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  1. sneaky415

    Feliks-Audio ELISE...New thread.

      Well thats not really a fair comparison. You need to compare the Elise with this:  
  2. sneaky415

    "Budget" Tube Amp

    For $500 you could get yourself a Project Ember and a cheap dac like the odac. Add $50 for a better tube. The option to change output resistance on the ember I believe is a great benefit. Just an idea to give you something to consider and keep in mind that I havent heard many tube amps.
  3. sneaky415

    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Im quite sure I will prefer the mahogany version. It already has more than enough bass for my taste. What I would be really interested in is a fostex-massdrop collaboration using the th900 driver. They could use the mahogany cups to increase the mids and smooth the treble a bit and voila they...
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    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Sure, it rumbles quite good in the sub bass area but the mid-bass hump made me have to eq the bass down so I lost a bit of the rumble.   Really enjoying my th-x00 so far. They will do just fine while I wait for the th-1200 which will have the mids and highs of the th-x00 and the bass and...
  5. sneaky415

    Project Ember Tube Rolling

    If you think about a concert hall you have a really large stage and all the various instrument classes are placed in various positions. With the Fivres huge soundstage you can hear the instruments playing from all various positions so it feels almost like being at a concert. With more modern...
  6. sneaky415

    Project Ember Tube Rolling

    It's a pity with those clipping problems. I already have the adapter but I have my external power supply connected to it so I might be willing to buy another adapter, let me think about it. Are you putting your Mazda 76's up for sale as well?
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    Project Ember Tube Rolling

      Thanks for your impressions, they should sound even better with some burn in. My 76's should be with me sometime next week so I can let you know how they sound in the Ember.   I have also got a little bonus tube incoming, the Visseaux 6A6. I read some positive reviews of it in the Elise thread 
  8. sneaky415

    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    I agree. I have to use eq to increase the mids a little bit and bring the bass down 1-2 db, otherwise the bass slams too hard and hurts my ears     He must be a real basshead deluxe.
  9. sneaky415

    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Both cups on my headphones can be swiveled just as much (about 30 degrees). I  think that the left side on your friends pair is like it should be. Both sides should be the same so there is something wrong with the right side. Perhaps he can try to loosen the screw a bit, also make sure there is...
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    Project Ember Tube Rolling

      That suggestion is just if your sitting on a pile of cash and don't know what to spend it on. Otherwise just wait and I will try them. But your right it is a sickness. Ive spent more on tubes than on the Ember itself. Nice thing is I could put them up for sale and probably recoup most of my...
  11. sneaky415

    Project Ember Tube Rolling

    If someones got a bit of extra cash on hand and wants to be a bit adventurous I found Mazda 76 tubes for sale here.   Adapter can be found here.   I would try them myself but I've spent enough for now, I've got the Visseaux's incoming.  They should be with me in a couple of weeks.
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    Project Ember Tube Rolling

      I also found a nice pair of Brimar 6j5gt that probably should land within your budget:   http://www.ebay.com/itm/6J5GT-close-Matched-Pair-BRIMAR-AUDIO-TUBE-VALE-NOS-TESTED-on-AVO-Mk4-VCM-/151979988904?hash=item2362b697a8:g:qc4AAOSwUuFWu8gc
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    Project Ember Tube Rolling

      I would say that the 76 and 6j5g are related and that the sound depends more on the brand of the tube. The Sylvania 76 has got that big sound with good bass but they sound a bit veiled to me. I bought them as NOS so maybe they just need some burn in time.   I have read that there was a...
  14. sneaky415

    Project Ember Tube Rolling

      There is another adapter that I don't think has been discussed in this forum. It is the 6sn7 to 37/76 adapter. You can use it with Jeremy's 6sn7 adapter, then you can use type 37 or type 76 tube in the Ember. It is a nice tube but not better than the 6j5g imho but it could be fun for someone...
  15. sneaky415

    Project Ember Tube Rolling

      The first link is for Visseaux 56. It requires a different adapter than for 6j5g, it also requires an external power supply for the heater  since it is 2.5 volts. I actually bought four Visseaux 56 from the same guy. It is a really nice tube, a little bit darker sounding but the bass is...
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    Project Ember Tube Rolling

    Like some others said the heater current is 1.5 A so you would need external heater supply for it to work in the Ember. I read that it was used as a television frame generator so I don't know if it is any good for audio.
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    Project Ember Tube Rolling

    I rolled a new tube in the Ember, it's a GEC L63 (CV1067). Basically it's the European version of the 6j5g. Really nice tube from top to bottom. One of my favourite tubes so far for the Ember and I've rolled quite a few.   I haven't tried the Visseaux 6j5g so I don't know how it compares. I...
  18. sneaky415

    Project Ember Tube Rolling

    I just came to the same conclusion yesterday. The strong 6C8G made the bass too powerful on my closed-backs but on the HD650 it sounds just about right. It was a revolution for me since it made me appreciate my HD650s for the first time, they have mostly been laying in a cupboard since I bought...
  19. sneaky415

    Project Ember Tube Rolling

    Try a copper wire between the top cap wire and one of the rca inputs.  
  20. sneaky415

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    If I upgrade from the Hugo what kind of benefits could I expect? Is the Mojo in a different league or just a little bit better?
  21. sneaky415

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    I am in need of a dac for my desktop computer. A couple of days ago I ordered the Arcam irDAC. Now I read about this Chord Mojo. Should I cancel my order for the irDAC and go for the Mojo instead? Price is about the same. Opinions please.
  22. sneaky415

    Project Ember Tube Rolling

    Bypassing the input caps shortens the decay so it doesn't sound as slow and syrapy. For me the 7193 sounds better with bypassed input caps because it is a bit slower tube. The e1148 tube is faster so I believe it sounds better with input caps because it gives it a bit longer decay.   Have you...
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