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Been waiting since September! So much anticipation....

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Wow that is one beautiful tu05 holeout.. another one of a kind.. Congrats and enjoy!

 

And guys check this out..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Final-Audio-Design-Pandora-Headphones/dp/B00HSHEU7M/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392972127&sr=1-4&keywords=headphones


will post my impressions after the next highend in munich in may!

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Been waiting since September! So much anticipation....


we all here share the same experience, it's a hard time, but then .......

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Good catch GG, I hope some more can be found, they look identical to the ones I have. The ones I have also are D Getter ones which would make them I think pre 1960's
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I am posting this here for a couple of reasons. One, I know bmichels is quite interested in the Hugo and also has a tu-05. Two, so am I. And I now have a Hugo with me. Thirdly, I know both of us are fans of the th900. And finally, I know we both read the post of another HF'er stating that the th900's directly out of the Hugo was better than the Hugo driving the tu-05.

 

I have spent the past two hours directly comparing the iPhone 5s driving the Hugo both directly and with the Hugo sending line out to the tu-05. 

 

I can say with certainty that the tu-05 adds just that much more liveliness, dynamic range and extension when compared to the Hugo driving the the th900's directly. At first, I had a bit of a hard time discerning a difference, but with prolonged listening, the tu-05 is here to stay. It has a slightly more natural, more exciting, more extended, and just enough more of an 'airier' presentation to be worth keeping. 

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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post
 

I am posting this here for a couple of reasons. One, I know bmichels is quite interested in the Hugo and also has a tu-05. Two, so am I. And I now have a Hugo with me. Thirdly, I know both of us are fans of the th900. And finally, I know we both read the post of another HF'er stating that the th900's directly out of the Hugo was better than the Hugo driving the tu-05.

 

I have spent the past two hours directly comparing the iPhone 5s driving the Hugo both directly and with the Hugo sending line out to the tu-05. 

 

I can say with certainty that the tu-05 adds just that much more liveliness, dynamic range and extension when compared to the Hugo driving the the th900's directly. At first, I had a bit of a hard time discerning a difference, but with prolonged listening, the tu-05 is here to stay. It has a slightly more natural, more exciting, more extended, and just enough more of an 'airier' presentation to be worth keeping. 

thanks for this impression. Another point in favour of the TU-05: It is harder to play with "tube rolling" with the HUGO ;) 

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thanks for this impression. Another point in favour of the TU-05: It is harder to play with "tube rolling" with the HUGO wink.gif  

True. And today I'll be dropping my diamond Tele's into the '05!

Looking forward to impressions with the upgraded transformers.
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True. And today I'll be dropping my diamond Tele's into the '05!

Looking forward to impressions with the upgraded transformers.

With which tube will you combine your Téléfunken ?  Some TEN ...;)

 


Edited by bmichels - 2/22/14 at 6:58am
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With which tube will you combine your Téléfunken ?  Some TEN ...;)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

:basshead:

 

Those look fantastic!

 

I hate to admit, I haven't tube rolled in so long I forgot which brand these are. Think they are Mullards. Here's a pic. And of the (matched) Tele's.

 

 

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:basshead:

 

Those look fantastic!

 

I hate to admit, I haven't tube rolled in so long I forgot which brand these are. Think they are Mullards. Here's a pic. And of the (matched) Tele's.

 

 

 

Matched !! Where dit you get "matched" tubes ??   I am jalous...

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yes, they are mullards!

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basshead.gif

Those look fantastic!

I hate to admit, I haven't tube rolled in so long I forgot which brand these are. Think they are Mullards. Here's a pic. And of the (matched) Tele's.






WC, exact configuration I had before the tens came, I am very interested in your thoughts of that combo, I personally thought it was magnificent. I see David matched yours, wonderful. Bmichels, WC got his Tele's from dbtubes that I mentioned but it looks like they have sold out.

Highly recommend David.
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WC, exact configuration I had before the tens came, I am very interested in your thoughts of that combo, I personally thought it was magnificent. I see David matched yours, wonderful. Bmichels, WC got his Tele's from dbtubes that I mentioned but it looks like they have sold out.

Highly recommend David.

 

 

Ian, yes I got this matched pair of Tele's from dbtubes per your previous post. Listening now with the Tele's and Mullards with the following hardware/software combo: MBP, Amarra Symphony, Chord Hugo, A2P tu-05, th900. 

 

All I can say is this is some of the most natural, involving, head-shaking, knee-tapping sound that I have ever heard. The level of detail that the Hugo can extract is pretty amazing. To top it off, these Tele's have a black, black background. No hiss, pop, etc. Would love to try the Ten's, but otherwise I am currently (quite) happy.

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WC, your experience echoes mine completely. I would not be without the Tele's now and if I had never heard the tens I would be in bliss with the Mullards. I have a feeling that what I gain with the TEN's in my system is made up for with the Hugo in yours so I would not worry too much about the TEN's unless a pair appear then snap them up.

I love the warmth that these Tele's bring to the table, Natural is the right word, they do not smooth off anything and all the detail is there just much more involving and true to a natural experience, that really sums up both the Tele's with Mullards and Tele's with TEN's.

I think though as you say, it is the black black background that is the most special thing. It just leaves the music and until someone hears what a truly black background brings to the experience of music reproduction then they here a veil.

Both these combinations lift that veil. I am seriously considering the HUGO alongside my 120 and am looking forward to hearing it when it arrives in Canada next month.
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the mullard 3s4 are "on stock", the diamond base telefunken df96 will arrive tomorrow - so this will be an interesting monday evening!
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