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post #751 of 1030
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

 It could be the magical equivalent to the 596.

 

yes! 

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and they're really cheap too, i got a slightly used pair for 15$ shipped off ebay, and looks like most of them have around 15-20$ for a nib pair.

post #752 of 1030

Mine were actually delivered today and they're warming up as I type.  They're bigger than I expected, almost as tall as the transformer!  

post #753 of 1030

EZ81s?  They are taller than the EZ80.

 

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Originally Posted by Thaddy View Post

Mine were actually delivered today and they're warming up as I type.  They're bigger than I expected, almost as tall as the transformer!  

post #754 of 1030

Yeah, I didn't know they were larger.  Worried me for a second before I realized the pin layouts were the same.  

post #755 of 1030

How do they sound?

post #756 of 1030

I'm noticing a bit more clarity, most notably in the upper and lower ranges.  Definitely more control in the low end, which makes listening to artists like Tool really fun, because I can follow along with every single note of the bass guitar while still being able to separate out the punchier kick drum.  Those are my initial impressions, but so far I'd say they are totally worth $40 :)

post #757 of 1030

You pretty much described my experience verbatim when switching from my GE (basically a Philips) to the RFT.  I'm glad they're working out for you!

post #758 of 1030

I've got two inexpensive preamp suggestions for WA2 owners...

 

AEG ECC88 - http://www.tubemonger.com/Russian_Mil_MINT_NOS_NIB_AEG_ECC88_Tubes_1980s_p/106.htm

Russian 6922 - http://www.tubemonger.com/MINT_NOS_Russian_6H23n_6922_E88CC_1979_Rocket_Logo_p/1184.htm

 

Both are very inexpensive and are a great alternative to some of the European options costing 4x as much.


Edited by Thaddy - 3/29/13 at 9:53pm
post #759 of 1030

the AEG's are they like a telefunken rebrand or something?

post #760 of 1030

I believe so.  Although, AEG originally started Telefunken as a joint venture, and the two later merged.  

post #761 of 1030

I have a very high opinion of NOS Russian tubes from the 1960s-1980s.  Built to very tight specs and many sound warm and wonderful.  Can't say the same about new production Russian tubes.  Many are not built to tight specs, a la Electro-Harmonix, and can sometimes sound a little bright and harsh.

post #762 of 1030

Great thread was searching for this combo all over head-fi and after one week found this kinda weird will get this for my 650 next year cannot wait.

Also if you are reading this comment is the music streamer II good for this setup really cannot spend more than the  $200 range cause shipping in India itself from moon audio is $100 :(

post #763 of 1030

seems like a decent entry level option.

 

you could also play it safe and buy an ODAC or something.

post #764 of 1030

Thanks for the reply will do some more research on the ODAC and will get it up against the MS II.

Thanks :)

post #765 of 1030
Any1 know whats the best driver tube to pair with GEC 6AS7G and beyerdynamic T1/HD800, i find bugle boys and amperex a frame 6922 a little bright. Hopefully a warmer tube thats equally as transparent and has good bass
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