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i would probably be happy with glenn otl, stratus, and WA2, hope it doesn't end up like that. 

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I probably end up with beta22, wa5le, Glenn otl, and set amp.
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of course i'll keep my GSX MK2 in that list as well :D

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I almost offered to get it from you.biggrin.gif
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Building this amp I realize why I stopped using the small chassis

The new power transformer I am using is larger and I am having a problem

fitting everything on the top of the chassis. so I have to move the filter

capacitor under the chassis ware there is already no room.

Putting 100lbs of s**t in a 10lb bag

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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post

Building this amp I realize why I stopped using the small chassis
The new power transformer I am using is larger and I am having a problem
fitting everything on the top of the chassis. so I have to move the filter
capacitor under the chassis ware there is already no room.
Putting 100lbs of s**t in a 10lb bag

Glenn you can say that again, the transformer on your otl amp is the biggest I've seen on a headphone amp. Do you guys think an good quality ac cord will make a difference on Glenn otl amp? In my experience all my equipment have improved from a good quality cable. nothing up in the stratosphere price wise but most of my cables range from 50 to 250.00.
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Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post


Glenn you can say that again, the transformer on your otl amp is the biggest I've seen on a headphone amp. Do you guys think an good quality ac cord will make a difference on Glenn otl amp? In my experience all my equipment have improved from a good quality cable. nothing up in the stratosphere price wise but most of my cables range from 50 to 250.00


The transformer in your amp is bigger then the rest because the filaments of these tubes are power hogs.

that transformer has a separate 6.3 volt winding for the BL63 and the voltage quadrupler for the multi

voltage 6SN7s.

The transformer that I use in my other OTLs is not much smaller

I don't use that transformer much because it costs to much to ship the amp. And it would be way to much

to ship that amp to Europe .

I think a quality 14ga or 12ga power cord would help nothing ridicules in price though.

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Just got a Pangea AC-9SE. The plain AC-9 did wonders on my other amp and I believe it will improve on Glenn amp too.
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I like the iron lung jelly. Nothing can beat it for the price. You all realizes the wire inside the wall are crappy? I don't believe in power cable as much as single or headphone cables unless the power goes thru a power regenerator.
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I use a single high output AC power isolation transformer for all of my video and audio equipment. It helps to get some of the crud out of the AC mains. A double conversion power regenerator will cost more money than I have for the equipment on hand. Here is a bit of my history on this subject.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/428570/woo-audio-amp-owner-unite/17430

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

I probably end up with beta22, wa5le, Glenn otl, and set amp.

 

Being content most of the time, I'll probably end up with four corners, an iPod....... and :evil:da killa playlist!

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

bright and kinda lean, way too fast sounding, fatiguing with hd 800. 

 

great clarity though, but too bright, and not worth the 4k price tag

 

My BA doesn't sound bright at all.

Fast and detailed yes.

A lot depends what tubes were used at the time and on system synergy.

 

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

I own a few pairs of shoes. Each serves its purpose. If I had to decide on one shoe to be the best of all shoes it would drive me nuts--let alone wreck my feet. That's why I own a few amps and a few headphones and why I don't really try to best one over the other. Just saying. :) Right Ultra- ?

 

 

Very wise comment. I agree 100% with you Clayton.

There is no end game of anything.

There is always something better.

It's all a mind game.

 

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Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post


Glenn you can say that again, the transformer on your otl amp is the biggest I've seen on a headphone amp. Do you guys think an good quality ac cord will make a difference on Glenn otl amp? In my experience all my equipment have improved from a good quality cable. nothing up in the stratosphere price wise but most of my cables range from 50 to 250.00.

 

For me a good quality mains cable is one that has good insulation.

How improving the last meter of your electrical wiring going to change things a lot?

When it comes to interconnects it's a different story. 

I agree with John about an insulation transformer.

I use one and an Isotek system.

 

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

If you like what you have now, stop looking. Your wallet will love you...biggrin.gif

 

 

That's so true.

Some people just like showing off.

In some parts of the world people get more pleasure from a $10 old radio than others from a $100,000 system who will never be happy unless they have the latest and most expensive gear.

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That's so true.

Some people just like showing off.

In some parts of the world people get more pleasure from a $10 old radio than others from a $100,000 system who will never be happy unless they have the latest and most expensive gear.

 

Stop looking and start listening!

 

Although I have been known to disobey this motto quite frequently.

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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post
 

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.  :)

 

 

What's your DAC's output voltage?

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

 

Stop looking and start listening!

 

Although I have been known to disobey this motto quite frequently.

 

You are so right Clayton, sorry.

 

Julio Iglesias and Alejandro Fernandez  "Dos Corazones, Dos Historias" are now playing.

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