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post #1231 of 1888
I have Mullard 5654, Western Electric 403B, Telefunken CV 4010, Tung-Sol JTL 5654/6AK5W. My preferred (for now) is a Telefunken CV 4010.
post #1232 of 1888
got mullard cv4010s and uly 6S19P-V (stated as -B too, said military so i got it, meh)

just waiting to see if my offer was accepted from Jasmine..
post #1233 of 1888
Telefunken are great tubes, Milky. Haven't tried the CV4010s but I have a pair of ECL85s running in my DV Figaro and they sound fantastic.
post #1234 of 1888
would this amp sound good with closed cans , as in my at ath-a900's?
post #1235 of 1888
how does one go about upgrading the pot?
post #1236 of 1888
a matched pair of CV4010's arrived from Wen audio yesterday( Wen Audio (Vacuum tubes for sale)(¦U¦¡¯uªÅºÞ) took 8 days standard shipping from Taiwan not bad), also arrived were some Herbie's teflon HAL-O dampeners which I installed at the same time as the tubes, after about 24 hours of burn-in my impressions of the 4010s are that they seem more detailed and analytical compared to the 403B's.. bass is a bit leaner to my ears too, though i havent tried to isolate the effect of the dampeners yet so keep in mind this impression combines both the tubes and the HAL-Os.

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Originally Posted by Godkin View Post
The 332 has a pretty cheap pot. If the FIGARO is anything to go by, it's probably a carbon type - 100k perhaps. Whipping that out would be a worth while upgrade.

In my opinion, the HD650s have to be driven hard. At lower volumes they can sound a bit soft and bland.
Agreed, though I am a bit weary of long term effects on my hearing when driving the HD650s hard, I try to keep these sessions short.

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how does one go about upgrading the pot?
I would be really interested in any help here as well.
post #1237 of 1888
So I neglected to mention in my posts about my impressions of my rig that I have been listening to music at a lower volume.
I cranked it up today and I heard what Zodduska is talking about, the sound of the HD650s opens up immensely..
but I couldn't possibly listen to music at this volume continuously

At a similar volume the DT880s crap out, getting their brightness and shrill back with a vengeance

Btw, I've upgraded my soundcard/DAC to an EMU 0404 and there is so much more body of sound, more detail and dynamics. Sound has improved drastically.
dAmn, the HD650's are magical.
post #1238 of 1888
What's anyones thought on the best tubes to go with AKG 701's. I have just treated myself to a pair.

I know there is a bit of love/hate with the 701/332 combo, but for all you lovers out there what do you recommend ?
post #1239 of 1888
who's the one selling their 332 on ebay? i recognise the photo used from this thread.

arrggh, if only i waited one day i would have bought it, i just ordered a brand new one from jasmine lol!
post #1240 of 1888
The effect of the HAL-O dampers on the 332 was the leaner, tighter bass. This may not be to everyone taste, but overall they have a postive influence on the sound.
post #1241 of 1888
Does anyone know what dimensions the 332 is?
post #1242 of 1888
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Does anyone know what dimensions the 332 is?
Approx 30L x 18W x 13H

Glad you jumped on the info you won't regret it. If you want to sell a couple of those mullard tubes when yours arrives give me a shout.
post #1243 of 1888
Thanks. Looks like it will fit on my desk then. (assuming your measurements are in cm )

Sure. I'm completely clueless about tubes though - I'd never even heard of them before I came here. I'm not sure how much they're worth or anything like that.
post #1244 of 1888
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Originally Posted by Godkin View Post
The effect of the HAL-O dampers on the 332 was the leaner, tighter bass. This may not be to everyone taste, but overall they have a postive influence on the sound.
Yep, that's what I found too when I experimented with positioning a bit last night. I started off with them in the center of the tubes and slid them up to the top which lessened their effect and seems to be real nice sweet spot.
post #1245 of 1888
Turned out that two of my four Svets were the cause of most/all of my problems. I have two different ones in (last two), Herbies are on (but I doubt they are helping reduce buzzing/whining), cheater plugs are off, Airport Express moved about a 8-12" farther away, foil removed. Been listening quite a bit this weekend, and even in the quietest sections of music -- or when paused -- there is no buzz or whine.

I am officially 100% happy and loving the Darkvoice 332! I better get out of Head-Fi while I can.

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Originally Posted by mchang View Post
Best-case scenario: The Herbies will fix the occasional whine (and possibly improve sound). Keep the foil. Remove the cheater plugs. Tubes are clean. Bliss.

Worst-case scenario: Herbies go back. Keep the foil. Keep cheaters. Clean tubes. Occasionally have to tap a Svet to eliminate whine. 99% near bliss.
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