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Oct 27, 2016
There was a tube buffer called the Musical Fidelity X10 that was probably the first device of this type. It existed in various versions something like 10 - 15 years ago.
If you want to read up on how buffers such as this affect the listening experience, just look up the X10 on the various forums.
I had the original version years back, the X10D, that came in the cylindrical aluminum case. It did improve the sound in some ways, but also made it slower and more opaque. I'm not sure how this one sounds.
If you have a very good system that you've matched up and balanced very well, you probably won't benefit from something like this. It could, in fact, add too much coloration and obscure some detail. You might lose a certain sense of pace, too.
But if you have a mid-fi solid state system that you want to add some tube warmth and dimension to, this could be very good.
Whether this is worthwhile or not is very system dependent. Hard to say how it will work out until you try it.
Oct 27, 2016
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