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    Default Musical Fidelity x10v3 tube buffer

    Just upgrade my CD player, and it makes the tube buffer available.

    Condition: 9.5/10 with original box.. Grade for age only (about 6 months). The price is $300.00 plus shipping.

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    Is that a tube DAC? or does it just add tubes into a SS circuit?
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    This is not a DAC. Yes, it can be added between the CD player and preamp, or between preamp or amp to have a nice warm sound.

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    That's a decent price. They're $399 new and at Audiogon usually list for $325 used.

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    Does this thing add dynamics to the overall sound? Where can I get replacement tubes? I see 6112 at thetubestore.com but they're NOS. MF claims that it's using an exclusive 6112.

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    They use their mu-vista tube which supposedly lasts for freakin' ever pratically.

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    It's a Mil-Spec, ruggedized miniature tube and wired directly into the board. No tube rolling for you.

    [URL=http://www.dscc.dla.mil/Downloads/MilSpec/Docs/MIL-PRF-1/mil1ss190.pdf]DOD 6112[/URL]

    [URL=http://frank.pocnet.net/sheets/009/6/6112.pdf]6112(PIC) Spec Sheet 2[/URL]

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    Thanks for your help to repond with the question, Dragon and Doro.

    I don't think you can replace the tubes when their lifetime is over unless you know how to. The buffer does add a nice warm sound and a bit dynamic to my Denon 2910 player (my experience).. The same effect happened when I had the tube demo with Musical Fidelity 3.2 CD player at the store. Honestly, I don't know how it works in the system. Maybe, Doro and Dragon (tube experts here) can educate us how it works.

    I just upgraded to Arcam CD player, and I am happy with it alone. Need some cash for a good amp.

    One thing confused me the most about this tube buffer is the buffer comes with a small AC-DC power adapter to run the buffer... The manufacture also has a X-PSU (optional for $400.00!!!) to power the buffer... The local store does not carry it, so I have no idea if it is better to the small power adapter. Some people said the X-PSU makes the buffer much better compared to the adapter...
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    They are replaceable, as long as you can solder.

    They are available from MF directly as spares and from some other sources, although they are somewhat hard to find independently.

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    Doro, .. that sounds easy, but .. no... I don't like the burning finger smell.. :D

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    I believe I've read that the mu-vista tube is good for 100,000 hours so that's like about 11.5 years, 24hrs a day.
    BTW, I think Maurice knows all about power supply upgrades after dealing with the Audio Alchemy DACs. ;)

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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by dorokusai [/i]
    [B]They are replaceable, as long as you can solder.

    They are available from MF directly as spares and from some other sources, although they are somewhat hard to find independently. [/B][/QUOTE]

    Couldn't a socket be added like they do on the AMC tube amps?

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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by ND13 [/i]
    [B]Couldn't a socket be added like they do on the AMC tube amps? [/B][/QUOTE]

    Nope. This isn't a regular tube ND.

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    Thanks for the info, Doro:) .

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    What a shame. Try one more time.

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    [b]sold... [/b]

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