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post #4996 of 9488
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Oh, and a BIG Cheers to Glenn for the production!

:beerchug:

post #4997 of 9488

Well, I found out tonight the camera on my phone is pretty awful......

 

Anyway, say hello to Kanade.........

 

 

 

 

It already sounds very nice.  I'm not going to draw comparisons between it and the OTL until both tubes and amp have gotten some break-in time.  At this point I can say the tonal character is a little different.  The 45 really lives in the midrange, but not at the expense of extension.  The OTL by comparison really feels incredibly neutral to me, not highlighting anything in particular.  Since I have no idea what the C3g sounds like in terms of sonic signature I can only assume I'm hearing the "DHT" sound of the 45s.  I've already adjusted the bias up to 34mA which is the standard setting for the 45s.  It actually sounds quite good at 32mA but I was going say something about the dynamics being a bit mellow then realized that's probably my own fault if I'm underbiasing the output tubes.  :rolleyes:

 

This was a dream come true.  Time and money well spent and a simply beautiful effort from a dear friend of mine.

 

Cheers.  :jecklinsmile:

post #4998 of 9488
Thread Starter 

Happy Hello Kanade...

post #4999 of 9488

OMG (Oh My Glenn) I'm in heaven again!

post #5000 of 9488

Happy 5000 everyone!

 

:beerchug:

 

This group is THE best. I am honored to be part of the 2359Glenn forum fraternity!

post #5001 of 9488
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I wonder what it tipped the scales at, 25kg?

post #5002 of 9488
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Happy 5000 everyone!

 

:beerchug:

 

This group is THE best. I am honored to be part of the 2359Glenn forum fraternity!

 

Happy 5000

The # 5 brings luck

That's a lucky # for sure.

longbowbbs, you get a brand new old NOS 596 tube!

I'll PM you and send it off to you.

 

Share the Wealth. :)

 

Happy 5000 everyone.

post #5003 of 9488
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champagne.jpeg

post #5004 of 9488

Clayton that was most unexpected and very generous! Lucky I have my 2359Glenn 5U4G>596 adapter at the ready!

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Clayton that was most unexpected and very generous! Lucky I have my 2359Glenn 5U4G>596 adapter at the ready!

 

You're welcome.

I see that you're prepared!

Excellent.

post #5006 of 9488

Nice looking amp with the tubes in!

 

My mind is still set on a Leben 300xs since I listened to it last week :o

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I tried to take a shot with my ancient point and shoot camera.  Not fuzzy but the exposure drowns out the detail in the current meters.

 

 

The amp sounded good tonight.  I'm tempted to draw comparisons but it's too soon.  I played a little violin piece just before I quit tonight that stole my breath for a moment.  Total midrange magic.  It doesn't fully complement every type of music I'm finding but when it does it is awfully beguiling. 

 

I am brand new to manual bias so I didn't know what to expect.  Just changing the current from 32 to 34 mA on the 45s produced a pretty noticeable change in sound.  I thought running the tubes harder would make them sound edgy but that isn't what happens at all, it just sounds better all around with more current.  In the future I'll bump it up to 36 and eventually try out 38 as well which is where Glenn ran them.  He told me not to go above 40 and I have a suspicion that 40mA would probably halve the life of the tubes or worse since the general opinion is that even 38mA is running them hard.  It will be fun to experiment.


Edited by Xcalibur255 - 9/27/13 at 12:09am
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Congratulations Tyrell, what a fantastic looking amp!

Money very well spent, well done.

 

Glenn has done as always a first class job.

 

Eric well done!!!!!!!

Clayton you are ever so thoughtful and generous, you always come up with excellent ideas.


Edited by rosgr63 - 9/27/13 at 12:27am
post #5009 of 9488
Thread Starter 

This was worth staying up for!

post #5010 of 9488
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post
 

I tried to take a shot with my ancient point and shoot camera.  Not fuzzy but the exposure drowns out the detail in the current meters.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

The amp sounded good tonight.  I'm tempted to draw comparisons but it's too soon.  I played a little violin piece just before I quit tonight that stole my breath for a moment.  Total midrange magic.  It doesn't fully complement every type of music I'm finding but when it does it is awfully beguiling. 

 

I am brand new to manual bias so I didn't know what to expect.  Just changing the current from 32 to 34 mA on the 45s produced a pretty noticeable change in sound.  I thought running the tubes harder would make them sound edgy but that isn't what happens at all, it just sounds better all around with more current.  In the future I'll bump it up to 36 and eventually try out 38 as well which is where Glenn ran them.  He told me not to go above 40 and I have a suspicion that 40mA would probably halve the life of the tubes or worse since the general opinion is that even 38mA is running them hard.  It will be fun to experiment.

It looks wonderful Tyrell! Did Glenn mention any break in time?

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