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post #7066 of 7073
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Originally Posted by HiGHFLYiN9 View Post
 

 

Excellent post and the linked article by Pass is a great read. The Crack w/Speedball and the ECP/Beezar Torpedo are the best value tube headphone amplifiers I've personally heard. I personally like my Crack better with higher impedance cans like my DT990 600ohm and modified Darth Beyers, but that's with copious tweaking and part changes. As stated, the Edcor output xformers make the Torpedo a better candidate for Grados, Denons, etc. Also don't forget about the S.E.X., output transformers and adjustable impedance switching, that's a great jack-of-all trades amp with a slightly lush sound. I love mine. 

+1 - have both BH amps and love 'em both (for different cans and different reasons).

post #7067 of 7073

Someone here ever done a comparison with the Trafomatic Experience Head One?

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Hi guys, just wondering if the Bottlehead Power Cord works at 220v/50hz ? I'm looking to buy it but not sure if it could work in my country.

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Hi guys, just wondering if the Bottlehead Power Cord works at 220v/50hz ? I'm looking to buy it but not sure if it could work in my country.

The power cord doesnt care for the voltage. But your crack does. If you have a 110V version under no circumstances shoukd you connect it to 220V.

Cheers,
K
post #7070 of 7073
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post


The power cord doesnt care for the voltage. But your crack does. If you have a 110V version under no circumstances shoukd you connect it to 220V.

Cheers,
K

Thanks. So the cord will work anywhere, it's just the plug that's made for the 120VAC mains in US, right ?


Edited by ph0ngt3p - 6/27/15 at 3:14am
post #7071 of 7073

I would check on the bottlehead forum to find out the voltage rating of the wire they use it looks the same as in the crack from the pictures on the forum.

 

For a UK availiable option you will find the belden 19364 cable has long been a very popular choice for diy power cable builders MCRU do a number of power lead kits which I use for my Bottlehead amps.  They do some differing length options but here is a link to the one I am using.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150963875838?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

post #7072 of 7073

Hi guys,

I bought my Crack along with a Tung-sol 5998 last year. Unfortunately, my 5998 got some microphonics ("ting ting" sound) as I typed or touched the Crack and I didn't have a decent DAC/source back then, so I couldn't have any critical judgement on the sound of Tung-sol 5998. Then I was fortunate and bought a Bendix 6080WB slotted graphite plate power tube and the Bendix was totally dead silent. I sold my 5998 right after that (just because of the microphonics).

 

Time goes by, I've upgraded the DAC/source and my cable and still been using the Bendix since I first bought it. I'm very happy with the Bendix, but the curiosity has grown up in me and the fact that the 5998s have got excellent feedback really make me want to try a Tung-sol 5998 again.

 

But the thing is, in my country, there are not many audiophiles so I can't sell either the Bendix and 5998 easily if I don't like them. And my budget can only allow me to keep one premium power tube for my Crack, if I order a 5998, I have to sell my Bendix, not to mention it'll take a decent time. So I have to think and choose carefully.

 

Has anyone had a chance to own both the 5998 and the Bendix and could directly compare or had a A/B testing them? If so, how would you compare the two tubes?

 

I'm using HD650, but planning to get a HD800 in the near future. My DAC is NAD M51, fed by Audio GD DI-2014. My favorite genres are mainly vocals, jazz, instrumental and country (slow music), I hardly listen to strong or fast music.

 

Sorry for any grammar mistakes or misleading. English is not my native language and I'm not so good at English so I just tried my best to describe my situation.

 

Thank you very much. I'm really looking forward to your feedback. All the helps will be greatly appreciated.

 

Cheers,
Kratos.

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@Aeolus Kratos, I recently swapped my ting tingy, actually squeally 5998 out for a new one. If you're in Europe we can try getting my unused tube to you so you can try it out yourself for comparison. No strings attached.

 

PM me if you're interested. 

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