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post #286 of 290

Well, from my perspective only problems from my perspective is that it doesn't drive speakers, and you need an adapter for octal tubes. The tube-rolling helps with tailoring the sound signature, and with the tube options available you can find a tube for just about any situation. There are downsides, they're just not that relevant for what most people interested i the ember want.

post #287 of 290

I'm going to cross post this:

 

Is there anyone here who has (or has had) both the Project Ember and the EF-5?  I'm curious how the two compare directly.

post #288 of 290
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I read the last few pages of this thread and the final posts here have been very amusing.  I was just thinking to myself, "Man there's a lot of hype in this thread.  If you believe everything written in here, this is the best amp ever made and it has NO drawbacks!  I should look in other threads for more objective feedback on this amp."

 

Good point.  Since it's not the best amp ever made, how much would one have to spend to get a tube amp that's clearly better?  And what amp would that be?  Please don't respond with mumble-mumble about how it depends on my preferences... because I'm not spending more to get something better, I'm just curious what people think, that's all.  

 

So whatcha think?  What's the next step up in clearly-better amps?

post #289 of 290
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Good point.  Since it's not the best amp ever made, how much would one have to spend to get a tube amp that's clearly better?  And what amp would that be?  Please don't respond with mumble-mumble about how it depends on my preferences... because I'm not spending more to get something better, I'm just curious what people think, that's all.  

 

So whatcha think?  What's the next step up in clearly-better amps?


My Mainline and Ragnarok beat the ember. I expect the bijou I'm trying to buy will beat it, especially with the upgrades I have in mind for it. They just don't compare well with the ember because they price is a lot higher.

post #290 of 290

For the record, I picked up an Ember and I'm really liking it with certain headphones.  Ironically, I got it to use with the HE-4 and I just don't like the tube sound with that headphone (I got it with 4 tubes to try and they all kinda ruined what I like about the HE-4).  But it sounds amazing with the HD650 and the Q701 (using the Amperex 6DJ8).  Of course, I don't need the raw power of the Ember with those headphones, but I'll survive.  :-D

 

I don't feel the need to move up to something better right now.  Maybe I'll hear something mind-blowing at the SoCal CanJam in March.  Until then, I'm good.

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