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post #31 of 63

Thought I'd chime in again since I placed my order for a Minute EL34SE about 4 weeks ago. I'm excited to receive it and hear how it lights up my HE-6's. If anyone else has ordered one, or has experience with one - please chime in!

post #32 of 63

Haven't ordered yet - but have HE6's and awaiting your review!

post #33 of 63

Deal - though i'll be awhile. I should receive my Minute EL34 SE by the beginning of May, so it'll be mid May at the earliest. It's tough to find much info about this amp, but it looks as though it'd pair very well with the HE-6. 

post #34 of 63

Received an email last night saying my amp has been built, and will be burned in for a couple of days before shipping! beerchug.gif! With FedEx shipping, I should enjoying it by end of next week. Can't wait!

post #35 of 63

Been watching my amp inbound - it arrived in Oakland CA early this morning, so I know I'm good for delivery tomorrow. My Tung-Sol reissue 6L6G's will land tomorrow too, but my Mazda 6CG7's are a week off. No matter, I'll burn in the amp and stock tubes for a good while before I start rolling (unless of course I find the stock tubes severely lacking - which I doubt).

post #36 of 63

My amp landed yesterday, and I've been running it 3-4 hours at a time to burn it it (as recommended by Kittipol). I plan on doing an in-depth writeup when it's burned in, but my quick - initial (and very very early) impression is YEEOOOWWW! wink_face.gif My Minute EL34 SE has total control of the drivers in my HE-6. Power, extension, headroom, tone... I like - very much. I'll stop there for now and collect my thoughts while burning it in.

post #37 of 63

Any follow-up review for this amp, Misterrogers?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Misterrogers View Post

My amp landed yesterday, and I've been running it 3-4 hours at a time to burn it it (as recommended by Kittipol). I plan on doing an in-depth writeup when it's burned in, but my quick - initial (and very very early) impression is YEEOOOWWW! wink_face.gif My Minute EL34 SE has total control of the drivers in my HE-6. Power, extension, headroom, tone... I like - very much. I'll stop there for now and collect my thoughts while burning it in.

post #38 of 63

Hey flu_figher. Started working on it last week. I hope to have it ready to post by end of this weekend. Life's been demanding wink_face.gif

post #39 of 63

I have an Almarro 318B and like the sound with my Zu Audio Druid MKIV Speakers (liked them better than the Superfly - Druids are a little warmer).  Do you have any idea how the Almarro compares to the SAC EL34 Minute or if the Minute sounds good with the Zu Druids?  Is your SAC Minute still your favorite amp?  10 Watts should be plenty with the 102db sensitivity Zu Druids I imagine.   

post #40 of 63

By the way, I loved my Denon AH-D2000 headphones.  Best I have heard for my taste and sytem.  They are supposed to be the same as the AH-D5000 except without the wooden ear cups at half the price. 

post #41 of 63

Yep, still my favorite. Though I've really been enjoying a custom CTH I finished just awhile ago. It has a fantastic synergy with my HE-500's. I started my headphone journey with the D2000's. They're quite a nice set of headphones.

post #42 of 63

Thanks for the info.  Know anyone that has a used Minute for sale?  Thanks.

post #43 of 63

No, I don't. If you're anywhere around Los Angeles, I'll have mine at the LAX meet in August. I've also been in touch with the designer and he's agreed to good 'group buy' pricing. My intent it, to finish my review and after the show, post a group buy. If we get 10 or more, he'll give 30% off. THAT's and absolute steal for this amp (it's a great value at its retail price).

post #44 of 63
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No, I don't. If you're anywhere around Los Angeles, I'll have mine at the LAX meet in August. I've also been in touch with the designer and he's agreed to good 'group buy' pricing. My intent it, to finish my review and after the show, post a group buy. If we get 10 or more, he'll give 30% off. THAT's and absolute steal for this amp (it's a great value at its retail price).

 

 

You can count me in for the group buy if the offer is for anywhere in the world.

post #45 of 63

Interesting. Hope to pay these guys a visit when I take up residence in the LOS in early 2014. I'll be close enough to Bangkok to make frequent trips to check out audio - also want to hear these marble speakers:

 

http://www.norh.com/Norh_Loudspeaker/Norh.html

 

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Realistically, I expect to see a lot more of Piyanas' mid-fi than anything boutique, but its all good.  

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