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post #151 of 735
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Originally Posted by screwdriver View Post
 

SO ALO was given the PFO brutus award for 2013 for the ALO studio six amp .

YUP!!

After I reviewed it there I couldn't stop talking about it to David Robinson!

When he got a pair of LCD-3's I knew he had HAD to hear it!

 

SO psyched for them!

 

I meant to email Ken to congratulate them...

Will do SOON!

Got a new Mullard from him and PUMPED to give it a shot!!

 

They deserve it.

post #152 of 735

GZ 34 Mullard metal base.

 

post #153 of 735
those metal base tubes are pricey.between that and the bendix - can't imagine how much it is LOL.
post #154 of 735
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GZ 34 Mullard metal base.

 

WOW

SONIC DROOL

 

and????

 

I'm admittedly so damn jealous right now!

those with this McIntosh D100 in front of my ST6 would be GLORIOUS I bet!!!!

post #155 of 735
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GZ 34 Mullard metal base.

 

Please let us know how it sounds, I'm eyeing on one of these and debating if I should pull the trigger :) 

post #156 of 735
I am also curious how does metal gz34 sound as well on st6. Let us know ;-)

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post #157 of 735

The original 5AR4 was a Sovtek and I'm not sure if there is much, if any difference, but then I had the Bendix 6V6s in there, which I'm not impressed with, even after leaving the amp on for a few days with them in there. Maybe they'd be a better match with the more aggressive Raytheon OB2s. I've gone back to GE/JAN-Phillips/Mullard/Mullard for now. I might try going back to the original GE/JAN-Phillips/Raytheon/Sovtek set-up then switching to the Mullard metal base, as I think I'd notice the differences more.

 

I also dropped in an EH Gold Pin 6SN7 to see how that sounded. I bought a pair early on for another amp. Wider soundstage, but flatter, and not as overall balanced-sounding as the GE. I may not have let it warm up enough.  I read up on comments and reviews of the Create Audio 6SN7 too. I'm wondering if that mightn't be a good tube to try.


Edited by Currawong - 12/29/13 at 10:53pm
post #158 of 735

All the modern 6SN7's sound tizzy and flat compared to the originals. Try any of the WW2 era VT-231's for comparison. Another 6SN7 type you might like, particularly if you find your present line up overly aggressive, is the red based RCA 5692. Your present G.E. at least in my opinion, is one of the least impressive of the original 6SN7.

 

The Bendix 5992 is a superb 6V6, in many ways perhaps the best of its type ever made. I can however see why some would find it "overly aggressive".  The RCA gray glass is the "gold standard" of 6V6's, although ,like the 6SN7 types, any of the U.S. WW2 era production are superb,  Just ask any guitarist that's ever played on a Fender Champ.  My personal favorite 6v6 is the French Visseaux, which is similar in quality to the RCA but with a touch of Mullard like warmth.

 

Vacuum rectifier differences will be subtle. The better the power supply design the smaller the influence the rectifier will have on the sound of the amp.

 

Not saying it doesn't happen, but unless it's defective, I can't see how changing  a gas regulator tube effects the sonics at all.

post #159 of 735

tnx for the information on tubes Frank .  so far i have for 6sn7( tungsol 6sn7vintage and sylvania vt231 )  6v6 ( pope and visseux) , 5ar4 ( phillips ) ,OB2 ( mullard )   but ill burn in the tubes that come with the ALo Studio six and then will start rolling after maybe 30-40 hours so i can see the sound difference from the stock tubes to the tubes being rollled.

post #160 of 735
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tnx for the information on tubes Frank .  so far i have for 6sn7( tungsol 6sn7vintage and sylvania vt231 )  6v6 ( pope and visseux) , 5ar4 ( phillips ) ,OB2 ( mullard )   but ill burn in the tubes that come with the ALo Studio six and then will start rolling after maybe 30-40 hours so i can see the sound difference from the stock tubes to the tubes being rollled.

 

Hey screwdriver, where did you find Visseux 6v6 tubes? 

post #161 of 735
I have some old stuff leftover.
post #162 of 735
try upscale audio but pricey imo
post #163 of 735

I received the studio six today . build quality is top notch . im letting it run on stock tubes to burn in . the only amp i have  right now is the singlepower mpx3 which is excellent with the senn hd650 .

curious about how it sounded and listened right away upon first  plug in - sounded thin . after about a ful cd playing - i played the same cd ( anne bisson ) again -   what the heck its like on steriods . the sound is much more alive , wide , detailed ,  musical - and the the bass , oh the bass.   and i thought the mpx3 was excellent on the hd650.

 

lcd-3 will be here monday i believe .

post #164 of 735
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Originally Posted by screwdriver View Post
 

I received the studio six today . build quality is top notch . im letting it run on stock tubes to burn in . the only amp i have  right now is the singlepower mpx3 which is excellent with the senn hd650 .

curious about how it sounded and listened right away upon first  plug in - sounded thin . after about a ful cd playing - i played the same cd ( anne bisson ) again -   what the heck its like on steriods . the sound is much more alive , wide , detailed ,  musical - and the the bass , oh the bass.   and i thought the mpx3 was excellent on the hd650.

 

lcd-3 will be here monday i believe .

Screwdriver,

 

Looks forward to the LCD3 / ST6 impressions. 

 

Sorry we did not do a good job of mentioning this...- its very important to let the ST6 warm up for at minimum 3-5 min before listening, and a little longer before critical listening. Listening to it just after light up is no where near full stride.

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

Ken

post #165 of 735
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Originally Posted by screwdriver View Post
 

I received the studio six today . build quality is top notch . im letting it run on stock tubes to burn in . the only amp i have  right now is the singlepower mpx3 which is excellent with the senn hd650 .

curious about how it sounded and listened right away upon first  plug in - sounded thin . after about a ful cd playing - i played the same cd ( anne bisson ) again -   what the heck its like on steriods . the sound is much more alive , wide , detailed ,  musical - and the the bass , oh the bass.   and i thought the mpx3 was excellent on the hd650.

 

lcd-3 will be here monday i believe .

Haha congrats!! I'm curious, which colour of the amp did you go for? 

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