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    Default got me a TUBE BUFFER!!

    yep, just pulled the trigger on a Yaqin Tube Buffer. Waited for one to show up from anywhere other than the Orient. Found a seller in Canada, eh?;) Heard alot of good reviews on this unit, including at least one happy customer here:) Anyway, I'll post my impressions when I get my hands on it!

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    I scored one from RuSsMaN earlier this year. I put it in the pre-amp loop of my daughter' HK3480. It is really pretty cool...I am not very good at describing sound characteristics, but I would describe it as cleaning up the mid-range and enhancing the "warm" sound. She runs it all the time - I think it is most noticable when she is listening to her iPod.

    Definitely let us know your thoughts. Seems like a good poor man's way to get into tubes.

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    plus with this unit, you can ROLL your tubes....and SEE them a very popular and more expensive but no better sounding unit out there, doesn't allow either...i like to see tubes at the very least!!

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    I've been toying with the notion of using a tube buffer between my DAC to preamp until I get enough money saved up for the SACD/CD player I am looking at. Please post your impressions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    I've been toying with the notion of using a tube buffer between my DAC to preamp until I get enough money saved up for the SACD/CD player I am looking at. Please post your impressions.
    Sony makes a 5 disc SACD/CD player for $150 that's gotten really good reviews. I forget the model number...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nms View Post
    Sony makes a 5 disc SACD/CD player for $150 that's gotten really good reviews. I forget the model number...
    THanks.:) I have a $150 giant killer go through my Timbre DAC. I was speaking more along the lines of a used Musical Fidelity kW SACD/CD player or one of the Esoteric models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    THanks.:) I have a $150 giant killer go through my Timbre DAC. I was speaking more along the lines of a used Musical Fidelity kW SACD/CD player or one of the Esoteric models.
    Ah, so you're looking for a couple steps above that. My bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    THanks.:) I have a $150 giant killer go through my Timbre DAC. I was speaking more along the lines of a used Musical Fidelity kW SACD/CD player or one of the Esoteric models.
    Don't forget about the Marantz SA-7S1 & the SA-11S2 SACD/CD players. Getting a lot of press & stellar reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nms View Post
    Ah, so you're looking for a couple steps above that. My bad.
    No bad man thanks for the info. I'm open to all suggestions here.

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