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post #10876 of 17466
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

 

Glad I could help ;)

Honestly the HPA1/2 > HP-1/2 is the best I've heard followed by the MAD > RS1

I'm really hoping this Spud > MS2 will be equally good...

post #10877 of 17466
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Looks like a maxed out MAD to me!!!

Yes but can also put out 2.8 wpc into 8ohm speakers taps so I can drive some near fields too...

It's probably closer to a Bottlehead SEX hardwired and maxed for Grados :biggrin: 


Edited by parbaked - 12/8/13 at 8:42pm
post #10878 of 17466
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

Yes but can also put out 2.8 wpc into 8ohm speakers taps so I can drive some near fields too...

It's probably closer to a Bottlehead SEX hardwired and maxed for Grados :biggrin: 

Funny you say its probably close to the Bottlehead, after I thought it was a MAD, I thought it looked like a bottle head also. Very nice, now you listen to the best of both worlds with this one amp!

post #10879 of 17466
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

Teaser:

 

2x 6CL6 tubes with a 6C4A rectifier; straight wire; no PCBs; no negative feedback; no caps in the signal path; USA made transformers.

We'll call her 'Red Bliss' 'cause she is a tuber...

 

Wow, what a great lookin amp!

 

Congrats!

 

Hope it sounds as great as it looks.

 

I agree that it looks like a hot rodded MAD EAR.

post #10880 of 17466
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

Wow, what a great lookin amp!

 

Congrats!

 

Hope it sounds as great as it looks.

 

I agree that it looks like a hot rodded MAD EAR.

It looks like a MAD but the design is single ended and closer to a SEX maxed for low impedance cans...

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You can see from this front view how it is laid out with one pentode per channel in single ended configuration (SEP); two output transformers; and then the power section - transformer, rectifier tube and choke - in the rear.

The toggle between the output transformers switches between speakers and headphone.

 

 

MAD has a single driver tube > 2 x output tubes

SEX is triode (SET not SEP) and not tube rectified

 

She should be here by lunch time.

:popcorn:

I will of course take better pics...after we're properly introduced...


Edited by parbaked - 12/9/13 at 8:39am
post #10882 of 17466

with all my gear comings and goings here, i had almost forgotten that i ordered a vali,

it just got here a day early, this little sucker is powerful !

post #10883 of 17466
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Hey guys and gals.

 

I feel like I mention this all the time, but I have some fairly well-respected headphones, as can be seen in my signature.  But time after time, it's the 225is that I have on my ears, followed by the AD, iGrado, then the 5LE's.  My wife has the Sennheisers.

 

The thing is, none of my high-end cans give anywhere near the same visceral, tactile experience that the 225i's give me.  The AD's have some serious sub-bass, but I think it's at the expense of midrange and slam.

 

So my question is this- are there any 'high end' cans outside of Grado that give the same physical experience? With the 225i's, I feel the pluck of the guitar string, and feel the stick hit the drum head.  Not so much the other cans. Does any other brand of HP do this? Maybe the HD800?


Nice to hear as I have the 225i's as well. But they are my only HPs. I keep dropping money on other audio gear. Endlessly debating the RS1i and the HE500. But,  these cans do rock!

post #10884 of 17466

OH YEAH!!! My Bushmills are out for delivery. Should be on my ears very soon. I'll post up initial impressions as soon as I can.

post #10885 of 17466
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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post
 

OH YEAH!!! My Bushmills are out for delivery. Should be on my ears very soon. I'll post up initial impressions as soon as I can.

Super stoked to hear your impressions! 

post #10886 of 17466
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

with all my gear comings and goings here, i had almost forgotten that i ordered a vali,

it just got here a day early, this little sucker is powerful !

It's really hard to keep up you, LOL!!!

You can really be a bad (good) influence!

Congratulations on the Vali, enjoy!

As a matter of fact, I just put my Schiit M/M combo back on the desktop, I feel for me my 325's sound more my taste with this amp, rather than the LD. The LD may be a little to dark sounding for the 325's to me, where as the M/M is brighter, so the LD will be retired for a while.

 

 

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

You can see from this front view how it is laid out with one pentode per channel in single ended configuration (SEP); two output transformers; and then the power section - transformer, rectifier tube and choke - in the rear.

The toggle between the output transformers switches between speakers and headphone.

 

 

MAD has a single driver tube > 2 x output tubes

SEX is triode (SET not SEP) and not tube rectified

 

She should be here by lunch time.

:popcorn:

I will of course take better pics...after we're properly introduced...

You haven't even met her yet, and you showed us pictures of her naked last night!!!

Once again enjoy it and let us know how you like it, with both, headphones and speakers. Really nice looking!

post #10887 of 17466
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

It's really hard to keep up you, LOL!!!
You can really be a bad (good) influence!
Congratulations on the Vali, enjoy!
As a matter of fact, I just put my Schiit M/M combo back on the desktop, I feel for me my 325's sound more my taste with this amp, rather than the LD. The LD may be a little to dark sounding for the 325's to me, where as the M/M is brighter, so the LD will be retired for a while.


You haven't even met her yet, and you showed us pictures of her naked last night!!!
Once again enjoy it and let us know how you like it, with both, headphones and speakers. Really nice looking!
Not a serious buy really, a just for the hell of it, haven't had a chance to really listen to it, just about 20 minutes , its seriously powerful it seems
post #10888 of 17466
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

You haven't even met her yet, and you showed us pictures of her naked last night!!!

That was an upskirt, not a nudie! 

post #10889 of 17466
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

That was an upskirt, not a nudie! 

Even nicer!

post #10890 of 17466
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Even nicer!

She sexted me first!

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