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That depends on the version he has. If its a first GEN then yes, if not he needs different input tubes

 

If by first gen you mean the 2011 version and you're comparing that to the 2013 version which is still 6J4P/6SJ7 based.  If you bought from yuking09.com or ebay you will have the 6J4P version. They do make a 6C5C version but you have to email them requesting a special order.

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That depends on the version he has. 

 

 

 

post #2373 of 3713
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

 

Also,

 

Does anyone else find the amp to have some serious gain? Even with high impedance headphones, I'm finding myself never going past 11 o'clock on the volume knobs.

 

Depends also on the tubes you use and I've a 337 but yes, I rarely go above 10-11.  When I plug in my HE-6 (despite the numbers, good sound quality), I go to 13-14 'o clock.  That's listening to classica/jazz at low-moderate volumes.  

post #2374 of 3713

I turn the knobs all the way up and adjust volume VIA my Emotiva DC-1 DAC. I prefer it personally. But that's just through my setup where I can control volume on through the DAC and AMP.

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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post
 

I turn the knobs all the way up and adjust volume VIA my Emotiva DC-1 DAC. I prefer it personally. But that's just through my setup where I can control volume on through the DAC and AMP.

 

I've been doing this as well. I wonder if maybe the DAC just has unusually hot line outputs?

post #2376 of 3713

Theoretically -and depending on the DAC I guess- you could lose quality when controlling volume that way, although I also use mine when listening to my F5.  I actually like the dual volume control on the amp, thought it would be a pain but it's very intuitive and effortless.

post #2377 of 3713

Any insight on where to buy the Dark Voice 339 / LaFigaro? I'm looking and seem to only see an Ebay seller. Can someone please assist on where to buy? Thanks.

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yuking09.com is the official site but it is down for the moment

 

;)

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Hmm looks like I'll have to wait then? Will this connect to the audio gd nfb11 amp dac so I can use the audio gd as a dac and the 339 as an amp? Also, how well does it drive the 560 will it be good to do so? Tubes to recommend with good bass for hip hop electronic? Thanks.
Edited by petezjunior - 8/3/14 at 7:21am
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 how well does it drive the 560 will it be good to do so? Tubes to recommend at a easing be price with good bass for hip hop electronic? Thanks.

 

No doubt it does if he 500 can be driven very well so 90dB efficiency he 560 will do so even better. The limiting factor can be slightly lower impedance of he 560 according to the manufacturer is only 35 ohm and for he 500 is 38 ohm but it seems to me that the information given in the specification were a slightly on the low side, my one are about 42 ohm, my friend he 500 are 41 ohm and InnerFidelity measured them as a 47 ohm. The he 500/560 have impedance characteristics almost purely resistive this means will be constant for all audio frequencies so we can take roughly reading on DMM (DC resistance in ohm) so u will see what load impedance La figaro 339 have to deal with.

 

The table below shows output impedance of LF339 with popular output tubes for various (8) frequency.

PS: the lower the output impedance the better controlled bass.

post #2381 of 3713

ok... i posted over a year ago complaining about my 339 "loosing the sparkle" and I still don't know what's going on.... sometimes sounds amazing and most of the time sounds dull and soft.... i dont think my ears went bad because i noticed this issue when is started using hd650/hrt 2+/bellari ha540... now im using hd600/DL 3/reference 339

 

seriously, its like something turns my ears on and off, could it be the electricity or something?  i bought a medical grade isolation trransformer and dont think it helps...

 

at this point im starting to think my brain is faulty... hahah

 

guys

post #2382 of 3713

hows the customer service there in case the amp breaks? anyone have any stories of returning for fixes?

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Originally Posted by petezjunior View Post
 

hows the customer service there in case the amp breaks? anyone have any stories of returning for fixes?

No experience with customer service but my 2c:  forget it.  Even if the repairs will be free, you'll still have to pay shipping (at least one way) and customs formalities/fees.  That's A LOT of hassle and wasted time.  Otoh, we're not talking a nuclear reactor here and components are simple.  You could diy if you have basic soldering and electronics skills or just drop it off at someone who can handle this.  And build and component quality is really outstanding on the DV amps so I wouldn't worry too much.

post #2384 of 3713

Order the new machine

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I like the new look of LF339, nice vintage electrolytic capacitors, rare and great sounding I guess.:smile:


Edited by WALL-E - 8/4/14 at 1:53am
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