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post #5626 of 10188
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Yay, he's back! Let's celebrate with an early desert! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Thanks to everyone for the welcome-back.

 

Those desserts look good (again).

 

Stavros told me to count tubes when they started the anesthesia. So I told him I would. The anesthesiologist said "This injection will relax you." I said thank you and then woke up in the recovery room. I didn't even get to say #1 5U4G... That's good stuff. And legal too.

 

I rearranged my bedroom (bad Idea) and when I woke up I tripped on everything that wasn't there before but is now there for the time being (huh?).

 

It is good to be back. The sound is really nice upside-down. ;)


Edited by Clayton SF - 10/22/13 at 5:53am
post #5627 of 10188
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Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post
 

Thanks Stavros.  After 2 hours of warmup I decided to have a little bit critical listening.  Well rested and of course a nice hot shower.  Norah Jones, Come Away with Me, sounds pretty good on the instruments and its very easy to hear the layers of sound of each instrument.  Vocals its another story.  Its hard to say but it doesnt sound as natural as my other amp.  A tad harch and unrefine.  Soundstage is pretty good and background is quite but I could hear a faint hum, very minimal but its there.  Using my LFF Paradox phone-Sylvania 6336A-RCA 3DG4-VR102.  And a el cheapo monoprice xlr to rca cable.  When I have more time this week, I will most likely replace it with a GZ37 and better cables.  Also need to buy another Pangea power cable to properly feed it more juice.  In this time limited session with Glenn 6336 OTL amp it been a real eye, in this case ear opener.  Definitely need more time to find the right combo of tubes.  Overall quite a nice amp and on par with my last tube amp the LD MK6+. 


Don't worry about the harshness, the Sprague caps will go through this twice before they settle.  It will settle and go away with more time.  It took my amp over 2 months before it stopped changing in sound.  You haven't heard what the amp is capable of in terms of transparency yet either.  It's a fun ride.

 

When I first listened to my OTL (feels like a long time ago now, whew) I remember telling Glenn my initial impression was that it felt "about on par" with my then WA6 for resolution.  A couple of months later I was eating those words big time.  The two amps ended up being in entirely different leagues and the WA6 was sold without my having ever really even listened to it again once I owned my OTL. 


Edited by Xcalibur255 - 10/22/13 at 7:16am
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Oh and by the way I forgot to tell you because all of this is just coming back to me.

While I was under (out like a lamp), I dreamed of an updated Princess Leia (PL v.2.1) with headphones.

Beautiful dream. Where am I?

 

Nurse, turn up the volume, please.

 

post #5629 of 10188
How do u guys think glenn otl compares to more expensive amps? Endgame? Or comparable to 1-2k amps? Or best otl ever? biggrin.gif
post #5630 of 10188
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How do u guys think glenn otl compares to more expensive amps? Endgame? Or comparable to 1-2k amps? Or best otl ever? biggrin.gif

 

Please allow me to rephrase you question.  Is it better than WA2?  

post #5631 of 10188
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

 

Please allow me to rephrase you question.  Is it better than WA2?  

 

:D

post #5632 of 10188
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

How do u guys think glenn otl compares to more expensive amps? Endgame? Or comparable to 1-2k amps? Or best otl ever? biggrin.gif

 

I can just let you borrow mine for a bit. :)

post #5633 of 10188
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How do u guys think glenn otl compares to more expensive amps? Endgame? Or comparable to 1-2k amps? Or best otl ever? biggrin.gif

 

 

Do you mean how does a Glenn OTL compare to a $6000 headphone amp?

post #5634 of 10188
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I can just let you borrow mine for a bit. smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks biggrin.gif me and jc already worked something out though.

And curious how it compares not only to wa2, but also just tube amps in general, it will either be a complement, or the last tube amp ill ever need.
post #5635 of 10188
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Thanks biggrin.gif me and jc already worked something out though.

And curious how it compares not only to wa2, but also just tube amps in general, it will either be a complement, or the last tube amp ill ever need.

 

 

No no, you will need another Glenn amp on 3DG4/GZ34, C3g, and 300B amp.

post #5636 of 10188

I'd say it's the last OTL you'll need. I still want a SET amp.

post #5637 of 10188
No 300b!!

At most im considering stratus, for 2a3 as well as being able to use all my 5u4g and maybe 274b as well.
post #5638 of 10188
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No 300b!!

At most im considering stratus, for 2a3 as well as being able to use all my 5u4g and maybe 274b as well.

 

 

Glenn can do a 45.  Not sure on 2A3, I never asked him...

post #5639 of 10188

My amp will take a 2A3.  It's done fairly often with 45 amps actually.  I'm curious how jc's amp will end up, will basically be what I have except with 300B and without the damper diode full wave bridge rectifier configuration.  I'm finding my amp will not play super loud with the LCD-2 without losing composure, but definitely loud enough so I remain skeptical about whether a 300B is necessary for headphones.  Now if the amp has speaker taps then it makes all kinds of sense, but I wanted a pure headphone amp since I was planning to go for 300B monoblocks as well and didn't need the overlap in functionality.

 

All the talk about endgame can make us lose sight of what matters, enjoying music.  I wondered to myself the other day how much better my amp might be over an ECBA or a Stratus, but then thought what does it matter?  And what would knowing that change?  Nothing.  I'm happy and content and am enjoying music.  All there is to it.  :)

post #5640 of 10188
If you like what you have now, stop looking. Your wallet will love you...biggrin.gif
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