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Don't get me started on cables...
True that :P
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Don't get me started on cables...

 

Don't get yourself started. :p

 

Anyhow, I wanted to ask what people's experiences were with tube rolling the Valhalla. I thought I might hit eBay or the tube shop in Taiwan (since it is near Fukuoka and cheap) to find some inexpensive tubes to roll, for fun.

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Don't get yourself started. :p

 

Anyhow, I wanted to ask what people's experiences were with tube rolling the Valhalla. I thought I might hit eBay or the tube shop in Taiwan (since it is near Fukuoka and cheap) to find some inexpensive tubes to roll, for fun.

 

When I had the Valhalla 1 (rollable edition), I thought the stock Russian tubes were the best. I tried Sylvania 6DJ8 and Phillips JAN 6922, and the Russians had less grain and more bass.

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Don't get yourself started. :p

 

Anyhow, I wanted to ask what people's experiences were with tube rolling the Valhalla. I thought I might hit eBay or the tube shop in Taiwan (since it is near Fukuoka and cheap) to find some inexpensive tubes to roll, for fun.

This is the beginning of an addiction. First you'll start on inexpensive tubes and then you'll be looking for the good stuff. Back in the '70s I had a nice box full of audio tubes for guitar amps that I gave away to friends. Who would know they'd be in such demand today.

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I got my Asgard 2 this morning. After two hours' use it has become really hot that I think I can cook on the amp. Is this normal to other amps? I can't even adjust the volume because of the temperature.

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I got my Asgard 2 this morning. After two hours' use it has become really hot that I think I can cook on the amp. Is this normal to other amps? I can't even adjust the volume because of the temperature.

 

Yes, this is normal. Welcome to Class A amplification.

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I got my Asgard 2 this morning. After two hours' use it has become really hot that I think I can cook on the amp. Is this normal to other amps? I can't even adjust the volume because of the temperature.

My Lyr 2 came this morning, same here, biased well into class A. My main system has a giant Krell Amp, same result, a great space heater during the Winter, a sauna during Summer 😜.

This beast has a chokehold on the 650's low end, no muddy, diffuse bass here, mid's have a bit of tube magic, haven't listened to any jazz or classical yet, so the top ends a bit of a mystery yet. Now if I can have the patience to learn the amps basic sound before I start rolling tubes!!!
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Well, that really surprise me because it's even hotter than my dad's AV receiver but I guess the size also matters. Is the Asgard 2 a good choice for HE400?

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My Lyr 2 came this morning, same here, biased well into class A. My main system has a giant Krell Amp, same result, a great space heater during the Winter, a sauna during Summer 😜.

This beast has a chokehold on the 650's low end, no muddy, diffuse bass here, mid's have a bit of tube magic, haven't listened to any jazz or classical yet, so the top ends a bit of a mystery yet. Now if I can have the patience to learn the amps basic sound before I start rolling tubes!!!

I like the sound on Asgard. I can hear more detail now with my HE400 than when I used K550 with a op amp Cmoy, but there seems to be some humming sometimes. I listen to CDs, so does the noise come from the source(recording problem)?

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I like the sound on Asgard. I can hear more detail now with my HE400 than when I used K550 with a op amp Cmoy, but there seems to be some humming sometimes. I listen to CDs, so does the noise come from the source(recording problem)?

Probably a ground loop, you could plug it in with a two prong "cheater" or I am using a Sound Wedge that isolates and "traps" (so they say) noise. Though with everything plugged into my two "wedges" I have never had any hum issues. Monster and others make similar, less expensive products.
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Probably a ground loop, you could plug it in with a two prong "cheater" or I am using a Sound Wedge that isolates and "traps" (so they say) noise. Though with everything plugged into my two "wedges" I have never had any hum issues. Monster and others make similar, less expensive products.
Thanks for your information man. I will try it later.
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hi;

just joined the rank i got a MAGNI from 

Billheiser before this I was useing the cmoy  amp .

very happy thus far oh though I can tell a bad recording more now .

Ad700 headohones love it .

next is the usb dac from them.


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hi;

just joined the rank i got a MAGNI from 

Billheiser before this I was useing the cmoy  amp .

very happy thus far oh though I can tell a bad recording more now .

Ad700 headohones love it .

next is the usb dac from them.

Welcome to the family!!!

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

 

Don't get yourself started. :p

 

Anyhow, I wanted to ask what people's experiences were with tube rolling the Valhalla. I thought I might hit eBay or the tube shop in Taiwan (since it is near Fukuoka and cheap) to find some inexpensive tubes to roll, for fun.

Amos, you can get some relatively inexpensive Russian tubes from Mr. Tom here on the forums. Generic brands but good sounding with the Valhalla. His 6N23Ps are a very good pairing with the original Valhalla i used to own. Did wonders to the soundstage and airiness. 

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Don't get yourself started. tongue.gif

Anyhow, I wanted to ask what people's experiences were with tube rolling the Valhalla. I thought I might hit eBay or the tube shop in Taiwan (since it is near Fukuoka and cheap) to find some inexpensive tubes to roll, for fun.
Have you browsed mercedesman's inventory on eBay? He has a great selection of matched pairs for decent prices.
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