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I'm now running Mullard M8100 tubes, that are still burning in. The soundstage is wider with these tubes, the sound is still quite sweet and this amp really is superb value for money. I'm not quite sure about the mullards yet, but I will let them burn in. I have the square getter version, the sound is very balanced in my opinion, more so than the stock tubes, but the treble is more refined and delicate. It doesn't sound as bloated down low, it sounds tighter but just as...
MusicTeck is selling Unique Melody products with 10% off until Jan 2.    https://www.facebook.com/UniqueMelodyInternational/ use the promo code "UM10OFF" to receive a 10% discount on all Unique Melody products, including custom IEMs
MusicTeck is selling Unique Melody products with 10% off until Jan 2.    https://www.facebook.com/UniqueMelodyInternational/ use the promo code "UM10OFF" to receive a 10% discount on all Unique Melody products, including custom IEMs
 I just got in touch on facebook, but you should be able to get it through any of their stores if you just email them and ask they should be able to help.
 I got mine from Jaben, http://www.jaben.com/ 
 I have not changed the tubes, but my Mullards should be here soon. To be honest, the stock ones are very good. It is better than the cheaper Bravo Audio Ocean amp, not tried against the Vali 2 though. Vs solid state, this is smoother which works wonders with the HE-500, it compliments the sound, they retain the clarity and speed that makes the HE-500 so good, and gives them the full sound they have when properly powered. DAC wise, JDS Labs have just released the OL-DAC, I...
Check out the Elemental Watson for the HE-500, it's a tube hybrid design with 2w power at 30ohms, works really well with the HE-500http://www.head-fi.org/t/823002/elemental-watson-class-a-valve-mosfet-hybrid-headphone-amplifier-review-added#post_13060678
Also one thing I hate about amps like this is LED's below the tubes to make it look like they glow, yes the tubes don't glow a lot on their own, but still I dislike LED's under valves.   So I replaced them with non light emiting Diodes, turns out you can't simply remove them from the circuit.   EDIT: LED's are probably the best choice to stick with, as they seem to serve a function in the circuit and their specs were probably chosen for a reason. So I have taken the...
I have some Mullard valves on the way for mine, M8100 Millard's, any 6AK5 / 5654 / CV4010 type valve will work
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