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post #166 of 201

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 201
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Originally Posted by Frederose View Post
 

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 201

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 201

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 201
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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 201

When applied conservatively. 

post #172 of 201

is there a way to delete a triple-post?


Edited by Bothand Nether - 10/14/14 at 7:36am
post #173 of 201
is there a way to delete a triple-post?

Edited by Bothand Nether - 10/14/14 at 7:34am
post #174 of 201
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Originally Posted by grmnasasin0227 View Post
 

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! :)

I am curious as well about , and the 7119 tube also.....

post #175 of 201

From personal experience, I found that changing power tubes is generally a waste of money. 

post #176 of 201

Anyone tried the Gold Lions E88CC? I'm thinking about purchasing some to replace some Amperex tubes. Is it worth paying more for balanced, high-gain, matched, etc?


Edited by Frederose - 10/15/14 at 3:35pm
post #177 of 201

Changing tubes in a good power amp is not a waste of money, but Your mileage may vary.

 

I could record the output difference between an EL84 & a 7189 that would sonically disprove Your opinion.
The difference between a Bendix 5992 & a chinese 6V6 is like night in day in a transparent amp Like an emerysound Microbaby.

 

There is a reason the early RCA 6L6GC is worth so much, because they cannot be compared to today's crappy chinese tubes,

the harsh brittle effects of these tubes are well-documented by professional amp repairmen, as well as Major recording studios.

 

You won't find any russian or chinese tubes in the Fairchild 660's or 670 @  El Dorado, simply because they do not have the lifespan, consistency or quietness that a NOS military valve does.

 

This is fact, not opinion for the Engineers & studios that charge people like Bruce Springsteen & The cars to MIx/Master.
 


Edited by Bothand Nether - 10/15/14 at 11:40am
post #178 of 201

Maybe I should try military grade power tubes then. 

post #179 of 201

What tubes can you put in a Valhalla other than a 6N6P ?

post #180 of 201
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Originally Posted by Frederose View Post
 

What tubes can you put in a Valhalla other than a 6N6P ?

The output tubes can only be ECC99/6N6P type.

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