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u will love it with ur hd600...try some premium tubes out..it will certainly improve ur listening experience..congrats!

Thanks! What would you recommend?
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Thanks! What would you recommend?


well...i am sure soon u will get lots of advices of the guys here...

 

i especially loved the TS 5998 powertubes with TS 6sj7gt mesh plates as driver tubes as pair

but some bendix 6080WB WITH SLOTTED GRAPHITE PLATES (power) with RCA 5693 red hots (drivers) were a good pair also

 

but best is to ask ultrainferno... he is the one who knows a lot about especially the 339...i had its sibbling a modified 337.

 

u will see...tuberolling is fun to do..but be careful with ur wallet..lolz

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Thanks! What would you recommend?

+1 on the TS5998 power tubes, you get a kick in output power and they're very transparent imo.  But look around, they come at a premium price.  I got lucky, purchased a pair for a song on ebay from a seller who didn't offer any warranty.  Not recommended but the gamble turned out well.  Have to say that the Russian 6H13C (winged) also works well imo and at a fraction of the TS price.

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Thanks! What would you recommend?

 

Do you know if you have the 2011 or 2013 version of the 339?

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Some great suggestions here - some very expensive, but great suggestions! :p

 

I'll have a fiddle for a while before rolling. I keep reading that people enjoy the LCD-2 with the 339, I didn't think planars matched well with OTL amps?

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Some great suggestions here - some very expensive, but great suggestions! tongue.gif

I'll have a fiddle for a while before rolling. I keep reading that people enjoy the LCD-2 with the 339, I didn't think planars matched well with OTL amps?
Well as i said i had a 337 and it sounded wonderfull with a he500 also
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Don't forget to get the adapters. 


EF80/EF86.

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Don't forget to get the adapters. 


EF80/EF86.

 

Can they be bought separately? I'm buying my 339 second hand.

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Yes, just mail yuking. Did you buy an old or new version?

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Yes, just mail yuking. Did you buy an old or new version?

 

Thanks!

 

I believe it was the new version.

 

What is the difference between new and old?

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Input tubes (old has 6sj7) and internals (resistors oa)
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What input tubes are used in the newer version?
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check the previous pages, I explained it all there with all the different tube "names"

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I think there is some confusion with the new vs old amps.  Visually it seems like the new amps have yellow la figaro writing/logos while the old one has silver.  Internally the new one has the upgraded resistor array and some other new components.  As mentioned in this thread previously, the new amp should be able to run the 6C5 but the "new" la figaro amp that I have seems to be wired conventionally even though it looks like the new version on the outside and internally (with the new resistor array).  I did purchase the "new" version from an ebay store, but it didn't sound like these guys modified the old conventionally wired version and then just re-sold.  They simply seemed like resellers.  When I purchased my EF86 adapters from yuking/la figaro they requested a picture of the internals of my amp.  I think they wanted to make sure it was the "new" version, and once they saw it, sent me the EF86 adapters.    

 

At one point I tried to clarify (in Chinese) what tubes could be used with both new and old versions of the amp but I never received a response from la figaro.  

 

Maybe there are two different "new" versions of the amp in the wild.  

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Originally Posted by MJS242 View Post
 

Maybe there are two different "new" versions of the amp in the wild.  

 

How confusing.

 

Other than tubes, is there much sonic difference between the "old" and "new" versions? Or are they quite similar?

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