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post #106 of 2255

Excellent!  Wait until you get that 150+ on there!

post #107 of 2255

To: #20 -- Congratulations!

From: #15

post #108 of 2255
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To: #20 -- Congratulations!

From: #15



To: #20

Congratulations from me as well!

From: #01

 

Sorry...had to wave my little flag there.  o2smile.gif

 

Also, by the way, I spent a week with the Apex Peak/Volcano loaner.  Any comparisons on my part would be from memory or the notes I wrote.

post #109 of 2255

Thanks, guys!  beerchug.gif

Listening to the HE-6 now. 

Pretty remarkable...

post #110 of 2255
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Thanks, guys!  beerchug.gif

Listening to the HE-6 now. 

Pretty remarkable...


"You ain't heard nothing yet", just wait for whats to come using your HE6's and about two hundred hours.

And after that there is tube rolling, I really think my Siemens gold pin West German E88CC=6922 are for me and my HE6's the best of the best, but I am now breaking in a Quad set of Tungsram E88CC / 6922 (not impressed so far).

 

Congrats from # 22.

 

post #111 of 2255
Thread Starter 

^^ interesting...

 

Looking forward to more impressions from you on the tungsram. They the red prints from the 60s??

 

Nice going Wuss on the #20 LF :)

 

All amps and gear need at least 30 mins of warm up prior to critical  listening. As the guys say, the amp burns inn continually for 150-200 hours with each tube set.

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Edited by sachu - 9/8/11 at 7:12pm
post #112 of 2255

^^^

 

Yes they are the red print from 1972

 

Know more tonight, now that they have 30 hours of pink noise (and a little IsoTek)  and counting on them.


Edited by sillysally - 9/9/11 at 8:05pm
post #113 of 2255

#4 here.  LCD2rev2's keep getting better with break-in.  I agree w/SS about the 200 hour mark.  Enjoy and keep us posted TW!

post #114 of 2255

With close to 50 hours on the Tungsram's I am going back to the Siemens. Its not that the Tungsram is a bad tube imo it is a very nice tube, however for my rig and ears the Tungsram and its heaver sound signature covers up some of the finer detail and seems to draw in the sound-stage a little and not as fast. Plus for my ears the the heaver bass gives my ears fatigue.

 

However for music that isn't very well mastered or that has a low bit-rate or just simply doesn't have a lot of detail I could very well understand why the Tungsram would be your first choice over the Siemens, plus the Tungsram's are half the price of the Siemens. But in the end for me imo the Tungsram just takes some of the edge off of the magic of the Liquid fire.

 

So I will be selling these tubes at some point.


Edited by sillysally - 9/9/11 at 8:07pm
post #115 of 2255
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With close to 50 hours on the Tungsram's I am going back to the Siemens. Its not that the Tungsram is a bad tube imo it is a very nice tube, however for my rig and ears the Tungsram and its heaver sound signature covers up some of the finer detail and seems to draw in the sound-stage a little and not as fast. Plus for my ears the the heaver bass gives my ears fatigue.

 

However for music that isn't very well mastered or that has a low bit-rate or just simply doesn't have a lot of detail I could very well understand why the Tungsram would be your first choice over the Siemens, plus the Tungsram's are half the price of the Siemens. But in the end for me imo the Tungsram just takes some of the edge off of the magic of the Liquid fire.

 

So I will be selling these tubes at some point.

Perhaps if you used the dummy load plug to burn the Tungsram's for another 50 hours or more maybe they'll change for the better? Just a thought.
 

 

post #116 of 2255
Thread Starter 

No. That impression pretty spot on to mine. The reason i prefer the tungsram is that it as SS points out gives more oomph in the lower end which  helps the magnepans.

 

I am still considering running the Siemens when/if i get a full quad complement

post #117 of 2255
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Perhaps if you used the dummy load plug to burn the Tungsram's for another 50 hours or more maybe they'll change for the better? Just a thought.
 

 

I am sure you are right about getting 100 hours on these tubes, but from what sachu said about the Tungsram's I don't think the extra bass will go away, but the tubes will probably become more refined.

 

With my system I use a Crowson system using the Tactile outs from my Realiser to my Crowson Amp and then out via speaker wires to its stereo transducers, so what all this means is I can add any extra weight if I feel it necessary.
 

 



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No. That impression pretty spot on to mine. The reason i prefer the tungsram is that it as SS points out gives more oomph in the lower end which  helps the magnepans.

 

I am still considering running the Siemens when/if i get a full quad complement


Yes I was very aware of why you are using the Tungsiam when I ordered my Quad set of Tungsiam's, but I had to just hear for myself.

Actually the only reason why I put 48 hours on these tubes is because how well these tubes are matched and how clean they are.

 

post #118 of 2255
Excellent news. My LF is on its way back to me. The power switch wasn't as sensitive as I thought it should have been so Dr. Cavalli had me return it to him to have the switch looked over. He has replaced the switch. I couldn't have received better customer service than what was provided by Cavalli Audio. Exemplary customer service! Thanks to the Cavalli Audio team I may be listening to my LF once again this weekend.

I am thinking--if the LF sounds this good with stock tubes....
post #119 of 2255

Clay,

 

Excellent!  Now go and buy those new LCD2rev2's to go with it!!  It's all good!

post #120 of 2255

My switch has become easier to use the more I've had the amp.  I have no idea if that has anything to do with anything.
 

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Excellent news. My LF is on its way back to me. The power switch wasn't as sensitive as I thought it should have been so Dr. Cavalli had me return it to him to have the switch looked over. He has replaced the switch. I couldn't have received better customer service than what was provided by Cavalli Audio. Exemplary customer service! Thanks to the Cavalli Audio team I may be listening to my LF once again this weekend.

I am thinking--if the LF sounds this good with stock tubes....


 

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