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post #226 of 664
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The amp comes stock with Electro-Harmonix 6SN7s. You will be able to listen to it without having buy additional tubes.

Dr. Cavalli gained notoriety with his first DIY amplifier projects. His success has blossomed into Cavalli Audio, a world leader in amplifier design.
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post #227 of 664

Ah that is nice.  I thought they weren't going to come with any tubes.

 

Still would like some recommendations.  Buy a pair or two to try out :D.

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Originally Posted by Hiyono View Post

Its getting close to release.  I am new to tubes and dont have a single pair. 

Can anyone recommend a good pair or two for me?  Maybe one octal and one noval. Thanks

For the noval I'll suggest you start with the Genelex 12AU7. You can find a matched pair for under $70, and they sound good and are pretty reliable. They're also a new production tube, so you won't have the inherent risk of getting a misrepresented NOS tube. For the octal tube, you could get a pair of 12SX7's. There's a guy on eBay selling RCA JAN 12SX7's for $45 a pair.(http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-RCA-JAN-CRC-12SX7GT-12SX7-GT-NOS-Tubes-Black-Plates-D-Getter-12SN7-6SN7-/130770781931?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item1e728bc6eb). You could possibly find them for less or find better tubes, but this is where I've found them and these tubes are reliable and sound pretty clean (they're not overly warm or bright and have decently tight bass).

The better advice would probably be to ask one of these guys:
https://www.tubeworld.com/index_high.htm - tube world
http://www.audiotubes.com/ - Brent Jesse
http://www.mcshanedesign.net/tubes.htm - Jim McShane

They're all extremely helpful and have wide selections.
post #229 of 664
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Actually the Genalex 12AU7s do sound pretty good and so do their 6922s.

 

Just remember that the amp sounds like the tube. :)

Dr. Cavalli gained notoriety with his first DIY amplifier projects. His success has blossomed into Cavalli Audio, a world leader in amplifier design.
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post #230 of 664

Thanks very much Jazzerdave and Runeight.  I'll look into those pairs.

post #231 of 664

Just picked one up from Alex to listen to for a few days. Should be hearing it with the HE6, TH900, HD800, HE500, Signature Pro...maybe something else I'm forgetting. Alex gave me a ton of tubes, too. 

 

Looking forward to it. 

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Sweet MT! We await your findings..biggrin.gif
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Sounds like fun. Look forward to reading your impressions. I remember really liking the LG with the LCD-2 when I heard them this summer. I hope to have my LG shipped to me before the end of the year; not that I will have any time to listen, mind you.

 

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Just picked one up from Alex to listen to for a few days. Should be hearing it with the HE6, TH900, HD800, HE500, Signature Pro...maybe something else I'm forgetting. Alex gave me a ton of tubes, too. 

 

Looking forward to it. 

post #234 of 664

Figured I'd share this with all the CA fans. We had the entire line in one room today for awhile.

 

 

1000

 

 

1000

post #235 of 664

That....is F******** beautiful!   Enjoy it for all of us MT!

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So which one of those cans sounded best out of the LG?  Cant wait for impressions.

post #237 of 664

take your pick ;-) ..dB

 

edit - I take that back, second from the bottom will completely suck 


Edited by dBel84 - 11/3/12 at 8:03pm
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I really can't say one is better than the others as it's more about which tube is right for which headphones. The LG will literally (I think) pair well with any dynamic headphone on the market. Just gotta find the right tubes. 

 

Oh, and if anyone wants impressions from that meet (and more LG porn). Here ya go.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634762/3-musketeer-mini-meet-impressions-11-3-12-austin-texas

 

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So which one of those cans sounded best out of the LG?  Cant wait for impressions.

post #239 of 664

1000

 

Found a favorite with the HD800 out of the 8 pairs we had present. RCA 6SN7s. Alex could elaborate more on exactly what they are, but they're virtually stamp less so I can't tell ya.

post #240 of 664

It looks like coin base RCA 6SN7s on  stilts.


Edited by john57 - 11/5/12 at 10:36am
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