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post #991 of 2581

Anybody knows if the 6528 can be used in the LA339? It has hell-of-a-gain. Thinking it will be nice with my upcoming LCD-2's...

post #992 of 2581
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Originally Posted by ValentinHogea View Post

Anybody knows if the 6528 can be used in the LA339? It has hell-of-a-gain. Thinking it will be nice with my upcoming LCD-2's...

 

Got this response from yuking, if anyone is interested:

 

Hello,6528 tube filament current of 5A, 339 on use is unsafe.

post #993 of 2581
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Originally Posted by ValentinHogea View Post

 

Got this response from yuking, if anyone is interested:

 

Hello,6528 tube filament current of 5A, 339 on use is unsafe.

 

Yeah no surprise there, I forgot to reply earlier, sorry :)

post #994 of 2581

Just want to point out that the 6AS7G-thread has a surprise  for all tube-rollers... ;)

 

And this is what entertains me until my Burson HA-160D arrives... Sounds much better than the HD650, currently using NOS Sylvania 6AS7G + NOS Sylvania 6SJGT... Soon a pair of Chatham 5998's and RCA 5693's are going to put the LA339 in overdrive (hopefully...). Also got a pair of RCA Black Plates 6AS7 NOS, but one of them was busted during airfreight and hums extremely. So I can't use them. Will sell the good one to a happy Crack'er soon.

 

 

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Edited by ValentinHogea - 7/25/12 at 12:00pm
post #995 of 2581

What cable is that on your LCD's?
 

post #996 of 2581
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

What cable is that on your LCD's?
 

 

Alo Audio Chain Mail 8... It's an old Audez'e-cable. Built like a tank. Somebody once paid 539 USD for it. I got it for "practiacally free" when I purchased them.

Pretty cool. It's really wide/flat. Now I understand why it's called chain mail. wink.gif

post #997 of 2581

I figured it was an ALO cable indeed. I'm quite happy with my Norse Cables I use on the Hifimans and the LCD-2.

I was just comparing the Crack to the 339, and the 339 is the more musical amp, smoother. The Crack is cleaner.

I just turned of the Crack, 339 is still best. Looking forward to the WA2 in a few weeks

 

I'm also ordering a pair of 1964 quads, that will be my last purchase for a very long time as I have just bought a house.

But that's not really a bad thing, as I already have a lot of excellent gear and I'm more then happy with my actual setup(s)

post #998 of 2581
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I figured it was an ALO cable indeed. I'm quite happy with my Norse Cables I use on the Hifimans and the LCD-2.

I was just comparing the Crack to the 339, and the 339 is the more musical amp, smoother. The Crack is cleaner.

I just turned of the Crack, 339 is still best. Looking forward to the WA2 in a few weeks

 

I'm also ordering a pair of 1964 quads, that will be my last purchase for a very long time as I have just bought a house.

But that's not really a bad thing, as I already have a lot of excellent gear and I'm more then happy with my actual setup(s)

 

I've read a lot about Norse Cables. Too bad they don't have a showcase of their products on their website. Are they US-based or EU?

Regarding the LA339 vs Crack. Maybe you should post a review about that soon wink.gif

 

And last but not least... Why 1964 Ears when you're living in EU? Why not Unique Melody or Heir Audio that lower parcel value?

 

I'm looking forward to my HA-160D arriving. How do you find it vs. the VA-200? Have a friend that's trying to find a "higher end"-amp to drive his Q701. I'm completely lost. Suggested to try my LA399. But seriously, have no clue. It was HD650 straight away for me. I can live without anemic Beyerdynamics and AKG's... rolleyes.gif

post #999 of 2581
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Originally Posted by ValentinHogea View Post

 

I've read a lot about Norse Cables. Too bad they don't have a showcase of their products on their website. Are they US-based or EU?

Regarding the LA339 vs Crack. Maybe you should post a review about that soon wink.gif

 

And last but not least... Why 1964 Ears when you're living in EU? Why not Unique Melody or Heir Audio that lower parcel value?

 

I'm looking forward to my HA-160D arriving. How do you find it vs. the VA-200? Have a friend that's trying to find a "higher end"-amp to drive his Q701. I'm completely lost. Suggested to try my LA399. But seriously, have no clue. It was HD650 straight away for me. I can live without anemic Beyerdynamics and AKG's... rolleyes.gif

 

UM is way too expensive and Heir Audion, I'm not sure. You have experience with them?

post #1000 of 2581
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I figured it was an ALO cable indeed. I'm quite happy with my Norse Cables I use on the Hifimans and the LCD-2.

 

+1 Norse cable sound is smooth, slightly wider soundstage for LCD-2 v1.  Stock cable sound a little grainier in comparison.

But with LCD-2, if I don't have a choice, I can easily live with stock cable.  LCD-2 itself makes all music sounds good, from any source, any cable.

post #1001 of 2581
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

 

UM is way too expensive and Heir Audion, I'm not sure. You have experience with them?

1964 Quad Driver must have an equal sound signature to Unique Melody Merlins (extra bass emphasis) but at a cheaper price. Sounds great! Hope you avoid the EU import tax. Otherwise they lose a lot of charm...

 

Have heard great things about Heir, but no personal experience. My pair of CIEMs are enough. Not going into the trap of starting to order anoter reference pair etc..

post #1002 of 2581

Anyone knows the output impedance of the LA339?

post #1003 of 2581
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Originally Posted by ValentinHogea View Post

Anyone knows the output impedance of the LA339?

 

The 339 will deliver around 800mw - 1w per channel throughout 25Ohms - 600Ohms. (stock tubes, no 5998 etc)

post #1004 of 2581
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

 

The 339 will deliver around 800mw - 1w per channel throughout 25Ohms - 600Ohms. (stock tubes, no 5998 etc)

I was thinking more the output impedance, not output power.

That is however very useful to know. Actually been wondering!

 

The output impedance is more to quickly calculate which phones it might drive in the bass segment via the 8x damping factor recommended.

 

Output impedance (ohms) x 8 = minimum recommended headphone impedance

post #1005 of 2581

Just received my Burson HA-160D. Used the pre-out and fed the LA339 via the output using the internal Burson DAC, found an acceptable balance to A'n'B.

 

For those wondering how if double the price is double the fun. Not really. With the LCD-2 the bass is a bit tighter and midrange is a tiny bit tighter with LCD-2's. Otherwise I had big problems finding considerable differences.

Gonna be fun to see if this difference disappears with 5998s/7236s + 5693's... Another note. The LA339 seems to have more juice with the LCD-2.

I was expecting more of a difference considering that a lot of people consider the HA-160 and VPA-200 to be "reference" amps f(or a moderate amount och cash, of course there's always something better) for the LCD-2.

 

Gonna evalutate with HD650's tomorrow...

 

Hmmm...

It's not impossible that the Burson will be a short-lived experience...

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