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post #286 of 302
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Originally Posted by terance View Post
 


So it is a metric torx tool?

 

I have a Western Electric 396a, which are supposed to be pretty decent tubes.  Will post results when I figure it out!

 

*goes to get hammer*

 

Hi,

 

Once you remove the screws, dont use them again as they will be no good.

 

Drop us a PM with your address and we'll send you some new screws from England. It may take 7-10 days.

 

Yes, WE396A are nice and not inexpensive.

post #287 of 302
Two questions:
Can I set 3D holographic sound to headphone mode on iTube?
Is it wise to connect output from iTube to tube amp like Pan Am?
post #288 of 302
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Originally Posted by koolas View Post

Can I set 3D holographic sound to headphone mode on iTube?

No. Buy an iCAN.
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Originally Posted by koolas View Post

Is it wise to connect output from iTube to tube amp like Pan Am?

You can connect the output of the iTUBE to any amp.
post #289 of 302
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Originally Posted by koolas View Post

Two questions:
Can I set 3D holographic sound to headphone mode on iTube?
Is it wise to connect output from iTube to tube amp like Pan Am?


Hi,

 

1. Technobear is correct. Only 3D holographic for Speakers on the iTUBE.

 

2. iTUBE has RCAs in and RCAs out.

post #290 of 302

To make the Itube sound about 100% better, get an Astron linear power supply set up for 9V. I paid $94 plus shipping and this makes the Itube sound killer now. Sonics is 10/10.

post #291 of 302
Do you have a link for this power supply? I just got an Itube today and so far I'm not impressed. Last week I bought a iusb, it makes it so I get the sound I would get if I listen with my laptop unplugged...maybe a little better. Maybe that power supply would help out the Iusb too. I also have the purifier, it doesn't seem to do anything. I use a yulong u18 usb/spdif converter and yulong d18 DAC. I think maybe this combo is too good to be helped by all this ifi gear I bought.
post #292 of 302
Call Larry at Comart and ask for Astron SL11A for 9v.

1-800-777-2798

Three of us guys on AC are now using this and we are blown away at the improvement. Two of us are using the Sony HAP-Z1ES music server.
post #293 of 302
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Originally Posted by Jerryfan View Post

Do you have a link for this power supply? I just got an Itube today and so far I'm not impressed. Last week I bought a iusb, it makes it so I get the sound I would get if I listen with my laptop unplugged...maybe a little better. Maybe that power supply would help out the Iusb too. I also have the purifier, it doesn't seem to do anything. I use a yulong u18 usb/spdif converter and yulong d18 DAC. I think maybe this combo is too good to be helped by all this ifi gear I bought.

I've highlighted your problem in bold. You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear wink.gif
post #294 of 302
Are you saying all usb/spdif converters are garbage, or is the U18 a poor one? I had great improvement switching to the u18 from the teralink x2.
post #295 of 302
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Originally Posted by Jerryfan View Post

Are you saying all usb/spdif converters are garbage, or is the U18 a poor one? I had great improvement switching to the u18 from the teralink x2.

I'm saying S/P-DIF is garbage. Once you convert to S/P-DIF you lose all the benefits of using asynchronous USB.

There are very few good S/P-DIF sources on the market. The Slim Devices/Logitech Transporter was about the most affordable one that was any good.
post #296 of 302

Im itching to insert IFI tube in between a bryston bda2 and GSX Mk2

post #297 of 302
Quick question: using the iTube in buffer stage, but in 6db mode, is that adding more of a tubey sound to the sonic signature, or just a simple gain boost?
post #298 of 302
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Originally Posted by EVOLVIST View Post

Quick question: using the iTube in buffer stage, but in 6db mode, is that adding more of a tubey sound to the sonic signature, or just a simple gain boost?

 

Hi,

 

Hard to say as this is subjective and will vary with systems, listening tastes etc.

 

But adding 6dB would impart more of iTUBE's sonic characteristic into the system.

 

So with A/V sound, it would be more beneficial (in our opinion).

 

In Tube amp system, it may not be as beneficial (in our opinion).

 

Really just try it and see what works for your ears and try with 3D Holographic for Speakers too (if you use speakers of course).

post #299 of 302

The new kid on the block!

 

http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/accessory-ipower/

 

 

 

 

 

Is this now available for purchase in the dealers?

 

Will using this improve performance of the existing iFi products - iUSB, iPhono, iCan, etc.?

post #300 of 302
WTF? Wow! Thanks for posting this. Makes me want to run over to this other thread I'm fond of and ask a...? Or ??
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