Update - Dropped my 45 and HR732 at Pgh Vintage Hifi last Saturday. Got the call from Tom last nite that they were both done.
Hopefully I'll be able to pick them up early next week. The shop was overwhelming with all the equipment. I got to see and hear the new Carver Tube amps playing....wow
I didn't have a lot of time that day, but I hope to spend a little more when I go back.
Now that my 45 will be back up to 'new' specs, I'm thinking about replacing the CT6 with a tube pre. The top contenders right now are the Rogue Magnum 66 pre, the Dared MC-7P or the Rogue Metis (if I can come up with the extra$). Anyone have any experience with these combos? Don't have any place to audition, so really just looking for some experiences/feedback.
On the other hand, I bought an Anthem TLP-1 last year to replace the CT-6 and it sounded very flat in comparison when I hooked it up to the 45. I want to give it another chance since the 45 has been refreshed. I read a lot of good about the Anthem, and it sounds great with my M500. I'll throw the Anthem on the 45 when I get it home and see if anything has changed.
Any input on the pairings would be greatly appreciated!
Main: TFM-45, Sunfire Tube CCC, Maverick DAC, NAD525Bee, Vandy 2C, Laptop
Office: M-500, CT-6, SDA360, Paradigm Studio 20, HRT MSII, PC
HT: Acurus 200x3, HK AVR247, Paradigm Mini Monitors, CC290, Micros, Velodyne DSL3750
Wght Rm: HR732, Paradigm Micros, Pure20
House: Denon AVR1400, Niles spkr box, SpeakerCraft Ceilings, BA A60II's, BA T930's, PC
Bedroom: Yamaha AVR, Panasonic DVD/CD chgr, Paradigm CC50/Micros, Yam sub.
Headphones: AKG Q701's, Sennheiser HD238's
Patio: Yamaha AVR, KLH In/Out Speakers
Misc: HK 330i