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post #14146 of 18741

Too many tubes lol, got four in the DAC, 6 in the preamp, 4 in each monoblock booster amp that end up feeding the monoblock amps that go to my speakers, each with three tubes.  I'm tubed all the way! So what's that, 24 total?  Nah, never too many L3000.gif

post #14147 of 18741
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Originally Posted by colinharding View Post

Too many tubes lol, got four in the DAC, 6 in the preamp, 4 in each monoblock booster amp that end up feeding the monoblock amps that go to my speakers, each with three tubes.  I'm tubed all the way! So what's that, 24 total?  Nah, never too many L3000.gif

 

Never can have enough distortion. tongue_smile.gif 

post #14148 of 18741
Would hate to know the cost of tube rolling in that thing. Quantity wise it puts the Atmos-sphere to shame.
post #14149 of 18741
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Would hate to know the cost of tube rolling in that thing. Quantity wise it puts the Atmos-sphere to shame.

tube rolling is so fun but its so expensive too.  Plus tubes burn out pretty quickly so I think I'll just stick to ss since its cheaper in the long run frown.gif

post #14150 of 18741
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

tube rolling is so fun but its so expensive too.  Plus tubes burn out pretty quickly so I think I'll just stick to ss since its cheaper in the long run frown.gif

Tubes don't really burn out quickly, most will last thousands of hours, but SS ids certainly easier...

post #14151 of 18741

Some types of valves are rated for 10,000 hours. Thats a lot of listening time. Those that burn out quicker are usually rated for around 3000 hours. Still a lot of listening hours.

post #14152 of 18741

Average rated hours for tubes is 5000, but seriously doubt anyone would stick to just that one set of tube(s) for use up to 5000 hours as you'd most likely tube roll every now and then.

post #14153 of 18741
The only problem with tubes in my setup is that I find that they need to be running for about an hour to sound their best. So, If I want to seriously listen for an hour, I turn on my rig and let it run for an hour first before I come back for a serious session. Cut's my tube life in about half. Not a real problem but no immediate staisfaction. As far as tube rolling, I've settled on the Amperex Orange Globes and any of my other tubes are pretty much inferior. Almost no rolling for me. As much as I love the Lyr, looking into a decent SS setup for more immediate satisfaction. YMMV.
post #14154 of 18741

 

Just got myself a Beresford Bushmaster, driving my K501..Very good combo, lots of detail, nice well defined bass


Edited by Quinto - 7/13/13 at 7:21am
post #14155 of 18741
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

Probably mono blocks.  Need lots of tubes to get the power needed to amplify.  Tube amps with two or fewer power tubes can usually only muster 2 watts into 4 ohms.  Need lots of power tubes to crank out 50 watts into 8 ohms.

 

IME, two EL34 power tubes, one per channel, can put out about 13 WPC, two KT88, 25 WPC.

post #14156 of 18741
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

IME, two EL34 power tubes, one per channel, can put out about 13 WPC, two KT88, 25 WPC.

Yes, it depends on the type of tube and the amplifier's design...

post #14157 of 18741
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

Yes, it depends on the type of tube and the amplifier's design...

 

4 KT88s in my bass amp put out a max of 340 watts ;)
post #14158 of 18741

True.  I guess it depends on the design and the tube.  The Atma-sphere S-30 uses 10 6H13C tubes to get 30 watts into 8 ohms.

 

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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

IME, two EL34 power tubes, one per channel, can put out about 13 WPC, two KT88, 25 WPC.

post #14159 of 18741
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

True.  I guess it depends on the design and the tube.  The Atma-sphere S-30 uses 10 6H13C tubes to get 30 watts into 8 ohms.
Definitely, the atma-sphere is an otl tube amp. Whereas the ones listed previously would have to be transformer coupled just based on the tube choices
post #14160 of 18741

I just got my T1 in the mail today.  Hello office rig!

 

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