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post #211 of 428
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
I do as of today at 11:00am.

I dont understand your comment? The 5998 and 6080 are high output tubes. The only potentially higher output tube is the 6528. The 6528 is an ultra high output tube usually used for speaker amps. The 6528 works in my Supra because of the large surface area of the chassis, more robust power supply and fan cooling. The 6528 just draws to much current and produces to much heat in the little PPX3 chassis.
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
I prefer the 6sn7/7n7 for gain with this tube. .
I am sorry I read this wrong? I thought I read 6SN7 for gain and 7N7 for the output stage again I am sorry Earl!

I think my new amp has the 6528 in it now at siglepower and Mikhail said the soundstage is Huge The bad news is he wants to let it burn in untill next Monday. Man thats along time.
post #212 of 428
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Originally Posted by Rob N View Post
How much do the blackgate output caps cost?
I could be wrong, so definitely check with Mikhail, but I think it's another $400.
post #213 of 428
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
I find the 5998's to be a great tube to use with the senns. That is what I have in my Platinum now. I prefer the 6sn7/7n7 for gain with this tube. The stock Extreme sounds great with this tube combo too .... using 580/595's. I like the 2c51 best when I use 6080's.
The other options he suggested for the future were the ECC1 adapter with 6414, 12AT7 type, 12AV7, or 5965. Any input you can provide on how these tubes are sonically different sounding from the 5998 (with the 6sn7) that I am starting with, would be appreciated.
post #214 of 428
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Originally Posted by markmaxx View Post
My Ballanced Extream should be here this week I hope to sit back and enjoy too.
Does anyone know the base price of the Extreme Balanced?
post #215 of 428
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
I had a wonderful day ....

A horrible meeting I had been dreading went fine.

I came home and the Extreme was sitting there.

Behind the Extreme were the gold pin 2c51's I ordered on Friday.

My wife called to say the property we have for sale in Florida suddenly has not one .... but two serious buyers.

Tonight is the National Championship game.

GO BUCKS!!!
Forget that last line .... we got killed. I am still in a good mood though. Extreme's make you really happy.
post #216 of 428
So does anyone know what Black Gates are used for the decoupling cap on the amp?

Sorry Early for the loss, but you can always work out with one Extreme on each arm to get rid of the frustration.
post #217 of 428
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Originally Posted by The Monkey View Post
Does anyone know the base price of the Extreme Balanced?
I don't know because.

My amp is a Supra first and with a flip of a switch it becomes an extreme with a diffrent transformer and curcit to run the high output tubes.
post #218 of 428
You should have it set up with a remote so you wouldn't have to flip a switch. That way you could go back and forth really quick for an even more exciting musical experience. :^)
post #219 of 428
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
You should have it set up with a remote so you wouldn't have to flip a switch. That way you could go back and forth really quick for an even more exciting musical experience. :^)
In my amp, to switch voltages you need to power down the amp. The wide differences in voltage will give some nasty and potentially damaging pops if you dont .... and this is going to or from 425 volts and 300 volts, respectively. The Extreme's output stage only runs at 150 volts so this issue will be even more pronounced. I know he could figure out a way to suppress the spikes, but along with a remote, I think this would add more complexity and cost than I would want .... just for the benefit of rapid switching. Of course, the remote would likely do volume or source switching too so maybe someone will try this someday. This is definitely an interesting suggestion, jamato8.
post #220 of 428
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Originally Posted by 909 View Post
2 Extremes

A matched paired for the extreme SP tube roller.
"Éxtreme Earl" (note the diacritic sign). Hmm - it does have a certain ring to it I am sorry Earl, but with all those SP amps of yours, this name will stick.

PS. I've put some ideas toghether for a Singlepower Tube Adaptor Reference thread. I'll PM you soon.
post #221 of 428
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
In my amp, to switch voltages you need to power down the amp. The wide differences in voltage will give some nasty and potentially damaging pops if you dont .... and this is going to or from 425 volts and 300 volts, respectively. The Extreme's output stage only runs at 150 volts so this issue will be even more pronounced. I know he could figure out a way to suppress the spikes, but along with a remote, I think this would add more complexity and cost than I would want .... just for the benefit of rapid switching. Of course, the remote would likely do volume or source switching too so maybe someone will try this someday. This is definitely an interesting suggestion, jamato8.
I definatly don't want to add to the expence I am in the big boy toys price range, with the source and new amp.

I have good headphones HD 650 soon to be ballanced and Headfiled K340s already Ballanced.

If I do anything else it will be an amp for headphones and speakers (Mikhail said is not far off). I would like a nice 2 chanel systen for my bed room when my wife is not home.)
post #222 of 428
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Anybody else get their amps yet?
post #223 of 428
We want impressions

Anyone else have their amp yet?
post #224 of 428
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Originally Posted by PFKMan23 View Post
We want impressions

Anyone else have their amp yet?
I got my PPX3 Slam, does anyone want to hear about that?

*crickets*

*tumbleweed blows by*

*more crickets*

post #225 of 428
Earl, I have one coming (placed my order about 3 weeks ago) and will report as soon as I get it. I don't have the date when he's going to send it as I haven't been bugging Mikhail. I figured he'll send it when it's ready. I just have to repeat: "I am calm, I am calm..." :-)

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Anybody else get their amps yet?
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