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Sub-question: Is there such a thing as a good EQ for your system? I heard that it gutted the sound quality and that it was never worth it. 

post #167 of 171
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Sub-question: Is there such a thing as a good EQ for your system? I heard that it gutted the sound quality and that it was never worth it. 

Well, I believe any simple software EQ from a software media player can be "good". It doesn't cut anything from your music, except a few dB at the frequency you want. I don't get the general "snobbism" from the audiophile community againsn't EQ. I'd rather apply a gentle EQ curve at the 6 kHz peak of the HD800 than spending hundreds, if not thousands on gear to try to "hardware EQ" the same peak, without being sure of the outcome.

My 2 cents on this.


Edited by Rem0o - 8/25/14 at 5:27pm
post #168 of 171

I just bought a pair of '65 Mullard EC88s and I can tell you that it is a big upgrade from the original GEs. 

post #169 of 171

Hey all--I've been lurking this thread, I'm interested in purchasing the Valhalla 2.

I've noticed that there doesn't seem to be much discussion regarding rolling the 6N6P output tubes. 6N6P is roughly equivalent to ECC99 and E182CC, yes? Has anybody experimented with those varieties, and what did you think? Thanks! :)

post #170 of 171
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Originally Posted by Rem0o View Post

Well, I believe any simple software EQ from a software media player can be "good". It doesn't cut anything from your music, except a few dB at the frequency you want. I don't get the general "snobbism" from the audiophile community againsn't EQ. I'd rather apply a gentle EQ curve at the 6 kHz peak of the HD800 than spending hundreds, if not thousands on gear to try to "hardware EQ" the same peak, without being sure of the outcome.


My 2 cents on this.
The "snobbism" came from analog equalizers that did a crude job of equalizing, and added distortions and colorations. It was best to avoid those except for the rare expensive few that did a good job. Equalizing in the digital domain is a different thing, and not much objection to that.
post #171 of 171

When applied conservatively. 

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