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Please say hello to Danny from me too.
It's been sometime since we spoke.

Will do, hope we have time to meet up. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

I wasn't at all trying to be punctual, but I did flip the switch @ 0100 hrs to warm things up a bit. It's common for me to book my own listening sessions. And since I have an idea when I'll be sitting-in, I'll warm up the rig some 2 to 4 hours ahead of time. If I get busy and a delayed start, then the sweeter the juice. 

I lack "Candy-O" on vinyl; CD only. If the new rig sounds okay with vinyl inside the room, I'll order it Friday... Mo-Fi or sumthin'. What I'm really looking forward to is hearing the limited edition 45rpm of Astrud Gilberto I got. Her sweet and delicate feather light vocals wink.gif have a decay to die for on some tracks. Tubes & Astrud just go together... 'Clayton SF' knows what I'm talkin' 'bout! wink_face.gif

Nice SO, finally allow your toys come out and play?
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Nice SO, finally allow your toys come out and play?

 

:D Not the full rig but bits & pieces for testing the new toys only. Space is so tight, I'm processing records in the kitchen and then walk them over to the listening area. Right now though, I'm being challenged - an unexpected hum between Preamp and TT.

 

I will likely retire for the morning and sort it out after lunch. Didn't get too far with evals tonight. 

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Maybe the TT wants some of that coffee and food in the kitchen?
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Only Tea, Champagne and biscuits in the kitchen... OH and soup for one, talk about broke! But I'm gonna enjoy that Jasmine Dragon Pearl and Champagne :wink:this weekend. Will try to wait until I get the hum sorted out. 

 

:eek:...

 

I just dropped the needle on Astrud Gilberto. WOWZA!!!

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Only Tea, Champagne and biscuits in the kitchen... OH and soup for one, talk about broke! But I'm gonna enjoy that Jasmine Dragon Pearl and Champagne :wink:this weekend. Will try to wait until I get the hum sorted out. 

 

:eek:...

 

I just dropped the needle on Astrud Gilberto. WOWZA!!!

Do you prefer it to getz and gilberto?

post #6307 of 10860
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

Congrats DG! It looks really good. I PM'ed Glenn to check for an OTL myself next to my 300b amp.

Have you tried orthos with it?

+1 

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 
 

Do you prefer it to getz and gilberto?

 

Yes, though I have and enjoy both works. I love my Astrud...

post #6309 of 10860
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Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post
 


Keep using the 3dg4, one week with it and one week with a GZ37, I could not hear much difference.  Maybe the GZ37 have a bit more airy sound but thats about it.  Saving those for my Glenn DHT.

 

Glenn, can I use a 422A in my otl?  I dont see why but would like to ask first. 


Yes you can use the 422A not sure how much difference it will make.

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

3DG4 is surprisingly good. 

 

honestly alot of the cheap rectifiers, not too much difference. some of the nicer ones so far, not a huge difference, not till u get to the expensive ones. they all sound good actually. these are all brief listens though, i have to take time to listen to tubes longer as well as when the amp is burned in and i get a feel for its general sound signature. its nothing like the woo amps where the cheap tubes make the amp sound like crap and you need to upgrade. sounds like this amp sounds pretty alright with cheap stock tubes.


When a amp is designed properly and the operating points of the tubes are right there is not much difference in the the sound of different brand tubes.

So the cheep tubes sound almost as good as the expensive ones. At least there is not much difference.

 

And you thought 6SN7s sounded crappy.

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When a amp is designed properly and the operating points of the tubes are right there is not much difference in the the sound of different brand tubes.

 

 

That is an excellent point which is shared by many, if not most, tube amp designers.

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DG

 

You can try the U52 it can handle 250ma that is more then a 5U4G at 220ma.

Also the GZ34 is 250 ma so you can try that too.   Just not the GZ33

Only the 3DG4 , 5AU4 , GZ37 , WE422A can handle 350ma that is why I recommend

using these tubes. Only you have the 422A so I don't recommend this tube to other people.

I would say these tubes will sound the best. And the 3DG4 can be gotten for $1.00 so if

this tube sounds the same as the others use it and save the others.

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dminches, are you hitting the NY Show?

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I am not, SO.  Are you?

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I wish. Maybe next year. Though, converging on your place in 2014 with thread members sounds more appealing. :normal_smile : 

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