Originally Posted by Evshrug
As ClieOS said, tube amps generally are MORE dangerous and less predictable than solid state amps! That first moment the amp turns on, the pop is like a SS amp on high gain with the volume turned very high going POP! for a moment. Bad for your hearing, and as the other have said, could "pop" out your headphones too. Though SS amps generally are more predictable, that moment where everything becomes active at once when you turn it on is still dangerous.
Many people don't know that, so the delay Feiao mentioned that was built-in to the E12 is a nice safety feature that should help 99% of the time... but still it's better to be safe than sorry, and just plug in your headphones after turning your amp on.
ClieOS' avatar is pretty cool, I like the choice for it's symbolism: the machine with a soul. You can imagine how that relates to audio gear and music
I personally thought the TV show was "Ghost in the Shell: Lite" compared to the first movie. The little blue guys don't appear in the movie, but the concepts are more mature and characters IMO more interesting. I didn't like the second movie too much though, I thought there were too many disjointed and overly complex scenes, as if the director was grasping to express a challenging idea but didn't know how to express it clearly. The first Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Neon Genesis Evangalion, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and a few others were/are my favorite Animes before I moved on to other hobbies.
Boweii, under what conditions do you hear those whine noises? I'll see if I can reproduce them with my gear, but
I suspect you are just hearing amplified background noise from other components before the Mont Blanc. To be honest I haven't even needed to try high gain yet
I could not detect a difference between bass boost on or off, unless a really low bass note hit, and then the effect was just a bit more presence for that bass note. And I think that's perfect, I feel like the boost is "safe" to leave on with almost any song. It doesn't change vocals or acoustic guitar, and even with bass-heavy dubstep and trip-hop tracks the bass doesn't clip levels and distort. I would like to watch the movie Inception with the bass boost on, that'll be fun