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post #76 of 226
I purchased an SLI-80 signature F1 last week. So far so good with the current tube complement. I am using a quad of reissued TS 6550s but I purchased a quad of used vintage TS 6550s. From what I have read that should be a nice change.

Has anyone played with the biasing? I read somewhere that biasing to 80 instead of 75 was preferable. I guess it is like any other change - good for some but not for others.
post #77 of 226
Thread Starter 

I'm curious to see you compare the SLI-80 with the Leben CS300

post #78 of 226
I would be very surprised if the Cary sounded better than the Leben with headphones. I am planning on using the Cary with Nola Boxer speakers mainly.
post #79 of 226
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

I would be very surprised if the Cary sounded better than the Leben with headphones. I am planning on using the Cary with Nola Boxer speakers mainly.

Then I think you might be surprised..... I have never heard the Leben, but the Cary is really great. I'd love to hear some comparisons smily_headphones1.gif
post #80 of 226
Hi
My name is Shai. I am thinking of buying a Carry SLI 80, and I would like to know what do you think of this amp?
Thanks
Shai
post #81 of 226

I think I wish I had one...biggrin.gif

 

One went up for sale last night on Audiogon.com too.

post #82 of 226
Thread Starter 

Love it :)

 

What are you gonna use it for/with? Which speakers/headphones?

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Hi
My name is Shai. I am thinking of buying a Carry SLI 80, and I would like to know what do you think of this amp?
Thanks
Shai
post #83 of 226

Well.. I decided to slowly upgrade my stereo system. I am currently using a Luxman M 300 power amp with a NAD 1600 preamp. My speakers are Kef 103.2

Lots of old stuff but I like them :)

When I first saw the SLI 80 I fell in love with it and decided I am going to have one...

post #84 of 226
Thread Starter 

Well, just get one then!

 

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Originally Posted by Fshai View Post

Well.. I decided to slowly upgrade my stereo system. I am currently using a Luxman M 300 power amp with a NAD 1600 preamp. My speakers are Kef 103.2

Lots of old stuff but I like them :)

When I first saw the SLI 80 I fell in love with it and decided I am going to have one...

 

I fell in love with your Luxman M300 - how is it with headphones?

post #85 of 226

Still loving yours Chris?  BTW, the CSP2+ is sweet.

 

I still think I will end up with a Cary though.....

post #86 of 226

I will get one. Thanks!!

As for my old friend Mr.Luxman.. it has a great sound with my old Kef 103.2, but I have never tried to use headphones with it. 

Shai

post #87 of 226
Thread Starter 

Yup. 

 

You probably will ;) As for speakers + headphones it is superb value. Reported to do great with the HE-6 from the speakers taps too

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Still loving yours Chris?  BTW, the CSP2+ is sweet.

 

I still think I will end up with a Cary though.....

post #88 of 226
Thread Starter 

Well - do it, then!

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Originally Posted by Fshai View Post

I will get one. Thanks!!

As for my old friend Mr.Luxman.. it has a great sound with my old Kef 103.2, but I have never tried to use headphones with it. 

Shai

post #89 of 226

I am afraid I don't have a head set. Certainly nothing compared to everything that goes on around here... 

post #90 of 226
Thread Starter 

Well, what the **** are you doing in here then?! ( just kidding wink.gif )

 

You must definitely get your hands on a decent pair of phones!  The Luxman amp looks gorgeous! I bet it will drive many of the harder to drive phones around.  

 

So - what' your budget? For a headphone, that is? 

 

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Originally Posted by Fshai View Post

I am afraid I don't have a head set. Certainly nothing compared to everything that goes on around here... 

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