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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

    I don't post here much anymore due to personal issues with my hearing, but having read these posts in digest, I wanted to stress for those reading these posts to help select a purchase that YMMV and IMO - there are no absolutes in audio. Audition where you can.   Enjoy music!
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    *Official Schiit Magni/Modi 2 ( Uber ) Thread*

    Hi fellow Schiit listeners!   I have purchased a modi2 as part of my easy PC listening rig. The modi2 sits on S mode so uses standard drivers, has no external power requirements so was perfect for an easy and lazy listening solution. (My main rig has 6-7 switches to get into listening mode...
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

      I paid $650 for a used pair. NOS is probably going to be more - if such a set even exist!
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

      Wow, by the time I picked up on the hype (and thats probably why they are so expensive now) to try a pair, they cost me $100 each to get to the UK.
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

    Its sonicly identical. The bonus is that its cheaper and has a 12V heater requirement rather than 6V. 12SN7 were introduced to me using Mapletree gear, Glen was able to make me up a set of adapters for my WA5 that put the tube heaters in parallel with rather than series, as my WA5 produced 12V...
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

    I also have the TA300b, dificult to describe really how it sounds other than it is faultless in its presentation and it sounds "right", there are no detractors like the 300b that came before it. However it is a fussy pairing, it really is revealing of the rectifer and 6SN7 type you put before...
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

      I have always dreamed of trying a pair of Tak 274b's in my WA5 but I just cant justify the price. For a little more I could get a WEE + some SR009
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

    Ill check my other pair at home tonight. On close inspection they have slightly different conductors connecting the plates to the pins. And the material used to create the support structure is dull rather than copper coloured. But the plates look identical down to the number of holes in the...
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

    The internal structure at a causual glance looks identical to the 596 I have and the pair I recently sold.   $700 is a ridiculous eye gouging price to charge for this tube.
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

    Mine are GEC and have a great euphoric sound to them without any veil or roll-off, the pins are quite thin on mine however, thinner than the pins on the other 5U4 types Ive used in the Woo. Since I do so much rolling now I use a pair of Glenn's socket savers for rectifiers.
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

      The 596 will at the very least, take your tube rolling experience to another level, it may blow you away - everyone on these boards loves it except me it would seem!   I find the tube, forward, clinical and unbearable to listen to for more than 10 minutes. It does have however the most...
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

      To my ears that sentence is the wrong way around  but you didn't ask me so ill say no more!
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    Dubstep Girl's Massive 5AR4/5R4/5U4G Rectifier Review/Comparison! (Rectifer Tube Rolling thread)

    I love the bass on the Psvane, it contributes to a great PRaT that gets my toe tapping every time.    Yeah I thought after news broke on the Brimar that I had just sunk a big chunk of change. But I have EML mesh plate rectifiers Shuggy CV181 and even Mullard CV181 in the cupboard not used as...
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