after two days of listening to the val rl - lrz (valvo red label df91 - lorenz dl92) combo giving this combo a chance to burn in and to fight for the dream set award i went back to the val rl - phl combo (valvo red label df91 - philips dl92) and couldn´t be happier now.
the whole time listening to the val rl - lrz combo i did not know what it is, but was unsatisfied, tried all my headphones, didn´t like the sound, at the end i recognized, that it is not the benefit but the problem of this combo that at a first look it seems to combine the benefits of both the lrz-phl combo and the val rl - ts kr combo (valvo red label df91 - tung-sol ken rad dl92).
The problem for me is that the overall sound and soundstage experience is constantly switching between a soundstage top-down as sum of the details and highs and a soundstage bottom-up based on the echoes and reflections even within one track related to the frequency distribution. something weird and not fun to listen to, because you constantly but unwittingly notice that and this results in that feeling of beeing unsatisfied not to say nearly angry (f*** nothing sounds as i want it ... ).
after having had this experience and the tubes had some additional burn in time, my current dream set again is the now again beloved val rl - phl combo (valvo red label df91 - philips dl92) because of the high level of clarity and transperency but also great bottom up bass-based presentation of soundstage and space!
Edited by GermanGuy - 7/19/13 at 4:07am