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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Nice, Tdog! What is the album in your avatar? Any good? Because I keep seeing it as peoples avatars.

 

The lastest album by Steven Wilson and it sounds incredible, especially in Hi rez!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by tdogzthmn - 2/28/13 at 10:01pm
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What speakers are those?

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They are Orca Fullrange speakers from Blumenstein Audio, and make very sweet music despite their small size.
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I've always been intrigued by the full-range Fostex designs, combined with low-wattage SET tube amps. I'm at the complete other end of the spectrum with power-hungry Maggies. Did someone say big, solid state amps? biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by tdogzthmn View Post

They are Orca Fullrange speakers from Blumenstein Audio, and make very sweet music despite their small size.


Have you ever compared them to another speaker? If not, how would you describe their sound? I've always been interested in them..


Edited by Destroysall - 3/1/13 at 12:58am
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Nice avatar. ;)

 

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Originally Posted by fizzix View Post

that is straight up badass tdogz

 

Get a sexy tube preamp for those Maggies. :D

 

I did the same thing. Had Maggies and big ol' mono blocks. Planned to go to full range SET, ended up in the middle. 3 way Harbeths with a push pull tube amp. 

 

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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

I've always been intrigued by the full-range Fostex designs, combined with low-wattage SET tube amps. I'm at the complete other end of the spectrum with power-hungry Maggies. Did someone say big, solid state amps? biggrin.gif

 

EDIT: Oh man, I want some of those Orcas for my mini system. Those things look great. 


Edited by MorbidToaster - 3/1/13 at 4:24am
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So I'll also add my "current" state biggrin.gif : 

 

 

 

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My temporary setup wink.gif

 

 

 

Old shot of a He-500 which I get rid of rather quickly

 

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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

My temporary setup wink.gif

 

What are you driving the HE-6 with? Can't really see in the back.

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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post

What are you driving the HE-6 with? Can't really see in the back.

Sorry for my crappy photography skills tongue.gif.

 

It's just a small t-amp (Topping Tp60), I'll probably change to a bigger speaker amp once I move to a new house.

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Just got my Lyr...ran some quick comparisons between my modded EF-5 (OP627x2 + RCA Clear Top) and the Lyr (GE tubes) with my HE-500.

 

Some key findings:

- Lyr has slightly larger soundstage

- Lyr has more "attack"

- Mids are slightly smoother in the EF-5 however still amazing on the Lyr

- EF-5 sounds more intimate where as the Lyr sounds more further away

- Both fantastic amps with their own strengths...however SLIGHT advantage towards the Lyr. Love them both but will be letting go of my EF-5. 

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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post

What are you driving the HE-6 with? Can't really see in the back.

Looks like the EF-6

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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

 

Just got my Lyr...ran some quick comparisons between my modded EF-5 (OP627x2 + RCA Clear Top) and the Lyr (GE tubes) with my HE-500.

 

Some key findings:

- Lyr has slightly larger soundstage

- Lyr has more "attack"

- Mids are slightly smoother in the EF-5 however still amazing on the Lyr

- EF-5 sounds more intimate where as the Lyr sounds more further away

- Both fantastic amps with their own strengths...however SLIGHT advantage towards the Lyr. Love them both but will be letting go of my EF-5. 

Thanks for those impressions :) I've been looking at both amps.

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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

 

Just got my Lyr...ran some quick comparisons between my modded EF-5 (OP627x2 + RCA Clear Top) and the Lyr (GE tubes) with my HE-500.

 

Some key findings:

- Lyr has slightly larger soundstage

- Lyr has more "attack"

- Mids are slightly smoother in the EF-5 however still amazing on the Lyr

- EF-5 sounds more intimate where as the Lyr sounds more further away

- Both fantastic amps with their own strengths...however SLIGHT advantage towards the Lyr. Love them both but will be letting go of my EF-5. 

 

 

The Lyr will likely sound better if you roll in some better tubes.  Those stock GEs are OK, but there are much better tubes out there.

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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

 

The Lyr will likely sound better if you roll in some better tubes.  Those stock GEs are OK, but there are much better tubes out there.

Any recommendations so i don't have to scroll through the 300+ page tube rolling thread for the Lyr?

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