Originally Posted by SpudHarris
My name is Nigel (spud) and I'm.........a...........recovering addict.
I may well sell off the PB2/Fi-Quest/P4 and quit rolling for good.........
I hear you Nigel! I managed to go about 16 days without rolling, prior to ordering and receiving the LME49990s, recently - and they are so nice (with HA5002s in the PB2), I'm thinking I can ignore my other op-amps forever (maybe)! But seriously, they sound so much better than my next favorite combination, across multiple genres of music, I'm feeling content to stop experimenting.
Unlike you, my obsession is not facilitated by an ability to solder SOIC packages to DIP 8 adapters!
Now, please point me to a link where you've compared the Tomahawk and SR-71B to the PB2! Or send me a quick PM!
Finding people who have direct experience with both the the SR-71B and the PB2 is next to impossible. I've heard that Ray Samuels covers his op-amps with paint to protect his designs, and I can respect that, but I'm curious what you're hearing - I'm thinking he must be using something other than neutral-sounding op-amps like AD797s (Meir Concerto and Classic) or OPA1611s (Meier Stepdance) - going by reviews which say that the SR-71B has the RSA "house sound" - warm, not neutral.