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post #196 of 429

I don't know much about the design of ES1.

However from what I know from Craig,  his design is different from the previous amplifiers

in several points.  He will publish his design soon in other site.

post #197 of 429
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

Apparently the Electra is either a copy of the ES1 or a copy of one of Kevin Gilmore's designs.  We won't know which until we know how good the Electra is.  wink.gif

 

Well Purrin and myself have seen the schematic and it's neither which probably explains why it sounds like a Craig amp which I'm happy about.

post #198 of 429
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Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post

He will publish his design soon in other site.

 

I hope not, there's some who don't know what they are doing who would stand to benefit.  I'm going to try discourage that tbh.  

post #199 of 429

cool.  let me know!

post #200 of 429

Disclaimer: I listened to only two songs

 

At the LA meet, I thought the Electra sounded very similar to my Balancing Act but with a smaller, more focused soundstage, in which details were more forward. In the BA, everything is more diffuse. The microdetails are there, but those microdetails seem farther away on the BA. While the differences in technology were audible, it was obvious (at least to me) that both amps came from the same designer.

post #201 of 429
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

Apparently the Electra is either a copy of the ES1 or a copy of one of Kevin Gilmore's designs.  We won't know which until we know how good the Electra is.  wink.gif


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post #202 of 429

1000

 

I am told this will soon be available for pre-orders.  

post #203 of 429

I've been eyeing this for a while now. Do you know if the early bird price been revised since a few months back?

post #204 of 429
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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post



I am told this will soon be available for pre-orders.  

Craig told me it would be ready by the end of August lol. I kinda wonder if he's waiting for confirmation on the upcoming Senn stat, though he'd probably just make an SE version to support it down the line.

-Daniel
post #205 of 429
Thread Starter 
  1. Anaxilus told Craig it sounded like **** in June/July and that he wouldn't buy it.
  2. Craig replied "**** you"
  3. Craig heard the T2DIY. It told him "**** You"
  4. Craig and Andy played around and changed a lot of stuff on the Electra

 

Hence the delay. TRUE STORIES.


Edited by purrin - 11/6/12 at 9:21pm
post #206 of 429
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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

So much of the amp market is about hype - the 2A3 for instance got a great review from JP only to languish in relative obscurity (I think maybe a handful purchased.)  The BA and ZD/ZDSE have done well.  The S7 is getting some good hype (and the new revision looks much better cosmetically than the first run) so that'll probably be successful too.  The LF got the most hype of a dynamic amp in recent memory (from all the Canjam posts proclaiming the LCD-2/LF to be the best dynamic pairing ever.)  These days (with amp saturation) if you want an amp to be successful you have to have fans who pop up in every "recommend me" thread extolling the virtues of your product.  

 

I did hear LCD-2/LF, this combo is not hype, it is a fact.  They sound very engaging together, and the feeling...they grab your heart in kind way.

 

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Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post

I think that if Electra can also use the 6SL7's that will be good because we can

find good and cheaper driver tubes easier, especially if we have to use a perfectly matched quad

in push-pull amplifier?  e.g. Tungsol 6SU7GTY's are cheaper and are probably better than the

Tungsol BGRP 6SN7's.   However if the Electra can only use the 6SN7's , it is OK with me too because

I can also find cheaper tubes with the same performance e.g. those 6F8G's

From what I know Craig uses four different techniques in his Electra and none of which are used in the

BHSE or DIY T2.  We should know more soon about the design and performances

So it is interesting to know the comparison between the Electra and other electrostatic amplifiers especially

in comparison with the BHSE or DIY T2  in terms of sound quality.  I think all of them have excellent sound quality

but different flavours.  The consumer will have more choices for their headphones

Please have more update on this interesting subject

 

This made the SRM727 play much better with the SR007s, especially the mk2s which are more prone to sounding bassy or even muddy.

The funny thing is because of the bloomy nature of the SRM727, many people find it a good match with the SR009s,

which can sound thin or lean on certain systems.

   With my system the modded 727 + SR009 may be a little bit bright,   I prefer the SR009 with the DIY T2  or at least with the Aristaeus

 

When one drop $4K on a headphone amp, do they really care for few hundred bucks for tubes? This is a tube amp after all.

 

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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

 

Normally I do what everybody else does and ignore Sachu but that has been my impression of the SR-009 since the day I got them.  Also the reason why they are sitting in a cupboard along with so many of the "greats".  The voicing may suit some users but it's not for me. 

 

I personally know Sachu, he is actually a very nice guy, just have little bold personality. On the other hand spritzer helped me many times too with no question asked. You both are warm-hearted and enthusiastical within. Both love 007MK1, just have different ears maybe. We all come to this to love this hobby and share experience, no opinion is bad opinion, it is just different. I love you both biggrin.gif


Edited by Seamaster - 11/6/12 at 11:19pm
post #207 of 429
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

  1. Anaxilus told Craig it sounded like **** in June/July and that he wouldn't buy it.
  2. Craig replied "**** you"
  3. Craig heard the T2DIY. It told him "**** You"
  4. Craig and Andy played around and changed a lot of stuff on the Electra

 

Hence the delay. TRUE STORIES.

Love this one too!!

 

So, Craig does not have a base line of idea how an amp should sound? Sorry, just doing some logical thinking here.


Edited by Seamaster - 11/6/12 at 11:14pm
post #208 of 429

Craig wanted to keep costs down (like way down - under 3K) and had to compromise the design to do that.  He didn't realize just how much of a compromise that was until he heard the T2, which caused him and Andy to go back to the drawing board. 

 

Products can receive hype that deserve it. It's still hype.  

post #209 of 429

one drop $4K on a headphone amp, do they really care for few hundred bucks for tubes? This is a tube amp after all.

    Thanks for reminding me.  I totally agree with you that we should concern more about the performance more than

the cost of the tubes as we will be using 4K tube amplifier.

post #210 of 429
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Craig told me it would be ready by the end of August lol. I kinda wonder if he's waiting for confirmation on the upcoming Senn stat, though he'd probably just make an SE version to support it down the line.
-Daniel

What Sennheiser Stat? Does anybody have any information?

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