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post #316 of 329

WE396A D getter

I've been watching this thread for some time and finally bought a Paradisea 3. It's still in the burnin stage, but I'm delighted with the sound.

I had a WE396A from the 50s which I installed immediately. It is a square getter style, however and I'd like to try the D getter as recommended by members and the manufacturer. Very hard to find, however. I have found a potential seller that says he has one with square back and sides and rounded corners on the front, but it's not a distinct D shape. Is this what I'm looking for"?

i'm very new to tube rolling. I remember going to the hardware store with my dad to test the tubes from the tv and his fisher hi-fi gear, but we'd just buy replacements off the shelf. This swapping of tubes and op-amps for a particular sound is new to me. The fisher had a tone knob for that

eversharp
post #317 of 329
Well, I had my stocks checked and they appears to be squared and not "D" in shape. That include the JW WE396A currently installed in my Havana.

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Originally Posted by eversharp View Post
I've been watching this thread for some time and finally bought a Paradisea 3. It's still in the burnin stage, but I'm delighted with the sound.

I had a WE396A from the 50s which I installed immediately. It is a square getter style, however and I'd like to try the D getter as recommended by members and the manufacturer. Very hard to find, however. I have found a potential seller that says he has one with square back and sides and rounded corners on the front, but it's not a distinct D shape. Is this what I'm looking for"?

i'm very new to tube rolling. I remember going to the hardware store with my dad to test the tubes from the tv and his fisher hi-fi gear, but we'd just buy replacements off the shelf. This swapping of tubes and op-amps for a particular sound is new to me. The fisher had a tone knob for that

eversharp
post #318 of 329

Paradisea shipping with power cable now

Reading this page again regarding power cables, my Paradisea 3 shipped about three weeks ago and it DID include a pretty nice looking power cable. I haven't used it as I bought a zu birth in anticipation of receiving the DAC.

eversharp
post #319 of 329
Guys, are there much difference in sound quality b/w the Paradisea + vs. 3? Has anyone compared the Paradisea DAC to Headamp Pico DAC? I'm looking for a DAC for work and want some inputs. Sorry, no time to read the entire thread.
post #320 of 329
Is there a difference between OPA2228 and OPA2228p?
post #321 of 329
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
Guys, are there much difference in sound quality b/w the Paradisea + vs. 3? Has anyone compared the Paradisea DAC to Headamp Pico DAC? I'm looking for a DAC for work and want some inputs. Sorry, no time to read the entire thread.
From what I've heard, there is very little to no sound quality difference between the + and the 3. I believe that the Paradisea 3 only has a different PCB layout and different caps; I remember that one person who did compare them found no difference.

Maus, I'm not really sure what the difference between the OPA2228 and OPA2228P is, but I've been using the P for quite a while now and I really enjoy the sound sig - maybe s1rrah would know.
post #322 of 329
Quote:
Originally Posted by Effusion View Post
From what I've heard, there is very little to no sound quality difference between the + and the 3. I believe that the Paradisea 3 only has a different PCB layout and different caps; I remember that one person who did compare them found no difference.

Maus, I'm not really sure what the difference between the OPA2228 and OPA2228P is, but I've been using the P for quite a while now and I really enjoy the sound sig - maybe s1rrah would know.
Thanks for the reply!
post #323 of 329

Are you guys still enjoying your Paradisea's or have you already replaced it? If so, I would like to know why and with what :)

 

I am currently thinking of trying out the "cheapish" Musiland 02 as I could use it for high res flac files.

 

 

 

post #324 of 329
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by smuh View Post

Are you guys still enjoying your Paradisea's or have you already replaced it? If so, I would like to know why and with what :)

 

I am currently thinking of trying out the "cheapish" Musiland 02 as I could use it for high res flac files.

 

 

 


My local head-fi friend, Ken (aka Orcin) got his Paradesea+ quite a bit back (couple years ago?) and is still enjoying it with his Woo 6 SE. Last I heard, he wasn't planning on changing DACs so maybe he'll chime in.

 

Otherwise, I tried a Musiland DAC before the Paradesea but found it too "digital" sounding, real sharp edged sound, not necessarily bad but just not a good match for my ear and/or my cans.

 

Good look, though.

 

j.

 

post #325 of 329

I have a paradisea at work and a havana at home - no plans on changing anything.  I might roll a few tubes now and again, but I am really happy with MHDT products.  The havana is mostly speaker duty for 2 channel and the work rig is headphones

 

Im not even sure whats an upgrade from here any more and I dont really care.

post #326 of 329

Sorry for bump it up. I'm consider to get Paradisea 3 for my ATH cans and Yamamoto HA02. Anyone have experience with it ? Thanks

post #327 of 329
Thread Starter 

the Paradisea DAC (all versions) is an extraordinary DAC. You will not be disappointed. I had a Paradisea 2 for about a year, loved it. I eventually upgraded to a Havana DAC (from the same company/designer) ...

 

Give it a shot ... it will sell easy if you don't personally like it.

post #328 of 329
post #329 of 329

Hey,

 

Just got my Paradisea yesterday and I am just starting to listen to it. I have been using a Peter Daniels USB NOS DAC with the TDA1543, passive output. So far I am really happy with this Paradisea. My initial impressions are that these 2 DACS are nothing alike. I'll have to do some serious comparisons in the near future when I get my USB to Coaxial converter for my computer but right now I am just enjoying my new toy!

 

I was wondering if anyone has tried a 5894 tube yet? It is listed as being compatible with this DAC and it has a completely different plate structure then any of the other equivalents that I have used before in My Grant Fidelity DAC-09. They aren't expensive at all so I ordered a Philips tube for $6 but there are Amperex tubes available for $10. I figure its worth trying but I wouldn't want to inadvertently damage that DAC from using this tube that looks a bit strange. Just want to check that I am right about this tube. Here is a link.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1-AMPEREX-JAN-CEP-5894-GOLD-PIN-VACUUM-TUBE-MADE-IN-THE-U-S-A-GUARANTEED-GOOD-/181178973758?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2a2f1bbe3e&_uhb=1


Edited by AmCan - 9/6/13 at 5:30pm
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