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Originally Posted by saktanbers View Post

dear froger,

what are the other parts of the system?
source, dac, cables?

all the best.
My profile pretty much listed most of the gears, except for the power cords and interconnect which are made by local DIYers/shops.
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thanks.

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

I for one cannot wait till you get that GSX. Having those 2 side by side will be a great help for me. I had my eye on the GSX but have decided on the Stratus instead. 
It will be nice to know what i will be missing out on.
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Those in the picture are the flavor of the week (I like to switch up tubes here and there), just typical RCA 2A3 curved grey plates.  I have listened to the amp with the Sylvania flat plate 2A3s and that is a very good match.  Very resolved upper range and a clean midrange.  So far the amp has responded well to all the NOS tubes I've thrown @ it.  Dubstep Girl seems to have done the most research on the rectifier tubes and wrote up a comprehensive review.....very helpful.  I happened to jump on her sale quick enough when she said she was selling her U52 Marconi....it's been a blast so far.  I don't have any Sophia Princess tubes.....actually I've heard so much about Shuguang Natural Sound tubes from all the reviews here so those are the only modern production tubes I have....everything else I run = NOS (Sylvania Springtops, Sylvania Flat Plates, RCA round plates black/grey, Ken-Rads etc).

 

Finally joining you guys in rocking out on the Stratus, the wait was way worth it.  GS-X is next on the list, should be any day now.....I think I'm calling it quits on the amp rolling for awhile after that one unless I step into electrostatics lol.

I think the dual plate 2A3s from RCA and Sylvania add more color if that is what you are after.  In terms of tubes i have tried, it's hard to beat the balance and neutrality of the EML hard plates, unless you have AVVT meshplates.

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Just as a matter of interest - has anyone heard the BHSE/009 and DNA/HD800 side by side for a lengthy period of time and come out preferring the DNA/HD800? 

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Originally Posted by Frihed89 View Post
 

I think the dual plate 2A3s from RCA and Sylvania add more color if that is what you are after.  In terms of tubes i have tried, it's hard to beat the balance and neutrality of the EML hard plates, unless you have AVVT meshplates.

 

Yeah a lot of you guys recommend the EML stuff.  I think I'll pick em up to try down the line.....I do really love the Shuguang Natural sound though as a modern production tube.  So lush and refined/detailed at the same time.  Great combo with the HD800.

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Originally Posted by sensui123 View Post
 

 

Yeah a lot of you guys recommend the EML stuff.  I think I'll pick em up to try down the line.....I do really love the Shuguang Natural sound though as a modern production tube.  So lush and refined/detailed at the same time.  Great combo with the HD800.

They are a tube i would also be willing to try, lovely looking 2a3. They look really nice with the EML 5U4G


Edited by magiccabbage - 4/2/14 at 6:36am
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A video of the Sylvania dual flat-plate 2A3's on the Stratus with the LCD3 hooked up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yx_6CU755U

I'm putting this 2A3 tube up for sale on eBay along with a pair of gray S-plates (which sound nicer than the black plates, IMO).
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A video of the Sylvania dual flat-plate 2A3's on the Stratus with the LCD3 hooked up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yx_6CU755U

I'm putting this 2A3 tube up for sale on eBay along with a pair of gray S-plates (which sound nicer than the black plates, IMO).

could you please make another video showing different angles of the Stratus - please? Maybe stepping back to give an idea of size? 

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you have the LCD hooked up using the k1000 port - is that for more power, what is it like compared to using the single ended cable? 

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"Out for Delivery"

 

Sweeter words I have never read...   :beyersmile: 

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"Out for Delivery"

 

Sweeter words I have never read...   :beyersmile: 


 Woohoo! How long was the wait?

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"Out for Delivery"

 

Sweeter words I have never read...   :beyersmile: 

congrats and do bombard this thread with pics when it comes. There is no where near enough pics to satisfy me. 

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 Woohoo! 

Third_eye - you hold first prize for best pic in this thread. :beerchug:       you should take more and cure my ailments until my stratus arrives.  

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
Third_eye - you hold first prize for best pic in this thread. :beerchug:       you should take more and cure my ailments until my stratus arrives.  


Thanks! I'll try and take some more pics!

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