Proper Introductions Before we get into the Uptone Audio LPS-1 impressions, I want to take a moment to comment on what we’re doing here at thenewold.co. If this isn’t your first time here, then you know I am generous in my “reviews”. Well, that’s because almost every bit (unless otherwise noted) of gear I’ve written […]
Last week I posted the Sophia Electric (SE) KT88-ST report. It is now my favorite power tube in the Mogwai. This was, for now, the last jaunt on my tube rolling adventure. Soon after getting the SE power tubes into my system, I ordered a 6SL7 from them. The 88’s are excellent, and I figured […]
I tend to lean hard into the idea that it should be all about the music, our hobby. I do try to hold myself to it. So, a component that sounds great can look less so. It helps that I appreciate the more utilitarian designs many builders choose today. I do appreciate great style and form, […]
After I’ve let the KT88-ST’s settle down, I’ll be trying this out in the Mogwai’s input. If it’s anything like the KT88’s, this will be fun.
Last year I committed to buying new gear only when I could fund the purchase with sales. It’s simply too much fun discovering new designs, and so this decision limited my overall investment in the hobby. Recently, I posted my amp (two actually…) for sale on Head-fi.org, because I thought I’d experiment with new gear. […]
Ampsandsound are an amplifier and loudspeaker builder out of Southern California. I discovered Justin Weber and team through Head-Fi.org, when reports of their Kenzie headphone amps appeared. Since then, I’ve kept an eye out, and even considered their 2 channel amps for my system. The Bigger Ben was interesting, for sure…until I caught word of […]