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post #10696 of 10707
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Originally Posted by slim.a View Post
 

Hello everyone,

 

I have just posted a review of Glenn's amplifier here: http://www.tweak-fi.com/apps/blog/show/42754587-building-a-reference-system-part-2-glenn-s-headphone-amplifier

 

The version of the amplifier I have is the one that allows the use of six-6BL7s as output tubes.

 

Below is a picture of the amplifier in my system:

 

 

The amplifier sounds fantastic. Thanks again Glenn for making such a terrific headphone amplifier!

Is that a special version of Glenn's OTL ?

post #10697 of 10707
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Great Review :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Fantastic review.....well done.

plusONE! 

post #10698 of 10707

@ slim.a

 

There is only one area which is not adequately covered by the review  . The amazing price / performance ratio of Glenn's amp vis-a-vis other amps. I have had the good fortune of being able to try a few amps in the higher price range & IMHO based on my limited experience, you need to go up more than double the cost to get the same level of performance.


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post #10699 of 10707
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Originally Posted by slim.a View Post
 

Hello everyone,

 

I have just posted a review of Glenn's amplifier here: http://www.tweak-fi.com/apps/blog/show/42754587-building-a-reference-system-part-2-glenn-s-headphone-amplifier

 

The version of the amplifier I have is the one that allows the use of six-6BL7s as output tubes.

 

Below is a picture of the amplifier in my system:

 

 

The amplifier sounds fantastic. Thanks again Glenn for making such a terrific headphone amplifier!

 

Thanks for the great write-up! 

 

This only makes me want to hear the Glenn OTL more now... 

post #10700 of 10707
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Originally Posted by Brendanz View Post
 

Is that a special version of Glenn's OTL ?


All of Glenn's amps are Special ;) This is one of the versions that he makes.

post #10701 of 10707

Thanks guys for the nice comments!

post #10702 of 10707
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

@ slim.a

 

There is only one area which is not adequately covered by the review. The amazing price / performance ratio of Glenn's amp vis-a-vis other amps. I have had the good fortune of being able to try a few amps in the higher price range & IMHO based on my limited experience, you need to go up more than double the cost to get the same level of performance.

 

Hi punit, I suspect that price / performance ratio of Glenn's amplifier is exceptionally good. Though, given that I did not have amplifiers costing more, I could not attest about that.

 

Also, whenever I am reviewing a piece of gear, I try to forget about the price and try to describe it "as is". Nonetheless, if I try to compare it to other amplifiers I have listened to, I would say that his amplifier has indeed the highest performance relative to price I have come across. 

 

Moreover, if one were to be to shopping for a speaker amplifier, I don't believe that there is anything in the four figure range that can approach it. As a matter of fact, I have simply never heard an amplifier that had that many qualities.

 

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Originally Posted by Brendanz View Post
 

Is that a special version of Glenn's OTL ?

 

When I ordered my amplifier from Glenn, he told me at the time that the only other amplifier he had made with 6BL7 tubes was rosgr63's. I do not know if he has made similar ones since then.

post #10703 of 10707

I am waiting for an OTL from Glenn and after reading reviews like this one, I get even more excited to hear it.

 

It also makes me very glad that this is the route that I chose to go.......I have heard nothing but great praise for Glenn and I am so glad I will be able to experience the pleasure of listening and owning one of his amps.

 

I hope my HD800 appeciates it  :smile:

post #10704 of 10707
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Originally Posted by rnadell View Post
 

Been a while since I have visited. First off I would like to again thank Glenn

for building me an amp that has destroyed any desire to look further. I listen

to it every day without issue. It is the first time in my audio history dating back

to the late 60's that I can listen to the music without thinking about highs, bass,

and all the rest of the stuff that goes with the search. Thank you Glenn.

And to all here that helped with my decision thank you.

 

Glenn makes some of the very best amps.

The more you'll listen to it the more you'll like it.

 

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Originally Posted by slim.a View Post
 

 

Thanks for the kind words! I just hope it did justice to Glenn's fantastic amplifier.

 

As always you spent a lot of time and made every effort to write a honest, detailed and impartial review.

Thanks for all the hard work.

I know you have optimised your system to the maximum, but in the future it would be nice if you could try some more rectifiers and drivers not to mention the 6336A's.

 

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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 


All of Glenn's amps are Special ;) This is one of the versions that he makes.

 

Indeed, all Glenn's amps are Special

post #10705 of 10707
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

 

Glenn makes some of the very best amps.

The more you'll listen to it the more you'll like it.

 

 

As always you spent a lot of time and made every effort to write a honest, detailed and impartial review.

Thanks for all the hard work.

I know you have optimised your system to the maximum, but in the future it would be nice if you could try some more rectifiers and drivers not to mention the 6336A's.

 

 

Indeed, all Glenn's amps are Special

 

Indeed, Glenn makes the amps one by one and all of them are Special :)

 

As for the tube rolling, I should be getting the following in the coming weeks :

- A Sophia 6SN7 (grade A)

- A set of GE 6BL7s

- A 5AR4 rectifier tube

- A 5AU4 rectifier tube

 

I have yet to try the 6336As. Is there any consensus on good 6336As to buy?

 

I will post a follow-up to the review when I get more tubes to experiment with. Also, I will post next a review of the HD800 and give more musical examples (and more insight) into the Glenn / HD800 pairing.

post #10706 of 10707
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Originally Posted by slim.a View Post
 
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

 

Glenn makes some of the very best amps.

The more you'll listen to it the more you'll like it.

 

 

As always you spent a lot of time and made every effort to write a honest, detailed and impartial review.

Thanks for all the hard work.

I know you have optimised your system to the maximum, but in the future it would be nice if you could try some more rectifiers and drivers not to mention the 6336A's.

 

 

Indeed, all Glenn's amps are Special

 

Indeed, Glenn makes the amps one by one and all of them are Special :)

 

As for the tube rolling, I should be getting the following in the coming weeks :

- A Sophia 6SN7 (grade A)

- A set of GE 6BL7s

- A 5AR4 rectifier tube

- A 5AU4 rectifier tube

 

I have yet to try the 6336As. Is there any consensus on good 6336As to buy?

 

I will post a follow-up to the review when I get more tubes to experiment with. Also, I will post next a review of the HD800 and give more musical examples (and more insight) into the Glenn / HD800 pairing.

Slim.A

Thanks for the great Review.

The 6336 tubes are for low impedance cans if you are using the T1 & HD800s

The 6BL7s will sound best.

post #10707 of 10707

That's right but a pair of Cetron driving some Grados will be a great review.

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