Originally Posted by robm321
I'm suprised at all the Senn users using OTL mode. I tried it and although it gave the benefits of OTL, it became slow and slughish clearly needing more power.
i'm now using JJ el84 and tube groove 12ax7M mullard reissue, and i changed the cable too, i don't find it slugghish at all. maybe slightly slow, but fast enough to andle heavy metal or orchestra very well.
maybe here i'm the only one finding the TO mode very good?
yes it is less "full" than the OTL, but look at the freq. response posted some time ago by a user and you'll see that OTL mode bumps the bass and treble...the TO is much more linear.
TO has more speed and definition than OTL, and is a perfect match with very warm cans like hd650 or grado.
for me OTL has the magic of the warmest tubes...fat&big, but with transformers you have more neutrality, that can be the best choice with some recordings and cans.