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post #226 of 1507
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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

How's the background hiss with them on the D7000s?

 

its noticeable when nothings playing. at normal listening gain, u can hear it lightly, and very subtle but still noticeable if u pay attention when the gain is all the way down.

 

the WA6-SE always has slight noise with these, even if its really small.

 

if i use 6EW7, the noise is only noticeable when no music is playing and the volume knob is set way past my listening lvl (like 1 o clock).

post #227 of 1507

omg my LCD-2 sound so good right now with these tubes!!!! 

 

i might actually sell my denons now, im finally satisfied with the LCD-2 as a replacement for them....

 

i've always though the LCD-2 sounded good, but never amazing, i wasn't ever super impressed by them off the WA6-SE until now.

 

they just sound so musical and super detailed. and the sound, its just so different i would always think the LCD-2 had good bass, but rolled off highs and a congested midrange, but now they sound so transparent and smooth and dynamic! and the bass!! its like alot better than before!!!

 

 

 

 

EDIT: also my Mullard GZ34 just arrived! its the real deal!!


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 2/14/13 at 11:33am
post #228 of 1507
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

omg my LCD-2 sound so good right now with these tubes!!!! 

 

i might actually sell my denons now, im finally satisfied with the LCD-2 as a replacement for them....

 

i've always though the LCD-2 sounded good, but never amazing, i wasn't ever super impressed by them off the WA6-SE until now.

 

they just sound so musical and super detailed. and the sound, its just so different i would always think the LCD-2 had good bass, but rolled off highs and a congested midrange, but now they sound so transparent and smooth and dynamic! and the bass!! its like alot better than before!!!

 

 

 

 

EDIT: also my Mullard GZ34 just arrived! its the real deal!!

 

Which tubes are you using?  Rectifier and drivers?  WA6SE?

 

I am thinking of may be grabbing a LCD-2/3...just wanna hear opinions on them on the WA6SE.  The D7Ks sound phenomenally for me already.  Can't imagine what can top that!

 

But though, on look alone, the D7Ks are much nicer than the LCDs...      

post #229 of 1507
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Originally Posted by Sko0byDoo View Post

 

Which tubes are you using?  Rectifier and drivers?  WA6SE?

 

I am thinking of may be grabbing a LCD-2/3...just wanna hear opinions on them on the WA6SE.  The D7Ks sound phenomenally for me already.  Can't imagine what can top that!

 

But though, on look alone, the D7Ks are much nicer than the LCDs...      

 

for the LCD-2, i'm really enjoying the 6GL7 and 596 tubes. for the Denons, same one or the Sophia 274B and 6EW7 tubes. 

 

the LCD-2 did not sound that great with the other tubes, some gave it a congested sound, some made it a little harsh, some made dull, but the 6GL7 and 596 made it VERY good. 

post #230 of 1507
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

for the LCD-2, i'm really enjoying the 6GL7 and 596 tubes. for the Denons, same one or the Sophia 274B and 6EW7 tubes. 

 

the LCD-2 did not sound that great with the other tubes, some gave it a congested sound, some made it a little harsh, some made dull, but the 6GL7 and 596 made it VERY good. 

 

Cool...thanks for the info.  I want to try the 596...but can't find one anywhere.

 

Are you planning to markl mod the Denon's?  Wonder if it's worth the money.

post #231 of 1507
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Originally Posted by Sko0byDoo View Post

 

Cool...thanks for the info.  I want to try the 596...but can't find one anywhere.

 

Are you planning to markl mod the Denon's?  Wonder if it's worth the money.

 

they have the MarkL mod on them already. I think its worth it because it makes them more open and makes the bass more controlled without losing any bass. The downside is that on poor recordings, they can get sibilant. 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 2/14/13 at 9:36pm
post #232 of 1507
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

they have the MarkL mod on them already. I think its worth it because it makes them more open and makes the bass more controlled without losing any bass. The downside is that on poor recordings, they can get sibilant. 

 

Haha, I was hoping that you would say otherwise since it will be more money spending now redface.gif...Okay, may be after getting the tax money back.

post #233 of 1507
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

for the LCD-2, i'm really enjoying the 6GL7 and 596 tubes. for the Denons, same one or the Sophia 274B and 6EW7 tubes. 

 

the LCD-2 did not sound that great with the other tubes, some gave it a congested sound, some made it a little harsh, some made dull, but the 6GL7 and 596 made it VERY good. 


+1

 

I'm using the exact same combination with LCD-3's and really like the results.  I'd had the 6GL7's for a while and never liked them until paired with the 596, but something about that combination just works with the Audeze phones.

 

The 6GL7 and the 596 are a very powerful combination which may explain why they match so well with orthos.

post #234 of 1507

I have a Woo wa3+ and recently purchased the Modi dac. It is my first and only dac i have owned. It was night and day for the better.

My HD650,s sound great with the combo. May I also add, that I have no special audio software installed on my crappy old HP laptop.

I'm just currently running from my itunes library of the laptop via usb, into the dac, dac into my nad c326bee integrated amp, tape out of nad, into the woo, and Hd650's on my head.

The result, is smooth flowing full music, from high to low pumped into my brain, even though it sounds like its floating around my head.L3000.gif Cheers!


Edited by ookiedukes - 2/15/13 at 7:34am
post #235 of 1507

After going through several configurations I have found my favorite combination so far.

Anybody else having a "positive experience" with SP and some 6CY7?
 

post #236 of 1507
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

After going through several configurations I have found my favorite combination so far.

Anybody else having a "positive experience" with SP and some 6CY7?
 

 

I have a pair of RCA 6CY7 + Sophia Princess -- it was the first tube I tried, after the "stock" 6EW7 that came with my 6SE. They sounded fine to me - I don't recall hearing any particular character. I soon-after swapped in a pair of 6DR7, which I've stuck with for a couple of months now. I think that I'm hearing better bass response (though I'm aware that could be attributable to a number of other factors). 

 

In other words ... I've not given the 6CY7 a fair evaluation. Now that you mention it, I'll try to remember to swap them back in and see if I can hear anything different.

 

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post #237 of 1507
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

After going through several configurations I have found my favorite combination so far.

Anybody else having a "positive experience" with SP and some 6CY7?
 

 

The 6CY7s definitely sound better than the stock DEs.  I've tried FDs and by far the best drivers without using adapters.  If you can, get the adapters and get the DN/GL/EM.  Those are truly kicked asses!    

post #238 of 1507

I have the Sylvania 6FD7 and also some RCA 6DE7 and right now I do think that the 6CY7 work best with the SP....and of course with my headphones(HD800 with Cardas cable sounds better than LCD2 REV2;believe it or not the bass is absolutely controlled and deep).
 

post #239 of 1507

The 6CY7 have the most attractive heater glow of the lot I've tried. biggrin.gif

post #240 of 1507
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

I have the Sylvania 6FD7 and also some RCA 6DE7 and right now I do think that the 6CY7 work best with the SP....and of course with my headphones(HD800 with Cardas cable sounds better than LCD2 REV2;believe it or not the bass is absolutely controlled and deep).
 

 

Some how, I'm not impressed with the HD800 too much.  I enjoy stock D7000s more for the less bright and more bass impact.  Have recabled the HD800 with Moon Silver Dragon v2 and tried all tube variations.  

 

Wow, lot of folks are having the LCD2/3, make me want ones too!     

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