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    Vali 2 tube rolling

      I'm unsure how the NOS Russian tubes compare to today's new production Russian tubes, but I know that Voshkod produced some nice sounding tubes in the 70's.  When it comes to the new production 6N1Ps, most are Voshkod re-brands (Sovtek, Svetlana).
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    NEW - Schiit Asgard 2

    Has anyone heard the Asgard 2 with the Modi Multibit?  If so, how would it compare paired with other DACs?
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    Vali 2 tube rolling

      Heater voltage on the 6CG7 is actually 6.3 volts.  Heater current, which is different and is measured in amperes, is roughly 0.6 (or 600 milliamps).  This is the maximum amperage the Vali 2 can support.   Edit: Just re-read your comment, looks like you meant to quote kolkoo.
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    Vali 2 tube rolling

    What kolkoo said.  Also, 6CG7 tubes will pull more heater current from the amp than 6BZ7, 6922, 6DJ8 etc. so they will run hotter.  It's in my experience that glow can be random - based on inconsistencies in the manufacturing process.  These inconsistencies may or may not affect sound quality as...
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    Vali 2 tube rolling

    Looks legit to me.  For future reference, I found the "Danger Will Robinson!" section of Joe's Tube Lore to be very helpful when identifying Siemens and Amperex tubes.  I went over the points that applied to Siemens and aside from the etched numbers (that aren't shown in the images), everything...
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    Vali 2 tube rolling

    I ended up "settling" on an Amperex Orange Globe 6DJ8 for my HE-400i (Modi MB > Vali 2 > HE-400i).  The treble is present and not over emphasized while being amazingly clear and grainless.  The midrange is slighty warm with a nice sweetness to it (hard to describe).  Bass is well extended...
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    Vali 2 tube rolling

      I'm not entirely sure, but I remember thinking that the midrange was a little forward when I was first listening to it.  The tube I have has no date or location markings, just "Philips" and "PCC88" and looks exactly like this one.  It does have a nice soundstage but the RCA 6CG7 Clear Top...
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    Thanks for the recommendations.  I went out to and picked up a v1.2 and loved it.  Been testing it since last night and I think it sounds better than the Modi 2, definitely the direction I want to go in.  The only problem I've found with it is it has some floor noise once I turn the volume up...
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