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  1. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    Man, my Kxx's have sat in a drawer for a long time. M1060's, DT880's (250ohm), and E-Mu (Teaks) with Ebony Cups. Have been debating on picking up some Sennheiser 600 series, and those LCD2C's look amazing... and I have been thinking about replacing the M1060's with a pair.
  2. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    What video?
  3. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    A) Dramatically different tube types may help. 1) Yeah, that was the setup I was using and I was doing straight swaps out of my first Vali 2 for months. Started to really question what I was hearing. FYI, I did a plugin direct and could not tell a difference. 2) For the Airport Express, no it...
  4. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    Thanks snafu1! Some of the stories of audio memory are why I went down this road. I have not had the chance to do a blind test. I will have to coordinate with someone to help out.
  5. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    I didn't find any of the tubes different enough to note. Everything I would perceive I went back and double checked. I was under the impression prior to this that the M1060's were the most tube sensitive. I'll go back and try the DT880s so more.
  6. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    Here was my testing setup. Setup is FLAC files > Plex > Airport Express > Optical Out > Modi Multibit > Spliters > Pyst RCA cables > Vali 2’s > 1/2”-1/4” adapters > iVanki Aux cables > SESCOM 1/4” A/B switch > Monoprice M1060s or E-Mu Teaks. Also added my DT880 (250ohm) Tubes: Amperex...
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    Vali 2 tube rolling

    DISCLAIMER: These are my own thoughts and should take them as such. Listening perception is unique and individual, and in no way shape or form am I saying this is any sort of truth for anyone else. All right guys... I hate to say it, but my thoughts on rolling tubes in the Vali 2 has completely...
  8. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    396A for sure. I'm sure my GE JAN 5670W is close.
  9. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    and... new level of tube rolling... A/B different tubes. Right now WE 396A vs Valvo E288CC.
  10. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    I take that back... those look like Brent Jessee was selling them for $110 a piece.
  11. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    I think that would be one of the few 6DJ8's from Mullard you would want to pay that much for, but I bet it's worth it.
  12. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    I was going to wait to say anything, but I bought a second Vali 2 yesterday and all fo the accouterment to go USB in to Modi > Split between Vali A and Vali B > out to A/B switch to headphones. Should be all setup middle end of week.
  13. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    You win that one off eBay last night?
  14. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    For today’s rolling, I am going to talk four (ok... five, ) tubes, two of which you can find in my previous post. First up is a RCA ECC189 (Mullard Blackburn Made). Tested above new benchmarks.This was a $20ish eBay find. Certain types of music the low end is really huge. Particularly on Tool's...
  15. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    Keep on rolling.
  16. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    So I have been staying off this thread so I could just swap tubes and try not to be swayed one way or the other, but I am now ready to report my findings. First lets get some of the technical out of the way. Headphones - Monoprice M1060’s (gen 2 - unmodified 50+ hours of breakin) and E-Mu Wood...
  17. RustyPitchfork

    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    So I just got my fazors from @SomeTechNoob amd will get them on at some point. But here is what I have noticed. I had the 5k ringing but after about 30-40 hours or break in, it was gone. I literally just let my headphones play while I was at work and it seemed to cure it only a few days after...
  18. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    I stand corrected.
  19. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    No. This is a power tube not a preamp tube. There are lots of good recommendations throw It the thread. I would recommend going through and reading them.
  20. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    Agreed. It is stunning. I have some Amperex Bugleboy Holland made 6DJ8 in my Lyr 2 that I w Brent Jessee sells them. A quick Google search has lots of vendors. Mine was made in '72.
  21. RustyPitchfork

    Vali 2 tube rolling

    So I just got a Vali 2 with a number of tubes (have a bunch on order from Europe as well). I thought the stock tube was really bland and quickly made me question the amp all together. I popped in a Tesla ECC88 (72) Gold Pin and WOW!!!! What a difference. The bass is huge, and the treble is...
  22. RustyPitchfork

    New Member Introductions thread

    Hey everyone. LONG LONG LONG time lurker. I'll start out by saying thank you to this community for being an awesome place to learn so much about the hobby of listening and making some great purchasing decisions.
  23. RustyPitchfork

    Hello from a new member and my question looking for some help

    Hey, long time lurker, first time poster.    I am looking for some suggestions to power my DT770 250ohm cans.    Current listening is mostly done at Macbook Pro at work, PC Desktop at home and on my iPhone 6. I am hoping *knock on wood* to find a good catch-all solution for all three. I...
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