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post #871 of 1887
So.. since the bada can't be reliable, how does the 332 then compare to the doge? anyone know? which is better for the k701?
post #872 of 1887
Sorry, can't directly compare, but perhaps the DOGE would be the better partner with the K701s. If I remember right, the DOGE has a impedance selector switch - 60, 300 and 600 ohms. The K701s are around 60 ohms, so perfect combo.

The 332 doesn't work at its best with lower impedance cans like GRADOs and K701s. It can sound harsh and rather forced. Now, if you had SENNHEISER HD580s, 600s, 650s or BEYERs DT880s then I'd say GO for the 332. It's simply the BEST with these cans.
post #873 of 1887
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Sorry, can't directly compare, but perhaps the DOGE would be the better partner with the K701s. If I remember right, the DOGE has a impedance selector switch - 60, 300 and 600 ohms. The K701s are around 60 ohms, so perfect combo.

The 332 doesn't work at its best with lower impedance cans like GRADOs and K701s. It can sound harsh and rather forced. Now, if you had SENNHEISER HD580s, 600s, 650s or BEYERs DT880s then I'd say GO for the 332. It's simply the BEST with these cans.
I don't know about Grados, but I think the 332 does a pretty good job driving the K701, and it certainly doesn't sound harsh or forced to me. That doesn't necessarily mean that it's the optimal amp for the K701 though.
post #874 of 1887
I'm glad to hear jasmine is doing a good check before they ship the amps out. I'm sure the delay will be worth it
post #875 of 1887
Anybody try the DV 332 with Ultrasones?
post #876 of 1887
I've had the 332 for a few weeks now and what has most amazed me is how good it is as a pre-amplifier. Sound through my speakers now has a lovely liquidity. The only drawback is a low hum that you hear between songs. Can anyone recommend a tube combination that will overcome this?
post #877 of 1887
If you like that "liquidity" to your sound, the best choices would be something like the SVETLANA 6S19Ps with the MULLARD EF95s or the better spec M8100s and CV4010s. The TUNG-SOL 6AK5Ws are also a great sounding tube as are the RAYTHEON CK5654s.
post #878 of 1887

Try this...

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Originally Posted by dhammavijaya View Post
I've had the 332 for a few weeks now and what has most amazed me is how good it is as a pre-amplifier. Sound through my speakers now has a lovely liquidity. The only drawback is a low hum that you hear between songs. Can anyone recommend a tube combination that will overcome this?
Try using a 2 prong plug adapter on either your amp, or CDP/DAC, instead of the 3 prong plug - I'll bet your "low hum" will disappear.
post #879 of 1887
I have Ulyanovsks and Mullards, but I don't really understand the post about 2 or 3 prongs. Is that a US thing? I'm in the UK.
post #880 of 1887
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Originally Posted by dhammavijaya View Post
I've had the 332 for a few weeks now and what has most amazed me is how good it is as a pre-amplifier. Sound through my speakers now has a lovely liquidity. The only drawback is a low hum that you hear between songs. Can anyone recommend a tube combination that will overcome this?
How did you get the pre-amp signal out?
post #881 of 1887
Through the RCA pre-amp out sockets.
post #882 of 1887
Through the out sockets?
post #883 of 1887

Oh...

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I have Ulyanovsks and Mullards, but I don't really understand the post about 2 or 3 prongs. Is that a US thing? I'm in the UK.
Yes... I didn't notice you were in the UK, before I responded.

Not sure how you would eliminate a "ground loop." Perhaps Godkin will know.
post #884 of 1887
I've had my DV332 for about five months, and have tried and enjoyed almost every tube combination before settling on WE 403-As outboard of a pair of Svetlana 6S19 Ps. Pure sonic bliss every night for two months, then I noticed a pair of Ericsson 403Bs/5591s on eBay with no bids. I had these tubes on hand for three or four days before deciding to give'em a try one night. A slight hum for about ninety minutes, but OMG.

My search is over.

Lots of tubes gave me great tone, some gave that AND good staging/presence...but NOTHING did what these Swedes are doing. They even removed 90% of the Senn veil!

If you ever lay eyes on another pair, snatch'em quick. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
post #885 of 1887
I can't seem to get rid of a really annoying buzzing noise in my 332. It never dies down & its very annoying. Happens with ALL tubes Any ideas?
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