I recently purchased a Kismet Reference Stereo amplifier and Candella Preamp. I installed 1957 RCA black-plate 12AU7 tubes.
Both great pieces of gear! Klaus says synergy is important and based on what I have been hearing it is true. The rest of my gear includes:
Innuos Zenith MKII music server
Lampizator Amber II DAC (super-clocks and SR blue fuse)
High Fidelity Cable CT-2 Interconnects
High Fidelity Cable Hemisphere
Audio Art power cords
Carnegie Acoustic CST speakers (upgraded by Danny Richie)
Electra Cable speaker cables (recommended by Danny Richie)
The Kismet and Candella sound incredible! The very best I have owned.
However, since owning it I am getting a static-pops type sound through my speakers. This is not a ground hum. My outlet is on a separate circuit. Never had this issue before. Has anyone experienced this? If so, what was the remedy?
Thanks very much.