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post #1846 of 2364

He may be noticing more 'air' in the music.

 

I use a Metrum Octave with my 339, no interest in upgrades in my system since them.

post #1847 of 2364

The TS-5998 in the 337/9 amps is a very "layered" sounding tube.  Paired with the right cans it can present spatial details near-medium-far unlike any other I have heard.  "Echo" (at least my interpretation of the word)  implies some kind of repetitive, delayed decay... they should be doing the former not the latter.  These at least are my impressions with a K701 and output transformers.


Edited by kramer5150 - 4/18/13 at 11:07am
post #1848 of 2364
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Originally Posted by Contrails View Post

Like an echo in the background as the instruments play.  Maybe I am hearing things...  I am waiting for the replacement cable for the he500 and will test again.
Maybe A ghost hidden in ur rig? biggrin.gif
Seriously...never heard of that..maybe its something with the software in ur dac or source? Have u tried a different source or dac?
post #1849 of 2364
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Originally Posted by Contrails View Post

 

Like an echo in the background as the instruments play.  Maybe I am hearing things...  I am waiting for the replacement cable for the he500 and will test again.

This may not be it, but in some recordings there is magnetic "bleed" across the tapes where the music is stored. This is easily heard in albums like Led Zeppelin II. During silent stretches you will hear a faint echo of what will play in a few seconds at full volume.

 

KP

post #1850 of 2364
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPiglet View Post

This may not be it, but in some recordings there is magnetic "bleed" across the tapes where the music is stored. This is easily heard in albums like Led Zeppelin II. During silent stretches you will hear a faint echo of what will play in a few seconds at full volume.

 

KP

I've heard the same thing (pre-echo effect) many times on old recordings. I have never heard this effect on DDD recordings.

post #1851 of 2364

An echo seems very suspect, I would be guessing its more reverb the appropriate term, which would be more logical with the great details and layers retrieval ability whose whould lead to hear the intricated sophistication of the sound takes.

post #1852 of 2364

Thanks for the replies. I think echo is probably the wrong word to use.  It is more like a very faint decay.  

 

 

 

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Maybe A ghost hidden in ur rig?

 

A haunted 339 perhaps? I shall sacrifice my O2 amp on the altar in between the power tubes to please it.   

post #1853 of 2364
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Originally Posted by Contrails View Post

Thanks for the replies. I think echo is probably the wrong word to use.  It is more like a very faint decay.  




A haunted 339 perhaps? I shall sacrifice my O2 amp on the altar in between the power tubes to please it.   
dont say that outloud or else the higher priests of the o2 god will kill ur ass biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 4/19/13 at 8:52am
post #1854 of 2364
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dont say that outloud or else the higher priests of the o2 god will kill ur ass biggrin.gif

 

I'll join in. I've said it before but I'll say it again. I only use my O2 to charge my 9v batteries

post #1855 of 2364

Hehe pretty funny biggrin.gif!

 

One thing I am wondering, as the 339 as a jack that is also accepting XLR jack, is there anyone that tried terminating their headphone cable with a XLR connector?

 

One thing I would see as a great advantage is that as I am constantly pluggin and unpluggin my phones, it won't short the jack connection anymore...

post #1856 of 2364

I saw that Keph did the XLR termination and that it works. I also looked at the wiring Inside the chassis, and the BOSS has wired it as intended for use with a XLR single ended jack. I'll do my DIY cable now with litz wire and XLR jack, it will look sweet biggrin.gif

post #1857 of 2364

Well I did my DIY cable. I'm not a cable guy to begin with but I wanted the XLR and the long length because the stock HD650 is just too short or too long for me.

 

Pluging and unpluging the cable now don't short the jack connection, and that can only be a good thing.

 

 

 

 

post #1858 of 2364
Knock knock.

How is everyone doing?
post #1859 of 2364
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Originally Posted by snip3r77 View Post

Knock knock.

How is everyone doing?
Lolz..we are here..but probably talking bout our beloved amp on other threads..like the he500 thread.biggrin.gif
post #1860 of 2364

And I've moved on to Custom built amps (well it's about to be delivered). Haven't listened to the 339 much anymore, sorry :)
 



I kid I kid, the 339 is still my to go to OTL amp wink.gif
Edited by Ultrainferno - 5/13/13 at 8:01am
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