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post #6406 of 7690
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Just to give you a baseline of how much I've spent on tubes for my VI+ alone is around $1.5-2k. Not that I have a lot, it's just quad prices are damn expensive for nearly all variants out there.

 

Would you still say it was a better decision compared to perhaps starting with a $2k amp and spending a few hundred on tubes?

post #6407 of 7690
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Would you still say it was a better decision compared to perhaps starting with a $2k amp and spending a few hundred on tubes?

It is better than all the Woo stuff I tried up till the WA5LE.

post #6408 of 7690
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

heard the LCD-2 out of the burson conductor and really liked them. was like my WA6-SE with top tubes, but with SS clarity and tightness. was really nice. they also sounded faster as well.


+1

post #6409 of 7690

I'm with Dubstep. The Soloist on its own its a good match already. 

post #6410 of 7690

Fab's, how's the HE-5LE on the Soloist?

post #6411 of 7690
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Fab's, how's the HE-5LE on the Soloist?

 

I found it to be a nice pairing, it handles them well on the high gain. 

 

Bass response is tight and fast, good mids, and it has been improving after some extensive burn-in (200+ hours) this is my headphone for classical and some symphonic power metal. 

post #6412 of 7690

Paypal: You just made a payment of $865usd. 

 

Can't wait for my MKVI+ biggrin.gif

post #6413 of 7690
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Paypal: You just made a payment of $865usd. 

 

Can't wait for my MKVI+ biggrin.gif

Noice. beerchug.gif

 

Be sure to pop off the bottom panel and take a picture for some circuitry porn. I want to see if David has made any updates to the MK VI+ line since release.

post #6414 of 7690
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Noice. beerchug.gif

 

Be sure to pop off the bottom panel and take a picture for some circuitry porn. I want to see if David has made any updates to the MK VI+ line since release.

 

Will do biggrin.gif I will also attempt to take a decent pic of the tubes glowing, but the last time I tried that it turned out absolutely dreadful. 

post #6415 of 7690

MKVI+ is on its way to me now biggrin.gif Might have to get a cheap 4 pin XLR cable for the LCD-2 while I wait to gather more funds for the one I have been planning for a little while now. 

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MKVI+ is on its way to me now biggrin.gif Might have to get a cheap 4 pin XLR cable for the LCD-2 while I wait to gather more funds for the one I have been planning for a little while now. 

Build a cable yourself. It is quite fun biggrin.gif.  Plus with the left over materials you can build even more cables...evil_smiley.gif.

post #6417 of 7690
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Build a cable yourself. It is quite fun biggrin.gif.  Plus with the left over materials you can build even more cables...evil_smiley.gif.

 

I was going to, but I wanted some nice connectors and those are getting custom made . I figured it would be a lot quicker for that same person (in the U.S) to order in the wire and sleeving etc (all from the U.S) as well at the same time and assemble it there. 

post #6418 of 7690

It's here! My MKVI+ has arrived biggrin.gif Was that quick or what? Both channels read the same. The fans are annoying though. It's not the type of noise I get from computer fans normally, but when a plastic panel on the case is loose and vibrates due to the fans. Will probably get some foam feet or something and replace the fans/use rubber washers or something if that's not too difficult. I don't want to open the amplifier up just yet as I am warming it up right now and will have a listen for a while. Should be about 2-3 weeks before I get my balanced headphone cable. That's gonna suck waiting that long, but it will be worth it (don't know if it is worth picking up a ~$70 cable now to get me through the 3 weeks or if I should just wait it out.


Edited by stang - 7/11/13 at 7:36am
post #6419 of 7690

Congratz, that makes you the 2nd Melbournian here with the VI+ other than myself. Change the fan's for a good Noctua or Antec silent fan, the stock fan's are pretty bad. Be sure to take snips of the insides when you do open the bottom panel off. beerchug.gif

post #6420 of 7690
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Congratz, that makes you the 2nd Melbournian here with the VI+ other than myself. Change the fan's for a good Noctua or Antec silent fan, the stock fan's are pretty bad. Be sure to take snips of the insides when you do open the bottom panel off. beerchug.gif

 

Yeah Noctua are great fans, I just don't use them in my computer due to the fact I wanted an orange/black colour scheme (also with a hint of purple tongue.gif). Recently built another computer (will be blue and black scheme) to use with my racing simulator I built last year. What size fans are in the MKVI+? I only looked at the bottom of the amp for a second but it looked like 80mm. Are they 25 or 20 deep? I need to go to pccasegear again sometime soon for some stuff so perhaps they will have something. And yes, I will definitely take some photos soon biggrin.gif

 

Also, initial impressions: The bass is what I expected from the LCD-2 now. It actually hits you, instead of just hovering around you. Mids are as good as ever and I can't really tell any difference there (not A-B'ing right now though). The highs seem to have more presence (strange going from SS to tubes, but I love the change) and the soundstage is MUCH better. It is deeper, higher and wider with noticeably improved instrument separation. Can't wait to hear it burned in and through the balanced output evil_smiley.gif


Edited by stang - 7/10/13 at 11:18pm
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