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post #511 of 3325
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

 

Stop it! Kondo...Voxative.... please!

 

The green glow of the tubes in that photo seems unreal....

Not sure if you guys have heard of Robert Koda

 

http://www.robert-koda.com/

 

He worked under Hiroyasu Kondo of Audio Note (Kondo) Japan in Tokyo and launched his Takumi K-70 hybrid power amps in 2008 to rage reviews and sounds fantastic!!!

 

Takumi_animation.gif

 

His K-10 pre amp is also making waves.................

post #512 of 3325
Oh yes, I have just recently found out about him, they are meant to sound beautiful, Ahh, so many choices when my ship comes in!
post #513 of 3325
The green LED on the MC275 actually has a fictional practical feature. It lights up when the tube is ready, & changes colour if it has a fault.
Edit: Bah! By the time I completed this post (in between traffic lights) so many other posts were made! Such an active thread ;-).
post #514 of 3325
Have made some tests and a prototype of a rotating tool to clean the pins but it simply does not work as you can not apply enough force to really clean the pins. Will buy andy's tool.
post #515 of 3325
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Sadly, no, Though I have heard this amp a few times and it is very nice.

I must admit though, money no object I would be heading either Nagra or Kondo Audio Note's way for home amplification, that and a pair of Voxative Ampeggio Due speakers, still have not decided on my fantasy front end yet biggrin.gif

hope you will have the money one day!

 

seems we also share the love for single driver or point source loadspeakers! the one you mentioned is far beyond my budget, my next loudspeaker will be a high efficient loudspeaker like the dynavox impuls III for my tube amp. at the moment i am enjoying my ProAc Tablette with a handmade german amp combo (Horch 1.1 and 2.4).


Edited by GermanGuy - 6/23/13 at 3:48am
post #516 of 3325
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Ahh, I know mate, stuff of dreams.

I thought I would take a moment out of this evenings listening session to take a "night" shot of the amp and all it's glowing glory, see what you think of the orange in total darkness..

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

 

Love it! End of June/early July can't come soon enough.

post #517 of 3325
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Ahh, I know mate, stuff of dreams.

I thought I would take a moment out of this evenings listening session to take a "night" shot of the amp and all it's glowing glory, see what you think of the orange in total darkness..

AppleMark

 

Woow... This is great Ian.

A synergy between both tubes and LEDs.

I believe I'll go with this option then. beerchug.gif

post #518 of 3325
From another thread:

http://sound.westhost.com/valves/myths.html

http://sound.westhost.com/valves/
Edited by GermanGuy - 6/23/13 at 9:12am
post #519 of 3325
Interesting GG, I was ok with some of what he says but I am afraid as soon as he went on to say that the only way to trust that a valve sounds different from another is only if it measures differently then he lost me!

I have simply heard too many times things that measure the same sound different. Measurement is not the be all and end all.

Also, matching.. I can understand to some extent this part as once a pair is in use then the variables can become greater with use. I do feel though now after listening to a number of valves that there is something to be said for getting a pair from the same batch date.

I have to say I tend to trust my instincts on this more than someone with graph paper!
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i agree! one can hear the difference. i studied physics but had enough philosophy cources in school to accept  the limitation that a device can only measure what it is designed for!

post #521 of 3325
This is so true as each persons hearing and acoustic perception is different, factor in minute manufacturing differences into ostensibly the same component and items that 'measure' virtually identically can sound noticeably different.

Cheers,
Andy.

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post #522 of 3325
This is one of the reasons I am really looking forward to hearing from more folks as they get their amps and listen to tubes that we all have to compare how we all hear them!
Andy, did your valves arrive yet? My Tungsram 1T4T's should be here this week.
post #523 of 3325
Treating the amp to this tonight, just downloading it as I type, can't wait!
https://www.highdeftapetransfers.com/product.php?pid=810

I hope this thread goes a similar way to the FAD thread where we end up discussing music we like to listen to with our amp.

Did I say, I am so glad more folks have ordered these amps, I am so looking forward to hearing your thoughts on both the 06' and 05'!
post #524 of 3325

These hybrid valve/transistor eg. TU-05 and the Koda Takumi seem to be coming into their own now. I'm wondering why? Is it simply a matter of efficiency, I can see that for portable but mains powered?

post #525 of 3325
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Originally Posted by AJHeadfi View Post

These hybrid valve/transistor eg. TU-05 and the Koda Takumi seem to be coming into their own now. I'm wondering why? Is it simply a matter of efficiency, I can see that for portable but mains powered?
Just to clarify (if you're talking about A2P), it's the TUR-06 that's the hybrid. The TU-05b is not a hybrid - just in case other readers get the wrong message.
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