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post #571 of 3488
With the 05 I would make sure that he is now using the new separate HP socket/power switch. I can't imagine he is not but if it were me I would double check.

Other than that I think you ticked all the upgrade boxes if memory serves me, what colour LED and case are you going for?

You know, I had a crazy thought the other day. I love the subtle gold of Luxman equipment. I reckon the 05 would look stunning anodized in that light shade of gold. I would imagine it would not be a hard thing to do as he anodizes the cases black, I bet the person who does the anodizing could just as easily do the gold!

Who knows, when I eventually send mine back to upgrade the power switch I may ask him about that!

Once again friends, I am so llooking forward to hearing all your thoughts on the amp and various tube combinations!
Edited by ianmedium - 6/26/13 at 9:29am
post #572 of 3488
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With the 05 I would make sure that he is now using the new separate HP socket/power switch. I can't imagine he is not but if it were me I would double check.

Other than that I think you ticked all the upgrade boxes if memory serves me, what colour LED and case are you going for?

You know, I had a crazy thought the other day. I love the subtle gold of Luxman equipment. I reckon the 05 would look stunning anodized in that light shade of gold. I would imagine it would not be a hard thing to do as he anodizes the cases black, I bet the person who does the anodizing could just as easily do the gold!

Who knows, when I eventually send mine back to upgrade the power switch I may ask him about that!

Once again friends, I am so llooking forward to hearing all your thoughts on the amp and various tube combinations!

 

Thank you so much for all the help you have provided me.

 

I appreciate it very much. Wonderful to meet such kind and generous person!

 

Thank you beerchug.gif

post #573 of 3488
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With the 05 I would make sure that he is now using the new separate HP socket/power switch. I can't imagine he is not but if it were me I would double check.

Once again friends, I am so llooking forward to hearing all your thoughts on the amp and various tube combinations!

 

He gave me the option of the separate vs. socket. I went with the separate, thanks for discussing that earlier!

post #574 of 3488
Spkrs, it is my pleasure mate, anything I can do to help, I just love it when folks can get closer to the music which is what it is all about eh!

Woodcans, our resident photomeister, I am am really glad you went with that option, in fact I would say to everyone considering or ordering this amp that for me there is no choice, go for the separate power switch and headphone socket!

The one weak point in the amp is the combined socket not only as it is delicate but also because one has to plug and unplug the headphones to power on and off and I much prefer a separate control for that.

Once I can bare to part with mine I will send it in for the modification which Shikada San kindly offers to do for free, the owner just has to cover shipping costs which is reasonable.
post #575 of 3488
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It does come off but things inside have to be taken apart first and I am not brave enough to do that!

Very well noted. Thanks.

 

 

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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 whichlist or everybody now is looking for 1t4t.

 

http://www.btb-elektronik.de/de/index.html

GG, it's so encouraging to see that your tubes inventory is getting more and more.

I'll do my homework in findings those tubes.

And thanks for the above. Let's hope they do have those Lorenz.

 

 

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With the 05 I would make sure that he is now using the new separate HP socket/power switch. I can't imagine he is not but if it were me I would double check.

You know, I had a crazy thought the other day. I love the subtle gold of Luxman equipment. I reckon the 05 would look stunning anodized in that light shade of gold. I would imagine it would not be a hard thing to do as he anodizes the cases black, I bet the person who does the anodizing could just as easily do the gold!
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Woodcans, our resident photomeister, I am am really glad you went with that option, in fact I would say to everyone considering or ordering this amp that for me there is no choice, go for the separate power switch and headphone socket!

The one weak point in the amp is the combined socket not only as it is delicate but also because one has to plug and unplug the headphones to power on and off and I much prefer a separate control for that.

 

I recall that before I placed an order for the amp, I have asked Shikada san regarding the upgraded power switch that he mentioned on his facebook. And following was his reply:

"TUR-06's power switch is with in Volume pot. 
The Volume knob to minimize, it will turn off.
"

 

Note : the TUR-06 he mentioned actually was the TU-5.

