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post #106 of 2542
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Originally Posted by igotyofire View Post
will i be able to notice this difference if the difference to me between amped & unamped are subtle...granted i can hear the difference, but mostly between base with the stock tube...

if i upgrade the tube will i get a noticeable difference in sound i guess is what im asking
I did with several tubes. The Phillips JAN 6922 mentioned is my 3rd best sounding tube, so far. The best by far is a Siemens E88CC/6922 branded as an RCA. I had to tweak the pots to get it right, but it is unbelievably spacious with deep bass and precise mids and crystal highs. I have others on the way, but I doubt any of them will beat the awesome RCA.

If you get a good replacement tube (6922, E88CC by Telefunken, Siemens, Philips, Mullard, et.al.) and you can't tell a difference from the stock tube, I wouldn't buy any more expensive audio gear, as you might never be able to discern the differences in great sounding music. My wife can't tell any difference between the TV and my surround sound system or a car radio and my SRH440s.
post #107 of 2542
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Originally Posted by Judge Buff View Post
I did with several tubes. The Phillips JAN 6922 mentioned is my 3rd best sounding tube, so far. The best by far is a Siemens E88CC/6922 branded as an RCA. I had to tweak the pots to get it right, but it is unbelievably spacious with deep bass and precise mids and crystal highs. I have others on the way, but I doubt any of them will beat the awesome RCA.

If you get a good replacement tube (6922, E88CC by Telefunken, Siemens, Philips, Mullard, et.al.) and you can't tell a difference from the stock tube, I wouldn't buy any more expensive audio gear, as you might never be able to discern the differences in great sounding music. My wife can't tell any difference between the TV and my surround sound system or a car radio and my SRH440s.
thanks for the quick response, im not sure what pots are tho. Are those the legs that plug into the socket?...i want some relatively plug in play, i dont want to break anything if its an obvious adjustment of those legs and they bend easy then i wouldn't mind trying it. hopefully others will chime in on the fav tube so far
post #108 of 2542
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Originally Posted by wallace View Post
Maxed out the yellow pots,no diff,walkman still sounds better with out it.
I guess it's back to having the coolest paper weight on the block.
Mine shipped in late October, and when it showed up it didn't work properly -- in fact I got no sound besides a buzzy whine. I let the seller know, and they got back to me right away that there was a known issue with some of the power supplies they were shipping. They sent me a new power supply right away ('course, it took two weeks to show up). Now it works great, and I'm quite pleased all around.
post #109 of 2542
It will change the tube sound but won't magnify it.
post #110 of 2542
The pots mentioned are the two little yellow things between the volume pot and the tube. I haven't got around to tweeking them yet.
post #111 of 2542
What do the yellow pots adjust? Gain? If so, would lowering the gain too much cause oscillation like it will in opamp based amps like the CMoy (given that one uses an opamp which is prone to oscillation)?
post #112 of 2542
Damm you head-fi ! I just bid and won one of the amps for $37 + shipping and I really did not need this.

Also bought a once tested Sylvania 6DJ8 tube to try out. - 6DJ8 X1 JAN SYLVANIA TUBE AMP APLIFIER TESTED - eBay (item 380167228242 end time Nov-25-09 03:36:22 PST)

Hopefully I will enjoy these with the HD650.

I always wanted a tube amp for the HD650 but could not because of the high prices of tube amps & the fact that my dad makes home amps and I thought it would be rude to use something other than his amps. But this one is too cheap to pass the chance not to use it.
post #113 of 2542
I'm really having a debacle. It's either get this amp for under 50 bucks or save up and get a LDMKII or DarkVoice 336i/SE.
post #114 of 2542
I say get this amp for cheap and then have some fun rolling the tubes. Find out which tubes sound best and then get a much better tube amp than the LDMKII next year.
post #115 of 2542
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Originally Posted by Mannevond View Post
What do the yellow pots adjust? Gain? If so, would lowering the gain too much cause oscillation like it will in opamp based amps like the CMoy (given that one uses an opamp which is prone to oscillation)?
is that what he means by tweeking? looks like a philips screw driver fits in the yellow tops, just turn them to adjust...what is the left and right one for when facing the front of the device?
post #116 of 2542
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Originally Posted by brendon View Post
I always wanted a tube amp for the HD650 but could not because of the high prices of tube amps & the fact that my dad makes home amps and I thought it would be rude to use something other than his amps. But this one is too cheap to pass the chance not to use it.
So now you use not just other amp than his, but a cheap one! Even more rude!


post #117 of 2542
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Originally Posted by igotyofire View Post
is that what he means by tweeking? looks like a philips screw driver fits in the yellow tops, just turn them to adjust...what is the left and right one for when facing the front of the device?
"Tweaking" is making small adjustments. I only had to turn each pot ~10 degrees. I think the right pot is the heater current and the left is overall gain. Only adjust one at a time and know where the original position was for each.

When I turned the right pot about 10 degrees counter clockwise, my right channel got louder and smoothed out. The left pot made the music louder when I turned it about 10 degrees clockwise. I didn't use a screwdriver. I used a decent pair of needle nose pliers while I was listening to the amp. I was very, very careful not to touch anything but the wheels when I was tweaking the pots.
post #118 of 2542
It's crazy how these babies are flying off the shelves.
So far 6 listing snipes have failed.
post #119 of 2542
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Originally Posted by weibby View Post
It's crazy how these babies are flying off the shelves.
So far 6 listing snipes have failed.
supply & demand........bid higher
post #120 of 2542
There shouldn't be an overall gain pot (if it is, it's just volume, not true gain as tubes have set gain). Most likely, it's a bias trimpot.
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