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post #1096 of 1381

LOL. You were using the Vaics/AVVTs all this time and didn't say anything about it? The KR PX4 seriously kicks ass (but that depends upon the sound you want too).

post #1097 of 1381

I'd also replace the ECC35 with the ECC32 unless you need the extra gain for something like the HE-6 or K1000

 

Edit- but whatever works for you.  I just prefer 6SN7 type tubes to 6SL7 types in the BA.


Edited by Radio_head - 9/9/12 at 10:26am
post #1098 of 1381

The ECC32 is quite unobtanium though. Nevermind, found a source.


Edited by purrin - 9/9/12 at 10:26am
post #1099 of 1381

Brendan at tube world has them occasionally, especially if you're looking for singles.

post #1100 of 1381
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

LOL. You were using the Vaics/AVVTs all this time and didn't say anything about it? The KR PX4 seriously kicks ass (but that depends upon the sound you want too).

The Vaics are slightly thicker and more tuby whereas the PX4s have better resolution and a cleaner presentation.

I think Craig has designed the BA around the KR PX4s.

post #1101 of 1381

I know Craig feels the KR PX4 is the best production DHT for the BA. He likes high-resolution and clean. Most people do want a more tubey sound, so they get disappointed upon hearing the EC stuff.

 

Make sure you set your voltage on the PX4 to 4 volts. I myself have forgetton to do this many times switching between 300Bs and PX4/25s; and therefore have probably shortened the life of my 4 volt DHTs by about 1000 hours.

post #1102 of 1381

Craig also strongly recommends the 6F8Gs.

Have ordered a Ken Rad & a Raytheon.

Let's see how they hold up.

BTW, all listening was with HD800s, PS1000s & HP1000s.

My LCD-3s are still under repair  mad.gif

post #1103 of 1381

Huh? Your LCD3s broke? That sucks. Where they the original non-RMA'd versions?

post #1104 of 1381

The right side driver kept cutting off.

post #1105 of 1381

Just realized that that was my 500th post!

Wow!

It has been a wonderful, albeit expensive, journey smile.gif

post #1106 of 1381
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

I know Craig feels the KR PX4 is the best production DHT for the BA. He likes high-resolution and clean. Most people do want a more tubey sound, so they get disappointed upon hearing the EC stuff.

 

Make sure you set your voltage on the PX4 to 4 volts. I myself have forgetton to do this many times switching between 300Bs and PX4/25s; and therefore have probably shortened the life of my 4 volt DHTs by about 1000 hours.

For those who'd like a more tuby sound, the EATs are a better choice than the Vaics, IME,

Yes, I always ensure that the knob is set to PX4 and voltage at 4V before I switch on.

post #1107 of 1381
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

LOL. You were using the Vaics/AVVTs all this time and didn't say anything about it? The KR PX4 seriously kicks ass (but that depends upon the sound you want too).

And EATs as well wink_face.gif

post #1108 of 1381

My reference tubes are the AVVT AV300B SL C37 Ennemoser design.

post #1109 of 1381

Does anyone know if there's a Bay Area HFer with a BA?  Would like to give it another listen.

post #1110 of 1381

Random post, but I was getting a bit of hum out of the one speaker using the BA as my preamp.  Nothing was audible through my headphones though.  I finally was able to reconfigure my rack so the BA psu was abt 3' away from the BA and wouldn't you know it, humm be gone.   The BA as preamp is easily the quietest tubed preamp I've ever heard.  This thing is completely stellar as both a preamp and headphone amp.  I'm using it balanced to a First Watt J2 for my speaker set-up to some Gallo Stradas.  Nice, nice!!

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