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    Cayin HA-300MK2 (2022) TOTL Transformer coupled Direct Heated Triode Tube HeadAmp (Page 91)

    Ha ha not entirely. It's just this time I have been able to remodel our living room to provide a better and more dedicated hifi listening environment without the distraction of so many sofas and such!
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    Headphone Tube Amps - The hunt for all 300B TUBE AMPS

    Yes, I guess that seems more likely as they had already closed down hadn't they? Still it's good that some of their technology can live on.
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    Cayin HA-3A, a Compact 6V6s Transformer-coupled Tube Amplifier

    At least you don't have Brexit!!!
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    Cayin HA-3A, a Compact 6V6s Transformer-coupled Tube Amplifier

    It's so difficult to compare US prices with EU/UK as they don't include their local taxes on price tags. I think the biggest factor for dealers in their pricing from the source company.
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    Cayin HA-300MK2 (2022) TOTL Transformer coupled Direct Heated Triode Tube HeadAmp (Page 91)

    What are your thoughts on the PSVANEs? I have them on order at the moment.
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    Cayin HA-300MK2 (2022) TOTL Transformer coupled Direct Heated Triode Tube HeadAmp (Page 91)

    What 6SN7 did you decide upon to upgrade to please?
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    Cayin HA-300MK2 (2022) TOTL Transformer coupled Direct Heated Triode Tube HeadAmp (Page 91)

    I'd have thought there was plenty power on tap from the HA6A. Are you using SE or balanced headphone outputs? If you are using SE you will get more power from balanced. The same is true in the HA300 mk2 but you will be getting more output power than the HA6A on all settings.
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    Headphone Tube Amps - The hunt for all 300B TUBE AMPS

    Interesting…do you know a price?
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    Headphone Tube Amps - The hunt for all 300B TUBE AMPS

    I think TJ Full Music went out of business but I’m sure you can still find them. It’s why Cayin swapped to the Gold Lion 300b for the mk2 HA300 I believe.
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    Cayin HA-300MK2 (2022) TOTL Transformer coupled Direct Heated Triode Tube HeadAmp (Page 91)

    The prices are getting silly now for some NOS valves and consequently valves of "unknown authenticity" are appearing in increasing number as it is worth their while now to make money. That and the uncertainty of what timescale they may last for has me concerned. I know you generally don't get...
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    Cayin HA-300MK2 (2022) TOTL Transformer coupled Direct Heated Triode Tube HeadAmp (Page 91)

    This, yes this please. I have been trying to come to an answer for a while now. I gave us on NOS threads as there were more opinions than valves and then there seems to be a significant issue over fake versions. So I finally focussed on brand new options and have settled on PSVANE CV181-tii as...
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    Cayin HA-300MK2 (2022) TOTL Transformer coupled Direct Heated Triode Tube HeadAmp (Page 91)

    Yes please, keep us updated. This is a topic I have been pondering over for a while now.
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    Headphone Tube Amps - The hunt for all 300B TUBE AMPS

    I did say "all but" which allows for the financially blessed individuals such as yourself.
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    Headphone Tube Amps - The hunt for all 300B TUBE AMPS

    Since it is all but impossible to audition/own each and every 300B valve and it's equally impossible to determine what is "best" can we create a scale of sonic character. It could range from..... Darker, warmer, more romantic at one end through Neutral, balanced in the middle and then Brighter...
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    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    Yes there is. Also the pads are shallow as part of the design.
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