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post #4711 of 6053

Grant's Fidelity web-site is a little hard to navigate, so here is the link;

 

http://psvanetube.com/wordpress/store/products/psvane-philips-holland-metal-base-replica-el34ph-quad/

post #4712 of 6053

I have a just broken in set of SED Winged C EL34s to try and a new set of PSVane TII to try.  The BHSE keeps getting closer to completion ;)

 

http://psvanetube.com/wordpress/store/products/6ca7-tii-aka-el34-quad-or-pair/

post #4713 of 6053
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Originally Posted by Bones13 View Post
 

I have a just broken in set of SED Winged C EL34s to try and a new set of PSVane TII to try.  The BHSE keeps getting closer to completion ;)

 

http://psvanetube.com/wordpress/store/products/6ca7-tii-aka-el34-quad-or-pair/


Sorry Bones, but those TII's just don't do it (you should notice a slight improvement over the SED's). If you want to take your BHSE to the next level you need to use the EL34PH (which are actually cheaper right now due to the sale they've posted).

post #4714 of 6053
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post
 

Grant's Fidelity web-site is a little hard to navigate, so here is the link;

 

http://psvanetube.com/wordpress/store/products/psvane-philips-holland-metal-base-replica-el34ph-quad/

 

Thanks.............I couldn't find it myself.

Just ordered a set.

post #4715 of 6053

I just ordered a second quad for myself -- and I don't even have an amp.  Is Golfnutz a great salesman or what?  . . . let us know how you like them

post #4716 of 6053
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post
 

I just ordered a second quad for myself -- and I don't even have an amp.  Is Golfnutz a great salesman or what?  . . . let us know how you like them


Ha!  I just hope you guys leave the re-issued Mullards in there for a bit, just so you have something to compare to. The EL34PH take about 20-30 hours to open up. Depending on the source and the recording, it really is quite the experience.

post #4717 of 6053
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post
 

I just ordered a second quad for myself -- and I don't even have an amp.  Is Golfnutz a great salesman or what?  . . . let us know how you like them

Same here.  Though, to be fair, we should also give David1961 credit.

post #4718 of 6053
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post

 
I just ordered a second quad for myself -- and I don't even have an amp.  Is Golfnutz a great salesman or what?  . . . let us know how you like them
Same here.  Though, to be fair, we should also give David1961 credit.

If it hadn't been for Golfnutz and The Attorney, I probably wouldn't have got the PH's, so thank you, but all the credit should go to those two head-fiers.
post #4719 of 6053

Ive been listening to the Psvane EL34PH's for a couple of weeks now...   Just swapped over to the Treasures- its a tough call which sounds better between the two.    

post #4720 of 6053
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Originally Posted by CorvetteGarage View Post
 

Ive been listening to the Psvane EL34PH's for a couple of weeks now...   Just swapped over to the Treasures- its a tough call which sounds better between the two.    


hmmm . . .  it couldn't be the CD Transport  .  :wink: . .  must be the cables . . . lol

post #4721 of 6053
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Originally Posted by CorvetteGarage View Post
 

Ive been listening to the Psvane EL34PH's for a couple of weeks now...   Just swapped over to the Treasures- its a tough call which sounds better between the two.    


I've swapped the Treasures a couple of time during the last 9 months, and initially each time, I would say to myself these aren't too bad. Then after 10 minutes I had to remove them. They just have so many things missing compared to the EL34PH - at least for me. I've had times when I've said to myself how is it possible to get this kind of sound of out a CD with the PH, but never with the Treasures. Actually, I sold my Treasures a couple of weeks ago. I have to think something is wrong if you feel they're that close.

post #4722 of 6053
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Originally Posted by Golfnutz View Post
 

I have to think something is wrong if you feel they're that close.

 

I have to wonder if something is wrong with your other tubes if you can hear tube-rolling in an amp with measured T.H.D. across audio spectrum of 0.004%. Or maybe the PH's are incredibly crappy tubes that somehow break the Blue Hawaii's remarkable linearity. If someone has an extra pair of PH's laying around and I could borrow them, I'd be up for publicizing the variations in frequency response and linearity between my NOS Svetlana's and the PH's.

post #4723 of 6053

I didnt say they sounded the same...

 

Both brand tube sets offer different sound signatures for sure.

 

Depending on the music and recording (and lets not forget your gear), one will be better suited.  

 

On my rig, the EL34PH's are more forward in the mids with good bass, good detail but treble is rolled off.  

 

The Treasure's are more laid back in the mids, good bass, blacker background and smooth treble.  I think soundstage is slightly wider with these too.

 

Its all subjective right???

 

 

Both tube sets are great with the BHSE.  Highly recommended.

 

 

By the way- if anyone with a BHSE wants to change flavors of the visual kind, not audible kind, I have a perfect set of Blue BHSE face panels for sale.  

 

Listed in the parts section I think-

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/707059/for-sale-headamp-blue-hawaii-se-bhse-face-plates-front-panels-blue


Edited by CorvetteGarage - 2/24/14 at 10:48am
post #4724 of 6053
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Originally Posted by dude_500 View Post
 

 

I have to wonder if something is wrong with your other tubes if you can hear tube-rolling in an amp with measured T.H.D. across audio spectrum of 0.004%. Or maybe the PH's are incredibly crappy tubes that somehow break the Blue Hawaii's remarkable linearity. If someone has an extra pair of PH's laying around and I could borrow them, I'd be up for publicizing the variations in frequency response and linearity between my NOS Svetlana's and the PH's.

If you have a BHSE then your missing out...

post #4725 of 6053
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Originally Posted by CorvetteGarage View Post
 

I didnt say they both sounded the same...

 

Both brand tube sets offer different sound signatures for sure.

 

Depending on the music and recording (and lets not forget your gear), one will be better suited.  

 

On my rig, the EL34PH's are more forward in the mids with good bass, good detail but treble is rolled off.  

 

The Treasure's are more laid back in the mids, good bass, blacker background and smooth treble.  I think soundstage is slightly wider with these too.

 

Its all subjective right???

 

 

Both tube sets are great with the BHSE.


I know Rico was joking about the transport with you, but it could be the difference (for example I found the PH soundstage wider).

 

Your right, it's subjective so unless we had a pair of BHSE beside each other to compare, I have to respect your opinion.

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