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July 18, 2017--- During the past nine months I have made upgrades to my audio system. I replaced the AQ King Cobra interconnects with AQ Columbia. A noticable better difference. Tung-Sol tubes are now in the amp and I like their musicallity. Also, AQ Gibraltar bi-wire speaker cable replaced the Kimber 8TC. They have better definition, but are a little laid back. My system now sounds better than I've ever had. I suppose replacing the amp may be the next step up. Anyway, I'm basically happy with the changes and plan to enjoy what I've got for a while. Roll Tide!

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Speakers
The Monitor Audio Silver 8 speakers arrived two days ago. All I can say is...WOW! A big improvement on the NHT's. They will need some time to break in, but they are already showing their quality. This system is really sounding good after all the upgrades. Maybe a more powerful Tube amp is next. The Rouge Audio Magnum (90 wpc, KT-120 tubes) is a contender. For now, I'll just enjoy playing everything I have over the new stuff. The AQ King Cobra interconnects, the Parasound Halo P5, and the Silver 8's. I did do a controlled comparison between the Marantz Sa-8001 SACD player and the AQ Dragonfly. The Marantz won by a small, but definite margin.
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Audio Upgrades
I have recently started a major upgrade of my audio system. First, I replaced all the AQ Diamondbacks with AQ King Cobra, I then put Herbie's Audio tube dampers on all eight tubes of the amp. I finally decided to replace the Dynaco, and purchased the Parasound Halo P5. I have ordered new speakers, the Monitor Audio Silver 8. Also, I upgraded the amp's power cord. Total cost was about $3800. The King Cobra cables made a definite difference, especiall in the bass and impact. The dampers weren't dramatic, but a subtle improvement in smoothness. The big change was the Parasound. The dynaco was good, especially with those NOS Mullard tubes, but the Parasound is a big leap forward.
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