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post #31 of 448
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Originally Posted by arie123 View Post
No, on the contrary. All current Darkvoice & La Figaro models - hence including the 332C - are specifically designed for high impedance phones like your HD650. In your case, it sounds like the 332C with it's single volume control will make you more happy than the 332S.
Yeah maybe you're right, but if the 332S is much better then the Classic I will probably go for it instead and learn to use 2 knobs... I can maybe use my volume control on my computer instead and have the 332S in the same volume all the time...
post #32 of 448
Why does the 1st amp have a volume control for left and right channels separately?
post #33 of 448
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post
Why does the 1st amp have a volume control for left and right channels separately?
That's exactly what I wonder... I don't see any advantage, unless you hear less with one of your ears....
post #34 of 448
Sorry for double posting all the time Before you've posted anything I get new questions I have to get answered

Just a short question, if you buy the La Figaro 332C from Lucky Frog Audio, you get two NOS tubes with that... You get Svetlana 6S19-V and ECG 5654W. Are these good ? Is it better to buy others ? It looks like you get one of each tube, and they are different types of tubes... I don't know anything about tubes, but don't you have to pair these with exactly the same tubes ? Sorry if I'm totally wrong

As I've already asked about tubes and stuff, and I'm a rookie with tubes... When you change the tubes, do you have to replace the old tubes with tubes that are the same model ? Only change brand.... So this amp uses model 6S19-(V) as power tubes and 5654W as driver tubes ? Please enlighten me if I'm totally wrong....

EDIT: I don't know if you already know this (and if I should mention it in this thread), but there's pictures of the La Figaro 336 Classic on LuckyFrogAudio, if someone are interested...
post #35 of 448
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Originally Posted by arie123 View Post
No, on the contrary. All current Darkvoice & La Figaro models - hence including the 332C - are specifically designed for high impedance phones like your HD650. In your case, it sounds like the 332C with it's single volume control will make you more happy than the 332S.
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Originally Posted by yuking09 View Post
The old 332 uesd two SOLEN capacitor which is in the left and right channels are 30uf
The new 332 used two EC capacitor which is in the left and right channels are 40uf , the new 332 is more suitable for the low-frequency low-impedance headphones

new 3322(332s) still testing.
Also, Not to long ago I emailed yuking09 to get some more conformation asking if the 332S was better for high impedance than the 332C and he simply answered "yes"

IMO, go with the 332S and get used it's design (FYI volume selection should not be too hard because it has markings around the knobs)
post #36 of 448
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Originally Posted by Ozer View Post
That's exactly what I wonder... I don't see any advantage, unless you hear less with one of your ears....
Greater precision in L/R channel level matching which is a better way to balance a recording than employing a single stereo pot and an additional balance pot (with the SQ penalty it will bring). I much prefer dual mono control and I wish it was used more often. Many audiophiles feel some form of control WRT level and balance is a necessary thing. Not all recordings are well balanced and not everyone hears equally well with both ears...we all have a little imbalance in that fashion. Having the ability to adjust that balance is a good thing IMO.

I often find myself wishing I had a balance control on my ref rig but I also abhor adding something I know will degrade the signal quality level. The only way around that is to use dual mono volume controls of the highest quality (for ref gear) and ones good enough for budget gear. Of course this is just my take on the matter...YMMV

Peete.
post #37 of 448
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Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete View Post
Greater precision in L/R channel level matching which is a better way to balance a recording than employing a single stereo pot and an additional balance pot (with the SQ penalty it will bring). I much prefer dual mono control and I wish it was used more often. Many audiophiles feel some form of control WRT level and balance is a necessary thing. Not all recordings are well balanced and not everyone hears equally well with both ears...we all have a little imbalance in that fashion. Having the ability to adjust that balance is a good thing IMO.

I often find myself wishing I had a balance control on my ref rig but I also abhor adding something I know will degrade the signal quality level. The only way around that is to use dual mono volume controls of the highest quality (for ref gear) and ones good enough for budget gear. Of course this is just my take on the matter...YMMV

Peete.
Yeah you're probably right... But I still prefer one knob Anyhow I will decide when I get the price for the 332S...
post #38 of 448
Off topic (sort of)
on the old 332, how was the preamp turned on? do you just take out the headphones and then it goes to preamp?
post #39 of 448
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Originally Posted by gbacic View Post
Off topic (sort of)
on the old 332, how was the preamp turned on? do you just take out the headphones and then it goes to preamp?
it should work at the same time....no on off...
post #40 of 448
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Originally Posted by gbacic View Post
Off topic (sort of)
on the old 332, how was the preamp turned on? do you just take out the headphones and then it goes to preamp?
The preamp is always on, just hook up your cables and your good to go.
To be honest, I wasn't so taken with the preamp on the 332.
post #41 of 448
For those of you that wait for Lucky Audio Frog to start selling 332S...

I've asked him in an email, and he answered that if he doesn't think 332S sounds better than 332C, he won't sell it... I don't know if it should sound much better or just a little better though...
post #42 of 448
Hey guys,

so where can you order thoses amps?

Boyers seems down
post #43 of 448
Do anyone know if you get a power cord cable with the 332C ?? I doubt it, but I don't wanna buy a cable if you get one with the amp...
post #44 of 448
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Originally Posted by BigTony View Post
The preamp is always on, just hook up your cables and your good to go.
To be honest, I wasn't so taken with the preamp on the 332.
hmm, I'll just make a switch from my compass to speakers/amp if I get it.
post #45 of 448
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Originally Posted by Ozer View Post
Do anyone know if you get a power cord cable with the 332C ?? I doubt it, but I don't wanna buy a cable if you get one with the amp...
I don't know if it helps, but my Darkvoice 337 came with the power cords.

They have a strange plug on the end that I don't recognise though. Looked end on they are like =· where I presume the round connector is earth.
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