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post #46 of 6597
Does this design clip as much as the previous incarnation (the Drew & Nate version)? I needed a fair amount of output more than the BUF634 would deliver, so I assume this is better in that regard, though (pardon me Nate) this is still no HA-2?

I am tempted to build one, even if I don't have any dynamic phones - just for the fun of it and, maybe, for the office. Me hate you guys - long time... if Pete would just design a DIY electrostat amp... <sigh>.
post #47 of 6597
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Originally Posted by tomb View Post
I believe cetoole has about 10 boards left after sending them to the prototype builders. I may be wrong, though. Easiest thing to do if you want one - PM "cetoole".
OK cool, thanks


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The Cerafines and BG's are great, but there's more to the new Millett Hybrid Max than good caps. You didn't say if yours has the DB's (Diamond Buffers) - that's the single biggest thing that affects the sound on a Millett, besides the tubes, of course. Even so, the Max can run the DB's at a much higher current, and sounds still better than a regular Millett with DB's. There is also more going on with cetoole's circuit around the tube and CCS. Early builders so far are reporting that every detail comes through.
Yup i have a DB board with them biased around 48mv, and im using GE 12fk6 tubes biased at ~14V.

Thanks
post #48 of 6597
Well, as I hinted at I can't afford to do one right now, I need spending money for a holiday but to make sure I don't put it off I've bought some tubes.

I figure, the tubes are pretty useless on their own so with them laying around I'll have to put them to use.

Tubes!

Probably didn't need 10 but I want spares and I can audition between GE and Westinghouse I guess and the RCA one I can err... look at.
post #49 of 6597
Geez - how are you guys finding these Millett tubes on ebay? Gewa posted a photo of a whole box he got the other day. Every time I look, there's only a single here and there.
post #50 of 6597
First time lucky for me.
post #51 of 6597
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Originally Posted by pabbi1 View Post
Does this design clip as much as the previous incarnation (the Drew & Nate version)? I needed a fair amount of output more than the BUF634 would deliver, so I assume this is better in that regard, though (pardon me Nate) this is still no HA-2?
What headphones did you have a problem with clipping? In all my experiences with the Milletts I never experienced clipping at my type of listening volumes. That said, I'm don't think any Millett based hybrid will equal the HA-2 for high-impedance headphones.

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I am tempted to build one, even if I don't have any dynamic phones - just for the fun of it and, maybe, for the office. Me hate you guys - long time...
I'm thinking that mine will end up being an office amp too. Course, I'm also having wicked thoughts of deconstructing my current black-gated Millett and moving the parts to the max board. Decisions, decisions...
post #52 of 6597
Would you guys happen to have any idea how well the Max would drive an AKG K340, and perhaps compared to the SOHA with discrete buffers (of course, no one has them yet...)? I haven't been listening to it often lately because it just sounds underpowered.
post #53 of 6597
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What headphones did you have a problem with clipping? In all my experiences with the Milletts I never experienced clipping at my type of listening volumes. That said, I'm don't think any Millett based hybrid will equal the HA-2 for high-impedance headphones.
HD600, of course... and, I am eying the PX450(?) now that I am always on the road... yes, the maxxed I had was with the Black Gates also... it was a sweet memory, but it's cousins, HA-1 and HA-2, were just too seductive with the 600s...

I talked with Pete about the clipping (and had him listen to it), where he chuckled with a 'What did you expect?', but that naught was to be done, except invest in some heavier iron & glass... good times.
post #54 of 6597
instead of Black Gates, should have used PIO capacitors. So it's not really MAX'ed, is it?
post #55 of 6597
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instead of Black Gates, should have used PIO capacitors. So it's not really MAX'ed, is it?
As has been clearly shown in the past your truth does not equal my truth. I'm sure every one has their own idea of what a "maxed" configuration of a particular amp would be.
post #56 of 6597
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Course, I'm also having wicked thoughts of deconstructing my current black-gated Millett and moving the parts to the max board. Decisions, decisions...
Ditto
post #57 of 6597
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Geez - how are you guys finding these Millett tubes on ebay? Gewa posted a photo of a whole box he got the other day. Every time I look, there's only a single here and there.
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First time lucky for me.
Sorry tomb, but I also just stumbled on them doing a long shot search on Ebay.
I still don't have them though.
I'm also still waiting on the MillettMax board.

Regards
post #58 of 6597
I have a local store that has two isles of NOS and used tubes. I plan on seeing what they have tomorrow. Hopefully they have the tubes.
post #59 of 6597
Picked up some tubes today. 12AE6/A 12FK6 and 12FM6. I picked up three different types of the 12FK6 LO, ND, and BV all made by RCA. Any idea what the difference between them is? The BV looks to be the newest of the group.
post #60 of 6597
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Picked up some tubes today. 12AE6/A 12FK6 and 12FM6. I picked up three different types of the 12FK6 LO, ND, and BV all made by RCA. Any idea what the difference between them is? The BV looks to be the newest of the group.
I don't have a clue. The only differences I'm aware of between like-designated Millett tubes are the getters - top or side, round or rectangular. I have never heard of labeled variants.
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