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post #1831 of 3496
Oh, I am so glad your enjoying it!

I agree, it is a modern sounding tube amp. The dense presentation will appear after a few hours, least that is what I found, you will find the sonic landscape packed with detail once the amp burns in a bit.

Also tube rolling will help a bit with this though what tubes has Shikada san put in yours? It looks like he is stocking new amps with lovely mil-spec US tubes which need a good twenty hours or so of burn in to come fully on song, truth be told most of these types of tubes need that, you will find the amp really opens up.

As far as tubes to help go really deep in the mix I find a combination of either Phillips or Mullard in the DL92 and German tubes in the DF91 give a really good balance of weight and detail. Though it has to be said my favourite right now is the Phillips/Mazda combo for absolute detail retrieval but at the same time weight and depth but these are fine tuning, ultimately the amp stays in my experience a very clean amp and also revealing, its the micro details that I love that this amp portrays but not at the expense of the performance as a whole.

The PF's I feel find their natural amplifier home with this amp!

I am so glad your happy with it, wonderful!
post #1832 of 3496

Ian

 

Thanks very much....

 

I failed to mention, the immediacy, note weight and the ease of delivery of the TU-05 still maintains the "tube" characteristicswink_face.gif

post #1833 of 3496
Immediacy is a great description, in some ways this amp reminds me so much of my old Naim amp from many many years ago in terms of speed and rhythmic prowess.
post #1834 of 3496

I was wondering about the general consensus among users?

 

Do you guys have the headphones/IEMs plugged in on powering up, or plugged in after powering? And on powering off, do you unplug the Headphones/IEMs first?

 

Many thanks................

post #1835 of 3496
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

I was wondering about the general consensus among users?

 

Do you guys have the headphones/IEMs plugged in on powering up, or plugged in after powering? And on powering off, do you unplug the Headphones/IEMs first?

 

Many thanks................

 

 

I only plug/unplug headphones/iems into/from a tube amp when the amp is off. I have developed this habit and will likely never break it. Even if the amp builder says it's okay to live plug/unplug. #OCD

post #1836 of 3496
I am glad you asked this question as when I get mine back obviously it will have the new on/off switch arrangement. I was going to adopt the same procedure WC does as I feel it stops any possible surges going to the drivers of the headphone. Thanks WC!
post #1837 of 3496
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

 

 

I only plug/unplug headphones/iems into/from a tube amp when the amp is off. I have developed this habit and will likely never break it. Even if the amp builder says it's okay to live plug/unplug. #OCD

 

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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

I am glad you asked this question as when I get mine back obviously it will have the new on/off switch arrangement. I was going to adopt the same procedure WC does as I feel it stops any possible surges going to the drivers of the headphone. Thanks WC!

 

 

Thanks Woodcans!

 

I am happy to report back there is no power on "thump" with the TU-05, and will happily follow the recommendations as per WC.....................


Edited by spkrs01 - 8/27/13 at 7:08pm
post #1838 of 3496
Oh thats wonderful, nice and silent.

How is it sounding, any differences since first listening?
post #1839 of 3496

Gorgeous Ian......

 

Height and depth has improved significantly, and it is making my desktop amp slightly flat sounding....not because my desktop amp is. It is just the TU-05 brings about such a palpable and full bodied images.

 

Women vocals are sublime, there is such tonal purity in the upper mids/lower trebles....................bigsmile_face.gif


Edited by spkrs01 - 8/27/13 at 7:48pm
post #1840 of 3496
Oh thats wonderful, I am so happy that your enjoying it. I think we have all got somewhat of a bargain in this amp!
post #1841 of 3496
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Oh thats wonderful, I am so happy that your enjoying it. I think we have all got somewhat of a bargain in this amp!

 

I actually think it is a bargain relative to it's sonic performance.........beerchug.gif

post #1842 of 3496

ianmedium - where did you buy your mullard dl92 - or anybody else here knows a good source - nothing on ebay ?!

post #1843 of 3496
post #1844 of 3496
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Originally Posted by TIMITS View Post

Is this what you are after GG?  http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3S4-DL92-CV820-MULLARD-NOS-/260765283638

thanks a lot - ordered four, so now i am complete i think. i really wonder that ebay.com.au articles are not listed when you use ebay.de with "show products world wide".

post #1845 of 3496
GG, glad you got them. I will reply soon to your PM, it has been a bit busy and I want to reply in depth.

As to the ebay listing, what I do is look on other countries listings and then cut and past the item identification number into the search on my countries ebay listing that way you can then do the transaction through your countries one, it helps with shipping details I find. I also always ask if they will ship to me even if they say they do not ship international. I find a polite request usually does the trick!

And the ones Timits showed are the ones I got many months ago, a great seller to do business with.
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