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Yeah, I gave Steve Guttenberg a hard time about that. He got a ton of pics so I was surprised I was in the final group. I would like to hear a Bottlehead Crack Amp. They seem to be a terrific pairing with the HD650's.

post #32 of 152
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Cool. Steve Guttenberg just linked this thread to his Twitter account.  biggrin.gif

 

Thanks for taking the time to read it Steve!

post #33 of 152
Awesome visit. cool.gif Thanks for the eye candy.
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How do you get a hold on such a kickass rectifier?!?

 

I'm currently searching for the United Electronics USAF-596 rectifier myself; a rare tube. If I get lucky, will broadcast the info...

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I'm currently searching for the United Electronics USAF-596 rectifier myself; a rare tube. If I get lucky, will broadcast the info...

 

Me me me me? :D

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I'm currently searching for the United Electronics USAF-596 rectifier myself; a rare tube. If I get lucky, will broadcast the info...

 

Ho that would make my day! (in fact quite a few days actually)

post #37 of 152
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Ultra?....Another Group buy opportunity perhaps?

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Ultra?....Another Group buy opportunity perhaps?

 

No, sorry. After 2 596 sales my guy is all out of these tubes. and the least funny thing is I didn't keep any for myself. I'm sad. very sad.

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Ultra?....Another Group buy opportunity perhaps?

 

No, sorry. After 2 596 sales my guy is all out of these tubes. and the least funny thing is I didn't keep any for myself. I'm sad. very sad.

 

Currently, conducting two searches: 20-lot and whatever I can find. I love my people here, so I'll keep everyone posted. 

post #40 of 152
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Barb wire going up around my 596's....ph34r.gif

post #41 of 152

Despite USAF-596's popping up here and there, I still consider them very rare. I can understand your guarding the precious glass. Many are likely being stored for their original use - RF Transmitters and stuff. We're the tongue_smile.gif other cats!

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very very nice write up Eric! I have been checking out decware for a while. It is them and Omega that are in the running for my next speaker purchase -- I am looking at the radials for my F3. BTW, do Taboo performance specs include HE6 need? What are power and current specs? In any case, I am glad to see Decware get more and more mainstream.

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very very nice write up Eric! I have been checking out decware for a while. It is them and Omega that are in the running for my next speaker purchase -- I am looking at the radials for my F3. BTW, do Taboo performance specs include HE6 need? What are power and current specs? In any case, I am glad to see Decware get more and more mainstream.

I'll flatly state that the Taboo cannot drive the HE-6.  I have both, and the combo makes it sound like something is severely wrong.  The bass becomes incredibly distorted, and the rest of spectrum distorts a lot too.  I still love my Taboo, but it's no match for the infamous HE-6. 

 

edit: I should also note that Steve's last full radial speaker (the ERR's that I own) are very good.  I'd imagine that the HR-1 hybrids would be excellent.  It uses the same drivers with the addition of a front-firing 6" mid driver and an 8" passive radiator.  It seems like it would improve the performance in a "sweet spot" while maintaining the off-axis performance.  With my 35 watt tube amp, I barely get my preamp to 11:00.  Your First Watt amp should be a fine match as long as you're not using a passive preamp.


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post #44 of 152
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very very nice write up Eric! I have been checking out decware for a while. It is them and Omega that are in the running for my next speaker purchase -- I am looking at the radials for my F3. BTW, do Taboo performance specs include HE6 need? What are power and current specs? In any case, I am glad to see Decware get more and more mainstream.

I'll flatly state that the Taboo cannot drive the HE-6.  I have both, and the combo makes it sound like something is severely wrong.  The bass becomes incredibly distorted, and the rest of spectrum distorts a lot too.  I still love my Taboo, but it's no match for the infamous HE-6. 

 

edit: I should also note that Steve's last full radial speaker (the ERR's that I own) are very good.  I'd imagine that the HR-1 hybrids would be excellent.  It uses the same drivers with the addition of a front-firing 6" mid driver and an 8" passive radiator.  It seems like it would improve the performance in a "sweet spot" while maintaining the off-axis performance.  With my 35 watt tube amp, I barely get my preamp to 11:00.  Your First Watt amp should be a fine match as long as you're not using a passive preamp.

+1 for Dave's comments. Steve had the LCD-2's in mind, not the HE-6's.  The new HR-1 speakers are terrific and worked well with the Taboo and REALLY well with the Torii Mono's.

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Thanks for the heads up on a new small-business firm in High End audio. smily_headphones1.gif DecWare™ is obviously in the business of tube hardware.  Which has me asking:  Can DecWare™ fabricate a stereo amplifier capable of driving electrostats, such as the Stax Earspeaker or one of the smaller Quad panels, that require up to 1 kV bias and up to 2 kV peak-to-peak audio power per channel?
 

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