I've finally applied the Tube-O-Lator on my DAC chips this past
Saturday. I used it on the DAC (AD1865N), input receiver (CS8414) and
another chip that I'm not sure what it does but it was on the digital
circuit between the two first chips I just mentioned. My current DAC is
a Audio Note DAC 1.2 kit with a bunch of parts upgrades including Black
Gates, Tantalum, Caddok and Mills resistors and Auricaps bypasses, and
some nice NOS 6922's as well...
Man, this stuff is big! It really removed that last edginess I was
trying to get read of all this time... The Tube-O-Lator is still curing
and the sound is still changing but the background noise went down big
time and everything sounds more natural and full. Imaging was also
greatly enhanced. And my car's SS amplified CD changer never sounded
better... :-) Yes, I've noticed that "ear memory" phenomena also, but
nobody never understood me...
In anyway, I'll write some good stuff about it when I get some time and
when the Tube-O-Lator cures completely. Writing about its effects in
sound isn't that easy, I guess you have to have mature ears to
appreciate what it does fo digitally recorded music...
I'll be moving to a new house soon so I might be busy painting walls
listening to cheap boom-box sound, but I'll try to let people know about
it. This is big!
Congratulations on your Tube-O-Lator, you got golden ears, no doubt
I might need some more...