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.
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!
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