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Old 20th March 2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Flat screen t.v. and tube amps?

Mid Century meets 21st century?
Has anyone hooked up their flat screen t.v.to a tube amp?
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Old 20th March 2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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It is probably that the RF used to bright CCFL's cause lots of noise in the amplifier's output.
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Old 20th March 2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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I don't think I have a long enough cable to do that.

Or do you mean you have a TV in the same room as your audio gear?

Surely not!

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Old 20th March 2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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Mid Century meets 21st century?
Has anyone hooked up their flat screen t.v.to a tube amp?
Yes, but the analog audio out on these TVs is very poor. You really need a DAC to get the best out of them.

Incidentally, I have zero hum/noise issues and I have both a tube preamp and tube power amp flanking either side of a 60" LED screen.
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I have for movie sound with the RCA's out of the SAT rec. which is much better than out of the TV. Sounded fantastic with just EL84 PP amps!

I turned off Compression for max sonics in audio settings also which was a great improvement even with stock TV speakers! TV was lowest setting and even HiFi was noticeably poorer.

Maybe you can do the same with a cable box. I think the default setting is for low bandwidth use which the provider prefers.

Best to use the component audio RCA's out of the TV if you have to. Then check for compression or low res setting on the TV audio setup also!

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Old 20th March 2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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Mid Century meets 21st century?
Has anyone hooked up their flat screen t.v.to a tube amp?
Nope, but thanks for the excellent idea!
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Old 20th March 2013, 05:51 PM   #7
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Another thing I found on my older HD TV's 24/22"" from 2005/ 2008 is that using 3 RCA cables for the component video to my SAT rec. gave a noticeably better picture than the HDMI cable. Maybe newer TV's are better that way, but if you can give that a try also!

Does anyone know how long you can run RCA cables for audio?
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So its a yes.
Cool.
And I even have a DAC.
Thank you very much.
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Old 20th March 2013, 09:15 PM   #9
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Has anyone hooked up their flat screen t.v.to a tube amp?
I have.... My flat TV Telefunken sounds with my stereo PP 6N6P.
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Sure, flat screen TV to 6V6 amp and vintage Fisher console speakers. Works great, can fill the whole house.
Mostly I use a little Lepai T-amp for that - as it uses much less power.
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