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as time goes by - reading this thread i just recalled how everything started. i originally joined head-fi after by chance i bought a final audio design piano forte viii at the this years high end fair in munich. soon after that i had the problem that none of my amps seemed to fit the requirements or give me the sound experience i was expecting, so i joined the final audio appreciation thread and asked for a recommendation for an excellent amp. soundfreaq wrote a nice welcome message and asked another member with greater experience to answer my question. i got the recommendation to have a look at the analog2paper tu-05 by someone with the alias 'ianmedium' !!!

 

(cannot send him enough thank you's for that)

 

so i joined this thread with my first post on page 17. some time and 40 pages later i can say that i would really miss this thread if not existing  and all of you here sharing all the ideas, experience, humor, the whole spectrum of topics, the open and friendly style!

 

and now ... wow ... only some days left and i will have the amp (and lots of tubes) at home to listen to.

 

p.s. i have reactivated my dslr photo and macro equipment to post some nice pictures of the amp after i got it and maybe to join the fad piano forte photo contest (i bet never reaching the level of woodcans exceptional images). at least i did some functional tests so here you can see a picture (out of camera, only resized, uncropped, unedited) of what happens with a fad pf viii if you have not used it for a long timesmile.gif:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Well, you're off to quite a good start, I would say.

 

My amp has arrived. But with my luck, I am not there to take delivery. I hope to be listening to it by Friday.

post #842 of 3704
That is great news Woodcans, I hope you get to listen ASAP! GG, wonderful words once again and in such a short space of time you have proved to be such a valuable and informative member of this thread, I always love to read your posts.

Now, it is with trepidation I wait for the next few days. I truly hope all the new owners enjoy the amp as much as I enjoy mine.

You have the pins clean, you have wonderful tubes to listen to, remember to give the amp a good support, it pays dividends, think of this not as a portable amp, think of it as a high quality home amp and treat it accordingly and the rewards will be plentiful.

You will find with burn in the amp opens up but I think it a credit to the design that this amp did not improve greatly with burn in, it was I found more subtle, bass tightened and deepened a little and the sound stage opened up but to put it in perspective, and Andy, I would love to know if you feel the same, it was 95% from the get go and the extra 5% was from burn in and tube rolling.

Talking of which, today I am trying the Mil-spec Sylvania's I got a couple of weeks ago with the mighty Lorenz's, first time I have tried this combo and seeing as both are burned in I will report back later with thoughts!
post #843 of 3704
Okedoke, the Mil-Spec Sylvania's and the Lorenz's are the texture kings! So much texture in voices and instruments. The body of an acoustic guitar is so woody, lovely deep resonance within the body. Definitely the deepest sounding combo so far. If your feeling the amp is a little bass shy this combination is for you.

But that bass does not come at the expense of air and delicacy, I come back to again the magic that is the Lorenz tube in that respect, I truly wish all of you could experience this tube for though there are others that come within a hairs breath and in some respects the Tungsrams go past it in absolute detail it is the overall sonic with which the Lorenz presents one that has that magic about it that makes these so special. I pray for a stash of them somewhere in Germany so that you can all experience them!

I have to say these Mil-spec Sylvanias though so far are the biggest surprise as they are so much nicer than the stock ones that come with the amp.. And you new owners, when you listen to the stock configuration you will see that my statement is saying something as the stock ones are lovely sounding!

My last set of tubes for a while should be arriving this week, the Mil-spec Sylvania 1T4's from Switzerland, I am very much looking forward to hearing what those sound like!
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Now I'm anxious to see if my TUR-06 will be ready for the Oz trip next month :-(.
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one (very) major reason the df and dl tubes were developed !!!!

 

german police men (1924)

 

http://www.moba-paffenholz.de/klaus-paffenholz.de/docs/bos-funk/index.html?http://www.moba-paffenholz.de/klaus-paffenholz.de/docs/bos-funk/1920-1940.html


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/10/13 at 12:59pm
post #846 of 3704
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Okedoke, the Mil-Spec Sylvania's and the Lorenz's are the texture kings! So much texture in voices and instruments. The body of an acoustic guitar is so woody, lovely deep resonance within the body. Definitely the deepest sounding combo so far. If your feeling the amp is a little bass shy this combination is for you.

