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Thank you for your suggestion arnaud, but I've heard the 007mk1's along with my 009's driven by the BHSE, and with the majority of the songs I listened to, I much preferred the 009's.

Not only that, but I find my 009's are a lot more comfortable, and to put the icing on the cake, my 009's to me are much better looking than the 007's, in fact since adding the 3M carbon fibre sheeting, I think my 009's are one of the best looking headphones I've ever seen.

I'm also very happy with what I'm hearing from my LCD-XC's, and I think they are also very nice looking headphones, so I'll not be getting any 007mk1's or mk2's.

 

 

 

 

Yes, I'm at it again, here are some more photos of my 009's, some by it's self, one with the BHSE, and another with my LCD-XC.

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

Sorry, but it was dull outside.

 

 

 

 

I saw your work on the LCD-XC thread, fantastic stuff!  I agree about the carbon finish, it finishes the 009's off nicely. 

post #4592 of 5997

My second set of PH's will be arriving in the next few days, so I'll be able to report on how they compare to the original batch.

 

I did try living with the JJs for a while, and the Treasures were better, but neither gave me what the PH's did, in areas that really matter to me.

And I did trawl the Internet for a while for some NOS xf2's etc, but all I could find were individual unmatched examples at $250+ per tube. Just too hard.

 

Before placing the order with GF, I did have a brief email conversation with Rachel, and here's something to be aware of: GF sell "Grade A" versions of various tubes, where GF independently do extra testing and more thorough 5-way matching - for which you pay a premium. But the PH's are not one of the models that get this Grade A treatment. Instead the PH's are factory tested and matched based on GF's quality requirements, and Rachel told me that she was confident that the factory was following those standards now. I'd have preferred the Grade A option, but we'll see.

 

I imagine that GF's Psvane factory visit started with a lecture entitled "What is Quality Control and why is it important?" :o)

post #4593 of 5997

from what i've heard from companies 'over there'....some products are "good enough for some customers"

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post #4594 of 5997

Great photos Dave  :beerchug:

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It will be interesting to hear if there's an improvement in SQ from using the EL34PH, but for me, unless the SQ difference is huge, the only way to tell if there's any difference between using the EL34PH and another quad of EL34's, which in my case is the SED's, is by using two BHSE's.
I'm sure those that hear better SQ with the EL34PH, do so, but I need to hear for myself because I got some tube dampers after reading good reviews about them, and ever though I have those dampers on my BHSE, to my hearing I can't hear any difference between using them and not.


My experience has been that the change sounds more like a source upgrade than a change to the amp itself. With the source you have, it should be interesting to see if you have the same reaction.

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My experience has been that the change sounds more like a source upgrade than a change to the amp itself. With the source you have, it should be interesting to see if you have the same reaction.

If that's the case, then I feel the EL34PH will have to be very special to help make my source sound better, than it already is.
I'm not sure they will, but even if they don't, I'm still happy I ordered them because IMO it's good to have more than one quad of tubes.
post #4597 of 5997
Really nice headband mod!

is it tailor made?
post #4598 of 5997
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Really nice headband mod!

is it tailor made?

I've written several posts explaining how I did both headbands, which are virtually the same.
In those posts there are also photos showing what I did and used.
In me doing those headbands, I found it very easy, however I didn't rush and did things very carefully.
post #4599 of 5997
I've been told by a head-fier I know that has the EL34PH's, that when it came to inserting them, they were awkward because of the size of the pins.
Because of that, has anyone that also has those tubes tried sanding the pins down ? and if so was it safe to do that.
The other thing is, has anyone noticed that's recently got the EL34PH's, whether the size of those pins have been sorted out.
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I've written several posts explaining how I did both headbands, which are virtually the same.
In those posts there are also photos showing what I did and used.
In me doing those headbands, I found it very easy, however I didn't rush and did things very carefully.

This looks really nice and eliminates the only thing i hate about the 009.

Some time ago i had the idea to use the headband from a audeze lcd3/2 which is available as spare part.

I have an Ultrasone ED10 too and with this one its vice versa, the only thing i like about it is the headband and how comfortable it fit.

The lower part of the lcd´s headband looks similar to the 009 attachment.

I think i will order the headband and give it a try


Edited by karlgerman - 1/20/14 at 7:53am
post #4601 of 5997
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This looks really nice and eliminates the only thing i hate about the 009.
Some time ago i had the idea to use the headband from a audeze lcd3/2 which is available as spare part.
I have an Ultrasone ED10 and with this one its vice versa, the only thing i like about it is the headband and how comfortable it fit.
The lower part of the lcd´s headband looks similar to the 009 attachment.
I think i will order the headband and give it a try

In doing what I did with my 009's, I was taking a bit of a rick, because I've read somewhere that the original headband was designed that way to give a certain amount of pressure around the ears, and in having the right amount of pressure, it's supposed to give the best possible SQ, so I'm pleased that I got more or less the same pressure.
I've also compared my 009's with head-fier IanG's 009's that has the original headband, and we both found there was no difference in SQ.
post #4602 of 5997
Finishing the panel inspection today

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post #4603 of 5997
Blue, the color of hope, or what is green already? wink.gif
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Finishing the panel inspection today


Cool chassis fan! wink.gif
post #4605 of 5997

It's reflective of the quality of HeadAmp products...

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