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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #60 on: Nov 14, 2018 at 04:05 PM »
yung kay Ruel Felix, tube amp.

yes, that amp was a 6550 pp amp used the mullard 5-20 topology.....
i have seen that amp in pictures even before it was displayed...
i was amazed at the pcb construction and the box enclosure would make you think it was an imported tube amp...
i can confirm that the construction was indeed top notch....
Ruel Felix has been making amps for as long as i can remember,
i was a judge at the malabon stereo contest a good 8 years ago...
together with Ronald de Jesus who also had an entry...
the local audio diy'ers are a close knit group and
we relate to one another, perhaps more than the end users realize....
we may not talk to one another that much but we can relate because we speak the same language...
Ibagsak ang mga TUTA ni Duterte sa halalan 2019 senate run...!!! wakasan na ang KKKKB.

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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #61 on: Nov 14, 2018 at 04:16 PM »
Which locally made amp and from whom kaya ang nanalo ?  Yung hindi fake news please --- baka i compare at sabihin nilampaso ung Dan D Agostino  ;D

in the final analysis, it is never the amp themselves but how it synergized with the rest of the system that mattered....

comparing locally made gears to branded and high end so called then is a useless thing......as there will always be buyers of so called high end gears, just as there will be buyers of low cost gears....

oftentimes i hear remarks like, "sir Tony, i was invited to listen to a setup costing millions of pesos, pero sa tenga ko hindi naman million ang tunog..."

so it is really up to how the system was set up....

in our room we aim for one thing, "close as possible to the real thing......"

and the good news is there is always something for everyone, rich or not so rich, after all the musical experience is a personal one...

and i leave you with what Nelson Pass used to say, "it is all illusions, everything is....."

so stop worrying how such and such compares to such and such....
stop listening to your gears and start listening to the music......

yes Listen to the Music....
Ibagsak ang mga TUTA ni Duterte sa halalan 2019 senate run...!!! wakasan na ang KKKKB.

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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #62 on: Nov 14, 2018 at 04:18 PM »
when the time comes that you are able to judge that such and such recordings are so so, great, not so great, or very good, then you have arrived.....no matter what gears you have...
Ibagsak ang mga TUTA ni Duterte sa halalan 2019 senate run...!!! wakasan na ang KKKKB.

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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #63 on: Nov 14, 2018 at 04:28 PM »
The competition ended during ingress.

We were too busy exchanging ideas and tweaking the amps. I remember Ruel's amp squeaking due to a cathode bypass cap which we removed Saturday morning. Ronald and I were too busy bullying Ruel kasi he was so nervous with his amp. ;D ;D ;D

It was all fun and the Johnny Walker cocktails made the technical discussions funkier. ;D Now that is priceless. 8)

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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #64 on: Nov 14, 2018 at 04:34 PM »
i am quite sure that was fun jojo, and i was pleasantly surprised to meet both you and Ruel at the lobby during egress time....
i was exhausted but am happy......sold my line conditioner too so i did not have to bring it home....:D
Ibagsak ang mga TUTA ni Duterte sa halalan 2019 senate run...!!! wakasan na ang KKKKB.

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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #65 on: Nov 14, 2018 at 04:51 PM »
went up talaga to 634 to see you and the gang. nakakatakot lang pumunta sa inyo kasi panay harang nun mga models at pinapapasok kami sa room for free taste daw. ;D


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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #66 on: Nov 14, 2018 at 05:17 PM »
Should have been there, my only gripe is alanganin sa sweldo / bonus yung hifi show.

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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #67 on: Nov 15, 2018 at 08:03 AM »
went up talaga to 634 to see you and the gang. nakakatakot lang pumunta sa inyo kasi panay harang nun mga models at pinapapasok kami sa room for free taste daw. ;D



eto sya, from marikina.....



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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #68 on: Nov 15, 2018 at 09:06 AM »
OK boys and girls, what are the lessons that we learned joining shows like these?

1. it is not the gears themselves as they are supposed to disappear with the music playing...
2. room treatment plays a big role..
3. tuning the system is much a science in itself...this year i got to appreciate the work of John Allegre, our sound engineer....
4. this year we proved that multi-amping is the way to go if you want a system with wide, linear bandwidth...

so in concluding, shoot outs will never reveal the true worth of any equipment unless you use it in tandem with other gears....

you do not listen to amplifiers nor speakers alone, you listen to the music,
and when your gears have disappeared with the music, then you know you are in music heaven.....
Ibagsak ang mga TUTA ni Duterte sa halalan 2019 senate run...!!! wakasan na ang KKKKB.

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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #69 on: Nov 15, 2018 at 09:13 AM »
Norms!!! Yup isa ka na dun sir! Happy to meet you finally. Maraming salamat sa inyo ni Michael ha, sulit ang pagod natin lahat sir!

It was nice meeting you Sir Jojo! Kita kita ulet sa mga susunod pang events.


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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #70 on: Nov 15, 2018 at 09:39 AM »
eto sya, from marikina.....






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Re: Hifi Show AmpGaling Shootout!
« Reply #71 on: Nov 15, 2018 at 09:40 AM »
It was nice meeting you Sir Jojo! Kita kita ulet sa mga susunod pang events.


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Likewise Sir! Regards na din to your one and only. :)