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post #2041 of 2050

Just having a quiet Sunday listening to the Stratus + HD800's.  It really is an excellent combination.

 

post #2042 of 2050
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Just having a quiet Sunday listening to the Stratus + HD800's.  It really is an excellent combination.

 


Saw a similar picture of yours with LCD3 in a different thread. Which headphones to you prefer with the Stratus?

post #2043 of 2050
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Saw a similar picture of yours with LCD3 in a different thread. Which headphones to you prefer with the Stratus?

 

The HD800's are better with the Stratus than the 3's.  That doesn't meant that I necessarily prefer them to the LCD's though.  The different sets make a great team.  I am waiting for an amp for the LCD3's.


Edited by bigfatpaulie - 10/20/14 at 4:32am
post #2044 of 2050

a couple of tube questions this morning...

 

I know there is a lot of love for the Ken Rad 5u4, has anyone heard the military version? I was unaware that a version existing but just came across one. It is at a premium compared to the stand so curious.

 

Also, is the 5R4GY a suitable replacement? 

post #2045 of 2050
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The HD800's are better with the Stratus than the 3's.  That doesn't meant that I necessarily prefer them to the LCD's though.  The different sets make a great team.  I am waiting for an amp for the LCD3's.

 

Thank you. I need to find a way to hear the HD800's.

post #2046 of 2050
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Thank you. I need to find a way to hear the HD800's.

 

They are very special headphones.  The Stratus and the HD800's are a near perfect pair.  It's a shame to own one and not the other :bigsmile_face: 

post #2047 of 2050
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

a couple of tube questions this morning...

I know there is a lot of love for the Ken Rad 5u4, has anyone heard the military version? I was unaware that a version existing but just came across one. It is at a premium compared to the stand so curious.

Also, is the 5R4GY a suitable replacement? 
The Ken Rad VT244 - the 5U4G getting all the love - is in fact a military tube with the trait of double pole supports right down the middle. They usually appear on Ebay for about 40-60 USD.

On the Stratus, I'd stick with 5U4G and U52 rectifiers just to be safe. The HD800 sounds best with these tubes anyway.
post #2048 of 2050

thanks!

 

I was originally supposed to get my Stratus in September, then late October and now it is looking like mid-November. I am super bummed as I am really anxious to receive it but nothing I can do. I'm sure it will be worth the wait...

post #2049 of 2050
While I no longer own the Stratus, I still follow this thread because I loved the Stratus so much. In fact, my time with the Stratus inspired me to have a custom 2A3 amp built to drive my speaker setup.

I started my infatuation with SET amps 5-6 years ago with an inexpensive 300B amp built in China. As much as I like the sound of 2A3's, I somewhat miss the lusher mids of a 300B. So on a whim, I purchased a pair of the Sophia Electric Carbon Princess 300b 2.5v tubes for my 2A3 amp, and even though the tubes aren't completely burned in yet, I have to say I am really really liking their sound! As a bonus, they seem to be even quieter than my various 2A3s (even though the 2A3s are very quiet in my amp).

At any rate, just thought I'd share my experience and see if anyone else has tried the 300B 2.5 tubes?
post #2050 of 2050
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Originally Posted by Audioclyde View Post

While I no longer own the Stratus, I still follow this thread because I loved the Stratus so much. In fact, my time with the Stratus inspired me to have a custom 2A3 amp built to drive my speaker setup.

I started my infatuation with SET amps 5-6 years ago with an inexpensive 300B amp built in China. As much as I like the sound of 2A3's, I somewhat miss the lusher mids of a 300B. So on a whim, I purchased a pair of the Sophia Electric Carbon Princess 300b 2.5v tubes for my 2A3 amp, and even though the tubes aren't completely burned in yet, I have to say I am really really liking their sound! As a bonus, they seem to be even quieter than my various 2A3s (even though the 2A3s are very quiet in my amp).

At any rate, just thought I'd share my experience and see if anyone else has tried the 300B 2.5 tubes?

Where are the pictures - you should post some

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