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post #1621 of 1745

This amp has extraordinary sense of space and it has improved with the JAN 6SL7 Sylvania Brown Base. Finally quit procrastinating and took some pictures:

 

post #1622 of 1745

WOW, beautiful!

post #1623 of 1745

Spectacular! What exposure did you use for the low lite shots?

post #1624 of 1745

@atomicbob, what rectifier tubes are those you're using?

post #1625 of 1745
Thank-you, this is an amp to be experienced to appreciate.
Pics taken with Canon T2 + kit telephoto lense on tripod - 6 second exposure time
Rectifier tubes are those currently shipped with amp by Craig: 6D22S
post #1626 of 1745

It looks fantastic Bob, Congrats!

post #1627 of 1745

Amazing photos Bob! I could never take any tube glow pics worth a darn-my garbage cell phone wasn't up to task. I hope that the Zana is living up to your expectations Bob-I sure miss mine as it's still the best audio-related piece of equipment I've ever owned or heard. Enjoy!

 

-Daniel

post #1628 of 1745
Daniel, from your description I knew this was a special amp. I was not prepared for how special it is to experience in person, over a longer time frame than meets permit. With the V800 (thank-you) and HD800 or T90 I find myself losing track of time, frequently. I cannot believe how real the Columbia recordings in my collection sound, especially those recorded at 30th St studio by either Frank Laico or Fred Plaut as engineers.
Edited by atomicbob - 11/18/13 at 7:18pm
post #1629 of 1745

May have to look into the Sylvania 6SL7 brown base.  I currently use a KEN RAD VT229 or a Tung Sol 6SU7GT black glass/brown base in my 6SL7 output EC amp based on impressions from the ZD tube rolling thread.  

post #1630 of 1745

I personally didn't like the tung sol blackglass/round plate NOS that I had. It was excellent for say, soft female vocals, but had weak dynamics, and poor transparency compared to evan a Brimar or better yet the Sophia Electric I had. Granted-those were the only tubes I rolled-and I'm sure there's much better out there too.

 

-Daniel

post #1631 of 1745
Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

the sophia 6sl7 sounded extremely good with HD 800 :D 

 
 
Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

I personally didn't like the tung sol blackglass/round plate NOS that I had. It was excellent for say, soft female vocals, but had weak dynamics, and poor transparency compared to evan a Brimar or better yet the Sophia Electric I had. Granted-those were the only tubes I rolled-and I'm sure there's much better out there too.

 

-Daniel

Thank-you both. Have ordered Sophia 6SL7, hopefully to try this weekend. -AB

post #1632 of 1745
Quote:
Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

I personally didn't like the tung sol blackglass/round plate NOS that I had. It was excellent for say, soft female vocals, but had weak dynamics, and poor transparency compared to evan a Brimar or better yet the Sophia Electric I had. Granted-those were the only tubes I rolled-and I'm sure there's much better out there too.

 

-Daniel

I wasn't thrilled with the Tung Sol blackglass either.  Muddied the sound up, Brimar is better in my book too.

post #1633 of 1745

If you like the Brimar Dallan-you might really like the Sophia. I never went back to the Brimar after getting the S.E. The bass impact and quantity was much better than the Brimar, and the dynamics, clarity, and soundstage increased too.My one complaint was that the bass was a little too much at times, and covered up a bit of the lower mids imo. That said-it was the first tube that allowed me to fully enjoy the ZDSE/HD800 with rock/pop. My .02.

 

-Daniel

post #1634 of 1745
Quote:
Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

If you like the Brimar Dallan-you might really like the Sophia. I never went back to the Brimar after getting the S.E. The bass impact and quantity was much better than the Brimar, and the dynamics, clarity, and soundstage increased too.My one complaint was that the bass was a little too much at times, and covered up a bit of the lower mids imo. That said-it was the first tube that allowed me to fully enjoy the ZDSE/HD800 with rock/pop. My .02.

 

-Daniel

+1 !!   Have been listening with the Sohpia 6SL7. It is as you say Daniel, thank-you. This is definitely a keeper. Original Santana (not remastered) Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen really rocks the ears.

post #1635 of 1745

Man I miss my Zana. Guess the Vali will have to tide me over til the Leviathan materializes. Best thing about the ZDSE/HD800 Bob: the honeymoon never ends-it only appreciates. ;)

 

-Daniel

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