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post #871 of 3325

ianmedium - it's funny that just while you posted your recommendation i plugged in the lorenz and the philips tubes because their pins were not that dirty not to try them.

 

..WOW..

 

a day and night difference. soundstage, precision, detail, highs ... could name all properties of an excellent amp now.

 

it's a remarkable difference that now there is a superb feeling for the space, all the echos and details are there, the breath of the church (just listening to toccata and fuge d minor while typing) and there is the typical i call it relaxing factor, i immediatly relax, getting sleepy feeling like molten hot cheese floating down the sides of my bed while i am totally surrounded and lost in the music, i am just there and not here, my fingers just starting to play the same notes (yes!).

 

this seams to be a live report!

 

switching to paul simon - songs for the capeman - born in puerto rico - what a clarity - the voice of paul simon is unbelievable - you could point with the finger to where he is singing - everything is swinging - presented as a whole - very homogenous, you can even hear the interferences between voices singing at the same time. the guitar is not just playing, it sounds that you can be sure it's a metal string, attack and decay are superb.

 

okay, have to stop here, it's time for some listening until the amp is out of power!!!!

 

couldn't be more happy and satisfied!

 

p.s. maybe i read some of your comments while listening!

 

edit:

 

to listen i set the amp to medium impedance using the best horse in my stall - my latest grado style headphone i made with turbulentlabs x drivers - it has that intimate sound of a grado - sitting first row - but a soundstage and (nearly) detail that rivals my hd800 but with much better bass extension and texture. it has an aluminium housing and full wooden sleeve from driver to mesh.


Edited by GermanGuy - 9/10/13 at 3:44am
post #872 of 3325

peter gabriel - passion - music for the last temptation of jesus christ - track 3 - of these, hope - this is the first amp i ever heard that gets this deep bass drums resolved without distortion !! absolutely remarkable!!!

 

at the moment i fell like this radio speaker live reporting from the hindenburg accident at lakehurst, only that i from minute to minute get more and more excited by the sound quality, every minute finding a new detail i want to share with you.

 

... ladies and gentlemen - we will be back after  the world news and weather report ..... so stay with us here on channel a2p!


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/12/13 at 10:11am
post #873 of 3325
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Oh wow Boringer! You have so lovely tubes there, some batch match mil-spec and civilian, all US tubes as well. I am very much looking forward to you getting your amp and hearing your thoughts!

 

Thanks Ian. 

Frankly speaking I don't really understand those tubes.

I kept on buying until I lost count.

I'm still expecting to get my next batch soon.

Need your guidance on these tubes guys. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by GermanGuy View Post

ianmedium - it's funny that just while you posted your recommendation i plugged in the lorenz and the philips tubes because their pins were not that dirty not to try them.

 

..WOW..

 

a day and night difference. sounstage, precision, detail, highs ... could name all properties of an excellent amp now.

 

GG, congratz on your new amp.

Glad to hear that you're really enjoying it now.

Btw, reading your comments above just tickles my curiosity, have you get any feedback from the last shop about the Lorenz?

Now, I believe many more of us will put more efforts in findings those tubes, which I think has already gone from this world. blink.gif

post #874 of 3325

thanks a lot for that. i got a feedback from btb elektronik that they have no lorenz, i am waiting for a feedback of that tube profis from Bonn.

post #875 of 3325
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Oh no!! I was so waiting for your thoughts, lets hope the weekend is fast!

Woodcans, are you home now?

Traveling. Hope to be listening this evening.
post #876 of 3325
GG, please keep the comments coming!

It is with great relief that my thoughts on this amp and tubes is being validated by another, particularly one with a
Ready excellent equipment as Anak Chan has and you have.

I am so glad that my comments about the tubes are something you agree with as well and just think, they will open up and deepen a little more with burn in!

Your descriptions replicate my thoughts on this amp and I am so grateful to you for posting them, not because they are similar to my thoughts but because it is another person hearing this amp and that brings balance to this read so that others can feel more confident in purchasing it as it is not just one persons opinion!

I feel though that this will increase the pain for those who are not lucky enough to have the Lorenz's!

Take hearty those of you though. I am currently listening to an all mil-spec Sylvania set up that is pretty much, if not exactly the same as the Lorenz/Phillips combination, as of yet I hear no descernable difference!

Can't wait for more thoughts GG, I can relax now, I must admit I felt a fair amount of pressure as it seems apart from Anaks wonderful review for so long it was just my thoughts that were out there about this amp, I am so excited now to see yours and others in the coming weeks!
post #877 of 3325

just have listened to ricki lee jones - pop pop - dat dat dere - and now while typing to joe jackson - body and soul - have to work through head-fi's article 'how to describe sound' to precisely decribe all the details - as a  very neutral description at least i had to use words like exceptional or outstanding (just forgot that this a portable amp) .. . listening to the amp i don't want to stop instead getting hungry to listen to more music.

