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post #5326 of 10136

What amp do you want it to sound like?

I don't know that it sounds like any other amp.

The only thing I can say is that everybody that bought it loved it.

post #5327 of 10136

I only have the 300B amp so I can only describe that sound, and I should compare it to other 300B amps, which I don't have.

I have 3 OTLs of which the Crack but I don't have the Glenn OTL. The only one who comes close to having your amp selection is Clayton, but as far as I know he's more of an "enjoyer" then a talker, but maybe if you ask him nicely he'll help you out.

 

Feel free to buy me a Glenn OTL and I'll give you a 2000 word review/comparison with my other OTL gear ;)

 

I'd just pm one of the guys with an OTL here to ask if they can describe the sound of their unit. DMinches just gave you a short impression already. Good luck!


Edited by Ultrainferno - 10/14/13 at 5:29am
post #5328 of 10136
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post
 

Maybe you should interpret that that people don't really have a good answer for you.  Your tone seems to indicate that you think we are hiding something from you.

 

The Leben is a lush, warm amp, while being incredibly detailed.  Glenn's amp are a bit more neutral and dynamic.

 

Having said that, if you ask 10 people to describe something you will probably get 10 different answers, all without any frame of reference.

 

I know it can be hard describing sound, especially with amps that don't have much of a signature beyond the tubes you put in.

It definitively was not my intention to direct any suspicion of anyone covering up anything about the amp. :biggrin:

 

Sometimes you seem you have to push the action a bit to get a straight answer.

Maybe me asking the question made someone who didn't know what to really think, think extra hard and come up with his best impression.  

post #5329 of 10136
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

I only have the 300B amp so I can only describe that sound, and I should compare it to other 300B amps, which I don't have.

I have 3 OTLs of which the Crack but I don't have the Glenn OTL. The only one who comes close to having your amp selection is Clayton, but as far as I know he's more of an "enjoyer" then a talker, but maybe if you ask him nicely he'll help you out.

 

Feel free to buy me a Glenn OTL and I'll give you a 2000 word review/comparison with my other OTL gear ;)

 

I'd just pm one of the guys with an OTL here to ask if they can describe the sound of their unit. DMinches just gave you a short impression already. Good luck!


That is teamwork. Nice going.

post #5330 of 10136
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post
 

What amp do you want it to sound like?

I don't know that it sounds like any other amp.

The only thing I can say is that everybody that bought it loved it.

 

Personally I like it some sound a bit like a Leben (typical tube lushness) with perhaps larger and more coherent soundstage and holographic imaging.

Natural flowing tonality, great bass impact, the sense of being at the venue. Sense of air moving in recordings. Good depth, big sound, good dynamics. Something that peals away the clinical edge of a HD800 but maintains all it's technical advantages.

 

Leben is a bit too pricey and it is better designed for lower impedance headphones even though I like it a lot with the HD800.


Edited by Sweden - 10/14/13 at 5:43am
post #5331 of 10136
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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post
 

 

Personally I like it some sound a bit like a Leben (typical tube lushness) with perhaps larger and more coherent soundstage and holographic imaging.

Natural flowing tonality, great bass impact, the sense of being at the venue. Sense of air moving in recordings. Good depth, big sound, good dynamics. Something that peals away the clinical edge of a HD800 but maintains all it's technical advantages.

 

Leben is a bit too pricey and it is better designed for lower impedance headphones even though I like it a lot with the HD800.

 

When someone said to me that they didn't like the sound of a 300B amp I couldn't comprehend how anyone could tell the sound signature of a 300B tube any more than I can tell sonically the differences between minis versus octals like the 6992 verusus the 6SN7.

 

The Leben (300 I would assume) is every bit as you describe. The Leben CS600, the one I now own, compared to the CS300XS, the model I used to own, sounds like the 300 x .5. To me the 600 does not sound twice the sound 300 signature as you describe. In fact when I switch from Glenn's 300B mono blocks to the Leben (I amp roll more than tube roll and have a lack of describing sound, unlike Ultra- who has a knack for it--had to do it: Lack KNack) the 600 is too colored. But when my ears settle in on it, then it is a wonderful experience. When I switch back to the 300B mono blocks, it sounds flat, but when the settle in, it is cleaner and more focused. The lows are there and the highs too--and yes the mids are wonderful. I'd say that if photographs were amps, the Leben would be HDR and Glenn's mb would be the original photograph. IMO. And mind you, that is when I switch from the Leben to the Glenn Amp.

 

When all is said and done, I love them both (otherwise I would own just one amp) and I am captured by the sound I am enveloped in at the moment. Like switching from Baroque to Bluegrass: it's the artists' artistry that moves me once I sink into that couch of mine.

post #5332 of 10136
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

I thought this thread was about cookies and pie??!  :confused:

 

Sorry Eric, I'll get back on track soon.............

I've been very defensive here, I am only human.

 

 

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Originally Posted by dminches View Post
 

Maybe you should interpret that that people don't really have a good answer for you.  Your tone seems to indicate that you think we are hiding something from you.

 

The Leben is a lush, warm amp, while being incredibly detailed.  Glenn's amp are a bit more neutral and dynamic.

 

Having said that, if you ask 10 people to describe something you will probably get 10 different answers, all without any frame of reference.

