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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

I have asked to send me 2 new "upgraded" OUT-41-357S transformers, and I will do the swap myself.   Don't want to let my TU-05 go....

 

 

Quite simple if you know to use a soldering iron...

 

 

How many wires need to be soldered for each transformer?

post #3122 of 3498
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post
 

 

 

How many wires need to be soldered for each transformer?

 

 

5 per transformer.

 

post #3123 of 3498
That looks complicated to my classically trained eye! Damn, I knew that lack of attention in electronics at school would someday haunt me.

I'd be very interested to know whether the 'upgraded' transformer does produce a noticeable improvement in the amps sonics, so please keep us owners informed.

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5 per transformer.



Edited by smial1966 - 2/8/14 at 2:07pm
post #3124 of 3498
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

 

 

5 per transformer.

 

 

That looks 'macro' enough that I might be able to accomplish it.

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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post
 

 

That looks 'macro' enough that I might be able to accomplish it.

The TU-05 is indeed far from  SMT  technology :-)

post #3126 of 3498

I broke my ak100 last month, it broke the headphone out caused by my interconnect jack bent inside it. They simply fell out from my clumsy hand (along with my tur06). But the line in jack on tur06 are proven to be stronger than on ak100. Oh well after a while this is my new set up that i found quite amazing. they are hippo biscuit dap using pure copper interconnect and pair it with the fad pandora hope vi and tur06 (silvania tube). And wow they really surprise me, they actually sound better than my ak100 + v7mg1l + tur06 +esw11.

Amazing details of the pandora tamed with the copper ic and get the warmth and layered further to the next lv by the tur06.They really keep on amaze me with all the track that i got,

I believe they will be even better with a better source. But now I am still confused which one i should get.

Upgrade and fix the ak100 to ak100-s by Vinnie, or get a calyx or even get the new ak240.  But meanwhile this set up already keep me awake until 3.am last night.. :D

 


Edited by xplosive - 2/8/14 at 8:11pm
post #3127 of 3498
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Originally Posted by xplosive View Post
 

I broke my ak100 last month, it broke the headphone out caused by my interconnect jack bent inside it. They simply fell out from my clumsy hand (along with my tur06). But the line in jack on tur06 are proven to be stronger than on ak100. Oh well after a while this is my new set up that i found quite amazing. they are hippo biscuit dap using pure copper interconnect and pair it with the fad pandora hope vi and tur06 (silvania tube). And wow they really surprise me, they actually sound better than my ak100 + v7mg1l + tur06 +esw11.

Amazing details of the pandora tamed with the copper ic and get the warmth and layered further to the next lv by the tur06.They really keep on amaze me with all the track that i got,

I believe they will be even better with a better source. But now I am still confused which one i should get.

Upgrade and fix the ak100 to ak100-s by Vinnie, or get a calyx or even get the new ak240.  But meanwhile this set up already keep me awake until 3.am last night.. :D

 

 

Great looking headphone. Can you share more listening experience with the fad pandora hope vi ? Is is comfortable or really...too heavy ? How is sound isolation ? 

post #3128 of 3498

Many people saying that hope 6 sound sig quite similar with the hd800. I have to agree with that. they also has a very low 8 ohm impedance so they are very easy to drive. For me they sound quite similar to the th900 but I prefer the vocal on the hope6 even though they are less intimate than my esw11. They are very transparent, and fast and very natural sounding too. and you can hear all the micro details on the record without losing the musicality. They quite big and heavy, I don't think i gonna wear them outside. The pads will get warm when you wear it, but quite comfy to my small ears. As for sound isolation, they don't leak i think. my wife didn't hear any noise while i am listening to them. But you can still hear people saying when you did not play any music. You should give them a try. Just remember to choose your interconnect depend on your taste. I think copper suit best for me. when i use silver the detail are too harsh to my ears. Sorry for OOT but hope 6 really pair very well with the tur06. They really make the hope6 sound to the next level. The bass become very good with the tur06.

post #3129 of 3498
thanks explosive. I personally feel the FAD headphones have a natural affinity to the ASP amps. I am looking forward to the day that I can try the Hope's
post #3130 of 3498
you can try them during the next highend fair in munich in may - i will do!
post #3131 of 3498

imo hope6 belong to the top tier class level headphone like t5p, hd800 and th900.I think something to do with its hybrid driver. there is one particular song from depape  "acoustic and dining" album (two japanese guitarist players) that really strikes me. In that song they play their guitar along with a piano. the guitar strokes and piano strokes at the same time. I almost could not pick up the different on my esw11. but with hope6 you can tell fairly easily. They are really that fast and transparent..

 

post #3132 of 3498

Just ordered two OUT-41-357S  transformer to be shipped to me to "upgrade" the OUT-41-357 that are in my TU-05.

 

I will do myself the swap.  

 

I hope the SQ improvement will be significant.  I will let you know...

 

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post #3133 of 3498
I will be interested in hearing your thoughts. I think I will leave mine alone as I just love the balance as it is especially with the Mullard/Telefunken combination that i now use. It will be interesting to hear the mythical 'TEN' 3S4's when they get here.
post #3134 of 3498
Yay, Shikada San has shipped the "TEN's" Can't wait to hear what they do for the 3S4 stage.

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Edited by ianmedium - 2/14/14 at 6:48pm
post #3135 of 3498
The Kobe Kogyo Corp. "Ten" 3S4's Shikada San was sending me after the show he attended arrived just now. Can't wait to hear them.

The have fortunately been burned in so I am just letting them run with some music playing for half an hour before listening.

They are replacing the Mullard 3S4's and are being used in conjunction with the Telefunken DF96's. Source is the AK120 and Headphones I always use to evaluate new tubes are the Beyerdynamic T5P's which reveal everything!
So watch this space!




Shikada San also kindly sent me the circuit diagram for the TU-05!

Thanks so much to Shikada san for this wonderful gift of ultra rare tubes!
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