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Leave it outside on the porch and unbox the LG.  I know I would.  Mine is getting back to Alex next week.  It gonna be the longest two weeks ever.  Is it true that Alex beside of modding the LG for noise or hum also changed the LEDs?  I have mine tape with a bit of electric tape for the moment. 

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Hello gents. Glad you are enjoying your new (and old) LGs.

 

Neogeo, no mods are being made to the LEDs. However, I am aware that some folks are still finding these too bright, even though they are toned down quite a lot. So, in future amps, I'll probably reduce their brightness even more.

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My LG is still in the box. Hopefully I can post some impressions next week. Super busy.. These initial reviews makes me want to find time though and Quick :-)
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Hello gents. Glad you are enjoying your new (and old) LGs.

Neogeo, no mods are being made to the LEDs. However, I am aware that some folks are still finding these too bright, even though they are toned down quite a lot. So, in future amps, I'll probably reduce their brightness even more.
Dimmer a possibility? Multi-setting switch or pot on the back of the chassis?
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Yes, there are a number of ways, but I think it will come down to simply adding more series resistance. For the most part this works pretty well.

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Any LAu updates?biggrin.gif

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Just listened to jazzerdave's LG at a mini-meet in Dallas. Gosh, I really liked it. Dave had a pair of RCA tubes that were absolutely fantastic. 

 

I expected it to pair very well with the HD 800s, and it certainly did not disappoint. More surprising to me was how well it played with the TH-900. I didn't think tube would be the way to go with the already-warm TH-900s, but my assumption was wrong. It was a very sweet sounding pairing that I enjoyed immensely. Had a shot at tube-rolling with the LG and can confirm that I would be an addict if I went down this path.

 

Will echo previous thoughts that the LEDs were a bit bright though. Even in a well-lit room, I would have preferred a dimmer setting.

 

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Any LAu updates?biggrin.gif

Ditto.  How much longer before formal announcement/orders opening?  How about a LAu thread?


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I talked with jazzerdave about those tubes at the big Austin meet. Those look like coin base RCA tubes and they were my favorite out of about 15 pairs when I heard them with the HD800.

 

It's the best I've heard the HD800...ever. And I recommend it whenever possible.

 

As for the TH900, my view on the LG is this...It's an excellent any for any headphone, you just have to find the right tube.

 

If you're a collector and tweaker you should just get one and find the perfect tube for each of your headphones. :D

 

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Just listened to jazzerdave's LG at a mini-meet in Dallas. Gosh, I really liked it. Dave had a pair of RCA tubes that were absolutely fantastic. 

 

I expected it to pair very well with the HD 800s, and it certainly did not disappoint. More surprising to me was how well it played with the TH-900. I didn't think tube would be the way to go with the already-warm TH-900s, but my assumption was wrong. It was a very sweet sounding pairing that I enjoyed immensely. Had a shot at tube-rolling with the LG and can confirm that I would be an addict if I went down this path.

 

Will echo previous thoughts that the LEDs were a bit bright though. Even in a well-lit room, I would have preferred a dimmer setting.

 

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Hello gents. LAu info coming.

 

For LG owners and prospective owners there is a new page on the CA website where you can post your experiences with tube rolling. I'd really like to hear how you all are doing since I have by no means tried every possible tube!!

 

Also, I often get questions from people who are thinking about buying an LG, but who want to know which tubes are best. I can't really answer this, of course, because it depends...which is exactly what the LG is supposed to do.

 

Thread is here:

 

https://www.cavalliaudio.com/index.php?p=morestuff&stuffId=10

 

Looking forward to what you guys have to say. :)

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Originally Posted by HideousPride View Post

Just listened to jazzerdave's LG at a mini-meet in Dallas. Gosh, I really liked it. Dave had a pair of RCA tubes that were absolutely fantastic. 

 

I expected it to pair very well with the HD 800s, and it certainly did not disappoint. More surprising to me was how well it played with the TH-900. I didn't think tube would be the way to go with the already-warm TH-900s, but my assumption was wrong. It was a very sweet sounding pairing that I enjoyed immensely. Had a shot at tube-rolling with the LG and can confirm that I would be an addict if I went down this path.

 

Will echo previous thoughts that the LEDs were a bit bright though. Even in a well-lit room, I would have preferred a dimmer setting.

 

 

LEDs are the bane of my existence. wink.gif

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Commented. FIRST!

 

Also, that comments section doesn't like apostrophes.

 

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Hello gents. LAu info coming.

 

For LG owners and prospective owners there is a new page on the CA website where you can post your experiences with tube rolling. I'd really like to hear how you all are doing since I have by no means tried every possible tube!!

 

Also, I often get questions from people who are thinking about buying an LG, but who want to know which tubes are best. I can't really answer this, of course, because it depends...which is exactly what the LG is supposed to do.

 

Thread is here:

 

https://www.cavalliaudio.com/index.php?p=morestuff&stuffId=10

 

Looking forward to what you guys have to say. :)

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Yes I see that. Fix on the way. Along with some better formatting.

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. I listen almost exclusively to the LG now and imo is one of the best amplifiers I have heard with the HD800 , as well as any orthodynamic headphone you care to throw at it. 

 

With regard to your favorable experience listening to the HD800s through the LG.....

 

Which tube(s) have you been using with the HD800?

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I'm very interested in the LG.  However, I'm not a tube-roller, per se, mainly because I haven't had the opportunity.  I realize the LG is suppose to reflect the sound of the selected tube, but at the end of the day, it's still a hybrid amp, right?  Is it correct to assume that regardless of the tube, the LG can't be made to sound like a "tubey" amp (let's say the Woo WA22), right?

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