 

 

Absolutely right David.

One must be very careful and specific as the tubes used can change an amp's character.

In my case I get a very different sound when I use 6BL7's and then change to 6336.
And I haven't tried a quad of my Osram 6AS7G black base or an ECC32 driver or my 33S30's yet.

 

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

 

When someone said to me that they didn't like the sound of a 300B amp I couldn't comprehend how anyone could tell the sound signature of a 300B tube any more than I can tell sonically the differences between minis versus octals like the 6992 verusus the 6SN7.

 

The Leben (300 I would assume) is every bit as you describe. The Leben CS600, the one I now own, compared to the CS300XS, the model I used to own, sounds like the 300 x .5. To me the 600 does not sound twice the sound 300 signature as you describe. In fact when I switch from Glenn's 300B mono blocks to the Leben (I amp roll more than tube roll and have a lack of describing sound, unlike Ultra- who has a knack for it--had to do it: Lack KNack) the 600 is too colored. But when my ears settle in on it, then it is a wonderful experience. When I switch back to the 300B mono blocks, it sounds flat, but when the settle in, it is cleaner and more focused. The lows are there and the highs too--and yes the mids are wonderful. I'd say that if photographs were amps, the Leben would be HDR and Glenn's mb would be the original photograph. IMO. And mind you, that is when I switch from the Leben to the Glenn Amp.

 

When all is said and done, I love them both (otherwise I would own just one amp) and I am captured by the sound I am enveloped in at the moment. Like switching from Baroque to Bluegrass: it's the artists' artistry that moves me once I sink into that couch of mine.

 

 

Thanks for the great account Clayton.

Enjoy your new iMac!!!!!!!!!!!

post #5333 of 10136
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

 

.When all is said and done, I love them both (otherwise I would own just one amp)

 

We're working on that C :cool:

post #5334 of 10136

Her's what we had yesterday for desert.

 

I had two after lunch, one before I went to bed and two at 5am.

Never slept but it was well worth it!

 

It's called THE SIN!!!!!!!

 

 

post #5335 of 10136

What is it exactly Stavros? seems so moist?

I'll have 1/4 pie please :cool:

post #5336 of 10136

WANT! NOW!

Please. :)

post #5337 of 10136

It's the hot syrup!!!!!!!!

 

The name is galaktobureko, here's Wikipedia's definition

 

Galaktobureko (Greek: γαλακτομπούρεκο) is a Greek dessert of semolina-based custard in phyllo. It may be made in a pan, with phyllo layered on top and underneath, or rolled into individual servings (often approximately 10 cm long). It is served or coated with a clear, sweet syrup. The custard may be flavored with lemon, orange or rose.

post #5338 of 10136
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

 

 

When someone said to me that they didn't like the sound of a 300B amp I couldn't comprehend how anyone could tell the sound signature of a 300B tube any more than I can tell sonically the differences between minis versus octals like the 6992 verusus the 6SN7.

 

The Leben (300 I would assume) is every bit as you describe. The Leben CS600, the one I now own, compared to the CS300XS, the model I used to own, sounds like the 300 x .5. To me the 600 does not sound twice the sound 300 signature as you describe. In fact when I switch from Glenn's 300B mono blocks to the Leben (I amp roll more than tube roll and have a lack of describing sound, unlike Ultra- who has a knack for it--had to do it: Lack KNack) the 600 is too colored. But when my ears settle in on it, then it is a wonderful experience. When I switch back to the 300B mono blocks, it sounds flat, but when the settle in, it is cleaner and more focused. The lows are there and the highs too--and yes the mids are wonderful. I'd say that if photographs were amps, the Leben would be HDR and Glenn's mb would be the original photograph. IMO. And mind you, that is when I switch from the Leben to the Glenn Amp.

 

When all is said and done, I love them both (otherwise I would own just one amp) and I am captured by the sound I am enveloped in at the moment. Like switching from Baroque to Bluegrass: it's the artists' artistry that moves me once I sink into that couch of mine.

 

:thumb: I really like this account... thanks, Clayton SF!

post #5339 of 10136
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

It's the hot syrup!!!!!!!!

 

The name is galaktobureko, here's Wikipedia's definition

 

Galaktobureko (Greek: γαλακτομπούρεκο) is a Greek dessert of semolina-based custard in phyllo. It may be made in a pan, with phyllo layered on top and underneath, or rolled into individual servings (often approximately 10 cm long). It is served or coated with a clear, sweet syrup. The custard may be flavored with lemon, orange or rose.


Freeze some till I get there in November

post #5340 of 10136
Thread Starter 

60-Day Forecast For Southern California-

 

Location: Los Angeles

Condition: Sunny & mild

High/Low Temp: 79/52 Degrees

Wind speed/Dir: 8 mph/West

Humidity: 39%

UV Index: Moderate

Percipitation probability: 0%

 

 

I'm providing the aforementioned data so that the 2359glenn|studio could best know how to pack/ship my forthcoming amp:

 

300B monoblocks with 3-pin XLR Headphone Outputs

:popcorn:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Disclaimer: I still need to run all this by with the designer first. :rolleyes: :D

Edited by Silent One - 10/14/13 at 8:12am
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