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post #1876 of 2255

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Another member going from one Cavalli to another. My LF is now up for sale. Far and away the most awesome amp I've heard. I really do wish I could afford to keep both. 

post #1877 of 2255
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Originally Posted by LionelH2 View Post

I just hit the 100 hour mark with my Siemens Platinums and I am very happy with all the characteristics you point out.  Again, thanks to all who pointed me in this direction.

 

Funny, maybe it's just me but I found these tubes got very bland sounding from about the 12-20hr. mark.

Quite a stark contrast from when I first installed them and up to around the 10hr mark. 

During this period I was much happier listening to the HD800's on the Phonitor.

 

The Siemens are now passing the 25hr. mark and they are clearly starting to open up again with better separation of frequencies across the board.

I look forward to getting 100hrs.+ on them.

post #1878 of 2255
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

 

 

Another member going from one Cavalli to another. My LF is now up for sale. Far and away the most awesome amp I've heard. I really do wish I could afford to keep both. 

 

Say it ain't so Morbid confused.gif

 

Well I'm sure your LF will find a good home.... & CONGRATS on the new LL!

post #1879 of 2255
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Say it ain't so Morbid confused.gif

Well I'm sure your LF will find a good home.... & CONGRATS on the new LL!

Not mine yet but don't worry. I'm still diein' to try Liquid Glass and see what Alex has instore for LF Rev 2.
post #1880 of 2255

anybody have any experience with these tubes?

 

This is Music Directs blurb .....

 

 

The EAT Cool Valve ECC88 is the Best 6922 We've EVER Heard!  

The new European-built EAT ECC88 (6DJ8 & 6922) triode tube from the European Audio Team is incredible! We have tried this tube in every component we could find, from phono preamps and line stages to CD players and power amplifiers.  We were floored by what we heard. Simply put, the EAT ECC88 has greater focus, greater clarity, greater resolution and a lower noise floor than any 6922 we've ever heard!

Built to the tightest tolerances in the world, EAT manufactures their tubes to an absolute scale for to ensure that every tube sounds exactly as it should, no deviation from perfection.  EAT are extensively tests their tubes to ensure accuracy and thermal stability as well as matching every other EAT tube made. Each EAT Cool Valve tube includes an integrated EAT Tube Damper for improved resistance to vibration.

Rated for a lifespan of 10,000 hours, these tubes have beat the pants off our NOS (New Old Stock) input tubes. Yes, they are expensive, but they're worth every penny!  Still have doubts?

 

..dB

post #1881 of 2255
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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post

anybody have any experience with these tubes?

 

This is Music Directs blurb .....

 

 

The EAT Cool Valve ECC88 is the Best 6922 We've EVER Heard!  

The new European-built EAT ECC88 (6DJ8 & 6922) triode tube from the European Audio Team is incredible! We have tried this tube in every component we could find, from phono preamps and line stages to CD players and power amplifiers.  We were floored by what we heard. Simply put, the EAT ECC88 has greater focus, greater clarity, greater resolution and a lower noise floor than any 6922 we've ever heard!

Built to the tightest tolerances in the world, EAT manufactures their tubes to an absolute scale for to ensure that every tube sounds exactly as it should, no deviation from perfection.  EAT are extensively tests their tubes to ensure accuracy and thermal stability as well as matching every other EAT tube made. Each EAT Cool Valve tube includes an integrated EAT Tube Damper for improved resistance to vibration.

Rated for a lifespan of 10,000 hours, these tubes have beat the pants off our NOS (New Old Stock) input tubes. Yes, they are expensive, but they're worth every penny!  Still have doubts?

 

..dB


DB I think you will need to be the forst. 225.00 tube too much for my taste. Hell 775.00 for three tubes I paid as much for my Burson Soloist

post #1882 of 2255

Tubes sound great. There's no free lunch. You get what you pay for.

post #1883 of 2255
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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post

anybody have any experience with these tubes?

 

This is Music Directs blurb .....

 

 

The EAT Cool Valve ECC88 is the Best 6922 We've EVER Heard!  

The new European-built EAT ECC88 (6DJ8 & 6922) triode tube from the European Audio Team is incredible! We have tried this tube in every component we could find, from phono preamps and line stages to CD players and power amplifiers.  We were floored by what we heard. Simply put, the EAT ECC88 has greater focus, greater clarity, greater resolution and a lower noise floor than any 6922 we've ever heard!

