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    AKG K240 Sextett--Grado'd AKG?

    Thanks so much for taking the initiative to help inform me :) For a while, I was interested in the made-by-AKG K340 alternative, the Philips N6330, but I think now I'll sit back unless some stellar deal comes along. Thanks so much, Monsterzero.
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    AKG K240 Sextett--Grado'd AKG?

    Please post here your impressions of the K240 Sextett vs the K340! I have the K240M, K240 Sextett, and K501 and love them--but, like you and Ash, I gotta catch 'em all :)
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    I recommend you drill and use zip tie mounts with a small bolt and nut. I've used just adhesive zip tie mounts with the Crack before, and after a few months the adhesive didn't hold and one of the caps dropped. The heat of the top plate and the weight of bigger caps require a more secure...
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Spent the last several days comparing bypass caps for the last power supply film cap in the Crack (Audyn Q4 68uF 400V, same as output caps), and here are my impressions: No bypass cap: Very smooth sound, but not very engaging. Still pleasant and enjoyable. Audyn Tri-Reference 0.68uF 600V: Not...
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    It's been harrowing and mad this Crack obsession! I keep thinking this will be the last upgrade,--one more, one more, one more--but now I think it really will be...because I plan to order the Crackatwoa soon. :sunglasses: For my last mod, I decided to set up my last PS cap for bypass cap...
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Same here. I've had a few noisy 6AS7G tubes... but they are pretty cheap and I love their sound over the 6080, so a few bad eggs in the basket are more than tolerable for me.
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Hi GreenNeedle! First off, congrats on deciding to build a Crack! I've built three since 2010 and can sincerely say, it's a staple in my audio life. Plus, I use them with Sextetts and it achieves my favorite type of sound I've expereienced: smooth and present with plenty of lush body and a bit...
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    6SN7 Tube Addicts

    Here's the info you need, from another thread: "Re: Just a head's up: RCA 5692 red base 6SN7's are awesome « Reply #8 on: 23 Oct 2013, 03:22 pm » Very insightful description from Ebay's sushifanatic seller on what a real Bad Boy is: "Please note that a many people are listing Sylvania "Bad...
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Thanks for the reply! And whoa! Please tell us what tubes and adapters those are! And how would you compare the sound to a 6AS7G+6SN7GT combo!? Thanks!
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Anyone here have experience rolling different bypass caps for the Crack's last power supply cap? With this extra time at home, I spent hours switching out and listening with the two bypass caps I have: Jantzen Superior Z-cap 0.68uF 800V & Audyn Tri-Reference 0.68uF 600V ($15 & $25...
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    AKG K240 Sextett--Grado'd AKG?

    For the Sextett’s 45th anniversary next year, AKG should reintroduce it... in honor of its inventor, and co-founder of the company, Dr. Goerike. Bring it back as the “AKG K240 Heritage” ...made with premium materials/metals, a large Kevlar diaphragm and matching radiators, thick angled earpads...
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    AKG K240 Sextett--Grado'd AKG?

    Hi seanc6441, I've tried Brainwavz pleather pads, as well as their hybrid pads, on my K240 Sextetts. In my experience, I felt the stock AKG pads didn't provide a good seal, so bass presence was lacking. On the flipside, the Brainwavz pleather pads provided such a good seal that there was...
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    MYSPHERE 3.1 "FAQ's"

    These headphones are absolutely beautiful! The use of magnets, the modularity, the durable metals...and--at least in my lusting imagination--the sublime sound. I can't wait to get a chance to hear them, and hopefully one day own a pair. Thank you, Mr. Renner, for bringing the K-1000 heritage to...
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    AKG K240 Sextett--Grado'd AKG?

    I totally agree about the K240 DF, it was a bit bright for me. My listening time is mainly divided between my K240 Sextett MP and K501 vers. 1 these days. On one hand, the K240 does--as you say--get boomy at times but it sounds so balanced and natural at other times. On the other hand, the K501...
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    6SN7GT & 6F8G - An exploration of WWII-era octal tubes

    You're welcome! But I'm sorry, I don't have experience with the EF86 -> EF37A / ME1400 or those Mullards. If you get them, I'd love to hear your impressions though. Vintage Mullards have been pretty consistent in my experience (12AU7/CV491 and the EL84), they consistently produce a smooth and...
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