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  • T.H.E. Show Newport 2012 - Hilton Room 317!

    T.H.E. Show Newport 2012 - Hilton Room 317!

    The theme for us this year is MODERN INTEGRATION. We feel that the KWI 200 200W No-Compromise Integrated, exemplifies this

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  • Oppo 105 Updates!

    Further upgrades to test in, include silver wire, Tantalum resistors and dialing in tube bias (operating point) of tube circuit for ideal synergy.

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  • Oppo BDP-105 Tube mods - REALLY GLOWING NOW!

    I have decided that the headphone section will remain stock. I may offer a headphone specific upgrade, but I am too concerned about creating TOO high of output levels and damaging headphones or ears! I did NOT find improvement by using these extra DACs in parallel with others for our tube stage.

    Silver wire installed and WOW it sounds good! This is the 105 with tube mods that I am speaking of now!

    My mod tech is going to work out the final mod board mounting and mechanical details over the weekend and the first unit will be complete next week. The list of those interested or waiting to order the 105 tube mods is long and growing!

    I am also working on the 103 SS mods. I did NOT realize how much current the 5V supply draws, so I have had to order a bigger transformer for this and will be implementing updates to the SS mod design next week. What I do for the 103 SS mod will translate largely to the 105.

    The 105 tube mods will be rolled out next week and the SS mods for 103 and 105 will follow next week.



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  • Oppo 105 Tube Mods - NOW TAKING ORDERS!!!

    We are NOW taking orders for the 105 Tube Mods! Dec. 10, 2012.

    Price: $2295

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  • Speakers, speakers, speakers....

    People often ask WHICH speakers do I recommend with our amps and other electronics. Well, I have a number of speakers that I can recommend, many of which based on owning them and using them every day!

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  • Oppo BDP-95 Vs. BDP-105: The Results!

    Oppo BDP-95 Vs. BDP-105: The Results!

    In short, the 105 tube mod IS better than the 95! It is not a subtle difference and was quite audible!

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  • Happy New Year!

    Here’s wishing everyone a Happy New Year and a bright and confident view of the new year ahead and the opportunities that it represents!

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  • Oppo 103 Mods and Linear Power Supply Updates for 103/105!

    The LPS is a NO GO in the 103. It runs too hot and the sonic benefits were simply not what I expected. The enclosure is sealed, so there is no good way to reject heat.

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  • Dankeschon Munich and Hifi Deluxe 2013!

    Between pints of Weissen, Spaten, Dunkel and Dopplebok, I have met many wonderful people here in Germany and had a fantastic time!

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  • Music in the Windy City...Axpona 2013

    A time of firsts and a time of friends, family and good people.

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