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post #61 of 1204

Hey y'all,

 

Got the kit version of ember about a month back and since been building and toying around with some mods(more for usability/transportability).

Manage to integrate the ODAC in the chassis and have move the led pot to the front for easy access.

 

Tubes I've got and tried so far are Electro-Harmonix 6922,6922 gold,12ax7,Shu Guang 12au7,RCA 12au7 cleartop and Voskhod 6n1p(the last 2 courtesy of jeremy).

Currently using the Shu Guang 12au7(my favorite and might be permanent) tube as I find it to be the least hiss/noise prone for my AKG K701 and Maddog with high gain,

low output impedance and with input caps bypass setting, also the scratching sound that you hear with other tubes when changing volume(when input caps are bypassed) 

is not present with it. Very powerful amp indeed and overall I'm very happy with it and it really pairs well with my K701.

 

The front with the LED trimmer pots easily accessible

 

 

 

Back view with the ODAC underneath

 

 

 

Top view

 

 

Bottom View

 

 

The ember with it's partner K701 L3000.gif

post #62 of 1204
How does shu guang compare to rca clear top in terms of transparency and crispness and clearness?

Thank You

Aakshey
post #63 of 1204
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How does shu guang compare to rca clear top in terms of transparency and crispness and clearness?

Thank You

Aakshey

here you go my answer biggrin.gif

post #64 of 1204
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post #65 of 1204
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Ha nice. Great job BTW, odac integration is cool and LED trimmers on the front - perfect! I would always be changing the color smily_headphones1.gif
post #66 of 1204

Anyone care to compare it with the Little Dot I + ? OP mentioned he/she tested against it, but I haven't seen any comparisons. Also, would the 380mW into 600 Ohm be enough for some DT990 600?

post #67 of 1204

I used a pair of dt900 600 ohms with the ember, and it worked great. It's plenty of power for your needs.

post #68 of 1204
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Kal1989 View Post
 

Anyone care to compare it with the Little Dot I + ? OP mentioned he/she tested against it, but I haven't seen any comparisons. Also, would the 380mW into 600 Ohm be enough for some DT990 600?

The main difference in sound sig is that the Little Dot is more airy while the Ember has a more full vivid sound. The Ember also has more impact and is more vivid with better dynamics and soundstage. Basically different sound signature + all around better. As for the power that's plenty for that impedance. I have a set of AKG K240 Sextetts (also 600 ohm) and it drives them just fine. 

post #69 of 1204
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The main difference in sound sig is that the Little Dot is more airy while the Ember has a more full vivid sound. The Ember also has more impact and is more vivid with better dynamics and soundstage. Basically different sound signature + all around better. As for the power that's plenty for that impedance. I have a set of AKG K240 Sextetts (also 600 ohm) and it drives them just fine. 

Do you think much of that difference would be down to differences between the tubes used in either amp?

post #70 of 1204
Thread Starter 
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Do you think much of that difference would be down to differences between the tubes used in either amp?

Nope - I had Mullard EF95, EF91, EF92s, 1940s Tung Sols, GE 6AK5s, Voshkod EF95s, etc so basically the top tubes used with the ld. I opamp rolled to the OPA 2134 or 2107 depending on what I was feeling as well

post #71 of 1204

Thanks for the reply, this is on my shortlist of new amps. 

 

Cheers :beyersmile:

post #72 of 1204
Hi

Will just take a minute, hope you decide to help smily_headphones1.gif

Is ember's sound quality (not features/ not power) better than sunrise ii? No or slightly or audibly? More detailed, transparent, refined or not?

ESP with hd 650.

Thank You so much

Aakshey
post #73 of 1204
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by techboy View Post

Hi

Will just take a minute, hope you decide to help smily_headphones1.gif

Is ember's sound quality (not features/ not power) better than sunrise ii? No or slightly or audibly? More detailed, transparent, refined or not?

ESP with hd 650.

Thank You so much

Aakshey

Here we go again with spamming me with pms and then digging up every single thread you can find and posting the same question in it. Stop. I am not going to respond. 

post #74 of 1204
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Here we go again with spamming me with pms and then digging up every single thread you can find and posting the same question in it. Stop. I am not going to respond. 

He pm me too, the most annoying person i have ever seen.

post #75 of 1204
Thread Starter 

Yeah he's been doing this with me ever since I started my blog in the summer. I'm really sorry if anyone does genuinely have that question but with techboy I know for sure that right after I answer that he'll send me another series of pms with 5 more and I just don't have the time to deal with that. 

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