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post #196 of 222

The Studio Six + my Audeze LCD3's (well broken-in obviously) was my favorite listening experience at RMAF/CanJam 2012,

and my soon-to-be-published RMAF essay in Positive Feedback will say so!!!!

 

My favorite part was listening to my pre-loaded and sequenced RMAF Sonic Acid Test List alongside Ken!!  

Got to turn him onto Hecq and fLako!!  Also got to flash my cool BMW memory stick (damn I'm a f__in dork) and

listen to killer tunes w/ a friend for a demo!

 

It beat ANY room I walked into...

 

 

and I rock an E.A.R 868 pre-amp in my main reference system w/ Mullard tubes!

This head-amp had a syrupy, liquid-like sound that WAS NOT too polite, nor too aggressive.

It oozed w/ soul, and I could have listened for HOURS.  I aim to buy one in a year.  Of course

I wanna review it for HPSoundings.com after we launch!!!!  We'll be attacking only state-of-the-art there.

post #197 of 222
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The Studio Six + my Audeze LCD3's (well broken-in obviously) was my favorite listening experience at RMAF/CanJam 2012,

and my soon-to-be-published RMAF essay in Positive Feedback will say so!!!!

 

My favorite part was listening to my pre-loaded and sequenced RMAF Sonic Acid Test List alongside Ken!!  

Got to turn him onto Hecq and fLako!!  Also got to flash my cool BMW memory stick (damn I'm a f__in dork) and

listen to killer tunes w/ a friend for a demo!

 

It beat ANY room I walked into...

 

 

and I rock an E.A.R 868 pre-amp in my main reference system w/ Mullard tubes!

This head-amp had a syrupy, liquid-like sound that WAS NOT too polite, nor too aggressive.

It oozed w/ soul, and I could have listened for HOURS.  I aim to buy one in a year.  Of course

I wanna review it for HPSoundings.com after we launch!!!!  We'll be attacking only state-of-the-art there.

 

 

I was actually underwhelmed by The Studio Six. Maybe I didn't get to spend enough time with it, but comparatively, the Pinnacle blew this out of the water.

post #198 of 222

Does anyone know who designed the Studio Six?

post #199 of 222
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I was actually underwhelmed by The Studio Six. Maybe I didn't get to spend enough time with it, but comparatively, the Pinnacle blew this out of the water.

Do you know what the price of The Studio Six will be? What tubes were they running? Tube amps are often hard to assess without the right tubes. 

post #200 of 222
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Do you know what the price of The Studio Six will be? What tubes were they running? Tube amps are often hard to assess without the right tubes. 

I believe the $4k number has been thrown around. For some reason I recall something around $8k,

 

I can't recall the exact details of each tube. I actually don't recall any tube rolling taking place, so maybe they were stock. And perhaps if so,

Mike might remember what tubes they were. You're definitely right about tube amps being well, finicky . Which is why I wanted to make sure

to comment about the fact that maybe I didn't get to spend enough time with it or maybe I didn't have the right tubes. 

 

Regardless, my feelings as is, The Studio Six wasn't all that great. I have to admit I heard about it, just a day or two before leaving for RMAF.

So perhaps expectation played its part. I was pretty amped on hearing it.

post #201 of 222
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I believe the $4k number has been thrown around. For some reason I recall something around $8k,

 

I can't recall the exact details of each tube. I actually don't recall any tube rolling taking place, so maybe they were stock. And perhaps if so,

Mike might remember what tubes they were. You're definitely right about tube amps being well, finicky . Which is why I wanted to make sure

to comment about the fact that maybe I didn't get to spend enough time with it or maybe I didn't have the right tubes. 

 

Regardless, my feelings as is, The Studio Six wasn't all that great. I have to admit I heard about it, just a day or two before leaving for RMAF.

So perhaps expectation played its part. I was pretty amped on hearing it.

Thanks for the update. I'd love to hear the Pinnacle. It sounds like a killer amp, but at $10k not for everyone. smile.gif

post #202 of 222
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

I believe the $4k number has been thrown around. For some reason I recall something around $8k,

 

I can't recall the exact details of each tube. I actually don't recall any tube rolling taking place, so maybe they were stock. And perhaps if so,

Mike might remember what tubes they were. You're definitely right about tube amps being well, finicky . Which is why I wanted to make sure

to comment about the fact that maybe I didn't get to spend enough time with it or maybe I didn't have the right tubes. 

 

Regardless, my feelings as is, The Studio Six wasn't all that great. I have to admit I heard about it, just a day or two before leaving for RMAF.

