Great! Looking forward for that...
Analog Squared Paper Discussion and Appreciation Thread. - Page 38
Gear mentioned in this thread:
Just wanted to post my tube inventory i have ordered up to now on various sources (always not matched pairs):
valvo red label (yes, valvo, not jack daniels)
valvo (2 pairs)
telefunken (2 pairs)
valvo (2 pairs)
telefunken (2 pairs)
updated tube list
It does come off but things inside have to be taken apart first and I am not brave enough to do that!
That is impressive! I am really interested in seeing those red labels!
i found a VERY large german tube dealer and just sent them an email to check stock for about 20 lorenz df91. would be happy to get some feedback from you all if lorenz df91 is remaining on the wishlist or everybody now is looking for 1t4t.
Edited by GermanGuy - 6/27/13 at 1:53am
I would really like a pair or two of the Lorenz. Haven't found any yet.
woodcans - yes, seems nearly impossible to get them. i think i have contacted about 20 german sources up to now.
p.s. having seen a lot of your impressive pictures i will definetly join the photo contest with pictures of my fad pf viii and the tu-05 when i have gotten the amp.
Edited by GermanGuy - 6/26/13 at 8:16am
When comparing the Tungsrams with the Lorenz's I am really going to the finest point in detail differences that require review listening rather than real world listening if you know what I mean. The reason I do this is so that we can all get to know exactly the differences so as to tailor our choices to our own sound preferences. What works for me may not be to someone else's liking, I just want to be clear about that as we all like to hear things differently to gain our individual sonic nirvana.
So, if you cannot get the elusive Lorenz's I can hand on heart say that the much more easily obtainable Radiotechniques will give you a very similar experience, so similar that it would be only in unnatural listening (for review purposes) that you would hear the differences. For the intended purpose of listening to music I really do not think you would hear much difference.
The reason I have compared all the tubes I have and written what I have is two fold. Firstly it has been a personal journey of refining the sound of this lovely amp to my exact tastes so that I can then forget about it all and just listen to music, music is and always will be the end goal in all of this and to tune the sound to what I like so that I can forget about it is the ultimate goal in music reproduction I feel and what I like may no be what someone else likes!
Secondly I really wanted to compile a list of sound traits so that instead of purchasing the huge amounts I have another owner can read what I have written and say to themselves, hmm, yes, i like what the Lorenz delivers but not what the RCA's do, or, Yes, I think the Lorenz may not be warm enough for my tastes but the Mullards are right up my street, do you see what I am getting at?
One of the things I strive for in reviewing anything is that I simply give information and am clear about my own personal tastes at the same time. I want to be really clear that what I may find wonderful someone else may not like at all so the Lorenz's and now the Tungsrams ring my sonic bells, they may not for everyone but my intention is that my descriptions help understand their sonic traits so that you can all make more informed choices so you do not have to go and purchase as many tubes as I have (unless you have fun in doing that as I have of course!)
In all honesty any of the tubes I have reviewed thus far would leave you very content and happy with the sound your hearing from this amp. Remember, the tubes are the final tuning, the meat and potatoes of why this amp is so good is not the tubes but the quality of components and design integrity that Shikada san has put into this amp. The tubes just hone that and that honing in truth is just the last 5% of the story.
I really wanted to be upfront about this as my word is not the final one nor should be thought of as so. This is why I so look forward to hearing what everyone else feels and hears with this amp and different tubes so that there can be other opinions other than mine about the differing sounds, that way I can learn too and perhaps find even better sounding tubes (to my sonic preferences) than I have found thus far!
Happy tube hunting but remember, at the end of the day it is the music that matters!
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Hello. I imagine that my TU-05 and 06 have started being built now....
I was just wondering if there is anything I should ask for or opt for at this stage, to enable that I get the right spec(?) !
Cheers very much