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    Comment by 'Audict123' in item 'Dekoni Elite Fenestrated Sheepskin Earpads for Focal Headphones'

    One more very happy user of these pads with Elear here. Tried several other pads but these are best. The midrange really benefits a lot from these pads. And the build does justice to that of Elear.
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    Feliks Audio Elise Impressions Thread – a New Start (please read first post for summary)

    I'll make a picture of the setup soon, but it's very simple: just put a single 6J5 in your regular ECC31->6SN7 adapter (the same one used for many tubes, including ECC31 but also 6N7G etc). Just try it (taking normal caution when testing new tubes: old  phones and/or volume down) and see if you...
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    Feliks Audio Elise Impressions Thread – a New Start (please read first post for summary)

    Sorry to intrude the regulars in this thread :-) I didn't post for a while but did keep an eye on the Elise thread(s) occasionally. I'd like to report on the use of Visseaux 6J5 or 6C5 in Elise. The Visseaux earned their reputation in the Project Ember thread, but (or because of that?) they are...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

    Thanks for reporting your measurement Howie13. Yes, I meant distortion with the use of 6N7G's as drivers. I'm happy your Elise works fine with these right out of the box. 6.4 V on the heaters is clearly higher than mine (6.0) but it doesn't explain things as Vinylsavor also has 6.0V and his...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

    In both the front and rear tubes, the heater voltage is on pins 7 and 8. If you look at Elise's sockets from the front and start from the 'notch' that helps to insert the tubes correctly, they are the first and second holes in the socket to the left. Wait: here's a picture showing it clearer -...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

    Could some of you report back how much heater voltage your Elises put out? Mine is quite low at 6.0 volts. That's perfectly within the +/- 5% margin that tube manufacturers recommended, but old NOS tubes tend to like a bit of higher voltage the first couple of hours (not lower) to 'wake up'. I...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

    Of course, that works fine too. Even more flexible at the max. current site. If there is no need to go to higher voltages this is cheaper: most people have an old PC power supply lying around. In fact, I did try that route but my powersupply was too clever and only wanted to provide current with...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

     A lot of posts on FDD20 and 6N7 family tubes on the last pages and rightfully so. To my ears the FDD20's are the best and they run very well with stock Russian powers. Indeed, they brings out a lot of detail in both the mids and treble but that is served on a basis with increadibly 'physical'...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

    The fragily of the C3G is real, it has to be handled with care. But one thing seems to be forgotten: it requires its dedicated adapter so you only need to insert it in that once! Tube rolling is done with the whole assembly of tube + adapter, no problems there...   Connieflyer: I noticed that...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

    UntilThen: did you actually measure the voltage your adapter outputs? If it is a non-regulated power supply, you may get quite a bit higher voltage when the maximum amperage is not used. I have 12V adapters that output as much as 13,8V when run below their maximum A!
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

    BTW DecentLevi: how is your Elise in combination with 6N7G?   As others have indicated some Elise amps seem to take everything without complaining, whilst others are finicky. My experiments with the FDD20 at least seem to indicate that all is not lost for the latter group. Furthermore: some...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

      Sounds like you are running it at too low voltage! The FDD20 is NOT a 12V tube but 13V. AT 12V, I get distortion too. The hum is probably related to the quality of your 12V power supply. Regarding voltage vs dynamics: if you run it too low, dynamics will suffer. I can promise you my FDD20...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

    You forgot one winner combo for the stock HD650 Untilthen :-) : the FDD20 with any good power tube. These need 12V adapters, assembled mine yesterday. Boy o boy o boy - do these tubes sing with stock HD650. It has the brighter tone you mentioned, desirabble to liven up the warm HD650. But I feel...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

    Sometimes, patience pays off.... Here's some GOOD news on the use of the 6N7G double triodes and 6C5G single triode variant thereof in one of the latest released Elises (no 45).   I've got my Elise since 3 weeks now. Like Lord raven, aqsw and probably others, I did not have any luck with the...
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    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

    Hello there WB2016! My Elise no 45, so you were the one next in line.... Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do!   The shrink tubing I used is this one:   http://www.ebay.de/itm/161806635900?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT   Yes, it's regular tubing but really wide...
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