  1. As per the title, I’m looking for a top quality pair of ECC82 or equivalent. Not interested in new production Psvanes etc. Ideally Mullard, Telefunken etc. Don’t mind paying good money for the right set.
  2. Thanks for all the replies. Have just bought a ARC ref 3 from a warmer. Let’s see how I get on with that.
  3. Thanks. Will look into the Modwright amps. I’m not wedded to a tube amp - I’d consider SS. Never been a fan of passives though.
  4. Looking for a high quality line stage. Shortlist currently is Audio Research 3 or 5, or Puresound L300. But open to other suggestions. Ideally with XLR outputs. Budget is around £4k, but happy to spend less! if you have anything which might fit the bill, let me know.
  5. V2 works v well for me on my KDS (better than the Konfig version, which also comes with the downside of being able to drive yourself half mad through obsessive tweaking), but I must admit I'd no idea about the slider until I spotted this thread (I really ought to read all the instructions). If I had any complaint it was the apparent reduction in bass so I will have a play. An initial shift to 45/55 has definitely upped the bottom end, but possibly at the expense of some clarity.
  6. Are they SHL5+ or SHL5 Anniversaries being used with the solos above? I'd be keen to know how that works as I use Harbeths and a Google search for Harbeths with Linn amps did not reveal any experiences. I expect there aren't many, if any, dealers which carry Linn and Harbeth which is maybe why they rarely meet. There are a lot of differing views on the use of an analogue pre, but I'm encouraged by some of the comments above. I do wonder whether those who espouse the use of a pre have tried DACs/streamers direct which have less than optimal DVCs and if their experiences might be different with the current top units such as the DS3, DAVE, Bartok etc. I get the impression this is an area which has really advanced in recent years.
  7. Thanks for the replies. You are right, David - I only stream and that's all I plan to do. These replies confirm what I suspected, which is that there is no material difference between the KDS3 and DSM as a streaming source with volume. Whether a Klimax Twin will be to my taste is another question. I'll keep an eye out for a reasonably priced secondhand one, which should allow me to try without too much risk.
  8. Sorry if this is answered elsewhere - I couldn't see an obvious answer, having searched. I've fairly recently acquired a KDS3, having initially tested the water with a KDS1 renew. The KDS3 is magnificent, but I'm still not settled on amplification. A brief effort with valve amps caused domestic disruption, so they're out. I'm now back to using a Supernait 3, which is an excellent amp - but....I'm thinking the SN3 is worth a similar amount to a used Klimax Twin. And I'm also wondering whether, given the quality of the digital volume control in the KDS3 (is it even any different to the control on the DAC in the KDSM?), I could go straight from the KDS3 into a Klimax Twin. Has anyone tried this? I assume there is no reason why it wouldn't work, of course, but is the KK pre essential to get the best out of the DS and the power amp? I haven't funds for both a Klimax Twin and KK right now. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  9. Why not add the Sonore UPNP bridge software to whatever you are using as your Roon server and "Roonify" whatever you want to use? I did this with a Naim NDS and it worked a treat. It basically just makes the streamer look like a squeezebox to Roon. Alternatively, look at a Micro Rendu to make whatever DAC you want to use into a Roon ready streamer. Edit to add - it looks like you need something running the Sonicorbiter operating system to install the bridge software.
  10. Bit of a long shot, I guess, but in the unlikely event anyone has a quad of premium 300Bs going spare I'd be very interested. Currently enjoying the 300B PP monos I recently got from Jazid but I've never been a great fan of EHs, so would like to try something else.....
  11. Some dangerous nonsense being written here. It certainly not any safer using a bank transfer vs PP via either F&F or goods. No scammer uses a bank account in their own name. They use mules, and there are several layers of accounts before the money ends up with the scammer, or someone directly associated with them. You can complain to the recipient bank, following a rule change in early 2019. But the chances of that yielding a happy result are very slim. The money will be long gone and the responsibilities of the receiving bank to the sender are v limited. PP is Luxembourg domiciled, is regulated for its activities here and under the VJ of the financial ombudsman. And is linked to you bank account or credit card. So it offers fairly similar (i.e. very limited) protection. PP goods gives you some protection, as per PP's T&C's. But those T&C's offer far from watertight protection and if PP can't recover the money from the "seller" you might still be left high and dry. I assume stevebrown is referring to the possibility of making a civil claim for money owed. I don't understand the distinction he is attempting to make between the payment mediums - there is no such distinction that I'm aware of. And if you're dealing with a scammer, you won't know who you've sent the money to - although you might think you do. Scammers are sophisticated - good luck finding someone to take action against. Lots of people have axes to grind when service providers fall short of their expectations. But PP is no worse or better than than banks in that regard, in my experience. UK banks are facilitating hundreds of millions of £££ in APP fraud currently. Ask a victim what they think of their experiences with the bank(s) involved. an internet search for any provider and "fraud" will reveal streams of vitriol. The focus should be on using common sense and taking responsibility for protecting yourself, rather than an expectation of the provider of the payment medium used giving you a safety net.
  12. Thanks for all the replies. I've now got more than enough options to consider, so would probably be wasting people's time if I let this run any longer. I appreciate all the offers.
  13. Thanks for all the replies. Sorry if my initial post was equivocal - SE 300B will certainly not be enough. But I'd try PSE and SE 845. I've got two thirds of a room 3m wide x 4.5m long, with a ceiling height of 1.8m(!) as my listening space. And there's a window the full length of one side of it. So the speaker world is not exactly my oyster. I've already had one failed experiment on that front so the P3ESR are definitely staying for now. I'm otherwise going to end up chasing my tail. I have owned the P3s before and used them very successfully with a NAF 845SE. They aren't very sensitive but they are a pretty easy load (https://www.stereophile.com/content/harbeth-p3esr-loudspeaker-measurements). As Leon mentions (Hi, Leon) I was just looking to see what is out there before I make a decision. I've now got a couple of things on my shortlist but nothing has been purchased just yet.
  14. Thanks. I've not used this site in ages as I didn't bother with hifi for a few years, and hadn't noticed the megastore bit. I don't think the Diavolo will be enough with one 300B a channel. I've had a pair of the big Canary monos before and didn't really get on with them.
  15. I've now found something. Thanks for the replies/PMs.
  16. You mention in your other post that you're moving to a ND5XS. Possibly slightly over budget but I'd look at DIN to RCA offerings from AR (Lunar) or Witch Hat (Morgana), for synergy with Naim. I've been trying out a few different cables recently and synergy is definitely important - stuff that has worked really well in other systems has been disappointing in mine. A used Hiline would be a good bet also, as it would be easily sold on without taking a hit if you buy sensibly.
  17. Thanks all. Have bought the cables suggested by Martin!