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JC, what 300Bs are you using?


Sophia mesh, waiting for the WE300B reissue or the Takatsuki 300B when I visit Japan.  Was thinking to get the EML but decided to wait.

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45 Update - I'm still trying to determine if the DT880s don't sound good on the amp because they are 600 ohm or because they are Beyers.  :D  The OTL naturally suits these types of phones with some added midbass and a mellow upper mid/lower treble range.  The 45 is very linear in the bass region and fairly lit up throughout the upper registers (not bright, just lively) so the thin sounding DT880 just becomes too top heavy.  The sibilance is pretty unbearable at anything but low volumes too.  Really, though, it seems like more than that, the overall sound is just sort of anemic.  I'm not sure if I'm barking up the right tree with the impedance match theory though, since SS amps often have an output impedance of less than 1 ohm and people use these and HD800s with success all the time.  I'd like to solve this mystery just for the sake of knowing.

 

In fairness I can switch the DT880s over to the OTL and I'm still not impressed at all.  It sounds less skeletal but still sibilant and thin overall.  The LCD-2/45 combo is just so much better, if it weren't for the wonky imaging the LCDs are so infamous for this would be pretty close to the perfect sound for me.

 

The amp seems to like 120 ohms just fine.  I have few cans to try other than the LCD-2 and DT880 so I'm scraping the barrel.  These are my Yuin G1A clip-ons, with a bad right driver to boot.  Sounds nice anyway, very open and balanced.  These are prone to sibilance but I'm not getting any here.

post #5898 of 10821
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:thumb: Still... we gotta get you up outta there for a weekend. Maybe I can pull off a Twin Cities meet with the help of two established Michiganders. And see if we couldn't get you over there. 


Maybe.  It's not that I can't make it, I just really don't care for traveling.  Always been that way for some reason.  I'm not very far from RMAF really but I can't convince myself to go.  I have a friend in the Twin Cities, so there is some incentive there I guess.

I am only 3 hours from the Twin Cities and I have relatives there...Easy to make that trip.

post #5899 of 10821
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Sophia mesh, waiting for the WE300B reissue or the Takatsuki 300B when I visit Japan.  Was thinking to get the EML but decided to wait.

 

Have you tried the Carbon Plate Sophia (or Full Music)?  This is what I'm thinking of trying next year when I join the Glenn 300B club.

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As a matter of fact, we did:bigsmile_face: My mom got a canoli, I didn't get anything:tongue_smile: We then went to City Lights, then to Vital Tea Leaf, Music Lovers, and Bronstein. Fun day!


You did the City then! I really like the creaky sounds of the floorboards when exploring City Lights. And the basement--you can get lost in there along with your cannoli (or in your case--no cannoli). ;)

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Sophia mesh, waiting for the WE300B reissue or the Takatsuki 300B when I visit Japan.  Was thinking to get the EML but decided to wait.

 

what about these, is WA5LE compatible?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matched-Pair-GEC-PX25-DHT-triode-MADE-IN-ENGLAND-Same-As-Western-Electric-300B-/221305594924?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

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I need to save up for your Shindo.  :veryevil:

 

I've grown so accustomed to the Sansui & Pigtails, I can now return my attention to seeing more live performances. More amp purchases can wait. Maybe I'll find a more daring Glenn in 2014... wanna get wicked.

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Have you tried the Carbon Plate Sophia (or Full Music)?  This is what I'm thinking of trying next year when I join the Glenn 300B club.

Nope, will definitely like to try.

 

 

You are killing me.

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I've grown so accustomed to the Sansui & Pigtails, I can now return my attention to seeing more live performances. More amp purchases can wait. Maybe I'll find a more daring Glenn in 2014... wanna get wicked.

Nothing beats live.

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As a matter of fact, we did:bigsmile_face: My mom got a canoli, I didn't get anything:tongue_smile: We then went to City Lights, then to Vital Tea Leaf, Music Lovers, and Bronstein. Fun day!


You did the City then! I really like the creaky sounds of the floorboards when exploring City Lights. And the basement--you can get lost in there along with your cannoli (or in your case--no cannoli). ;)

Haha. I was upstairs reading Beat poetry:tongue_smile: Reminding myself now, I should've gotten a Beat poetry book..:( 

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Maybe.  It's not that I can't make it, I just really don't care for traveling.  Always been that way for some reason.  I'm not very far from RMAF really but I can't convince myself to go.  I have a friend in the Twin Cities, so there is some incentive there I guess.

 

Travel... I remember, hence the attempt @ Minneapolis. So by the time you could change your mind, you'd already be there. Also, I aim to see one of my dealers, another friend that's local and invite yet another member just up the river.

 

It'd be a small and intimate meet to be sure. But I've worked my share of CES, can't hear a thing.... "Eh?!" I'm gonna hear your '45' by hook or crook!

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Haha. I was upstairs reading Beat poetry:tongue_smile: Reminding myself now, I should've gotten a Beat poetry book..:( 


The last book I bought at City Lights was Moby-Dick, The Whale. A very long book. Some find it unbearable to read. I don't. I like nautical stories. Being from Hawaii anything dealing with the ocean is of interest to me.

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Maybe.  It's not that I can't make it, I just really don't care for traveling.  Always been that way for some reason.  I'm not very far from RMAF really but I can't convince myself to go.  I have a friend in the Twin Cities, so there is some incentive there I guess.

 

You will hate my job, I travel about 10-15 times per year now.  Was about 50% before.

post #5908 of 10821
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Haha. I was upstairs reading Beat poetry:tongue_smile: Reminding myself now, I should've gotten a Beat poetry book..:( 


The last book I bought at City Lights was Moby-Dick, The Whale. A very long book. Some find it unbearable to read. I don't. I like nautical stories. Being from Hawaii anything dealing with the ocean is of interest to me.

Sweet! We should get on topic now, haha:beerchug:

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Sweet! We should get on topic now, haha:beerchug:

Yep.


Edited by Clayton SF - 10/26/13 at 8:12pm
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The last book I bought at City Lights was Moby-Dick, The Whale. A very long book. Some find it unbearable to read. I don't. I like nautical stories. Being from Hawaii anything dealing with the ocean is of interest to me.

one of my favs, have you read "blood meridian or the evening redness in the west" by Cormac McCarthy. He was hugely influenced by moby dick. Lots of similarities. 

 

“They were watching, out there past men's knowing, where stars are drowning and whales ferry their vast souls through the black and seamless sea.” 

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