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post #1381 of 1737
Don't think mine hums.
post #1382 of 1737
No hum here.
You might consider emailing Craig.
post #1383 of 1737

My Zana Deux SE's p/s does not hum. Although when I tilt the p/s back and forth I can feel the transformer shift a little bit. I don't own a screwdriver big enough to secure the bottom screw so I haven't done anything about that.

post #1384 of 1737
Absolutely no hum. Not even with iem. Super black.
Edited by Audiowood - 11/26/12 at 11:34pm
post #1385 of 1737

Sad to say I am letting my Zana Deux go. I wanted you guys to have first shot. If anyone interested see my signature. 

 

Thanks guys

post #1386 of 1737
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

Sad to say I am letting my Zana Deux go. I wanted you guys to have first shot. If anyone interested see my signature. 

 

Thanks guys

You're crazy. Can you describe the TH900 differences with your Zana vs. LF?

 

-Daniel

post #1387 of 1737
Well I very we'll may be crazy. I anticipate I'll regret to a certain extent.

The ZD is an amazing match for the TH900. Compared to the LF it has a wider soundstage and has a bit more sparkle on the top end. Bit that could be the Genelax Gold Lion tubes in the LF that are super smooth.

I think the LF has a touch more depth and density to the music in exchange for soundstage and sparkle. It's all about preference. The B22, ZD, and LF all play at the same level with different flavors.

On phone now. Can elaborate later.
post #1388 of 1737
Excuse typos as well wink.gif
post #1389 of 1737

What driver tube do you use with the Zana/TH900?

 

-Daniel

post #1390 of 1737
I apologize for the slow response.
 
I just used the stock Russian 6D22S and 6C33C-B Tubes and the new stock issue Tung-Sol 6SL7, to do the comparison. 
 
I also tried out the Russian 6C33C-B Power Triodes, and the NOS Sylvania 6D22S rectifier tubes. Of course I had to try the NOS Philips 6SL7GT, and the Brimar 6SL7GT.
 
The different tubes all sounded great, but another factor that was important for me was the smaller footprint of the LF in the small space I have. It was truly a very tough call. Not one amp is better that the other. It's just different. I wish so much I could keep the ZD. What a beauty. 
post #1391 of 1737

If I didn't have an unplanned $2K repair for the boiler I would have your ZD now!....Whoever gets it is a lucky HF'er!

post #1392 of 1737

Yep, good deal for someone needing an amp, someone'll pick it up when they see it.

post #1393 of 1737

I'd sure like to see it go to a good home. Sorry to see it go. 

post #1394 of 1737

Hello everyone, I'm new to this thread. I've ordered a Zana Deux SE (with Penny & Giles volume control upgrade) and it will be arriving soon. I like tube rolling, but I want to buy the best possible tubes money can buy for my ZDSE and be settled on them. Craig told me that the driver 6SL7 tube has the greatest effect on sound. Of course, I'm willing to roll 6C33C-B and 6D22S tubes too.

 

Here are my questions:

 

1. What are the stock 6SL7, 6C33C-B, and 6D22S tubes that come with the ZDSE?

 

2. What is the BEST 6SL7 tube currently available, cost-no-object?

The most expensive ones I've found on the Internet are these platinum low noise Mullard ECC35 from Tubeworld.com, selling $300 apiece.

Could you say that these are easily the overall best tubes I can get, or are there even better options you know of?

If these Mullard ECC35 are indeed the best, which one should I buy: short brown/tall brown/short black/tall black base?

 

3. What is the BEST 6C33C-B tube currently available, cost-no-object?

 

4. What is the BEST 6D22S tube currently available, cost-no-object?

 

Any input would be appreciated.

post #1395 of 1737

Here is the thread that discusses this:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/297795/ec-zana-deux-tube-rolling-pls-share

For a neutral clean presentation, generally the Valvo and Brimar 6SL7Gt are the most popular.

Changing the other tubes, 6C33C and rectifiers, doesn't have nearly as much effect on the sound.

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