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post #2086 of 2404

I had two questions about this amp:

 

1) Firstly, how's the reliability (from looking at their website, doesn't seem like they give much of a warranty)

2) Secondly, for driving the Hd600/HD650 what are some good alternative tube amps to this in the same price range (except for the Bottlehead crack, Woo Audio and Little Dot tube amps).

post #2087 of 2404
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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

I had two questions about this amp:

 

1) Firstly, how's the reliability (from looking at their website, doesn't seem like they give much of a warranty)

2) Secondly, for driving the Hd600/HD650 what are some good alternative tube amps to this in the same price range (except for the Bottlehead crack, Woo Audio and Little Dot tube amps).

Save yourself a lot of grief and go for one of the Woo products or the best Chinese company with good customer service track record (Little Dot). Unless you are into doing your own repairs. If you are a DIY guy then there are a lot of Chinese choices.

post #2088 of 2404

Now that's a bit harsh isn't it.

post #2089 of 2404
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Now that's a bit harsh isn't it.

You don't agree?

post #2090 of 2404

I don't agree with Chodi. Every single issue there was with a 339 amp was solved by Lafigaro. Some people even got a new amplifier after the shipping company messed up the amp. You should never buy tube gear if you can't DIY or have a store close by that can fix your gear in case something dies.

post #2091 of 2404
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

I don't agree with Chodi. Every single issue there was with a 339 amp was solved by Lafigaro. Some people even got a new amplifier after the shipping company messed up the amp. You should never buy tube gear if you can't DIY or have a store close by that can fix your gear in case something dies.

While I totally agree with what you say, the parts I ordered and paid for through Lafigaro never arrived after several months. I repaired the amp myself with parts ordered from a UK parts house. After that experience I switched to a Woo amp. Just my own experience with this issue.

post #2092 of 2404
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I'm currently using RCA 5693 reds and the Hifiman HE-500, you were saying that the EF86 is good for HD800? Will it improve the 5693 reds in my case?

Thanks.

Looking Post #2080, you can use adapter.Not anyone have strong bass, only Valvo EF86 can do it.

post #2093 of 2404
Can I buy the EF86 adaptor from Yuking09.com ?
post #2094 of 2404
Yep, $60 shipped. Just send him a pm or email.
post #2095 of 2404

Just thought I'd offer up help to anyone who needs to communicate (in Chinese) with the La Figaro amp makers / Yu King.  Feel free to PM me.

post #2096 of 2404

Anyone know how much of a difference the 2011 339 is to the 2013 version? Worth it? What sonic differences do they have?

 

Also, if anyone is selling a Darkvoice 339 and you have trader rep on Head-Fi, LIVE and SHIP in the US and you'd be willing to ship WITH INSURANCE for around $500, I'm interested in buying. Furthermore, I already have the tubes necessary so I will not be needing any tubes you have.

post #2097 of 2404
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Originally Posted by Chodi View Post

While I totally agree with what you say, the parts I ordered and paid for through Lafigaro never arrived after several months. I repaired the amp myself with parts ordered from a UK parts house. After that experience I switched to a Woo amp. Just my own experience with this issue.
I have to agree with ultrainferno! i had a Similar design 337 and never ever had any problems while using it every day for at least 3 hours a day for 1 year straight..and i got it from the first owner..and he didnt have problems also in the time he had it for 2 year also and the new owner is happy with it also... So in my book that shows realibility... biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 1/14/14 at 1:55pm
post #2098 of 2404
Guys anyone reckons I should opt for a balanced tube amp (most likely a little dot) to use the full potential of my balanced dac or not? My headphones are all balanced already and I've been using an adapter with the 339 for some time.
post #2099 of 2404

Why not a balanced Woo? Although there is quite some discussion about it being real balanced or not.

If you want to go balanced I would look at other brands first (not that LD is that highly recommended)

post #2100 of 2404
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

Why not a balanced Woo? Although there is quite some discussion about it being real balanced or not.

If you want to go balanced I would look at other brands first (not that LD is that highly recommended)

 

Budget, budget my friend.

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