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post #5596 of 10778
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

My head will be removed in 3 hours. Wish me luck in having it reattached. ;)

 

Good luck, I'm sure you will be fine.  

post #5597 of 10778
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post
 


Thanks for the info Glenn.  I'm glad that tube didn't do that in my possession, probably would have spooked me.  Especially to see the current meter spike.

 

The Tung Sol gained a bit more pretty blue glow on the glass top as I ran it more last night.  It's pretty cool looking and I could indeed see it move around a bit with the music.

 

:thumb: Gonna post a vid 4 ur pals?

:popcorn:

post #5598 of 10778
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Clayton SF has no idea. That in the next 30 minutes, he'll be on a 30 mile bike ride along the ocean. :wink_face: He'll be riding along with me in spirit, as I work out. Though, it's quite likely while "Under" he's likely to go galloping around the Galaxy... on his own. :biggrin:

 

Wishing him the best!


Edited by Silent One - 10/21/13 at 10:10am
post #5599 of 10778
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post
 

My 02 cents on rectifiers with the OTL:  I experimented with nearly every type that would work in the amp without blowing up (except for the 596 which is really a 5U4GB), and concluded in the end that the 3DG4 sounds the best in the amp.  Which is logical because it's the tube Glenn chose for the amp so the operating points are where they are supposed to be with that tube.  Anything else will, for the most part, introduce a slightly lower B+ and makes the amp sound a bit less transparent and more "romantic" sounding.  The 5U8C probably has the most drop of them all, it has a really slow lazy sound IMO.  The 5AU4 is the closest to the 3DG4 in sound but the character is a little different, worth trying especially the old ones with the really big plates. 

 

Thanks for your thoughts.

I am a 3DG4 person too.

post #5600 of 10778
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Clayton SF has no idea. That in the next 30 minutes, he'll be on a 30 mile bike ride along the ocean. :wink_face: He'll be riding along with me in spirit, as I work out. Though, it's quite likely while "Under" he's likely to go galloping around the Galaxy... on his own. :biggrin:

 

Wishing him the best!


LOL. Or after I come to, I will roam the halls looking from my amps. "Where'd they go?"

post #5601 of 10778
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

Is a more preferable brand of 3DG4, not sure which brand Glenn will ship with the amp.


Try to find the older style that has both top and side getters.  They're typically labeled Zenith (though not made by) because these tubes were designed for use in Zenith TVs.  I'm parroting info Glenn has given us previously here for the record.  :D

 

Amongst the shorter glass style that are side getter only I personally like the Sylvania best.  The difference between Sylvania/GE/RCA is quite subtle though, and you can easily buy every type and try for yourself since the tube costs nothing and is not in demand.  Another thing I have found is the ones with slightly taller glass seem to fare a tad bit better as well vs. the shorter glass.  The shorter it is the newer the production I think.

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You can have my head Clayton, aside from providing a perch upon which to place headphones it rarely does me any good.  :tongue_smile:

post #5603 of 10778
Glenn, your amp just arrived along with the tubes. its HUGE! I won't be able to unbox it till later. still at work. Thanks and we need to discuss some issue with shippping.
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I hope there is no damage I have the amp totally surrounded in foam.
Should have been able to take somewhat of a wack
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I hope everything is ok. 

post #5606 of 10778
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You can have my head Clayton, aside from providing a perch upon which to place headphones it rarely does me any good.  :tongue_smile:


Thanks. They reattached my head. I'm back to normal but now my amps sound different. Head rolling/tube rolling--this has got to stop.

post #5607 of 10778
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You can have my head Clayton, aside from providing a perch upon which to place headphones it rarely does me any good.  :tongue_smile:


Thanks. They reattached my head. I'm back to normal but now my amps sound different. Head rolling/tube rolling--this has got to stop.

I think King Henry the VIII was the first Head roller....

post #5608 of 10778
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LOL. Or after I come to, I will roam the halls looking from my amps. "Where'd they go?"

 

Sometimes in this hobby, we think moar is better - so I dropped 50 miles to ensure a better outcome (Redondo Beach > Malibu > Redondo Beach)! :normal_smile :

post #5609 of 10778

Hello guys, just chiming in to report that already unpacked the amp and hook everything up.  Using a balanced to rca cable from my DP-1 because the rca from the dac is already used by my other amp.  Too lazy and tired I guess.  I used a Yamaha YH-1 with 1/4" and a Yamaha HP-1 with 4pin xlr.  Glenn said I could use both at the same time limited if they are similar cans.  Between the two I prefer the HP-1 sound.  So im going to keep listen to the 4pin for this early evaluation. 

 

This thing is a back breaker, I have to guess close to 30-33 pounds.  And those foam tubes, I thought they were never going to end when unpacking.:D  But thank to Glenn the amp arrived safe and sound. 

 

Have a feeling this is going to be a long night for me.

 

Thanks Glenn for the work of this amp.  It looks better in person than the photos. 

post #5610 of 10778
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To you and Glenn!

:beerchug:

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