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Just out of curiosity, anyone using their La Figaro 332s/c with the 600ohm DT880s? If so, is this a good match? Or would I be better off getting the 250 ohm version?

332C can drive 600 ohm ,but it's better to run 250 ohm.


 

 

Yuking,
 

Is this because the amp was designed around the 300 ohm Sennheiser HD650s?

post #392 of 444

I'm really confused about this whole Darkvoice/La Figaro thing.  Is it the same company making the amps under different brand names? in that case, is the 332c just an improved version of the DV332?  How does the 332c do with grados? and lastly, what the difference between the 230v and the 110v versions? 

nevermind. found the answers to my questions


Edited by Thecoolguy - 12/11/10 at 3:37pm
post #393 of 444

quick question, Are these amps balanced? I see what appears to be an XLR connector on the front...

post #394 of 444
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Originally Posted by Mullet View Post

Just out of curiosity, anyone using their La Figaro 332s/c with the 600ohm DT880s? If so, is this a good match? Or would I be better off getting the 250 ohm version?

332C can drive 600 ohm ,but it's better to run 250 ohm.


 

 

Yuking,
 

Is this because the amp was designed around the 300 ohm Sennheiser HD650s?


Yuking or anyone else... I understand that it can drive 600ohms, but why is it better to run 250ohm headphones with the 332C? Help me make the best choice regarding picking up the DT880 250 vs 600ohms...

post #395 of 444

Hey guy's so what tubes have people been using with the 332S? I finally got mine hooked up and it seems like all of my supported tubes have a buzzing.

post #396 of 444

I am running mullard cv850 with no problem previously ran ge five star 6ak5w again no problem I did get a buzz with a 403b but it was only one of the pair so a dud tube rather than a compatibility issue

It is my understanding that ef95 cv850 6j1 6ak5 403a cv4010 are all designations of the same tube and they should all run in the 332s without a problem

 

post #397 of 444
I'm running several sets of tubes -- Western Electric 403Bs, Tung Sol 6AK5s, RCA 5654s, Mullard CV4010s, and LM Ericsson 403Bs. The only tubes that had a buzz were the Tung Sols and Ericssons. With about 10 or so hours the buzz completely went away. This is with a 332C though.

One observaton that I've made with the 332C is that different tubes don't really make much of a difference in sound. I mean there are slight differences, but not significant differences. I recently built a CTH and I'm noticing that tubes really make a difference in that amp compared to the 332C.
post #398 of 444

I agree entirely tube rolling the 332s makes very little difference I also have a ld mk iii and it is far more sensitive to tube rolling. That would explain the absence of a 332 tube rolling thread. Don't know if you solved your impedance question mullet but I can say I run beyer dt770 600 ohm and senn hd 650 300 ohm both with excellent results

post #399 of 444

Thanks for the replies, going to take a look and see whats on ebay. On another note I have the original 332S that has the lighter colored transformer, what would be a fair asking price for it? (under 15 hours on it)

post #400 of 444

I have the Senns as well and I find I can't really run them higher than 9 or 10 o'clock before they get too loud. With my BT880 250ohm, I can get the knob to around 12 o'clock and then it's at it optimum volume. Finally, with my AKG K701s the pot goes to about 1 or 2 o'clock before it hits the optimum volume. No doubt I really enjoy the amp. It's a nice piece of gear. Although, after building a CTH as my work desk amp, I'm pretty much going to throw the 332C up on the FS forums. Just gotta build its replacement first. I hate to do it, but I feel like the CTH is more fun for tube rolling and is like a third of the size.

post #401 of 444

Overpowered would be a fair assessment of the 332 series I prefer too much to not enough however. Attenuators on the input line or impedance adapters on the output can limit the problem but I really don't like adding connections if possible. I tend to leave the volume alone, the dual pots on the s model can be tricky to balance, the sensitivity doesn't help, having found a comfortable level I leave it there.

On the other note, valuation is tricky on eBay I usually go for the .99 auction and let it run, something with a limited market like the 332s may not auction well so I suppose a 10 to 20% reduction on the new price would be fair

post #402 of 444
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Hey guy's so what tubes have people been using with the 332S? I finally got mine hooked up and it seems like all of my supported tubes have a buzzing.


MANY TUBES HAVE THIS CONDITION, YOU NEED USE THE TUBES FOR A LONG TIME,USUALLY,YOU CAN RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM.
 
 

 

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MANY TUBES HAVE THIS CONDITION, YOU NEED USE THE TUBES FOR A LONG TIME,USUALLY,YOU CAN RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM.
 
 

 

Good point, I guess some burn in is needed.
 

 

edit: I should be more specific though, the tubes make a harsh buzzing sound almost like static every couple of seconds and it's fairly loud.

 


Edited by deltaspirit - 4/8/11 at 9:47am
post #404 of 444

Sry to dig out this old thread again...

Has anybody actually compared the 332S and the 3322 directly? Could someone

pls give a short (or long ;) ) summary of differences?

How do either of those compare to a Shiit Valhalla? 

 

using 250Ω DT880 btw..

post #405 of 444

Hi.

 

There is a new ebay selling:

2011 New La Figaro 332C Head-AMP & tube AMP & PreAMP AM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-New-Figaro-332C-Head-AMP-tube-AMP-PreAMP-AM-/110731838049

http://www.yuking09.com/332c.asp

 

I am wondering what is new in this 2011 version. I am doubting to buy this or the LD MK IV SE I have only read good things about the LD so far, but I have not found much information about this "new" 2011 La Figaro 332C. I like the appearence of the conections at the 332C

 

I will be running HD650 cans. I mostly hear Progressive Rock, Blues and Classical. Any comments will be apreciated.

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