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post #976 of 982
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Originally Posted by a-widodo View Post
 

I got a pair of telefunken tube a while ago and I use it with LCD-2 rev 2. The result is airy sound and quite large soundstage. However, it is a bit boring and lack toe tapping factor for my taste. So I'm not using it a lot, instead, I'm rotating mullard, rtc and voskhod.

Yesterday, I tried the telefunken to power my HD800 (low serial number if it is matter and no mod). To my surprise, the sound is just perfect. No harshness in the treble, mid is great, bass is impactful, detail retrieval is great, while maintaining the airy nature. Soundstage and layering is as usual for HD800, great. 

The tube is not really easy to get and a bit more expensive than the others, but it is worth it for HD800.

 

Works great with IEMs too - SE535s in my case. Mullards are good and #2 for me, but the Teles are best.

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Originally Posted by HiFiRobot View Post
 

 

Thanks. I am considering them as well. Which headphones would the Telefunkens work well with you think?

 

I gave the Tele's a personal "score" of 10 out of 10 with my LCD-3's, LCD-X's and HD800's.  And a 10 score is very rare with me.

 

Superb sound.  You should probably ask if there are any headphones that they would NOT work with - likely a much shorter list.

post #978 of 982
same for me, loved them with the lcd2's but made the HD 800 my favorite phones after trying that combo
post #979 of 982

Makes me sad that the Pan Am was discontinued. Rocking them with my Alpha Dogs now. The Pan Am is my absolute favourite for the Alpha Dogs. There's some kind of synergy there with the amp, the phones, and my preference in music. 

 

Anyone hearing any rumours of a Pan Am two? 

post #980 of 982
Nop

Every time I bring my pan am to friends and compare with theirs expensive amps, the reaction is the same

What ?? Where can I get that stuff ??
Very impressed
post #981 of 982

Guys you should try Jan Ge 5654w tube! Amazing vocals with the LCD-2f and just enough impact on the lows! :)

post #982 of 982

There's a few black Pan Ams ($389.99) and black Gateways ($89.99) on ALO warehouse site:

 

http://warehousedeals.aloaudio.com/the-panam-black-4870

http://warehousedeals.aloaudio.com/the-gateway-black-4867

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