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  1. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    I received the GEC A2293 CV4079 power tubes (if anyone wants to try this, also requires an adapter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-Dual-Gold-GEC-A2293-CV4079-instead-6AS7-6080-tube-adapter-For-Darkvoice/202458646139?hash=item2f2379c67b:g:WisAAOSw2yVbtq1f&frcectupt=true) and Mullard EF-86's today...
  2. Josh76

    Any interest in doing a local head-fi small gathering in SF?

    Yeah, still disappointing. I've already visited the store and tried all of their "good stuff". OK, not the crazy $50K setup but everything else. I want to try other brands! Oh well. :(
  3. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    I was responding to someone who stated they have the bright version. My comment also applies to anyone who purchases it new since they stopped making your version. I'll edit my post since I didn't make that clear.
  4. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    No, the balanced part of the plug is 3-prong which is mono balanced. You can plug a single-ended 6.35mm in the middle so no adapter is needed.
  5. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    The Tung Sol 5998 tubes are a pretty safe bet. If money is no object, stay on the lookout for GEC 6AS7 tubes such as these (I'm not endorsing this eBay seller, link is for example purposes)...
  6. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    No, I've been really lucky so far (even with brands of questionable quality control). :fingers_crossed: Not implying 'questionable quality control' includes the La Figaro. :)
  7. Josh76

    Mountain View/Sunnyvale/San Jose/Palo Alto/Stanford meetups

    I've only been to one so it's hard to say. I think we had around 15 people total? We had a mix of people with and without gear (just sampling). For time, 4+ hours would be nice but 3 is doable, especially if there are fewer people.
  8. Josh76

    Mountain View/Sunnyvale/San Jose/Palo Alto/Stanford meetups

    Thanks for adding this! Can we also put Sundays in the poll? Saturdays are usually bad for me.
  9. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    I'm good. Thank you for handling this!
  10. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    They kinda do but I agree it's not very clear. Tubes I know are compatible (I may have missed some): Power/Output 6080 5998 6AS7(G) 7236 Driver/Input "Bright" Version 6SJ7(WGT) EF-86 (with adaptor, sold separately) EF-80 (with adaptor, sold separately) 6J4P 5693 6Ж4С "Warm" Version 6C5...
  11. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    Heh, keep in mind I said "pounds" since the other person was using pounds as a reference. I paid $324 for the 5998's and they often go for $400 a pair.
  12. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    I don't own HD-800's (or any variation) yet, they're probably my next headphones. I have briefly tried them on the La Figaro with the stock tubes only. I haven't used the stock tubes lately but for the headphones I use regularly on this amp (Elex, LCD-2C, and HD-6XX), I would say the 5998 +...
  13. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    I agree, I paid a little under 70 pounds for mine and that's expensive enough that I need to really like them. I think the 5998's are worth the extra expense and I was able to get a pair for 250 pounds. Of course not everyone will think they sound good enough to cost that much more, we all have...
  14. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    I also didnt like the Mullard 6080's, finally tried them recently. I do like the Tung Sol / Chantham 6080 tubes, just don't pair them with the Sylvania drivers, too much bass. More and more I like the Tung Sol 5998's over the RCA 6AS7's with black plates.
  15. Josh76

    March 25th 2018, South Bay Area meet in San Jose

    Thank you @donkeywalker for organizing! This was my first meetup and I had a great time. Also thank you everyone for sharing your gear, going from one great setup to another was so much fun. Nothing beats trying equipment in person. I should do more of this rather than waste money reselling on...
  16. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    I highly recommend requesting it on Massdrop so you can be notified when it drops again. I purchased this late last year from Massdrop and it has dropped twice since then. I imagine you'll get the chance again in the near future.
  17. Josh76

    Mountain View/Sunnyvale/San Jose/Palo Alto/Stanford meetups

    Being specific about gear to try in a meetup strikes me as totally on topic. On that note, I can bring: La Figaro 339 (updated version) iFi iDSD BL Mimby Little Dot MK III Grace SDAC Massdrop/Cavalli CTH HD-6XX HE-4XX Aeons (may sell them so ... maybe won't have them) LCD-2c TH-X00 PH + Lawton...
  18. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    Upgraded version in silver.
  19. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    I've been experimenting with some tubes and so far I like the stock driver tubes best. I tried the RCA red hots and Telefunken EF-86's. I listened to metal, rock, pop, classical, jazz, and rap. They're cleaner, have a fuller sound ,and more bass than the other two. I'm a little surprised but...
  20. Josh76

    Amp/Dac pairing for MrSpeakers Aeon

    I joined the October drop. The latest drop is still open for 16 hours.
  21. Josh76

    Amp/Dac pairing for MrSpeakers Aeon

    Oh I forgot to mention, I picked up the La Figaro from Massdrop, should arrive Friday. Hopefully this OTL is the exception for planars. :)
  22. Josh76

    Amp/Dac pairing for MrSpeakers Aeon

    Yeah, I think my dislike of the Modi/Vali2 is unusual. Since I like the Mimby I will still give their other products a shot down the line. The iDSD BL has been great, I ended up liking it the best for Aeons so far. One of these days I need to try something from Chord and Audio-GD.
  23. Josh76

    Amp/Dac pairing for MrSpeakers Aeon

    I'm not planning on getting a DAP, I rarely go portable. I have heard some recommendations for Chord's products and will need to try them out at some point. I definitely think the Vali2 is overrated. For now I'm happy with my Mimby and LD MK III paired with the Aeons, those work well especially...
  24. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    The Massdrop version allows you to pay $100 for an upgraded version (more details on the page). Not sure if that is the same as the version you're waiting on, I went for the upgrade.
  25. Josh76

    La Figaro 339

    Massdrop has it for $530 if 5 people purchase it. Looks like I'm going to have to dive in. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/la-figaro-339-tube-headphone-amplifier
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