To my own understanding at time, I made my own assumption that it should come as a default for all new unit.

 

But when woodcans said that it comes as an "option", I'm doubting myself now.

It's better to make sure that my unit comes with the separate option.

Woodcans, thanks for the reminder. beerchug.gif

 

Ian, that "goldie" option sounds interesting... wink_face.gif

FWIW, I may ask Shikada san about it since my unit is still on the production line - or should be soon though -. biggrin.gif


Edited by Boringer - 6/26/13 at 11:06am
post #576 of 3488
Definitely go for the separate switch option, I cannot emphasize that enough! I actually think he should just have it as the default though I know he likes the asthetic of the combined unit it simply is not strong enough I feel.

When I was trying out my T5P's I plugged them right into the amp at the store and it bent the retaining clip inside slightly but enough for it not to engage so I had to take the case off and with needle nose pliers bend in back into position.

I have used from day one a custom made pure copper extension lead with a right angle jack which I plug the headphones into as the 3.5mm jack on that fits perfectly. I was told in the Store that I purchased my T5P's from that it is very common for 3.5mm jacks to vary in size slightly!

I am looking forward to hearing if the Gold is an option! Just think, if it is then any colour is an option!!
post #577 of 3488

Thanks Ian and very well noted.

 

I just dropped an email to Shikada san, asking him about the progress of my unit and also to remind him about the power switch.

 

And of course, about the "Golden" option too. biggrin.gif

 

I'll update here with his feedback.

post #578 of 3488
Excellent mate, did you hear back about the Tungsrams?
post #579 of 3488

just got the parcel with the telefunken 1u4! :

 

post #580 of 3488
Wonderful! Does yours have a diamond impression on the base in the middle?
They look like Mil-spec ones!
post #581 of 3488
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Some initial thoughts on these Tungsrams after 5 hours of burn in but first the technical differences are thus..

1T4: Vf 1.4 Volts / If: 0.05 Ampere

1T4T: Vf 1.4 Volts / If: 0.025 Ampere

......

I must say even though my initial thoughts of the dealer I got these and the Sylvania/Ken Rad's from was less than glowing I have to say he knows his onions when it comes to tubes if my experience is anything to go by. Both pairs have proved first rate in sound quality and in terms of being very quiet tubes. The were both packaged perfectly and delivery was fast so I feel confident in recommending him. His prices are good, and the tubes are tested before shipping and he was very proactive in dealing with my initial complaint about the first set not being what they were advertised. Everyone makes mistakes, its how they deal with them that matters and I have no complaints with Robert, this is his website..

http://www.tubeprofi.com/shop/index.php?language=en

 

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Excellent mate, did you hear back about the Tungsrams?


 

Thanks for the link ian! I contacted him this morning and ordered 2 pairs of the Tungsrams. It sounds like he has more, if anyone else is interested.

post #582 of 3488
Oh thats such good news! Well done, I am really looking forward to hearing what you think of them!

Though not the tubes this is how I think they came, in a box, probably these went to repair shops I am guessing, no individual boxes equals cheaper prices!

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post #583 of 3488

ianmedium - one the other side of the tubes there is a symbol 'the german eagle' with the letters 'BMV', must be tubes made for the german army.

 


Edited by GermanGuy - 6/26/13 at 2:08pm
post #584 of 3488
Wow! I have never seen that before, I love it! You know, I have this feeling your Tele's are going to sound a whole lot better than mine did. The more I think about it the more I feel they were just re-brands of another make as they do not possess any of the characteristics that make Telefunken so famous!

I felt like taking some pictures this afternoon so I thought I would update the one of my set up now with the new tubes!

AppleMark
post #585 of 3488
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Wow! I have never seen that before, I love it! You know, I have this feeling your Tele's are going to sound a whole lot better than mine did. The more I think about it the more I feel they were just re-brands of another make as they do not possess any of the characteristics that make Telefunken so famous!

I felt like taking some pictures this afternoon so I thought I would update the one of my set up now with the new tubes!

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

 

 

 

That is wonderfully industrial, with a touch of steampunk, I love it!

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