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post #2626 of 4484
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Well HF, thanks for the kind comments it's nice to know I am not alone in this crazy hobby.

We have met before in the Ultrasone thread, If I  remember well.

 

Congratulations dear Kiertijai, I am sure you'll love this little amp.

Best have it checked for safety first to be sure all is well.

I use the Grado SR325is permanently with one of my Extremes and couldn't be happier.

 

LOL...I'm with you...Cheers!!!   beerchug.gif

Couple older pics, but still have the gear...

 

 

 

post #2627 of 4484
Thread Starter 

I am not looking!

 

Very nice amps indeed, which is your favorite?

post #2628 of 4484

Thanks!

 

That is a tough one.  With so many tube rolling possibilities, it's very hard to choose.  The Extreme with a pair of Bendix 6080WBs & a Sylvania Gold 5670 is just beautiful with Ultrasones.  The dynamics and speed is hard to beat.  The WA2 with Senns and Beyers though, shines indeed.  Very hard to determine a favorite.  I just plug in and enjoy.  I also use my WA2 as a pre to my Rokits and it is great as well...

post #2629 of 4484
Thread Starter 

The Extreme with Bendix 6080WB's, a Tung Sol Mouse Ears driver, and Grado is a very nice combination.

 

I too have no favorites really, when the music starts, I don't care which equipment I use, I just enjoy the music.

post #2630 of 4484

Very well stated.

beerchug.gif

post #2631 of 4484
Thread Starter 

Thanks SO, I am learning and as Craig Uthus told me: There are few pleasures as simple, and wonderful as music

post #2632 of 4484

Having the best, using the best may bring about the best results. But not always the best experience. And even best results aren't a lock! It's a wonder to me that anyone could ever enjoy their music here on head-fi, if they're never satisfied with not having the best gear.

 

I can enjoy my favorite song tongue_smile.gif inside an elevator! Fully and emotionally engaged. Now, I wouldn't want to...but I could. 

post #2633 of 4484

@rosgr63, HeatFan12   thanks for the info.  This is one of my favourite thread,  I come in regulary

and learn a lot here.

   I recently got the Singlepower Slam MPX3 from James from Brazil which is 220V but have

no time to set up yet.  I have heard that the Slam is the amplifier for the Grado's.   James informed me

that we can use  two 5687's and  one 6SN7's  or VT231.  However I don't know much of the 5687's (but James

said that they provide punchier sound)  I wonder if other 6SN7's or VT231 can do the job or not? especially with

the Ken Rad

post #2634 of 4484
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Having the best, using the best may bring about the best results. But not always the best experience. And even best results aren't a lock! It's a wonder to me that anyone could ever enjoy their music here on head-fi, if they're never satisfied with not having the best gear.

 

I can enjoy my favorite song tongue_smile.gif inside an elevator! Fully and emotionally engaged. Now, I wouldn't want to...but I could. 

 

 

Words of wisdom, I couldn't put it any better.

 

When a humble mouse ears tube "sounds" as good as a  Standard 33S30B or a B65 or an ECC32 then you can't ask for more, can you?

post #2635 of 4484
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Having the best, using the best may bring about the best results. But not always the best experience. And even best results aren't a lock! It's a wonder to me that anyone could ever enjoy their music here on head-fi, if they're never satisfied with not having the best gear.

 

I can enjoy my favorite song tongue_smile.gif inside an elevator! Fully and emotionally engaged. Now, I wouldn't want to...but I could. 

 

 

Words of wisdom, I couldn't put it any better.

 

When a humble mouse ears tube "sounds" as good as a  Standard 33S30B or a B65 or an ECC32 then you can't ask for more, can you?

 

I'm with you! wink.gif

post #2636 of 4484
Totally agree !
post #2637 of 4484
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

The Extreme with Bendix 6080WB's, a Tung Sol Mouse Ears driver, and Grado is a very nice combination.

 

I too have no favorites really, when the music starts, I don't care which equipment I use, I just enjoy the music.

 

 

Totally agree.  Love the TS mouse ears.  Having favorites defeats the purpose imo.  If it's good and sounds good it can all be kept on an even level across the board.  The outcome is to enjoy the music.

 

I think I paid about $12 like four years ago for this one:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Having the best, using the best may bring about the best results. But not always the best experience. And even best results aren't a lock! It's a wonder to me that anyone could ever enjoy their music here on head-fi, if they're never satisfied with not having the best gear.

 

I can enjoy my favorite song tongue_smile.gif inside an elevator! Fully and emotionally engaged. Now, I wouldn't want to...but I could. 

 

 

Very well said and totally agree.  In this endeavor, "best" can mean many things and not necessarily monetary.

 

 

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Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post

@rosgr63, HeatFan12   thanks for the info.  This is one of my favourite thread,  I come in regulary

and learn a lot here.

   I recently got the Singlepower Slam MPX3 from James from Brazil which is 220V but have

no time to set up yet.  I have heard that the Slam is the amplifier for the Grado's.   James informed me

that we can use  two 5687's and  one 6SN7's  or VT231.  However I don't know much of the 5687's (but James

said that they provide punchier sound)  I wonder if other 6SN7's or VT231 can do the job or not? especially with

the Ken Rad

 

 

Did you receive any tubes with the amp?  If so, plug them in and get a foundation on the sound with what you have first, before looking to buy more, imo.

post #2638 of 4484

 

 

Slyvania 6SN7GTB

 

Initial impression is that they sounded different.  One had softer treble and a bit less bass than the other.  However both tubes were sweet sounding with good resolution.

post #2639 of 4484

Are they the 'coin base', and so they are equivalent to the black base yellow writing Sylvania GTB's?

post #2640 of 4484

We need tube experts to comment on that.  redface.gif

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