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post #16 of 2242

Anybody have an internal pic?

post #17 of 2242

1000x500px-LL-f9ae2b3a_inside.jpg

 

From KB's thread.

post #18 of 2242

My first impression of the Siemens gold pin West German 6922 is that after about 10 hours these tubes start to open up with a bigger and more 3D like sound-stage.

 

The LF is not on the bright side anymore, so imo the LF is not on the bright side its the JJ's that are.

 

I think its to early to comment on the over all tonal quality of the Siemens's, but so far I am not disappointed.

post #19 of 2242

SS,

 

May I ask where you bought them from?  Thanks!

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SS,

 

May I ask where you bought them from?  Thanks!



http://www.ebay.com/itm/230634717872?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

btw, the JJ's imo are a good tube if you like your audio a tad on the bright side.

 

The Siemens really makes the LF sound very similar to my WA5LE and its tubes at 36 hours of burn-in, but I am going from memory and still have the head cold or as my wife says allergies. I am sure she is right bigsmile_face.gif

 

So far I find the Siemens to be non fatiguing as is my WA5LE, using my HE6's.


Edited by sillysally - 8/21/11 at 3:32pm
post #21 of 2242

Nice tubes, I need a pair of those for my amp, but the price, ouch!

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Nice tubes, I need a pair of those for my amp, but the price, ouch!


Yes, there is a guy over in Germany that is selling for less, but he only ships budget so it will take about 30 days for us in the USA to get them. Plus I wanted a matched Quad set, harder to find than a pair.

 


Edited by sillysally - 8/21/11 at 3:51pm
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Yes, there is a guy over in Germany that is selling for less, but he only ships budget so it will take about 30 days for us in the USA to get them. Plus I wanted a matched Quad set, harder to find than a pair.

 


 

30 days! Does he know about jet planes?

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30 days! Does he know about jet planes?


Ya but he said shipping would be about $100.

 

Anyway the guy I got my tubes from gave me a print out of all his extensive tests for each tube.

 

post #25 of 2242

That's the same ebay seller I bought my set from.  Heh.

 

I think sachu echoed my feelings about the Siemens tubes after listening to them this weekend in my LF.  They have nice extension and a decent amount of weight, and the signature seems a refined or delicate, but not delicate in a brittle way.  The Tungsrams have a more punchy and fun kind of signature, especially in the low mids and bass, and may be a good relatively low cost option.  I'd try to hunt down some Amperex tubes, but I may be putting an offer in on a condo so my budget could become a bit...limited.  Heh.

post #26 of 2242

I may have only heard a few high end amps, but this is simply the best, IMO. After trying it with the HD800, LCD-2, etc.

post #27 of 2242

Oh yeah...briefly posted in the Seattle meet thread, but was able to listen to the HE-500 headphones out of the Liquid Fire there.  Under meet conditions, I had to turn the volume up to about 1 o'clock or so, but they sounded pretty nice with the LF.

post #28 of 2242
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That's the same ebay seller I bought my set from.  Heh.

 

I think sachu echoed my feelings about the Siemens tubes after listening to them this weekend in my LF.  They have nice extension and a decent amount of weight, and the signature seems a refined or delicate, but not delicate in a brittle way.  The Tungsrams have a more punchy and fun kind of signature, especially in the low mids and bass, and may be a good relatively low cost option.  I'd try to hunt down some Amperex tubes, but I may be putting an offer in on a condo so my budget could become a bit...limited.  Heh.


Oh my, I see the seller that we got are Quad set from now wants for a pair what we paid for the Quad set.

 

post #29 of 2242
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That's the same ebay seller I bought my set from.  Heh.

 

I think sachu echoed my feelings about the Siemens tubes after listening to them this weekend in my LF.  They have nice extension and a decent amount of weight, and the signature seems a refined or delicate, but not delicate in a brittle way.  The Tungsrams have a more punchy and fun kind of signature, especially in the low mids and bass, and may be a good relatively low cost option.  I'd try to hunt down some Amperex tubes, but I may be putting an offer in on a condo so my budget could become a bit...limited.  Heh.


Agreed.

 

THe Siemens definitely are very likeable in the Liquid FIre.

 

I am still one shy of having a full siemens quad to try out in my own amplifier.

 

 

 

post #30 of 2242

I bought LCD2rev2's from Audeze.  I'll have them on Thursday!  Hoping for some serious magic!

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