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post #9256 of 10201
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Not push pull I think se sounds better.

The push pull is making the coloring.

 

Glenn, remember you modded the Decware so it has your signature sound too. :) So pairing it with your mono blocks is perfect.

 

Glenn's mod work on the Decware CSP2+ preamp . It has more presence than before Glenn did his magic.

 

I loved my CSP2+...I would love to hear the "Glenn Mod"!

post #9257 of 10201
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I loved my CSP2+...I would love to hear the "Glenn Mod"!


His mods are incredible. The CSP2+ drives the DT990 600Ω wonderfully.

post #9258 of 10201
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Glenn, remember you modded the Decware so it has your signature sound too. :) So pairing it with your mono blocks is perfect.

 

Glenn's mod work on the Decware CSP2+ preamp . It has more presence than before Glenn did his magic.

 

Very nice

post #9259 of 10201
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Glenn, remember you modded the Decware so it has your signature sound too. :) So pairing it with your mono blocks is perfect.

 

Glenn's mod work on the Decware CSP2+ preamp . It has more presence than before Glenn did his magic.

 

 

Those black things are paper in oil capacitors covered in heat shrink tubing

  that is were my amps get there sound from..

There are all the new plastic capacitors and then there is NOS paper in oil.

post #9260 of 10201
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Those black things are paper in oil capacitors covered in heat shrink tubing

  that is were my amps get there sound from..

There are all the new plastic capacitors and then there is NOS paper in oil.

 

It is no wonder that the CSP2+ sounds incredible. People talk about the old Black Gate Caps but I think your paper-in-oil capacitors have a much more distinct impact. Like rolling down the windows on a warm summer day while driving on California's Pacific Coast Highway.

post #9261 of 10201
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Those black things are paper in oil capacitors covered in heat shrink tubing

  that is were my amps get there sound from..

There are all the new plastic capacitors and then there is NOS paper in oil.

The man loves to give away secrets. ;)

 

Lets hope no one steels your ideas 

 

 

When i start building my speaker rig this will be my first port of call. 

 

post #9262 of 10201

Anyone knows if its ok to test a 300b on a tester as a 2a3 with 5V?  Got a Jackson 658A and find out it doesnt have settings for the 300b but has for 2a3, 50, 45 and other UX socket. 

post #9263 of 10201
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Anyone knows if its ok to test a 300b on a tester as a 2a3 with 5V?  Got a Jackson 658A and find out it doesnt have settings for the 300b but has for 2a3, 50, 45 and other UX socket. 

Maybe glenn is your man to ask? Or Skylab?

 

Sorry this is the glenn thread -my bad. 

post #9264 of 10201
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Anyone knows if its ok to test a 300b on a tester as a 2a3 with 5V?  Got a Jackson 658A and find out it doesnt have settings for the 300b but has for 2a3, 50, 45 and other UX socket. 


If anything test it as a 50 just make sure the heater voltage is at 5 not 7.5

post #9265 of 10201

Got it.  Thanks Glenn and MC.  

post #9266 of 10201
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Showdown Saturday Night!

 

With the listening room seeing the slow and steady departure of gears lately, and in the absence of the HiFiMAN HE-6, I decided to bring the venerable Senn HD280 Pro's out of storage. And give them a run on the 2359glenn OTL Silver Hawk. Last night I ran the 280s out of the iPod un-amped and for the first time became curious how it would stack up against the HD650 out of the OTL.

 

So, in the interest of Saturday night fights - a showdown between "Senns!" using the OTL amp. 

post #9267 of 10201
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Showdown Saturday Night!

 

With the listening room seeing the slow and steady departure of gears lately, and in the absence of the HiFiMAN HE-6, I decided to bring the venerable Senn HD280 Pro's out of storage. And give them a run on the 2359glenn OTL Silver Hawk. Last night I ran the 280s out of the iPod un-amped and for the first time became curious how it would stack up against the HD650 out of the OTL.

 

So, in the interest of Saturday night fights - a showdown between "Senns!" using the OTL amp. 


What tubes are you using in the amp for this showdown?

post #9268 of 10201
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What tubes are you using in the amp for this showdown?

:thumb: Great question, as it didn't hit me just yet. I finally have found all my tubes for the OTL. Likely, a combo that I'm very familiar with. Before dawn this morning I cheated and went in for a sneak preview. Tube complement was the TS-5998s in the power slot, Brimar 13D-1 in the drive position, anchored by the BIG Russian on rec duty. Because these were the last selections I listened to.

 

What I discovered - and quickly - is that I'm going to need an additional week of listening a bit each night before coming to any conclusions. The reason is I'm so use to hearing the "Clear as a bell" mids from the HiFiMAN HE-6 that my brain needs to re-acclimate to the sound of both Senns. What I heard from both cans was brutal! :D It wasn't always like this, just now entering the post HE-6 period. 

 

The 5998s will stay in, and will try both the Syl 3DG4 and The Mighty 596, as well as the Ken Rad 1633, Brimar 13D-1, TS-BGRP and one of the FIVREs. Of course, I'm always open to suggestions. My own suggestion would be to see that 'Selah' gets a couple of sisters later this year... :wink_face: Twins!


Edited by Silent One - 4/3/14 at 2:20pm
post #9269 of 10201

Last week was PizzaHacker time when

parbaked and I went out for drinks and pizza.

The first photo is from our first meeting.

People say that we look like brothers. We certainly dress alike with no prior notice. Scary!

 

Last night was PizzaHacker time again!

It was also El Amigo time.

Some of the same drinks--some not so same.

One same pizza. One not so same. Same large pitcher of beer!

Rachel our bartender played my Tyrannosaurus Rex and Edgar Winter LPs.

Fun.

 

Happy Friday!

 

post #9270 of 10201
Looks good C!

I am having a coffee in a coffeebar in Lisboa. Mmm coffee
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