So perhaps expectation played its part. I was pretty amped on hearing it.

 

So there was a Mullard 5AR4 rectifier, 2 Sylvania OB2 regulators, but I can't make out or recall the two 6V6 or the 6SN7.  I stopped by to listen to the Studio Six a few times at CanJam, and certainly enjoyed it.  That being said, I'd hesitate to say it was the best sound at the show.  For me (and my money) I preferred the Cavalli Liquid Glass.  To each his own as they say. 

post #203 of 222
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So there was a Mullard 5AR4 rectifier, 2 Sylvania OB2 regulators, but I can't make out or recall the two 6V6 or the 6SN7.  I stopped by to listen to the Studio Six a few times at CanJam, and certainly enjoyed it.  That being said, I'd hesitate to say it was the best sound at the show.  For me (and my money) I preferred the Cavalli Liquid Glass.  To each his own as they say. 

Thanks for that info. Listening to so much gear, it's hard to recall much in specifics.

 

I did enjoy it, however comparatively to other gear and (potential) price point, it was just ok. The LG really impressed me,

probably the best I've ever heard a tube amp, that thing just screams of so much fun and enjoyment.

 

I'd actually say the LG was the best sound at the show for me personally.


Edited by paradoxper - 10/23/12 at 7:19pm
post #204 of 222
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Thanks for that info. Listening to so much gear, it's hard to recall much in specifics.

 

I did enjoy it, however comparatively to other gear and (potential) price point, it was just ok. The LG really impressed me,

probably the best I've ever heard a tube amp, that thing just screams of so much fun and enjoyment.

 

I'd actually say the LG was the best sound at the show for me personally.

 

Well then we agree at least in our quick impressions.  I actually preordered the LG.  Can't wait.

post #205 of 222
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

The Studio Six + my Audeze LCD3's (well broken-in obviously) was my favorite listening experience at RMAF/CanJam 2012,

and my soon-to-be-published RMAF essay in Positive Feedback will say so!!!!

 

My favorite part was listening to my pre-loaded and sequenced RMAF Sonic Acid Test List alongside Ken!!  

Got to turn him onto Hecq and fLako!!  Also got to flash my cool BMW memory stick (damn I'm a f__in dork) and

listen to killer tunes w/ a friend for a demo!

 

It beat ANY room I walked into...

 

 

and I rock an E.A.R 868 pre-amp in my main reference system w/ Mullard tubes!

This head-amp had a syrupy, liquid-like sound that WAS NOT too polite, nor too aggressive.

It oozed w/ soul, and I could have listened for HOURS.  I aim to buy one in a year.  Of course

I wanna review it for HPSoundings.com after we launch!!!!  We'll be attacking only state-of-the-art there.

 

I tried this amp with the LCD-3 and it was very warm and liquid, with a little bit of mid-bass bloom when using Ken's LCD-3.  I figured that's because it's an OTL amp.  Nobody knew what the output impedance was, so I tried it with Ken's HD800 and they were a bit less warm and punchy with the amp.  It almost left me wishing for less bass than the LCD-3 but more bass than the HD800.  Overall it was more fun to listen with Ken's LCD-3, at least with the tube's in it at RMAF.  It also didn't get a little too bright when pushing the LCD-3 to higher volumes like the Mjolnir/Gungnir combo did.

 

I tried the Pinnacle with HE-500 and LCD-2, and preferred the Pinnacle which seemed to have a little better bass control and speed with low impedance phones, but it's way out of my price range.  I tried the Liquid Glass the first day, and forgot what it sounded like by the end of RMAF.  I wish I had gone back to try it again.

post #206 of 222
Is this also the impression thread?
post #207 of 222
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Is this also the impression thread?


 Some have posted impressions here, but there's another thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/623236/rocky-mountain-audiofest-denver-co-oct-12-14th-2012/120#post_8805733

post #208 of 222
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Thanks for that info. Listening to so much gear, it's hard to recall much in specifics.

I did enjoy it, however comparatively to other gear and (potential) price point, it was just ok. The LG really impressed me,
probably the best I've ever heard a tube amp, that thing just screams of so much fun and enjoyment.

I'd actually say the LG was the best sound at the show for me personally.

Can't believe Alex pushed my LG demo again. Really gotta hear this thing.
post #209 of 222
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Can't believe Alex pushed my LG demo again. Really gotta hear this thing.

You can hear it fine, but you can't have it! You've enough already. biggrin.gif

post #210 of 222

Really want one as a preamp...It'll be second run before that happens though. 

 

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You can hear it fine, but you can't have it! You've enough already. biggrin.gif

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