I am really interested to hear your thoughts not only on the amp but also the different tubes.
Kcee, I wonder what the customizations are!
I can't say for sure yet, but alot of it stems around not using it much as a "portable" amp and more so as a "transportable" amp. Having a readily available outlet wherever I would use it. Taking it too and fro from work and home and from home desktop to home bedside etc. So possibly a completely different power implementation. We'll see its just in the question and answer stages and he is busy. If it becomes too problematic/spendy I do not see why a standard setup could not work too. Just exploring options
Specifically talking about the TU-05
PS : I love how open he is too accommodating specific needs and not being rigid in this aspect.
I've been pretty occupied recently and just being able to monitor this thread from sidelines.
And it's interesting to see how this discussion continues to develop.
It's also pretty exciting to hear that some of our friends here will get their units in few days.
Looking forward to hear more from you guys.
Btw, my second batch of tubes have arrived safe and sound.
Thanks to my friend who has been getting a lot of trouble because of this.
Here's some of those tubes that just landed in my working desk but I haven't had a chance to take a peek on them yet.
I wish I already have GG's wonderful cleaning kit with me now.
dhl forgot to deliver the parcel (sic!) will get it on monday. so really time fore some tube cleaning!
being home for more than an hour i got a call that the parcel was delivered (6 hours too late) so i had to go back to the office. i have a nice dictionary 'the german english dictionary of unpolite english' but found no words unpolite enough for dhl and their hotline.
good luck my boss just left the office and drove me home.
so here it is:
URGENT REQUEST !!!!
the power supply provided is not compatible with the german or european standards. it is written that it is a 12 volt 1.5 ampere version, but i need to know
- if the inner pin of the power jack connected to the amp is the plus (+) or minus pole (-).
could one of you please be so kind to check this with a digital multimeter so that i can use another power supply without the risk of damaging the amp ?!
i had a very short listening session using the tracks i posted some time ago and the stock tubes.
the amp sounds very promissing, dead silent even with the fad pf viii.
i think it's like an excellent wine needing some time to be perfect. it definetly needs some burn in time for the soundstage to get wider and deaper and some tube rolling to get an even more airy presentation and fine details in the high frequencies.
but even now you can hear the potential of this amp, the bass presentation and texture, the pinpoint imaging and localisation, the dry and precise sound while being very musical.
so following ianmediums recommendation,the amp will get some time to burn in and i will use the time to finally start to clean some tube pins.
bye the way, i was so excited to listen to the amp that i even forgot to write down the two positions of the impedance switch, so if one could repost this for me, i would highly appreciate this.