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post #121 of 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slow_aetk
Well, one more in the EarMax AE club

Just bought Nik's 2nd amp.

Following Kurt's path but swapped the big heating machine (dynamight) .
Bought ???

Best!
Nicola

PS:
If not paid, still available!
post #122 of 210
I have the same tubes 88sound has. Our dealer is the same, Hart. Audio Advancements in New Jersey.
post #123 of 210
Congrats Alain... now the EarMax AE is your !

Best!
Nicola
post #124 of 210
Thanks Nik

and sorry for the misunderstanding
post #125 of 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaZZ
Congrats, Alain! I'm eager to audition it.

Thanks Marcel, looks like we'll have some good stuff at the next meet.
post #126 of 210
Don't have the ability nor the inclination to write anything close to a good first impressions piece. What I did was go to my favorite Kiwi Rant Audiophile Terms that I use to try understand those of you who write decent reviews and quickly go through the Kiwi alphabet. So this is the L3000 amped by the Anniversary Edition. Vocals 50-90s with terms from Kiwi applied by me, on the fly.

http://www.kiwirant.co.nz/articles/audiophileterms.html

accurate, airy, ballsy, clean, fast , high-end audio, inner detail, layering, musical, neutral, pristine, spatiality, sub-bass, tight, tonal quality, transparency, involving, visceral.
post #127 of 210
Wow. The best most concise, precise, thorough review ever done


So, tell us... you like it or not?
post #128 of 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by ken36
Don't have the ability nor the inclination to write anything close to a good first impressions piece...
So how is it relative to the EMP based on memory? Is it a substantial improvement and what are the relative strenghths and weaknesses?
post #129 of 210
So... what does it not do well? You make it sound like audio heaven... Maybe it is... Are these the stock tubes for the AE?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ken36
Don't have the ability nor the inclination to write anything close to a good first impressions piece. What I did was go to my favorite Kiwi Rant Audiophile Terms that I use to try understand those of you who write decent reviews and quickly go through the Kiwi alphabet. So this is the L3000 amped by the Anniversary Edition. Vocals 50-90s with terms from Kiwi applied by me, on the fly.

http://www.kiwirant.co.nz/articles/audiophileterms.html

accurate, airy, ballsy, clean, fast , high-end audio, inner detail, layering, musical, neutral, pristine, spatiality, sub-bass, tight, tonal quality, transparency, involving, visceral.
post #130 of 210
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oski
So how is it relative to the EMP based on memory? Is it a substantial improvement and what are the relative strenghths and weaknesses?
I have that chance to say something about how they sound like.
they have totally different sounds. The EMP AE is more powerful, quick, detail and more.....It provides specially noblest sound with my HD600 that the EMP doesn't. It is an overall improvement. They are totally not in the same level, though EMP is wonderful enough in many cases.
I test them with same tubes and same cables. To understand how great the EMP AE is, and what are the significant differences between EMP and EMP AE, you need time and lots of tuberollings. It may not be the final AMP; however, it is worth that much money and what it gives to me are any other amps can never give.
post #131 of 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slow_aetk
Well, one more in the EarMax AE club

Just bought Nik's 2nd amp.
Congratulation, Alain!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Slow_aetk
… looks like we'll have some good stuff at the next meet.
For sure.

Cheers
Kurt
post #132 of 210
A new convert. Congrats.
post #133 of 210
First tube roller experience. Trying the EHg set in the EMP AE as Nik recommended and WOW. What a difference over the stock tubes. I am a believer in rolling. Outstanding. All of a sudden the amp comes alive and kicks aspens.
post #134 of 210
Has anyone tried or know anything about the Mullards? How would this setup sound you guys think?

Mullard 12AT7 CryoValve (x1)
Mullard ECC88 / 6DJ8 (x2 matched)

They are supposed to be great, but has anyone tried em?
post #135 of 210
I know very well the Mullard tubes... I don't think that they are the best match for the smooth EarMax AE sound... too smooth (IMO). But if you like that smoothness... go for them, they are the best ! (The cryo version even better, but more expensive...).

Best!
Nicola
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