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Re: PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs

Postby philpath » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:31 pm

As a follow up, I have noticed that my classmate Endrick35 (more like Enrick50, heheheheh) does not believe in the source first upgrade dictum in audio. He has been experimenting with amplification and speaker modifications. I suggest that he upgrade his P3-24 to the Rega P7 and use the IOS for a phonostage and enjoy and bask in the sound of "Analog Audio". :devil: :devil: :devil:
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Re: PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs

Postby manila » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:30 pm

Every component makes a difference, yes but the Rega IOS reference phonostage is something else. It is both weighty and its imaging is like Aztec Camera's famous 80's hit song (no its not 'somewhere in my heart') :D. Front ends are more important than mere speakers or cables alone. As they say sa audio "Reference in = audio nirvana out" much more so with high end electronics. Half the life of analog is with the phonostage.

I unfortunately borrowed TAS Rega IOS reference pstage for curiosity lang. Now I am having sleep deprivation treatment. Good thing may kilala akong magaling na doctor si Dr. Dy ng little baguio :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs

Postby philpath » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:58 pm

I hope Doc Endrick reads this for I know he is an upgrade addict and cannot say no to "AUDIO NIRVANA". :devil: :devil: :devil:
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Re: PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs

Postby TheAnalogSource » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:31 am

ooopppsss sorry dko napansin me discussion pala with ios. lam mo na doc sabado nights ;)
promise ill make my impression soon...in the meantime drop by to find out what the rave is about or am i just sale-pitching hehehe

thanks for the bump though.... interests have sprung up and im on my way to a suki for hopefully some ios katas this weekend :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby TheAnalogSource » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:33 am

This is so long due. The last of my 834P stocks are gone. But just before the last unit got sold, we were already on the prowl on new and exciting phonostages.
Yesterday we had to brave the pre-Chinese New Year traffic in downtown to test drive a new phono. You see, AUDIO8's place is where we test most new items for evaluation.
The system is so revealing that you will be able to discern the sound well and learn the new gear's character. Also, Ted has build his system well that he does not change gears that often. It gives us a solid base sound serving as foundation on what we will listen too.

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Last night session was a success so here am i very excited to offer the newest phono from The Analog Source. My initial impression on this tube phono is that its very quiet perhaps quieter than some higher end solid-state phono. That's a rare feature on a tube phono, one that the EAR possesses too. what it gives you at first glance is you get a more expansive soundstage.

....to be continued....
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby kabubi » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:05 pm

is that the Eastern Electric Minimax phono stage?
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby AUDIO8 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:38 pm

you're right kabubs one of the best phono i've heard :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby kabubi » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:48 pm

AUDIO8 wrote:you're right kabubs one of the best phono i've heard :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :lol: :lol: :lol:


bibili ka, Teddy? :?:
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby O.D. Yeo » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:48 pm

AUDIO8 wrote:you're right kabubs one of the best phono i've heard :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Maganda talaga yan, Buboy. I have the EE Minimax DAC and, if the phono is anything like it, it should be another killer too!
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby TheAnalogSource » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:30 am

sorry to disappoint you guys...but just sold all minimax today.....damn, i should take more of those lousy pictures...bwenas ah....

....so i cant continue putting out my thoughts or post pictures until the new stocks arrive by 2nd week of feb.....

i'll just borrow some images from the net for your appreciation....
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby kabubi » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:52 am

TheAnalogSource wrote:...just sold all minimax today


pag pinuna ko, bebenta talaga yan :devil: basta kiss of the audiophile asungot, tingin ng mga alipores, garantisado! :rofl:

and with the tres positive comment from O.D. Yeo, how can you lose?
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby endrik35 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:42 am

kabubi wrote:
TheAnalogSource wrote:...just sold all minimax today


pag pinuna ko, bebenta talaga yan :devil: basta kiss of the audiophile asungot, tingin ng mga alipores, garantisado! :rofl:

and with the tres positive comment from O.D. Yeo, how can you lose?



If endorsed by Ka Buboy, it must be good! Hmmmn! Makapagbenta nga ng atay at balun balunan! :?: :)
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby kabubi » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:45 am

Ganda yan, Doc E. i've never seen Noly excited about a product so much in a long time.
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby philpath » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:49 pm

Mahal yan Minimax. Wala bang mas mura para sa hindi mga upgrade king na katulad ko???? :envy: :envy: :envy: :envy:

I heard this phono at Noly's. It is very good but I think the Ios reference phono is still a bit better!!!! Biased ako kasi product ni Tatang Roy Gandy!!!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby TheAnalogSource » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:54 pm

it should be doc..., thats worth twice the minimax
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby Dodie » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:26 am

TheAnalogSource wrote:it should be doc..., thats worth twice the minimax

pang akin yan boss nols! halos kasing husay pero di kasing mahal! :lol: 8) 8)
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby philpath » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:50 pm

philpath wrote:Mahal yan Minimax. Wala bang mas mura para sa hindi mga upgrade king na katulad ko???? :envy: :envy: :envy: :envy:

I heard this phono at Noly's. It is very good but I think the Ios reference phono is still a bit better!!!! Biased ako kasi product ni Tatang Roy Gandy!!!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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TheAnalogSource wrote:it should be doc..., thats worth twice the minimax

pang akin yan boss nols! halos kasing husay pero di kasing mahal! :lol: 8) 8)


The "UPGRADE DUKE" strikes again!!!!!! Just get the Ios Dodie!!!! :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil:
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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby Dodie » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:23 pm

philpath wrote:
I heard this phono at Noly's. It is very good but I think the Ios reference phono is still a bit better!!!! Biased ako kasi product ni Tatang Roy Gandy!!!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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TheAnalogSource wrote:it should be doc..., thats worth twice the minimax

pang akin yan boss nols! halos kasing husay pero di kasing mahal! :lol: 8) 8)


The "UPGRADE DUKE" strikes again!!!!!! Just get the Ios Dodie!!!! :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil:[/quote]

IOS is way out of my budget doc....dami ko na ngang payable ka boss nols eh! ;( sna magkaroon na ng card purchase si Idol TAS na pwede installment plan for 12 months :lol: :lol:
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TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby docsialu » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:15 pm

Galing talaga ng upgrade duke!!!


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Re: TAS PHONO PREAMPS & STEP UPs - Test-driving a Killer Phono

Postby philpath » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:36 pm

Dodie wrote:
philpath wrote:
I heard this phono at Noly's. It is very good but I think the Ios reference phono is still a bit better!!!! Biased ako kasi product ni Tatang Roy Gandy!!!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Dodie wrote:
TheAnalogSource wrote:it should be doc..., thats worth twice the minimax

pang akin yan boss nols! halos kasing husay pero di kasing mahal! :lol: 8) 8)


The "UPGRADE DUKE" strikes again!!!!!! Just get the Ios Dodie!!!! :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil:


IOS is way out of my budget doc....dami ko na ngang payable ka boss nols eh! ;( sna magkaroon na ng card purchase si Idol TAS na pwede installment plan for 12 months :lol: :lol:[/quote]
docsialu wrote:Galing talaga ng upgrade duke!!!


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