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post #4066 of 6333
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

I've got an off topic joke for you guys to take a break from all the crack talk.

 

(In reference to the Nitendo 64 game Mario Karts and such).

 

What pants does Mario wear?


Go on then I will be the patsy,

 

I don't know what pants does Mario wear?

post #4067 of 6333

Denim denim denim. 

post #4068 of 6333
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Denim denim denim. 

 

:blink:

post #4069 of 6333

http://www.mariomayhem.com/downloads/sound_tracks/Super_Mario_Bros._1/02-underworld.mp3

 

sounds like Denim.... (I had to google to find the answer)

 

:deadhorse: (i couldn't find "banging my head on a wall" emoticon :D)


Edited by punit - 3/5/14 at 10:54am
post #4070 of 6333
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post

The TS 5998 and E80cc are my Cracks daily drive. I save the GEC and Osram tubes (they are the same) for premium listening session when the house is quiet and I am able to relax and just focus on the music.

I also feel the GEC is more refined in the mids, upper mids and treble. Though I really only use it for one genre of music if you like artists like Eva Cassidy, The Wailin Jennys, Cara Dillon, Simon & Garfunkel, Melody Gardot, Alison Krauss etc then the GEC6as7g is for me the stand out tube. I find the Vocals are just stunning.

I have seen Cara Dillon perform a number of times now small venues and from only a few meters away. After listening via my crack soon after the GEC and T1 nailed it big time I was simply amazed at how well the music was reproduced when compared with the live performance.

I am absolutely on the same page as Skeptic when it comes to the costs and that the price performance ratio is out of kilter. but that's just supply and demand and no different to spending $1000 on a interconnect. As per the previous topic you can get some good deals on tubes, over the last couple of months there have been about a dozen or so NOS TS 5998  going for $100 a pair and a few GEC gas7g brown base's for around the $75 mark.

The real performance stars are the better sounding 6080's which often slip under the radar and go for only a few dollars. 

You're comparing headphone listening to a live performance?

Are you listening to your crack or smoking it...lol?
post #4071 of 6333
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post


You're comparing headphone listening to a live performance?

Are you listening to your crack or smoking it...lol?


Nope, I was commenting on how good a job the T'1s do at reproducing the tone and timbre of vocals and instruments. The comment follows on from the paragraph above it. My apologies if it was not clear and you misunderstood.


Edited by JamieMcC - 3/5/14 at 1:26pm
post #4072 of 6333
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

Do try the T1s if you ever get a chance. They're relatively warm despite the treble peak and the Crack helps to keep them sounding nice and smooth - not quite HD6x0 smoot, but still smooth.

I've determined that 'smooth crack sound' is mostly due to stock configuration. You can liven it up with tube / cap and wire changes. I find the RCA 6080 a bit too warm and syrupy now that I've grown accustomed to a CV4003 driving a TS5998. I've upgraded my caps to a pair of Mundorf and signal path with legenburg rectangular copper. The stock carol tinned copper is great for who are soldering noobs, but the legenburg made enough of a difference to rip it out. All IMHO of course. Lol
post #4073 of 6333
Can I use the crack for my studio monitors? I Read somewhere that its not a good idea to amplify something that's already amplified, but I can't find that anymore.
post #4074 of 6333
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Originally Posted by cheneric View Post

Can I use the crack for my studio monitors? I Read somewhere that its not a good idea to amplify something that's already amplified, but I can't find that anymore.

 

Simply put, no. You'd be best to get the S.E.X. for that purpose because it has output transformers to interface with a low impedance load like speakers whereas the Crack doesn't and is only designed for high impedance loads.

post #4075 of 6333

I need a splitter on my DAC to my crack since I also use studio monitors. Will this affect volume or quality? I would have a total of 3 splits from my dac: bottlehead, subwoofer, and studio monitors. 

 

Edit: Took me about 3 days to read all 272 pages of crack goodness. I can't wait for mine to ship!!! Got the speedball also. Hopefully I can hold myself back from installing the speedball for a while!


Edited by cheneric - 3/6/14 at 10:06am
post #4076 of 6333

I do the same and have noticed no difference. I have just brought a second splitter awaiting arrival as I found the first ones connections put an unequal force on to the dac's rca sockets which made for a poor connection.

 

 

This is the new one

 

 

 

 

this is the one I am waiting on

post #4077 of 6333

Pop sound during start, and sometime got pop during music playing, left channel only. All test passed, all LED light up. What problem it could be?

post #4078 of 6333
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Originally Posted by cheneric View Post

Can I use the crack for my studio monitors? I Read somewhere that its not a good idea to amplify something that's already amplified, but I can't find that anymore.


This means your monitors are active? In that case, yes, it would work well. I needed a little line level boost in the PA setup I put together for a Jacqui Naylor show last fall and we ended up putting a Crack in line as a variable boost ahead of the long cables feeding the amps. Worked great. Of course you would need an adapter to go from TRS to RCAs or TRS to XLRs, depending upon your monitor inputs.
post #4079 of 6333
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Originally Posted by Doc B. View Post


This means your monitors are active? In that case, yes, it would work well. I needed a little line level boost in the PA setup I put together for a Jacqui Naylor show last fall and we ended up putting a Crack in line as a variable boost ahead of the long cables feeding the amps. Worked great. Of course you would need an adapter to go from TRS to RCAs or TRS to XLRs, depending upon your monitor inputs.

Yes, they're active. Holy ****. I just got so much more excited! Very curious to how it would sound to the JBL LSR305's. 

 

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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

I do the same and have noticed no difference. I have just brought a second splitter awaiting arrival as I found the first ones connections put an unequal force on to the dac's rca sockets which made for a poor connection.

 

 

This is the new one

 

 

 

 

this is the one I am waiting on

 

 

Oh wow these look nice. Where can I get that? 


Edited by cheneric - 3/6/14 at 10:07am
post #4080 of 6333
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Originally Posted by cheneric View Post
 

Yes, they're active. Holy ****. I just got so much more excited! Very curious to how it would sound to the JBL LSR305's. 

 

 

Oh wow these look nice. Where can I get that? 

This is where I brought them from, ebay, try a search.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151103810623?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649


Edited by JamieMcC - 3/6/14 at 10:48am
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