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post #16 of 144

I see some changes as compared with older units.

 

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post #17 of 144

that grey box on the right... wonder where it went?

post #18 of 144

Interesting.  Mine has the cover/box, like in Miguel's picture.  Not sure what's in or under there, though...

post #19 of 144
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Mr. Taku Hyodo appears to have given up on NOS.  The 2 drive tubes are Sovtek 12AX7w.  The labeling near the tube sockets list 12ax7/ecc83.  5751 is gone.IMG_2407.JPG

post #20 of 144

I guess NOS is getting expensive and difficult to find...shame

post #21 of 144

Nice amp!  Congrats!  I so want to hear one...or maybe I so don't...my finances probably would rather not have any further hits. 

post #22 of 144

That is such an amazing looking amplifier.  The green and gold really sets it apart from other pieces of equipment, and makes it look incredibly attractive... that is, if an amp could be considered attractive.  One of these days I'll have to try one out.  Congrats!

 

BTW, thanks for the GECs.  I'm totally digging these tubes.

post #23 of 144
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I think it is a keeper. Glad you are enjoying the GECs  They are as good as the 6as7g IMHO.  Will be offloading a bunch of other 6as7g type tubes to start tube rolling the Leben if you are interested,

 

Frank
 

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Thanks, I think it is a keeper. Glad you are enjoying the GECs  They are as good as the 6as7g IMHO.  Will be offloading a bunch of other 6as7g type tubes to start tube rolling the Leben if you are interested,

 

Frank
 


I've been listening to them for almost an hour and I already like them better than my RCA 6AS7G black plates.  Keep me informed, and treat your new amp well!

post #25 of 144
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Mr. Taku Hyodo appears to have given up on NOS.  The 2 drive tubes are Sovtek 12AX7w.  The labeling near the tube sockets list 12ax7/ecc83.  5751 is gone.IMG_2407.JPG


Shoot, I just ordered and got a pair of 5751 to use in my CS300SX which I ordered a month ago (it still has yet to be delivered). Does that mean that the 5751 pair is unusable in the latest version of the Leben CS300SX?

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Not in the least - 5751's are not only fine to use, they are terrific!
post #27 of 144
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Not in the least - 5751's are not only fine to use, they are terrific!


Whew. Thanks Skylab. I got a pair of NOS JAN GE 5751 (1987). Although only 23 years old, I think they may sound great. Don't know yet. I also go a quad of NOS Siemens EL84 (1968/1969). My fingers are crossed on those. I only wish I had come across these threads on the CS300SX sooner--I hadn't heard of PriceJapan (nor had I heard of step-up & step-down Japan transformers for that matter) until after I had already ordered it from a local audio store. No regrets though--it can only make my audio experience that much more sweeter.


Edited by Clayton SF - 7/24/10 at 12:32pm
post #28 of 144

The CS300XS looks like something that can last a lifetime.

 

Contemplating on either the dedicated headamp such as WA6 or the CS300XS. I know the price difference is huge, but I can use the CS300XS to drive my Harbeth C7ES3 as well.

 

Have anyone compared them on HD800 (within the same setup)?

 

I have a new HD800 coming this week but do not even have any amp. Long story but I ordered them months ago and forgot about it, till I received a call yesterday.

post #29 of 144

That is a very cool looking amp. I love the styling; the gold, the green and the wood look very luxury retro. Looks like it means business when peering under the hood too.

post #30 of 144

Hmm, I wonder how it sounds compared to my Mapletreeaudio HD-250, which has 12ax7 inputs and EL84 outputs.  (I'm using Amperex 12ax7's and Mullard EL84's.)

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