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After passing on the both the WA234 and WA5 monoblocks, I eventually decided to purchase the Yamamoto A-09S. And it uses the C3m. After working out a deal with the North American distributor for Yamamoto (was also buying a DAC and Preamp), I made the 11th hour decision to go with Shindo Labs.

If I return to a custom Woo, it will be the C3g drive tubes. And either the EML or Takatsuki Glass in the Power slots.

We are really brothers, I'm contacting my friends in Asia about both EAT and Takatsuki. My Japanese colleague in Osaka know a place have Takatsuki in stock, I just need a trip there to carry that baby home.
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I've actually seen Shindo Labs amps on display but have never heard one. I can't wait until you get to listen to yours so that you can report back. When do you think that you'll get to give them a listen?

 

Pitch Perfect Audio is putting the finishing touches on the new Hollywood studio. I've already visited twice but would have only been able to hear one or two items. Hopefully next week, he'll let me hear the entire Shindo line from the 300B monos on down. Along with those fantastic looking LaTour Field Coils. 

 

Of course, I'll listen to my setup there as well. Can take my gear at any time. New headphone cable arrives in two weeks, so maybe next week! Matt just moved the studio in August from 950 Harrison St, San Francisco. Did you visit the last few years he was there?

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We are really brothers, I'm contacting my friends in Asia about both EAT and Takatsuki. My Japanese colleague in Osaka know a place have Takatsuki in stock, I just need a trip there to carry that baby home.

 

I want to take my first trip to Japan in the Spring, schedule permitting. Maybe I can bring back some audio goodness.

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Did you visit the last few years he was there?

Yes I did. I bought my Leben CS-300XS and CS-600 from Matt--a Gentleman most perfect in every sense of the word. I will miss his Northern California Showroom as well as his warm personality.

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Yes I did. I bought my Leben CS-300XS and CS-600 from Matt--a Gentleman most perfect in every sense of the word. I will miss his Northern California Showroom as well as his warm personality.

 

Though, I didn't know you sourced your Leben gear from Matt, :wink_face: I knew you happened by that showroom at some point. What were you able to listen to when there? You might have to make a Day Trip - hang out with the SoCal contingent and visit Matt while you're here!

 

Gonna tell him you said "Hello..."

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Though, I didn't know you sourced your Leben gear from Matt, :wink_face: I knew you happened by that showroom at some point. What were you able to listen to when there? You might have to make a Day Trip - hang out with the SoCal contingent and visit Matt while you're here!

 

Gonna tell him you said "Hello..."

 

I auditioned the Leben RS-30EQ phono preamplifier. I brought along some vinyl LPs of mine and we listened one afternoon. Just the two of us along with a whole lot of Shindo Labs amps looking on. He actually hand-delivered the CS-600 to my doorstep.

 

Yes, please say hello to Matt for me and give him my regards.

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I auditioned the Leben RS-30EQ phono preamplifier. I brought along some vinyl LPs of mine and we listened one afternoon. Just the two of us along with a whole lot of Shindo Labs amps looking on. He actually hand-delivered the CS-600 to my doorstep.

 

Yes, please say hello to Matt for me and give him my regards.

 

I will indeed. He won't be surprised by what a close-knit group we head-fiers are. The only reservations I have about my kit is that it's voiced for the magic of efficient speakers. Unsure how my experiment with cans are going to play out. 

 

But I like adventure! 

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just got my 5998 pairs i bought!

 

omg they're like absolutely new with perfectly clean labels and glass, etc.

 

 

 

tempted to buy more, but need to save money for WA22 + other tubes and also re-buy RS1i. they're like $120 a pair!!


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 9/27/13 at 9:58pm
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

just got my 5998 pairs i bought!

 

omg they're like absolutely new with perfectly clean labels and glass, etc.

 

 

 

 

Very nice!  This coming from a 5998 guy..!  5998 envy ...!! ... only over-ridden by GECs!!! 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

just got my 5998 pairs i bought!

 

omg they're like absolutely new with perfectly clean labels and glass, etc.

 

 

 

tempted to buy more, but need to save money for WA22 + other tubes and also re-buy RS1i. they're like $120 a pair!!

 

Rock on.  Sounds like you might be ready for the WE421s... 

:biggrin: 

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Rock on.  Sounds like you might be ready for the WE421s... 

:biggrin: 

 

 

i am, if they are actually better than 5998...

post #27537 of 39044
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i am, if they are actually better than 5998...

 

I have both for my WA22 and I don't find that one over the other makes a huge difference.  I'm sure there are those out there who would consider me a Philistine for even suggesting that the WE421s are not the bee's knees, but I don't hear much difference.  I think that the drivers and rectifiers make a much bigger impact on the SQ than the power tubes, but YMMV.

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Dubstep Girl, they look just like :tongue_smile:candy!

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I have both for my WA22 and I don't find that one over the other makes a huge difference.  I'm sure there are those out there who would consider me a Philistine for even suggesting that the WE421s are not the bee's knees, but I don't hear much difference.  I think that the drivers and rectifiers make a much bigger impact on the SQ than the power tubes, but YMMV.

 

depends on the amp's design.

 

on the WA2, the power tube makes the biggest difference.

 

and so u can't tell that the  WE 421a are better or not?

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

depends on the amp's design.

 

on the WA2, the power tube makes the biggest difference.

 

and so u can't tell that the  WE 421a are better or not?

 

They are a bit better, but they aren't $250 better, imho.

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