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How To Break In a Tube Preamp

On October 9, 2012

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There’s a lot of talk about breaking in new audio equipment, but when is it necessary and how do you go about it?  Here’s the simple answer for how to break in a tube preamp.  It’s easier than you may think. 1. Breaking in your preamp does not require that your power amp be on. […]

How To Free Up a Stuck Volume Control

On October 5, 2012

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Ever had a stuck control and didn’t know what to do, you are not alone.  User RPteemley had an issue with a volume control that suddenly wouldn’t budge on his amplifier.  He asked the Audiogon community for advice, and we’ve compiled their suggestions into an easy 3-step method. 1. Check to make sure the knob […]

How To Turn Off Your Preamp

On October 5, 2012

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It seems like this would not require a “How To”, you just find the button right? Many audiophiles have been asking what would seem to be a simple question on our Audiogon forum.  How do I turn off my preamp?  Member Raquel cleared up the confusion for us by explaining, “Most types of high-end audio electronics […]

Glossary

On October 2, 2012

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A-B Test: A test between two components. For example, a test between two different pre-amplifiers. For the test to be scientifically valid the levels should be matched. A: Common abbreviation for ampere (see ampere). A/D: Analog/Digital; an integrated circuit device that converts analog signals to digital signals. AB Switch: A coaxial cable switch capable of switching one […]

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