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post #1981 of 1993

I have my equipment in one room and my listening environment/chair in another. It's a good 40 foot run.

I already have high quality (Audioquest) RCA run in an under floor conduit from the equipment room to my chair.

My problem is that now that I have a Decware Taboo Mk3 headphone amp that sounds best via its four pin balanced connectors out to my new balanced Hk1000 and balanced Sennheiser 800s

Anyone here know where I could find someone who already has, or could make both a:
 

  1. Four pin male headphone (which would plug into my headphone amp) at one end and dual female RCA at the other end (which would connect to my conduit run), and
  2. Four pin female headphone (which my headphones would plug into) at one end and dual female RCA at the other end.


Thanks.

post #1982 of 1993
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Originally Posted by jhljhl View Post

I also found the mullard gz30 a really good rectifier nice euphoric.
It is a great one! Underrated!
post #1983 of 1993
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Originally Posted by 3083joe View Post


It is a great one! Underrated!


It works well particularly on csp2+ because I even heard it was voiced for 5y3 type tubes.  But on the taboo mkiii it is good too.  However it isn't as good on the wa22.  So here is an instance where tube design really affects the amp.

post #1984 of 1993
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Originally Posted by checha31 View Post
 

Hello People,

 

Need some insights from actual MK3 owners who have tube-rolled. I recently purchased (process of delivery) a Decware Taboo MKIII amp for my LCD3. I had heard the music from similar setup and couldn't get the experience out from my head. Lusted for it and finally made the plunge.

 

However, the setup had rectifier tubes that were not part of the original MkIII. I cannot remember the brand. I searched this thread for rectifier tube alternatives but after going through 50+ pages of posts, I feel frustrated that I couldn’t get anywhere much.

 

If someone can list out some good alternatives or point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it a lot. Any good suggestions on the output and signal tubes are also welcome :)

 

FYI, the type of tubes on the Decware MK3 are –

Rectification       5Y3GT / 5U4 / 5AR4 tube rectification

Output tubes       SV83 or EL84 / 6BQ5

Signal tube         6922 / 6N1P

 

Thanks….

 

Hi, FYI I just put up on classifieds New matched pairs of Svetlana Tubes SV83.  I had bought in bulk and am selling some spare  pairs.  These are rare because no longer manufactured.  These are the best sounding power tubes I have heard for my Taboo.  


Edited by jhljhl - 8/11/15 at 8:19am
post #1985 of 1993
Folks,

I have finally found the best combination of tubes for my MKIII.

Signal = Amperex pinched waist D-getter 6922
Output = Matched pair cryod SV83
Rectifier = Western Electric 422a

Happy listening days ahead!
post #1986 of 1993
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Originally Posted by Muziqboy View Post

Folks,

I have finally found the best combination of tubes for my MKIII.

Signal = Amperex pinched waist D-getter 6922
Output = Matched pair cryod SV83
Rectifier = Western Electric 422a

Happy listening days ahead!


I bet I would agree.  The 422a is excellent -layers of sound.  The 274b great too.  The Svetlana SV83 as well- tops.  Do not have the pinched waist though have heard good things.  Is yours from the US?

 

The metal gz32 is very holographic for a really nice different sound.

post #1987 of 1993

Where can purchase cryod SV83s?

post #1988 of 1993
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Where can purchase cryod SV83s?


I'm selling non-cryoed matched Svetlana SV83s pairs.  But do you know if they will cryo tubes for you?

post #1989 of 1993
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Where can purchase cryod SV83s?


I ordered from here http://www.partsconnexion.com/product27238.html

post #1990 of 1993
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I ordered from here http://www.partsconnexion.com/product27238.html


Those are 6P15P made in the Voshkod plant in Russia.  $32 a tube?  I think it's a $15 tube that's being marked up considerably because it is cryoed but not even matched.  I have 6p14p-ev from this seller  http://www.ebay.com/itm/251932757494?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT .  They are some of the better kinds of either 6p14p or 6p15p tubes I have heard.  They are from the Reflector plant. 

 

But I wonder if you can tell a difference between those do you have other power tubes?  I've had other 6p15p and 6p15p-ev (military spec longer life) tubes and they have a warmer color to them.  But the Svetlana SV83 are not like any of them they are transparent but warm and really seem to enhance the hazen grid mod.  Anyway, I don't feel like spending over $64 to find out but I might .... :rolleyes:

 

I found this: Going on anode (plate) dissipation data, the 6P14P and its variants are quoted at 14W (300-400V), whereas the SV83 and its variants are quoted at 12W (330V) dissipation. 6BQ5 (EL84) is rated at 12W (300V) and 7189 also at 12W (400V) for comparisons' sake.

post #1991 of 1993
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Those are 6P15P made in the Voshkod plant in Russia.  $32 a tube?  I think it's a $15 tube that's being marked up considerably because it is cryoed but not even matched.  I have 6p14p-ev from this seller  http://www.ebay.com/itm/251932757494?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT .  They are some of the better kinds of either 6p14p or 6p15p tubes I have heard.  They are from the Reflector plant. 

 

But I wonder if you can tell a difference between those do you have other power tubes?  I've had other 6p15p and 6p15p-ev (military spec longer life) tubes and they have a warmer color to them.  But the Svetlana SV83 are not like any of them they are transparent but warm and really seem to enhance the hazen grid mod.  Anyway, I don't feel like spending over $64 to find out but I might .... :rolleyes:

 

I found this: Going on anode (plate) dissipation data, the 6P14P and its variants are quoted at 14W (300-400V), whereas the SV83 and its variants are quoted at 12W (330V) dissipation. 6BQ5 (EL84) is rated at 12W (300V) and 7189 also at 12W (400V) for comparisons' sake.


The ones I got are matched. You need to let them know that you want a matched pair when you order and there is no extra charge for it. Compared to the original power tubes that came stock with my MKIII, these cryoed pair, to me sounds more meatier.

post #1992 of 1993
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The ones I got are matched. You need to let them know that you want a matched pair when you order and there is no extra charge for it. Compared to the original power tubes that came stock with my MKIII, these cryoed pair, to me sounds more meatier.

That's what I thought. The 6n15p are more lush sounding than the 6n14 but the latter are more transparent and ring clearer like a bell. I think the Svetlana sv83 are in between.
post #1993 of 1993

I think I remember Steve from decware said that I could use a 6sn7 adapter for the MKIII.  I tried a regular ge 6sn7.  I highly recommend it.  It opens up the sound stage quite a bit and a more holographic effect.

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