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post #346 of 397

Interesting. I always thought the BB was more V-like, pronounced bass and highs, and the BT was more neutral, super detailed, with tighter and more well defined bass, but not as much punch to the bass as the BB. BB is a little smoother, looser bass, more musical. 

post #347 of 397

And they says there is no variance in tubes ;)

post #348 of 397
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Looking to be ad press speak.  6moons said this...

 

The Psvane tube played it denser. It soundstaged deeper, was texturally wetter ('bloomier' or more luscious) and also felt a bit more laid back and settled.

 

 So far, I'm inclined to believe the above 6moons assessment. The tubes have been on only for an hour so they're bound to change a little (first 150 hours or so).

post #349 of 397
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Interesting. I always thought the BB was more V-like, pronounced bass and highs, and the BT was more neutral, super detailed, with tighter and more well defined bass, but not as much punch to the bass as the BB. BB is a little smoother, looser bass, more musical. 

 

I agree that the Shuguang is tighter and more defined/textured, but I I feel they're darker and warmer + bassier too. Although, the Bad Boys have a bit more upper bass emphasis, along with a treble that accentuates attack...that could be why it seems more bassy through the LCD2s, which benefit from a more prominent leading edge.

post #350 of 397

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Now I don't know how I could ever live without my peak. I wouldn't trade it for anything...except maybe a pinnacle.

my sentiments exactly.

and i own a darkstar, and owned the liquid fire.

and the peak is my personal favorite amp...

post #351 of 397

No argument here.  That said, couldn't resist getting in on the new GS-X ;)

post #352 of 397

right.  and i'm not getting rid of my darkstar.

it drives the HE-6.  so it's necessary.

plus, it's really nice to have a solid state amp around.  just turn it on and rock out.

no warm up time, no hassle....

 

but, a pinnacle would be amazing.

obviously cost prohibitive to everyone but the most wealthy or foolish....   biggrin.gif

post #353 of 397
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just turn it on and rock out.

no warm up time, no hassle....

 

What's a warm up time ;)  I never turn off my gear, not even the speaker amps :D

post #354 of 397
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What's a warm up time ;)  I never turn off my gear, not even the speaker amps :D

 

haha i might never turn off my dac/amp combos, but once i get my First Watt F1 in the mail here next week, that thing will be putting off close to 200 watts of heat constantly. what speaker amps are you using solude?

post #355 of 397

I believe the Dynaudio BM6A MkII uses a GainCard amp.  Its more that I find gear sounds better once stable.

post #356 of 397

That's good to hear. I remember asking you about the darkstar awhile back. Also, for months after I got the peak, I feared I made the wrong choice since the liquid fire was all anyone seemed to talk about. I also was afraid I'd miss a colored, more lush sound. Instead, the opposite occurred. The peak has spoiled me. 

 

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my sentiments exactly.

and i own a darkstar, and owned the liquid fire.

and the peak is my personal favorite amp...

post #357 of 397

Indeed. Let's raise a glass to the wealthy/foolish, you lucky b*stards. beerchug.gif It's been written that the Peak is 90% of the Pinnacle, but, that last 10% is a game changer. 

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but, a pinnacle would be amazing.

obviously cost prohibitive to everyone but the most wealthy or foolish....   biggrin.gif

post #358 of 397

You leave your tubes burning 24/7?

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What's a warm up time ;)  I never turn off my gear, not even the speaker amps :D

post #359 of 397
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

I believe the Dynaudio BM6A MkII uses a GainCard amp.  Its more that I find gear sounds better once stable.

Well sure, ill agree to that, its just that sometimes that isnt practical lol like in my case, theres 2 amps of bias curent being burned into heat in each channel -_- but letting class A equipment warm up is definitely important, they'll probably be on a lot, just not 24/7.

 

so what are you thinking of the PWD II so far?

post #360 of 397
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You leave your tubes burning 24/7?

 

Uh huh.  Heat cycling is harder on electronics than running is.  When was the last time you blew a light bulb while it was on ;)

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