But that bass does not come at the expense of air and delicacy, I come back to again the magic that is the Lorenz tube in that respect, I truly wish all of you could experience this tube for though there are others that come within a hairs breath and in some respects the Tungsrams go past it in absolute detail it is the overall sonic with which the Lorenz presents one that has that magic about it that makes these so special. I pray for a stash of them somewhere in Germany so that you can all experience them!

I have to say these Mil-spec Sylvanias though so far are the biggest surprise as they are so much nicer than the stock ones that come with the amp.. And you new owners, when you listen to the stock configuration you will see that my statement is saying something as the stock ones are lovely sounding!

My last set of tubes for a while should be arriving this week, the Mil-spec Sylvania 1T4's from Switzerland, I am very much looking forward to hearing what those sound like!

 

 

That is fantastic Ian. I am glad I have a few mil spec tubes to try. By the time I get home, my 1' IC should be there as well. I hope your complimentary descriptions aren't setting me up for disappointment!


Edited by woodcans - 7/10/13 at 6:10pm
post #847 of 3704
Same here!

I wish the other owners would have written more about their experiences with this amp. For so long it was just me but then Anak got some review samples and I was so pleased he felt about the amp in a similar way to me. I truly hope you love yours as much as I love mine!
post #848 of 3704
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Same here!

I wish the other owners would have written more about their experiences with this amp. For so long it was just me but then Anak got some review samples and I was so pleased he felt about the amp in a similar way to me. I truly hope you love yours as much as I love mine!

 

I'm inclined to think a fair number of TU-05b owners aren't in this forum maybe? If the serial number is up to #22 and we know of 4x (?? maybe 3??) owners who are active HF members, it's likely the rest could be Japanese audiophiles who don't hang around these forums. You can bet I'd be writing more about the TUR-06 when I get it.
post #849 of 3704
Thats wonderful, I really like balance in opinions it helps inform way more than just one or two folks. Have you found any tubes yet?
post #850 of 3704
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Thats wonderful, I really like balance in opinions it helps inform way more than just one or two folks. Have you found any tubes yet?

 

Sadly nope. GG's helping me with the Lorenz but I've not had time to go to Akihabara to look for the local exotic Japanese brands you mentioned to me before. My focus had diverted to my MC275LE and a new DAP. I'm kinda building up the peripheral components around my new tube amp collection though. I don't know what others here think but somehow I feel tube amps and dynamic drivers/orthos have a better synergy than with balanced armatures. I don't have any proof, no logic behind it even, but just "something" in my gut from playing around with tubes this year with various headphones/earphones/IEMs. So my recent Ocharaku Kaede purchase was geared quite towards the upcoming TUR-06.
post #851 of 3704
Ah yes, saw the new 901, hope your card issues have been solved. I would give the BA's a go with tubes, I have listened to my Ety ER4S's through this amp and it is something rather special!
post #852 of 3704
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Ah yes, saw the new 901, hope your card issues have been solved. I would give the BA's a go with tubes, I have listened to my Ety ER4S's through this amp and it is something rather special!
Card issues solved via firmware :-).

Q: how do you hook your 801 to the TU-05b? Is there a lineout or double amp?
post #853 of 3704
There is a line out which bypasses the amp section. It sounds like the card compatibility thing carries on from the 801 but hopefully this will be the only firmware upgrade so it looks like they have learned from the 801.
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In the middle of going over some customizations, it sounds like he will be gone or not able to reply much to messages until the 16th.

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URGENT MESSAGE START +++ DHL EXPRESS TRIED TO DELIVER A PARCEL +++ NO OTHER PENDING DELIVERIES +++ MUST HAVE BEEN MY AMP +++ WAS NOT AT HOME +++ GET THE PARCEL DELIVERED TO MY OFFICE TOMORROW +++ LET'S WAIT AND......... +++ UNEXPECTED END OF MESSAGE

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