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    Post by 69Cutlass on Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:20 pm

    I couldn't resist the new SP11, such a great preamp for such a low price. And it sounds AMAZING!

    The rest of the system consists of:

    VTA ST-120
    VTA PH16X
    Klipsch Forte with Bob Crites upgrades


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    Post by Dave_in_Va on Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:38 pm

    Great looking set up!
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    Post by 69Cutlass on Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:43 pm

    Dave_in_Va wrote:Great looking set up!

    Thanks, it's a constant "work in progress"!
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    Post by 10-E-C on Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:39 pm

    69Cutlass wrote:
    Dave_in_Va wrote:Great looking set up!

    Thanks, it's a constant "work in progress"!

    I have a pair of Forte IIs, still going strong after 25 years.
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    Post by colin86325 on Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:15 pm

    Sweet line up! QL-A7 table?
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    Post by 69Cutlass on Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:46 pm

    colin86325 wrote:Sweet line up!  QL-A7 table?

    Yes, good eye!

    I am thinking of upgrading to an SL-1200GR next year.
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    Post by cci1492 on Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:35 pm

    I am thinking of upgrading to an SL-1200GR next year.[/quote]

    What no Vinyl Nirvana TD 125 or TD 160 with a Jelco 550 or 850s? Sorry for the hijack. I've been spinning over this one for a long while now!
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    Post by 69Cutlass on Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:30 pm

    I have a TD 145 I have been thinking about sending in for restoration. I may do that sometime in the future. But for now, I am leaning towards the 1200GR.
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    Post by tubes4hifi on Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:29 pm

    for those who can't tell, the SP11 is the little box under the ST70 amp.
    Same preamp as the SP12 in a tiny chassis, great stuff !!
    Hey Andy, you've got two of the same racks as the one I have.
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    Post by Wharfcreek on Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:06 pm

    So where does one acquire one of these SP-11s for a '....great price...'??? WC
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    Post by tubes4hifi on Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:25 pm

    SP11 preamp . . . .
    http://tubes4hifi.com/pre11.htm#SP11
    SP11 preamp

    (and all other Tubes4HiFi preamps on same page)
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    Post by colin86325 on Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:46 pm

    69Cutlass wrote:
    colin86325 wrote:Sweet line up!  QL-A7 table?

    Yes, good eye!

    I am thinking of upgrading to an SL-1200GR next year.

    Nice! I love my SL-1200 Mk2 for its utility and honesty, but I find the JVC (QL-A7) edges it out a bit on sound stage and some other untangables.
    The new GR could be a game changer. I've read the data, and I know it's something I'd look forward to. Keep us posted.
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    Post by rjpjnk on Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:50 am

    tubes4hifi wrote:for those who can't tell, the SP11 is the little box under the ST70 amp.
    Same preamp as the SP12 in a tiny chassis, great stuff !!
    Hey Andy, you've got two of the same racks as the one I have.

    Very nice Roy! Great idea to offer this in a tiny package. What are you doing for power supply?
    Perhaps you could offer a similar small PH12? They would make a nice pair.
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    Post by 69Cutlass on Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:09 pm

    tubes4hifi wrote:for those who can't tell, the SP11 is the little box under the ST70 amp.
    Same preamp as the SP12 in a tiny chassis, great stuff !!
    Hey Andy, you've got two of the same racks as the one I have.

    Hey Roy, you can't beat those racks for the price!
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    Post by Hops on Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:40 pm

    What Racks are they? I am looking for low priced racks. Thought of getting some Costco plastic shelving, but I think my wife would detonate.
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    Post by 69Cutlass on Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:00 pm

    Hops wrote:What Racks are they?   I am looking for low priced racks.   Thought of getting some Costco plastic shelving, but I think my wife would detonate.

    On Amazon, $159.00 each:

    Sanus Systems AFA Accurate Furniture Audio Stand - Black
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    Post by 69Cutlass on Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:01 pm

    69Cutlass wrote:
    Hops wrote:What Racks are they?   I am looking for low priced racks.   Thought of getting some Costco plastic shelving, but I think my wife would detonate.

    On Amazon, $159.00 each:

    Sanus Systems AFA Accurate Furniture Audio Stand - Black

    Not the cheapest rack system but very well made and easy to assemble.
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    Post by Hops on Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:23 pm

    Thanks!. I am hinting heavily for Christmas. If its not a gift, I will probably buy them for myself. Didn't think of Amazon. Thought of going to Ikea and buying something unpronoucable.
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    Post by MechEngVic on Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:58 pm

    69Cutlass wrote:I couldn't resist the new SP11, such a great preamp for such a low price. And it sounds AMAZING!

    The rest of the system consists of:

    VTA ST-120
    VTA PH16X
    Klipsch Forte with Bob Crites upgrades


    SP11 Preamp Just Arrived! VTA-system

    Nice stands!!!
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    Post by Hops on Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:54 pm

    Bought the On Amazon, $159.00 each:

    Sanus Systems AFA Accurate Furniture Audio Stand - Black.

    Assembling the rack now. Looks good, will help organize my system and my office. VTA-120 in my office, with a CD player ( OLD Yamaha, a switch box, Dayton D10 DAC, Variac, and a GFI. Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble Speakers ( eBay, $100. First Generation, probably from 1986. I have a second set I bought new in 1986).
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    Post by Hops on Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:54 pm

    Sorry, Topping D10 DAC.
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    Post by B&WTube on Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:30 am

    I am considering this, but here is very little info on it. Perhaps someone can help:
    -What does the inside look like? (Pics please)
    -What is the power supply like vs the SP12?
    -What all worthwhile upgrades from the SP14 can fit in here (I love/need this smaller form factor, but would love as much of the 14’s performance as I can get)?
    -What are the physical dimensions?
    -Is there any way this can be wired with 2 pairs of outs, instead of one?
    -This is probably a dumb question, but can a set of inputs be converted to XLR?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Post by tubes4hifi on Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:09 pm

    B&W
    I'm not sure why I have to keep reminding people this is DIY (do it yourself) which means that ANYTHING can be done, whatever you want.
    But all those extra parts won't fit in the original 10x7x2 box, so you would need a bigger box. Send me an email directly and I can
    send you some photos and discuss any options you would want.
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    Post by B&WTube on Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:28 pm

    tubes4hifi wrote:B&W
    I'm not sure why I have to keep reminding people this is DIY (do it yourself) which means that ANYTHING can be done, whatever you want.
    But all those extra parts won't fit in the original 10x7x2 box, so you would need a bigger box.   Send me an email directly and I can
    send you some photos and discuss any options you would want.
    Roy    

    Sorry I wasn't trying to be a bother, but this is the ONLY thread that shows up on forum when you search "SP-11" or "SP11". I emailed you these same questions, yesterday, but posted this thinking it might be nice for these questions to be answered on the forum, in case someone on the future tries to search for the SP-11.

    I didn't know this was only DIY, as the site still has options for an assembled and tested version for $525 and a kit for $425. As long as there are instructions like what was included when I built Bob's VTA70, I would actually like to try the kit. However, I'm not knowledgeable enough to go around changing things from the directions, without help/advice.
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    Post by tubes4hifi on Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:57 pm

    Hi Blake, I got your email and sent you a photo, any other questions contact me directly, alot easier and faster! thanks

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