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  1. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    Any one know what tube this is? I have one and would like to find another.
  2. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    From what I saw, there is no difference from the SE except the speaker taps and it comes in flat black vs fancy wood. Price now is $2899. I bought my SE when they were first launched and got the new product discount. What a bargain that turned out to be!
  3. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    The Pendant lives on! It’s back to being the Leeloo. For sale over at headphones.com. Now has speaker taps instead of preamp out, and the price went up.
  4. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    At $300 plus per tube, how many backups are you planning to get? Me, I’m sticking with my Ken-Rad. In fact I just ordered a back up pair. I’m going to try the 12ax7 version soon thanks to @hikaru12
  5. 4LoveOfSound

    Rogue Audio RH-5 Impression Thread

    In the not too distant future, I plan to use the RH-5 as a pre-amp for two channel and headphone duties in one room, and my Pendant SE for headphones in another room. Currently I run balanced out from my Yggy to the RH-5 and RCA out to the Pendant in the same room. I go back and forth between...
  6. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    I can’t afford a new replacement. I just bought the Atrium and have a drawer full of tubes for the Pendant!
  7. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    The TungSol is in the Pendant. Wow! The Ken-Rad is good, but this TungSol is amazing! Nice find @Wes S Deeper bass than the Ken-Rad, beautiful sparkly highs. Nice linear sound. I think the Ken-Rad has an edge on stage width. The TungSol is a little more forward. Both excellent and I’ll listen...
  8. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    The TungSol is arriving early. Might be here today, if not tomorrow. Won’t have to wait until Monday! The Ken-Rad definitely is transparent and detailed, a little more so than the 5814 version. Surprisingly, the 5814 might have a slight edge on bass.
  9. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    That’s it! That was probably me. After a short listening time last night, I would say it sounds a lot like the early 50’s 5814. The sound stage is huge though! It sounded excellent right from turn on unlike the CBS that really benefited from an hour or so of warm up. I am definitely a fan...
  10. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    The Ken-Rad 12BH7 arrived a day early. Guess what I’m listening to?
  11. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    True, I am quite fond of this one. However, I believe it's more Ken-Rad than GE. I believe this particular make is Ken-Rad's design, but produced by GE. The only other GE I have heard is a mid 60's triple mica that's no where near the same league as the early 50's Pewter Plate. The Ken-Rad...
  12. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    Purchased a 1952 Ken-Rad 12BH7 this morning. I’m looking forward to trying it out. Couldn’t find much info on it. We shall see…..
  13. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    I read sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Figured I had nothing to lose. It was a crackling noise like crinkling wax paper or tinfoil, something like that. I was home today getting my sprinkler system fixed so my Pendant was on all day and I was listening most of it. Lucky me! No...
  14. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    The 51’s are good to go after cleaning the pins and I just bought a set of 1952’s. Hopefully they sound the same. The construction looks the same.
  15. 4LoveOfSound

    THE ZMF ATRIUM!!! and other cool LTD ZMF Stuff

    You're in for a great weekend!
  16. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    Well I figured out which Ken-Rad is making the crackle noise. It does it in the Pendant too :slight_frown:
  17. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    @Wes S have you ever tried a Raytheon black plate triple mica windmill getter 5814? I think I remember you saying the double mica versions were better????
  18. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Atrium - new open-back co-flagship

    For 570g they don’t feel heavy at all. They are most comfortable of my 4 ZMFs. The others are Blackwood VC w/magnesium chassis, Bocote Auteur w/aluminum chassis and Bubinga Aoleus w/aluminum chassis.
  19. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    I knew I should have just bought them and not waited.. Oh well. Listening to my new Atrium on the Pendant. What a beautiful sounding headphone. The sound stage of these is amazing and so immersive. I have 4 ZMFs now Blackwood VC, Bocote Auteur, Bubinga Aoleus, Age Cherry Atrium) and they...
  20. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    I had those in my watched items for about 4 hours then they were sold. I guess I know who bought them.
  21. 4LoveOfSound

    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    Finally put the 51' Ken-Rad 5814 pewter plate in the Pendant. NICE! I took them out of my RH-5 because my left channel developed crackling. I'll put each of the Ken-Rad's in the Pendant and see if I can reproduce it. The CBS 12BH7 has a much different presentation to it. Much bigger sound...
  22. 4LoveOfSound

    Rogue Audio RH-5 Impression Thread

    Finally put the Sylvania 5814's back in. Not quite as refined as the Ken-Rad. Bass is deep but not as well defined. It's a little bloated. Mids are very nice and "smooth". Again, the strongest suit of this tube. The highs are nice, but the Ken-Rad just has a nice non-fatiguing sparkle to...
  23. 4LoveOfSound

    Rogue Audio RH-5 Impression Thread

    I'm listening to that Ken-Rad with my VC on the RH-5 right now. I really enjoy this tube! Glad you like it too! At some point, I'll have to try it with the Pendant SE.
  24. 4LoveOfSound

    Rogue Audio RH-5 Impression Thread

    Was supposed to say “and not saying”. Was one finger typing on my phone as I’m heading out the door for work.
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