Originally Posted by billerb1
You hit the nail on the head my friend when you said musical. It's about what's musical to each of us. I was originally trying to decide between a pair of AMPEREX 7308/E188CC PQ Holland1963 White Labels, a top 5 on most lists of the best 6922's, and the Valvo's. I opted for the Amperex's because of their stellar reputation. I got them and liked them....but they didn't grab me. I sold them. I was told the Valvo's were "about the music"...and as it turned out, they were...to me anyway. Totally engaging and intimate. A midrange that sounded like it was "raining down from heaven" in its soundstage. Many others may see it the other way around...and that's what makes it fun...lol, and EXPENSIVE. But it's worth it when you find what does it for you. I've had the Mullards, those Amperex's, La Radiotechnique RTC's, the Telefunkens....the early 60's Valvos (or Philips MiniWatt ECC88 SQ's...which are the same tube) say "music" to me.
Yupe my friend . i have been there with all my rigs. All my rigs were tune to make me emotionally engaging to a song up to a point i can cry..
I even made a friend of mine heart broken for an hour after listen a sad song , change by chloe in Yanni voices.
He could not listen to any more songs after that & he was very mad at me if i even talked about the song during the period..
In royal Albert hall, Adele did look up at the sky above, right before she dedicated the song to her late friend that inspired her so much .She then uttered
" she could see us , she could see us now" implying her friend Emily was there in the heaven watching her show .
I almost had tears when she said that . I close my eyes & repeat the phrase again & again ..it is the same feeling again & again. The
moment Adele say it, you can see her eyes were kinda watery as if she was sad & happy at the same time.
In short, i i completely understand what you are mentioning.
Lyr is a very tricky amp. In my experience, it doesn't need a high end rca but it needs a really good tubes. Matching is so important to lyr which reminded me
of my hd800. i did not use lyr to power up my hd800 because i feel something short but it made my friend so upset.
Well, the valvo will definitely be in my radar now