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post #181 of 601

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291002448607?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT will this adapter work??? i need someone's help

post #182 of 601
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/291002448607?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT will this adapter work??? i need someone's help

Yes. That's the correct one.

post #183 of 601

I went to Craig's place in Calabasses today and picked up my new toy today. The amps are shipping.Pictures later

post #184 of 601
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I went to Craig's place in Calabasses today and picked up my new toy today. The amps are shipping.Pictures later

 

@NormT, reminder on the pix :)?? Would love to see your new toy.

post #185 of 601

Here are a few pics- WE417a, and Cunningham CX-345.

Sounding pretty sweet at the moment, and not even a week in...

 

Hard for me to even predict what it will be like in a few more weeks.

 

 

post #186 of 601

What is on top of WE417a's, and you can use WE417a without adapters?


Edited by chengka7 - 9/22/14 at 9:54pm
post #187 of 601
Shun Mook Mpingo... Another rabbit hole... ;-)
post #188 of 601
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Originally Posted by shiffless View Post
 

Here are a few pics- WE417a, and Cunningham CX-345.

Sounding pretty sweet at the moment, and not even a week in...

 

Hard for me to even predict what it will be like in a few more weeks.

 

 

 

Nice and HEAVY stand :-)   can you describe how it is made ?  Does it bring a substantial SD improvement ? 

post #189 of 601
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Nice and HEAVY stand :-)   can you describe how it is made ?  Does it bring a substantial SD improvement ? 

Sure, it's a slab of 'honed' slate, elevated on a set of 4 handballs... it's really just what I had on hand to provide some solid footing.

 

I haven't tried the 445 without it, so really can't speak to sonic benefit in an 'instance specific' way- but these have proved beneficial in past comparisons.

 

And yea, you're right... HEAVY! ;-)

post #190 of 601
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What is on top of WE417a's, and you can use WE417a without adapters?

Sorry, missed the second part of your question- The WE417a is only used without adapters because I rewired the input tube pins... As it happens, I have more input tubes that use this configuration (5842, WE417a, CV 3789), and so, for convenience sake, I use adapters for the 6c45 instead.

post #191 of 601

anyone yet tested the 4-45 with ABYSS ? with HE-560 & HE-6 ?   (well... with planars :-)   and with HD800 ?

 

thanks

post #192 of 601

Haha, thanks my friend. 

post #193 of 601
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Originally Posted by shiffless View Post
 

Here are a few pics- WE417a, and Cunningham CX-345.

Sounding pretty sweet at the moment, and not even a week in...

 

 

Any specific reason why you chosed those (very good looking) tubes ?

post #194 of 601
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Any specific reason why you chosed those (very good looking) tubes ?

Well, no, not exactly. The amp is still breaking in here, and I have been playing around a bit with several different tubes, but wouldn't consider any of my initial impressions definitive until things are a bit further along.

 

That said... so far, though others have reported (Craig included) that best results may be expected from NOS tubes, my speakers seem to LOVE the EML solid plate tubes. The Cunningham CX-345 globes have a lovely, intimate and organic quality, but really can't match the EML for sheer output power, top or bottom freq. extension, or dynamics, go figure.

 

I also have on hand some National Union NU-245 (globes), and NU-45 (ST shape),  but haven't played with them yet. I'll report back when I have.

 

On the driver side, the 6c45 has a nice punchy, extended, clear presentation, and sounds good in my room, but the 5842, and even more so the WE417a are smoother, and richer (once again somehow more natural and organic sounding).

 

Please bear in mind that these impressions are all based on loudspeaker listening, and while similar effects are notable with my LCD-3, the speakers seem to do a better job of showing off the 4-45s ability to render space and timbre (to my ears anyway) and are my preferred use of the amp. I save my headphones for when others are sleeping. ;-)

 

Hope this is helpful.

post #195 of 601
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Please bear in mind that these impressions are all based on loudspeaker listening, and while similar effects are notable with my LCD-3, the speakers seem to do a better job of showing off the 4-45s ability to render space and timbre (to my ears anyway) and are my preferred use of the amp. I save my headphones for when others are sleeping. ;-)

Not surprising since cans sounding is a different hearing experience as they lack front-end representation. Did you ever tried the Smyth Realiser to test if headphones could compete with your loudspeakers ??

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