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I posted a photo of some of my amps at another blog site and a member questioned the identity of my 596 rectiifer. He'd never seen one before as well as the rest of the community on that blog. So I told him that it was a UE 596 and said that it was hard to find but told him that prefer the Tung-Sol 5U4GB as well as the RCA 5U4GB. Alex Cavalli sent me a prototype of his new amp and thank goodness it doesn't need a rectifier. It is a hybrid amp and uses one E88CC. Presently it sounds very good and is warm sounding (in a particularly satisfying way) but still retaining incredible detail in the mid to upper ranges. The bottom goes about 7 leagues down. ;)

 

The red faceplate is borrowed from the LF MKII. This is called the Liquid Cobalt.

 

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an unmighty 596? :blink:

haha

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I posted a photo of some of my amps at another blog site and a member questioned the identity of my 596 rectiifer. He'd never seen one before as well as the rest of the community on that blog. So I told him that it was a UE 596 and said that it was hard to find but told him that prefer the Tung-Sol 5U4GB as well as the RCA 5U4GB. Alex Cavalli sent me a prototype of his new amp and thank goodness it doesn't need a rectifier. It is a hybrid amp and uses one E88CC. Presently it sounds very good and is warm sounding (in a particularly satisfying way) but still retaining incredible detail in the mid to upper ranges. The bottom goes about 7 leagues down. ;)

 

The red faceplate is borrowed from the LF MKII. This is called the Liquid Cobalt.

 

 

i did not like the tung sol 5u4gb that much.

 

nice amp, probably will cost a little more than liquid fire. not a huge fan of cavalli, but maybe this one will be a winner.

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i did not like the tung sol 5u4gb that much.


I know. My hearing is not as good as it used to be 30 years ago so perhaps that why the TS sounds good to me. ;)

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The red faceplate is borrowed from the LF MKII. This is called the Liquid Cobalt.

 

 

Very nice, Clayton SF.

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I know. My hearing is not as good as it used to be 30 years ago so perhaps that why the TS sounds good to me. ;)

 

I prefer it over the 596 too, by far, and I'm only in my 30s ;)

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Getz and Gilberto (45 RPM)

200 Grams  45RPM  2 LPs

 

Though I've long had it @ 16/44.1, I finally broke down and ordered this...

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I prefer it over the 596 too, by far, and I'm only in my 30s ;)

 

There's plenty of examples in life where the best may not serve you best. :wink: 


Edited by Silent One - 12/23/13 at 8:35pm
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Getz and Gilberto (45 RPM)

200 Grams  45RPM  2 LPs

 

Though I've long had it @ 16/44.1, I finally broke down and ordered this...

I love it, I really like the soft reed approach. nice and breathy. It sounds incredible on HD800. 

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i always wondered if he used wooden or metal reeds. Surely its not possible to get that sound with metal mouth piece? Anyway enjoy :beerchug:

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I love it, I really like the soft reed approach. nice and breathy. It sounds incredible on HD800. 

 

And then there's Astrud's breathy and feather-like vocals... :wink:

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I still like the 596's very much!

 

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Ah yes... The Mighty 596!

:beerchug:

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"Happy Holidays!" to you all...

:beerchug:

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"Happy Holidays!" to you all...

:beerchug:

 

Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy the time with your family and friends.

Mariah Carey - All I want for Christmas is you, never sounded as good as on glenn's 300b amp :rolleyes:

 

In all seriousness though, thank you Glenn for making me this great sounding amp in 2013!

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