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post #4366 of 5986

Thanks NF,

 

Cleaning the pins and the socket was the first thing I tried (in hopes).  I supposed I can give it another go.  It can't hurt right?

 

I was going to bring it the meet but I missed my shot as we were away on vacation and I wasn't check Head-fi when JAG was asking people to register with him :(

 

I have half a mind to crash the meet (but I won't) because I think it's going be a great one!

post #4367 of 5986

Got the Tesla in yesterday. It's wonderful and pairs very well with the 5998. Very happy with it. 

post #4368 of 5986
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Got the Tesla in yesterday. It's wonderful and pairs very well with the 5998. Very happy with it. 

 

+1 on that...just the 5998 is such a huge step up...kicking myself for having waited so long to upgrade.

post #4369 of 5986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

so heppy :gs1000smile: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtlplvhDSR0


Edited by cheneric - 3/27/14 at 7:57am
post #4370 of 5986

Great to see your table now has a rather smart looking Crack sitting on it, neat reflection of you taking the pic!


Edited by JamieMcC - 3/27/14 at 8:05am
post #4371 of 5986

And I'm so heppy for you!! haha

 

Looks great...now you're ready to roll some tubes. :biggrin:

post #4372 of 5986

I do really know that I shouldn't be running this E80CC through the stock Crack but it sounds SO GOOD. I really can't go back now...I've ordered the SB and I'll just wait it out.

 

Anyone who's thinking about it, I can't recommend this tube enough with the 5998. All the detail, imaging and soundstage but with that rubbery tube warmth.

 

Basically, it fills in all the low mids, keeps the low end nice and chunky and livens everything else up top.

post #4373 of 5986
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

Great to see your table now has a rather smart looking Crack sitting on it, neat reflection of you taking the pic!

 

I was just going to say I could tell he's wearing his Senns while taking the pic of the bottlehead badge.

 

I just finally got around to doing the finish on mine. I don't think its nearly so dark as the one above. The gloss spray I coated the stain with still stinks a bit when I'm back to the house after being away for the day. Not nearly so glossy as to cast a reflection either. I mean I only did 5-6 coats...1/3 to half I can I'd guess.

post #4374 of 5986
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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post
 

Thanks NF,

 

Cleaning the pins and the socket was the first thing I tried (in hopes).  I supposed I can give it another go.  It can't hurt right?

 

I was going to bring it the meet but I missed my shot as we were away on vacation and I wasn't check Head-fi when JAG was asking people to register with him :(

 

I have half a mind to crash the meet (but I won't) because I think it's going be a great one!

 

Oh hey! Your in Taranta! How handy are you with a soldering iron? Assuming you reflowed everything? Have you posted for help on the BH forums?

post #4375 of 5986

Haha.  Yup, we are neighbors!  

 

I'm fairly handy with a soldering iron.  I wouldn't tackle a KGSSHV or anything, but have been tinkering for 12 years or so.  At first I thought it may be the amp but it works just fine with all other tubes.  

post #4376 of 5986
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 


Dang, that sucks man, have you tried buying from these guys brand new: LINK Right on their front page they say they have Tung Sol / Chatham 5998's for $85. I got one of mine from them.

 

Just gave them a call from the 800 number on their front page to see if they would be willing to reveal what years they have in stock for the Tung-Sol. Said he didn't know how to read the codes. So I says "Its 322 then the year, then the week".  The guy replies "They're all the way in the back".  I get it, they don't have time.  

 

... So, I guess I don't have time to purchase them. *sigh*.

 

Its a stellar price. I've hear it said the year doesn't matter with this make of tube and the differences are so minor it doesn't matter.  I don't believe it. Small differences add up to big ones. 1+1 still equals 2 the last time I checked.

post #4377 of 5986

Out of curiosity, of the input tubes they have, would be recommend (mind as well grab one)?

post #4378 of 5986
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Got the Tesla in yesterday. It's wonderful and pairs very well with the 5998. Very happy with it. 

Nice ..

that little tube pairs well with all power tubes ...I recently acquired Bendix red bank (pretty difficult tube to pair with another)  and so far Tesla is the frontrunner


Edited by spacequeen7 - 3/27/14 at 3:36pm
post #4379 of 5986
Originally Posted by grrraymond View Post
 

I do really know that I shouldn't be running this E80CC through the stock Crack but it sounds SO GOOD. I really can't go back now...I've ordered the SB and I'll just wait it out.

 

Anyone who's thinking about it, I can't recommend this tube enough with the 5998. All the detail, imaging and soundstage but with that rubbery tube warmth.

 

Basically, it fills in all the low mids, keeps the low end nice and chunky and livens everything else up top.

 

I can't recommend Thom Rotella's excellent (jazz) album, "A Day In The Life," enough.  It's a great album regardless of gear used.. but I find it to sound especially impressive with the SB'ed Crack/650.. my tube of choice?  The Amperex PQ 6085/E80CC.  The album appears to be mixed & mastered well.. the 6085 has an absolutely terrific soundstage.. you cal also expect one of the finest versions of the Amperex "house sound" (that I've heard).. it all makes for what feels like an utterly live performance via the HD650.  Superb dynamics, layering, tonal richness, imaging, etc.  I'm supposed to send this tube to @MattTCG to audition.. but I just can't seem to pull it out of the Crack... sorry bud.

 

:wink_face:

post #4380 of 5986

Looking to get the 6AS7G, TS 5998, and the e80cc. What kind of prices am I looking at and where? Sorry if this has been asked before. Just built my crack :D

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