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post #676 of 823
Congratulations on your new baby girl Dad! Give her a few years, then get her started with some PX 100's.
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HELP ME

perhaps I am missing it, but I want to order this amp, and I have plenty of money. The only place I can find it is ebay shipped for over $350. I've seen all these chinese forums and translated them and much more, even been on the chinese 'ebay'. but really haven't had much luck. Where specifically can I buy one of these amps (110v), looking for anywhere <$250 shipped, but of course the cheaper the better. thank you.
post #678 of 823
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Originally Posted by compuryan
perhaps I am missing it, but I want to order this amp, and I have plenty of money. The only place I can find it is ebay shipped for over $350. I've seen all these chinese forums and translated them and much more, even been on the chinese 'ebay'. but really haven't had much luck. Where specifically can I buy one of these amps (110v), looking for anywhere <$250 shipped, but of course the cheaper the better. thank you.
Most of us have been dealing with Jian Liu (check the first post in this thread for his contact info).
post #679 of 823
Time to revive this thread.

I'm about 95% certain I've found my ultimate tube for the Darkvoice + W5000 combo. I've got to do a little more comparing and long term listening to be sure, but like I said, I'm 95% sure of it.

If I do settle on it, I'll probably clear out most of the 6SN7's I've accumulated over the past few months. I'll have to get a tube tester to be able to get a rough idea on the condition of each one (I bought a lot used, and used some of them a lot ), but I'll let any other Darkvoice owners have first dibs on them at a fraction of market value. You'll need to have made a post somewhere in the past proving you own a DV, or send me a picture, just so no SP owners can try to swindle some sweet deals.

Anybody else found or think they've found the ultimate 6SN7 for their DV + phones? So far I think the older Ken-Rads are favoured for the K340s, but what about other phones?

Edit: And while I'm in such a good mood, since I can't justify playing with my DV anymore, Superpredator if you want to cover the shipping I'll take a look at your DV to see what's going on with the LED and check for any other potential problems. I could also install my original mod that kills hum on all tubes, for just whatever the parts cost. Your call, since I know shipping wouldn't be as cheap as mailing a letter.

(I'd technically be taking a massive loss, but mods feel free to delete if this technically counts as advertising a sale or anything like that. )
post #680 of 823
Fitz, I'm glad that you have found your ultimate tube. Thanks for the good deals to the 336 community. I'm still looking for tubes for my k701 and dt880.
Here is my post.
http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showp...79&postcount=8
post #681 of 823
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Originally Posted by swt61
Very good questions, I believe it's made by Orphean Sound Labs in China, but I'm not for certain. The 337 is the only other headphone amp I'm aware of that they make, at least it's the only other amp that Jian Liu made me aware of when I purchased my 336 from him.

There's also THA332, IIRC....i think the 332's recently added to their lineup


so, there are 336, 336i, 337, 337i and 332 now?
post #682 of 823
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Originally Posted by raylpc
Fitz, I'm glad that you have found your ultimate tube. Thanks for the good deals to the 336 community. I'm still looking for tubes for my k701 and dt880.
Here is my post.
http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showp...79&postcount=8
Well I'll make sure to let you know once I procure a tester and am able to sell my extra tubes.

Funny thing is, the tube I've settled on as my favourite is the least expensive of all the ones I've been trying out, by a huge margin.
post #683 of 823
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Originally Posted by Fitz

Funny thing is, the tube I've settled on as my favourite is the least expensive of all the ones I've been trying out, by a huge margin.
No I think you should keep searchin'.
post #684 of 823
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Originally Posted by Teerawit
No I think you should keep searchin'.
Don't make me come up to Athens and pwn you like I always do.
post #685 of 823
Fitz, have you tried swapping the power tube as well? Looks like people mostly talk about changing the 6sn7 tubes. So my question is: are the power tubes important to sound quality? or less important than the preamp tubes?
post #686 of 823
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Originally Posted by raylpc
Fitz, have you tried swapping the power tube as well? Looks like people mostly talk about changing the 6sn7 tubes. So my question is: are the power tubes important to sound quality? or less important than the preamp tubes?
I've tried a few different power tubes, and the differences are much more subtle than changing the driver tube. I didn't really find it worth the effort to keep experimenting with.
post #687 of 823
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Originally Posted by raylpc
Fitz, have you tried swapping the power tube as well? Looks like people mostly talk about changing the 6sn7 tubes. So my question is: are the power tubes important to sound quality? or less important than the preamp tubes?
As I reported elsewhere on here, I started by trying different front tubes, and I had one that hummed. This got less ofter 30 hours of so of use, but didn't go away completely. Then I replaced the stock back tube with a GEC, and the hummy front tube (a Brimar) became completely silent. I'm now using GEC at the back and Brimar at the front, but I still have quite a few other tubes to try in the front when I get the time.
post #688 of 823
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Originally Posted by DennyL
As I reported elsewhere on here, I started by trying different front tubes, and I had one that hummed. This got less ofter 30 hours of so of use, but didn't go away completely. Then I replaced the stock back tube with a GEC, and the hummy front tube (a Brimar) became completely silent. I'm now using GEC at the back and Brimar at the front, but I still have quite a few other tubes to try in the front when I get the time.
With the addition of a couple capacitors to the amp, you can make all tubes stop humming. S'great for tuberolling since you don't have to worry about whether a tube hums or not.
post #689 of 823
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Originally Posted by Fitz
With the addition of a couple capacitors to the amp, you can make all tubes stop humming. S'great for tuberolling since you don't have to worry about whether a tube hums or not.
I'd love to know the details of that mod, as I think I'd be capable of doing it myself if I knew the details. Could you tell me, or have you already posted this?
post #690 of 823
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Originally Posted by DennyL
I'd love to know the details of that mod, as I think I'd be capable of doing it myself if I knew the details. Could you tell me, or have you already posted this?
I'm sure I've posted it somewhere with more useful info and pictures, I'll edit a link in here in a minute when I find it.

In short all you need to do is put a couple 100uF/25V (or similar) capacitors across the cathode resistors on the front tube socket.

Edit: http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showp...&postcount=325

Man it's hard to believe my amp used to look like that inside.
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