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What would you recommend for new tubes, considering I have the RTC 5654, Siemens 6AK5 and the stock tubes that came with the unit? I was looking for the Mullards (but there are somewhat "pricey"). What would complement the current set? I prefer warmer sound, but I seems to get that sound with the RTC. Would the Mullard be a step above with respect to "warm" sound ?

 

Thanks!

post #1097 of 1109
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Originally Posted by Balinus View Post
 

What would you recommend for new tubes, considering I have the RTC 5654, Siemens 6AK5 and the stock tubes that came with the unit? I was looking for the Mullards (but there are somewhat "pricey"). What would complement the current set? I prefer warmer sound, but I seems to get that sound with the RTC. Would the Mullard be a step above with respect to "warm" sound ?

 

Thanks!

The Mullards are gonna be a little warmer as would a Telefunken. My highest recommendation goes for the Raytheon JRC 6AK5 though. Those are such an awesome little tube, and they don't cost an arm and a leg!

post #1098 of 1109
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The Mullards are gonna be a little warmer as would a Telefunken. My highest recommendation goes for the Raytheon JRC 6AK5 though. Those are such an awesome little tube, and they don't cost an arm and a leg!


Thanks!

 

is the Raytheon JRP the same as JRC? I found some Raytheon JRP 6AK5 from 1952.


Edited by Balinus - 4/28/16 at 7:11am
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Thanks!

is the Raytheon JRP the same as JRC? I found some Raytheon JRP 6AK5 from 1952.

My mistake. It should be JRP
post #1100 of 1109

ok, thanks!

 

I see grey and black plate with the Raytheon JRP. What would be best? I'm guessing black plate.

post #1101 of 1109
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ok, thanks!

 

I see grey and black plate with the Raytheon JRP. What would be best? I'm guessing black plate.

Sorry, I can't comment on the different plates as I've never had both to compare. 

post #1102 of 1109
Anyone tried the pan am with the Hifiman HE-1000? smily_headphones1.gif
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Anyone tried the pan am with the Hifiman HE-1000? smily_headphones1.gif

 

I search a Alo Panam for my Edition-X... 

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Anyone tried the pan am with the Hifiman HE-1000? smily_headphones1.gif

I used it with the he 560s for a good while i ended up upgrading to balanced nfb 28 dac and amp woth more power it was still a very good combo
post #1105 of 1109
Hi guys,

I have a chance of getting a Pan Am + Passport for just under $440usd. Can anyone provide a comparison to a Vali2 and/or Modi 2? I can get a Schiit stack for about $315usd.

I mainly use an Ether C, and am concerned about the low impedance.

Cheers
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Hi guys,

I have a chance of getting a Pan Am + Passport for just under $440usd. Can anyone provide a comparison to a Vali2 and/or Modi 2? I can get a Schiit stack for about $315usd.

I mainly use an Ether C, and am concerned about the low impedance.

Cheers

I loved the PA more than either of the original Vali or Modi. Not to mention the PA is transportable and less expensive to roll tubes! The dac in the PA wasn't astounding, but then again neither was the Modi. My vote is for the ALO stuff over the schiit.
post #1107 of 1109
I get a constant buzz on a 2nd hand Pan Am I bought. I use the tube covers, moves it about a foot from the PC. I don't have a gateway or passport frown.gif.

Anyone tried the iFi iPower? Or is it better to get a linear PSU like a Teradek 12v one?
post #1108 of 1109

Mine developed a buzz when I combined it with my turntable , but only after I moved. It didn't matter which outlets I used, the noise floor would be way too high.

 

I tracked it down to the wall wart and the passport. There's no noise when it runs off battery, but it returns when I plug it back in and fire up an LP.

post #1109 of 1109

Thanks @hardbop. Sounds like the wall wart. Its quite with my HD650 but not with the Shure 846. Which is a bummer. Might need to look for a aftermarket battery or linear PSU.

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