And not only that, but at the risk of repeating myself, I can say that without doubt these 6AS7Gs are giving me a taste of hi-end at a lo-to-mid-end price. NOTHING could have prepared me for the difference they are making. Now my new adapter is well run-in, along with all the other goodies I have described (many times!) the depth of bass (as blew me away on revisiting Dire Straits' track 'Love over Gold') is now as never before...together with its wonderful detail...sheer bliss!
Can't wait to see what happens when silver wire adapter #2 gets finished, lol!
"I can say that without doubt these 6AS7Gs are giving me a taste of hi-end at a lo-to-mid-end price."
Well I probably won't be making mods for quite a while after I get to hear other systems and I'm convinced it would be worth it. But what you are saying about high-end at nearly low-end prices is sounding good should I think it worth it. I probably won't hear the other systems I would like to hear until a headphone show in early October. So I am certainly considering modifying my IV SE amp on what must be considered a very long-term basis.
Consequently since I find that rolling thread hard to follow since the information there is very spread out among many pages I would appreciate it if when you are all through you could post say on this thread a consolidated guide for dummies that might be easier to follow.
So far I am gathering the big power tubes you are using need a beefier heater current supply there are no pictures on that rolling thread showing how you wire in the beefier power supply. It also seemed like you were suggesting some resistors have to be changed to higher wattage, but then may have changed your mind.
So it won't be for quite a while when I may wish to embark on doing mods, but will certainly very much appreciate it if when you feel you have come close to finishing your little dot IV SE mods you would post some sort of guide for dummies.
PS I used to be electronic technician so I probably have adequate screwdriver and soldering ability.