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post #14176 of 14901

Yeah the high gain setting on Ember is best for the HE6. What kind of tube are you using? Try a 12ax7 if you have one around. 

post #14177 of 14901
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Originally Posted by musicman2006 View Post

Yeah the high gain setting on Ember is best for the HE6. What kind of tube are you using? Try a 12ax7 if you have one around. 
Using the stock tube for now. I have a couple of Amperex and Silver Voshkods.
post #14178 of 14901
If it can use a 12ax7, I was recommended a 12AY7 RCA 5* command series. It has less gain (70) than the AX(100) but much cheaper and I liked the sound a lot.
post #14179 of 14901
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Originally Posted by musicman2006 View Post
 

Yeah the high gain setting on Ember is best for the HE6. What kind of tube are you using? Try a 12ax7 if you have one around. 

 

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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

If it can use a 12ax7, I was recommended a 12AY7 RCA 5* command series. It has less gain (70) than the AX(100) but much cheaper and I liked the sound a lot.

Thanks guys. I am in the process a pair of both types.

post #14180 of 14901

further impressions of focuspads pre vs. production versions:

 

I'd say the pre gives a better sense of a flat response but I think the production is faster and slightly more comfortable so overall I'd pick the production version if I could only have one.

post #14181 of 14901

Time to do the felt mod!

post #14182 of 14901

I did it! I did it and then last night took it all off and today did it again, but better. Sounding real good! I wish there was some way to make these even more precise.. Maybe the regrill will help

post #14183 of 14901

The felt mod is extremely time consuming! It will sound better still with the grill mod. Soundstage will enlarge and the highs will come back. Might get to be a bit too much with the post pads for some.

post #14184 of 14901

With my current replacement pads having a lot of life left, not sure what the next pads will be. Seems when I'm ready (and have a few $$$) I'll certainly have lots of new pads to choose from.

post #14185 of 14901

felt mod must have taken me 10 hours the first time, only 3-4 hours the second time

post #14186 of 14901

Poor soul! I did a cardboard cutout of the shapes I needed then just cut with sharp scissors. It did end up taking a good 3-4  hours though. Worth it but would never do it again!

post #14187 of 14901

smart. I'm dedicated to learning as much about sounds as I can though so I need to A/B everything! :)

post #14188 of 14901
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Originally Posted by purplegoat View Post
 

felt mod must have taken me 10 hours the first time, only 3-4 hours the second time


I am guessing you are not married. If i told my wife I want to spend 10 hrs on a mod for my HP she will make sure I do every chore in the house forever.....:D 


Edited by punit - 7/22/14 at 3:30am
post #14189 of 14901
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

The felt mod is extremely time consuming! It will sound better still with the grill mod. Soundstage will enlarge and the highs will come back. Might get to be a bit too much with the post pads for some.

 

Just to be clear.  The felt mod is the Fuzzor mod - correct?  Also, this mod is totally reversible - correct?

post #14190 of 14901
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I am guessing you are not married. If i told my wife I want to spend 10 hrs on a mod for my HP she will make sure I do every chore in the house forever.....:D 

 

I'm not! I live with my girlfriend though. She protested and gave me flack at first but she seems to have accepted it now :ph34r: 

 

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at least she has let it go since I stopped spending every spare penny I had on gear..
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