ps500 + g-cush + o2 +odac +Carmen (flac of course) = sexual... really that good...
Sorry never tried any opera with the ps500
Joe Grado was a renowned opera fan AND singer so there you go...
I have a pair of sr80's and want to change ear pads. Some say use the Lpads and some say the Gpads. Looking for info, I am new to this headphone experience. thanks
You should try the L-Cush (bowl) pads or the TTVJ Flat Pads.
Either is an upgrade from the pads that came with your 80s.
L-Cush place drivers farther from your ears and have bigger soundstage .
TTVJ Flats have more bass punch and slam.
L-Cush is the more conventional upgrade...
G-cush ONLY if you are ok with giving up bass OR modding the drivers and or pads to recover some... the most comfortable pad ever though... giant sound staging ability, less bass, mids fall back more toward neutral, accents the treble (because of the loss mo mids and bass) really only go this route if your planning on modding...
L-cush sounds perfect on the sr80 stock! (why do they give us the stupid comfy...)
Flats adds punch to the bass and further increases the presence of the mids... at the cost of sound stage. Comfortable enough, and works well.
PRO-tip.... start with the L-cush
yeah , i'm pretty new to the tube/hybrid headphone amp scene myself, when i got the amp, the siemens 6ak5's were in it, they sound fine, and the ge 408's didn't sound bad, but the amp isn't set up for them and before i get to moving jumpers, i thought i'd get some more EH95's, got some RCA 5915's, and RCA 6ak5 on the way, you got the Voskshod's didn't you ??
I just looked at my purchases from eBay and to tell you the truth I don't know what brand they are, it doesn't state it in the add, and you just brought this to my attention, all the ad says is what I posted in my prior post about the tubes and I also made a mistake when I said they were NOS, they are NIB. I'm going to contact the seller and ask what brand they are, this went right over my head!!! Thanks for brining this to my attention.
BTW the tubes were only 3.00$U.S.
I looked and could not find anything about the brand, but I am legally blind, so I may be missing something. I contacted the seller and asked him what brand they are, and also if they are native to the LD1+, so I don't have to cut any pins or strap them, just waiting for a reply.
Do you have these tubes, if so do you know if I can just plug them right in being that my LD is already set up for the 6AK5W's? Thanks.