Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › 2359glenn | studio
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2359glenn | studio - Page 56

post #826 of 10634
Thread Starter 

Many audio designers and independent dealers started out with a grass root effort.


Edited by Silent One - 10/3/12 at 3:18am
post #827 of 10634

I am using the TS-5998s currently, but swapped the 5U8C out for the 596. I have a few 6AS7 tubes around to try later, but I figured I'd let the amp finish maturing before I did too much tube rolling.

 

I should have this weekend off so I'll take some glamour/night shots of the amp.

 

 

Thank you Glenn!! It is an amazing amp.

post #828 of 10634
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

This project could potentially put the Studio on the map! RMAF-2013?

beerchug.gif

If Glenn shows up at next RMAF I am sure to greet him since I am a member of CAS that puts on the show. The best consumer show with speakers and headphones.

Head-Fi will also be there.

post #829 of 10634
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by john57 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

This project could potentially put the Studio on the map! RMAF-2013?

beerchug.gif

If Glenn shows up at next RMAF I am sure to greet him since I am a member of CAS that puts on the show. The best consumer show with speakers and headphones.

Head-Fi will also be there.

 

I'm looking forward to :thumb: meeting you and your society myself. I find it a bit ironic that a cat calling himself "Silent One" is the source of RMAF rumors...rolleyes.gif


Edited by Silent One - 10/3/12 at 1:01pm
post #830 of 10634

It's a clever cat!

post #831 of 10634
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

It's a clever cat!

 

I liken it to Steve Job's attitude about design, users don't always know what they need...until you show 'em. biggrin.gif

post #832 of 10634
Thread Starter 

It's getting late! 0200 hours inside the listening room. I suspect most of the regulars here are sleep at this writing. But, now that it's autumn, who doesn't like a good story tale before bedtime?! biggrin.gif I have three stories to tell: one about Sleeping Beauty, another about the 3 Bears and third by request.

 

First, I need to take a break from the listening room for a French Foam Bath with Milk, back in 1 hour. And yes, the story tales are audio related.wink_face.gif

 

 

 

Update:  We're back, feeling so good and so luxurious...what was I suppose to talk about again?!

 

Let's start with Sleeping Beauty. The dame slept for 100 years. What she dreamt about during that time, I've no idea! However, since getting my amp back 12 September, I'd dream nightly I'd finally hear it emerge from its slumber. Prior to this overnight session, I left things at 97 hours on the amp, nothing doing. The amp sounded okay, I suppose, but I knew it could and would eventually sound better, but when? 

 

I sat down and started the current listening session with no expectations. It's often customary for me to start out with Abraham Laboriel Sr.'s "Holidays." Hitting "Play" was like an F/18 Fighter Pilot hitting Eject! The amp kicked the sh(edit) out of the Denon's!!!!! eek.gif The "X" mod finally became a factor, some 100 hours in and we're jammin' like our first day on vacation.wink.gif I have a strong hunch that the amp is emerging but hasn't finished, it's only been a few hours. 

 

Just before I took my luxury bath, I ran through a couple of more configs to hear the new shift. My early evaluation:

 

In each of the three setups, the OTL maintained the USAF-596; TS5998's & TSBGRPVT231.

 

OTL amp - Wide grin

OTL preamp; SX-D7000 amp - Mouth open

OTL amp; SX-D7000 preamp - Jaw dropped

 

Now that the mod and new 'Stepped' are being heard from, I hear more refinement. At times, and recording dependent, hauntingly so...

 

Moving on, the second tale involves the 3 Bears. Yesterday afternoon, I bought fewer groceries and ordered 3 BIG Papa Bear Brass footers - 3"x3" @ 6 lbs each. I need 9 for the three components but lack "9" money. So, we're going to evaluate them one at a time under each component. But will place them under the music server first. If I'm fortunate, I'll have both the Syl 3DG4 rec and the footers on Saturday.

 

Next hour, will roll in a couple of audio players and hop into bed by sunrise...cheers!


Edited by Silent One - 10/4/12 at 3:29am
post #833 of 10634

SO that's good news, great write up.

 

I feel like an over excited 3 year old waiting for his grandma to continue the 3 Bears story!

 

I hope the story will continue with the 3DG4.............

 

I promise to be good.

I know it's hard but I'll try!evil_smiley.gif

post #834 of 10634
Thread Starter 

Emerging from the hot bath, I suddenly got sleepy and cut the post way down...it happens.rolleyes.gif

post #835 of 10634

Why some people consider OTL amps better sounding than SET amps?

post #836 of 10634
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Why some people consider OTL amps better sounding than SET amps?

Amps can, and often are, both output transformerless and single ended triode, right? Did you mean why do some people like push-pull output transformer coupled amps more than SET amps? biggrin.gif
post #837 of 10634
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Why some people consider OTL amps better sounding than SET amps?

 

For the same reason some folks like rap music and some folks like country music.  Audio is a subjective hobby.

post #838 of 10634

True, but when it comes from people who deal with amps daily, it must mean something.

post #839 of 10634
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylab View Post


Amps can, and often are, both output transformerless and single ended triode, right? Did you mean why do some people like push-pull output transformer coupled amps more than SET amps? biggrin.gif

 

Rob I meant amps where the load is connected to the tube output without a transformer.

post #840 of 10634
Sure, Stavros, I understand that, but you can have a SET amp that is also OTL biggrin.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › 2359glenn | studio