Built to the tightest tolerances in the world, EAT manufactures their tubes to an absolute scale for to ensure that every tube sounds exactly as it should, no deviation from perfection.  EAT are extensively tests their tubes to ensure accuracy and thermal stability as well as matching every other EAT tube made. Each EAT Cool Valve tube includes an integrated EAT Tube Damper for improved resistance to vibration.

Rated for a lifespan of 10,000 hours, these tubes have beat the pants off our NOS (New Old Stock) input tubes. Yes, they are expensive, but they're worth every penny!  Still have doubts?

 

..dB

 

For the asking price of $225 per tube or $900 for a quad, it better be a step up from outstanding.  I think it would be very difficult to improve on the Siemens ECC88 platinums that MH recommends.  I had the Gold Lions for about 8 months in my LF and I thought they were a nice improvement over stock.  I think the Siemens that I have now provided more than double the GL's improvement.  That said, I hope someone buys a set and reports back here.  The LF with the Siemens ECC88 platinums and the LCD3 provide one of the most satisfying headphones experiences that I've ever heard. 

post #1884 of 2255

The Siemens weren't cheap either.  I paid $479 for a quad set from the Tubemuseum.

post #1885 of 2255

:) , I had heard mumblings about them a few years ago and just stumbled back on them while looking for tube dampers. I should have posted in the general tube forum but you never know what people have tried. These tubes are probably cheaper than some of the NOS tubes people have bought for the LF. I did find a small blurb on them from stereophile back in 2007 

 

 

They Cost How Much?

tubecoolershand.jpg

Roy Hall was blunt as usual. "I'm bringing in some obscenely expensive tubes. They're Telefunken ECC803Ses, which is one of the best tubes available, but Cool Valve measures them and selects the most perfectly matched, and then bonds their EAT Cool Damper to them. The result is lower operational temperatures, longer life, and lower microphonics. They cost . . . "

My hearing must have stopped at that point—or else I couldn't make any sense of what Roy had said. "Say again?"

"They cost $250 each." Pause. "You know me, I'm cheap. I'd never even consider them, except they work!"

 

the dampers are also available :

 

 

EAT - COOL DAMPER BLACK MULTI FUNCTIONAL VALVE RING (EA)

Price: $35.00 

 

EAT_-_COOL_DAMPER_RED_MULTI_FUNCTIONAL_VALVE_RING_(EA)"

 

 

..dB


Edited by dBel84 - 8/30/12 at 10:42am
post #1886 of 2255
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

 

DB I think you will need to be the forst. 225.00 tube too much for my taste. Hell 775.00 for three tubes I paid as much for my Burson Soloist

 

Lol sell everything in your sig and you'll have enough for two of them after your shipping costs.

post #1887 of 2255
I also thought the 803Ses were the best 12AX7s available, but...
http://www.head-fi.org/t/621302/the-holy-grail-of-all-12ax7s#post_8597792

You can check the price of a pair of these on eBay... biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post

smily_headphones1.gif , I had heard mumblings about them a few years ago and just stumbled back on them while looking for tube dampers. I should have posted in the general tube forum but you never know what people have tried. These tubes are probably cheaper than some of the NOS tubes people have bought for the LF. I did find a small blurb on them from stereophile back in 2007 



They Cost How Much?











tubecoolershand.jpg
Roy Hall was blunt as usual. "I'm bringing in some obscenely expensive tubes. They're Telefunken ECC803Ses, which is one of the best tubes available, but Cool Valve measures them and selects the most perfectly matched, and then bonds their EAT Cool Damper to them. The result is lower operational temperatures, longer life, and lower microphonics. They cost . . . "
My hearing must have stopped at that point—or else I couldn't make any sense of what Roy had said. "Say again?"
"They cost $250 each." Pause. "You know me, I'm cheap. I'd never even consider them, except they work!"

the dampers are also available :


EAT - COOL DAMPER BLACK MULTI FUNCTIONAL VALVE RING (EA)



Price: $35.00 


AEATCOOLDAMPER.jpg




..dB
post #1888 of 2255

Well I'll say they look cool...Also...why not buy a pair for the LG? If they're the best sounding tube in their class I bet they'd be badass. :D

post #1889 of 2255
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Originally Posted by SteveM324 View Post

The Siemens weren't cheap either.  I paid $479 for a quad set from the Tubemuseum.

Same here and I would bet my Siemens tubes that they would still sound better. tongue.gif

post #1890 of 2255
Hmm, who gets to be the judge ;-) ..dB
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