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    Default Buffer cathode followers......I need a crash course

    what are they , and how does it effect the sound ?

    I have the Cary F1 SLP 98 and I am getting some tubes to roll in her...

    I was told that the two in the middle (line stage) is where the rubber meets the raod (so to speak)....

    how important are the other two, and how do they effect the sound ?

    I want to put two different tubes in each side, but not sure which ones would work best..

    Is this a bad idea ?


    example of layout;

    folower / follower


    output / output


    it won`t let me lay it out right....(webpage)
    Last edited by beardog03; 11-23-2007 at 01:13 PM. Reason: to get more interest in thread..!!
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    anybody ?
    Cary SLP-98L F1 DC Pre Amp (Jag Blue)
    Parasound HCA-3500
    Cary Audio V12 amp (Jag Red)
    Polk Audio Xm Reciever (Autographed by THE MAN Himself)
    Magnum Dynalab MD-102 Analog Tuna
    Jolida JD-100 CDP
    Polk Audio LSi9 Speaks (ebony)
    SVS PC-Ultra Sub
    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
    MIT Shotgun S1 I/C`s
    AQ Black Thunder Sub Cables
    PS Audio Plus Power Cords
    Magnum Dynalab ST-2 FM Antenna
    Sanus Cherry wood Speak Stands
    Adona AV45CS3 / 3 Tier Rack (Black /Gold)



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    Sonic Frontiers and Anthem have generally been mu-follower or cathode follower arrays.

    www.tubecad.com

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    THanks Mark


    you had this unit..

    I`m sure you follow what I`m thinking of...

    Popes in the back (cathode), Hytron in the front (line)...or visa versa


    what do you think ?
    Cary SLP-98L F1 DC Pre Amp (Jag Blue)
    Parasound HCA-3500
    Cary Audio V12 amp (Jag Red)
    Polk Audio Xm Reciever (Autographed by THE MAN Himself)
    Magnum Dynalab MD-102 Analog Tuna
    Jolida JD-100 CDP
    Polk Audio LSi9 Speaks (ebony)
    SVS PC-Ultra Sub
    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
    MIT Shotgun S1 I/C`s
    AQ Black Thunder Sub Cables
    PS Audio Plus Power Cords
    Magnum Dynalab ST-2 FM Antenna
    Sanus Cherry wood Speak Stands
    Adona AV45CS3 / 3 Tier Rack (Black /Gold)



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    because of the cost of getting two sets of tubes right now, I thing a set of each would work, but if they are not all the same, I may be getting a mixed signal , either way I go...
    Cary SLP-98L F1 DC Pre Amp (Jag Blue)
    Parasound HCA-3500
    Cary Audio V12 amp (Jag Red)
    Polk Audio Xm Reciever (Autographed by THE MAN Himself)
    Magnum Dynalab MD-102 Analog Tuna
    Jolida JD-100 CDP
    Polk Audio LSi9 Speaks (ebony)
    SVS PC-Ultra Sub
    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
    MIT Shotgun S1 I/C`s
    AQ Black Thunder Sub Cables
    PS Audio Plus Power Cords
    Magnum Dynalab ST-2 FM Antenna
    Sanus Cherry wood Speak Stands
    Adona AV45CS3 / 3 Tier Rack (Black /Gold)



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    Yea, that's what I would do....or some variation thereof.

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    New tubes ...they are a`commin !!


    Kevin Deal @ Upscale is THE MAN...!!

    I highly recommend t anyone looking for gear to check out Upscale Audio...

    I also HIGHLY recommend Cary Audio...
    Everybody should have a couple of months listening time on this F1 Version , Pre amp...



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    It cost me 400 bucks to see which ones I like , but ......

    Hey it was my "B" Day present to myself..!!
    Cary SLP-98L F1 DC Pre Amp (Jag Blue)
    Parasound HCA-3500
    Cary Audio V12 amp (Jag Red)
    Polk Audio Xm Reciever (Autographed by THE MAN Himself)
    Magnum Dynalab MD-102 Analog Tuna
    Jolida JD-100 CDP
    Polk Audio LSi9 Speaks (ebony)
    SVS PC-Ultra Sub
    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
    MIT Shotgun S1 I/C`s
    AQ Black Thunder Sub Cables
    PS Audio Plus Power Cords
    Magnum Dynalab ST-2 FM Antenna
    Sanus Cherry wood Speak Stands
    Adona AV45CS3 / 3 Tier Rack (Black /Gold)



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