 

btw, here is a quick'n dirty picture taken with my tablet to show you the setup i am listening to until battery is empty (underexposed to see the tubes glowing):

 

 

post #878 of 3325

Nice pic you have there GG.

 

But... what is that headphone and what have you done to her? blink.gif

post #879 of 3325

Its a Franken-Grado.....smile.gif

post #880 of 3325

just listening to telarc - tchaikowsky - 1812 - ouverture - i think erich kunzel - the dynamic range of this recording is so wide that i had to adjust both colorfly c4 and amp to maximum volume - a silent start (dark silent, no noise, no hum), the choir, you can count the choir members, all the details, even the vibrations and interferences of the voices singing together while you can precisely locate each choir member, the sound is not only musical, but how to say beautiful. and then it gets louder and louder and then the bass drums - also here it is the first amp i listened to that can resolve this piece of music without distortion and even more remarkable there is no change in resolution, detail, imaging or soundstage even at the loudest parts, no thickness, no loss of detail, very impressing, never harsh!

 

and the cannons in the final section - never heard it that loud while being so precisely resolved down to the finest detail. up to now i thought there would be a limitation of the grado and  turbulent lab x drivers at high levels, but the reason were the amps i used before, sorry, up to now.

 

you can hear how carefully and well designed the internal power supply and lines of this amp are to be that stable independent of playback volume.


Edited by GermanGuy - 9/20/13 at 1:59pm
post #881 of 3325
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boringer View Post

Nice pic you have there GG.

 

But... what is that headphone and what have you done to her? blink.gif


if you search the 'post your grado mods' thread (germanguy) you will find some basic articles and also some samples of my ideas and concepts to build grado style headphones including a lot of pictures.

 

the headphone you see on the picture above is my latest and by far best build where i tried to combine all the ideas and experience in one headphone combining resolution and detail of my first mods with that great bass extension and texture resulting out of a full wooden inner construction. it really sounds as i tried to describe above. i spent nearly two month only in fine tuning and optimizing the sound.


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/12/13 at 11:19am
post #882 of 3325

okay, made an adaptor for the power supply, everything is working, my amp just sat down for dinner and is just being charged.

 

the main power supply provides 12 volts, but inside the car adaptor is another voltage regulator, so the

 

inner side of the jack connected to the amp is the plus pole (+), BUT THE OUTPUT IS 8.5 VOLT.

 

so NEVER connect any 12 volt power supply directly to the amp !!!


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/12/13 at 12:18pm
post #883 of 3325

my signature now contains a new amp!

post #884 of 3325
Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanGuy View Post

just listening to telarc - tchaikowsky - 1812 - ouverture - i think erich kunzel - the dynamic range of this recording is so wide that i had to adjust both colorfly c4 and amp to maximum volume - a silent start (dark silent, no noise, no hum), the choir, you can count the choir members, all the details, even the vibrations and interferences of the voices singing together while you can precisely locate each choir member, the sound is not only musical, but how to say beautiful. and then it gets louder and louder and then the bass drums - also here it is the first amp i listened to that can resolve this piece of music without distortion and even more remarkable there is no change in resolution, detail, imaging or soundstage even at the loudest parts, no thickness, no loss of detail, very impressing, never harsh!

and the cannons in the final section - never heard it that loud while being so precisely resolved down to the finest detail. up to now i thought there would be a limitation of the grado and tralucent drivers at high levels, but the reason were the amps i used before, sorry, up to now.

you can hear how carefully and well designed the internal power supply and lines of this amp are to be that stable independent of playback volume.

I find that exactly with Bach's requiem, the beginning is so silent but with this amp on can hear all the voices rather than just a general hum!

So glad your enjoying it and can't wait for more thoughts.. Late night listening is wonderful and your so right, the power supply is very high quality and so well designed, I think it not only the quietest tube amp I have heard but amp full stop!
post #885 of 3325
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

Traveling. Hope to be listening this evening.

By my reckoning it is 4:30pm in your beautiful part of the world so not long to wait to hear your thoughts. What a great weekend this thread is going to have!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boringer View Post

Thanks Ian. 
Frankly speaking I don't really understand those tubes.
I kept on buying until I lost count.
I'm still expecting to get my next batch soon.
Need your guidance on these tubes guys. 


Any help you need just ask but I think the most important thing that GG has confirmed is replace the stock tubes right away with something better as it will really help you find out what this amp can truly do!
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