Monthly Archives: March 2013

System Upgrade Part 1: the Musical Fidelity X10-D tube buffer stage

Tubes?  Yes, tubes. Valves.  Vacuum tubes.  The stuff that your grandfather’s hi-fi had inside its mysterious guts.  Tubes have also been praised for decades for having a certain amount of musicality that solid state devices could not touch.  There are … Continue reading

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System Upgrades

I was getting a bit impatient with the sound of my main audio rig: it’s bright, it’s not much fun to listen to, it just wears on me. Digital in particular: excruciating.  Even the best mastered CDs out there just … Continue reading

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