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Dec 29, 2017 at 1:16 AM Post #17,506 of 39,902
I know waiting to build his amp for a year now crazy. I hope he didn't pay for them yet starting to wonder if we will ever get them.
Cold here this morning -9C plan on staying in the house building amps.

LOL, don't scare me!!!
 
Dec 29, 2017 at 3:45 AM Post #17,507 of 39,902
I have not listened to this amp for quite some time, and the first thought that come to my head was the same thought when I first listened to it with the HD800.

Man, this amp drives this headphone with some serious authority.

My thoughts too. There's synergy between Glenn's OTL and HD800. The best I've heard HD800 sound so far.
 
Dec 29, 2017 at 3:52 AM Post #17,508 of 39,902
Glenn, Matt

Any chance you wanted to donate a pair of 5998 to a poor boy like me? :)

Sorry, I didn't get any from Stan. He's out of stock on 5998.

I do have 4 NOS 5998 and I'm not letting it go. C3g and 5998 on Glenn's OTL amp is a dynamite combination and needs to be experienced.
 
Dec 29, 2017 at 5:57 AM Post #17,510 of 39,902
By now I've stepped through Gec 6080, Bendix 6080, Gec 6as7g and Tung Sol 5998 on Glenn's OTL amp. HD800 and Eikon sounds great with all those tubes. It's the best I've heard those headphones sound and I'm about to come full circle by going back to 6 x 6BX7. c3g/s has been the drivers all this while.
 
Dec 29, 2017 at 7:43 AM Post #17,511 of 39,902
By now I've stepped through Gec 6080, Bendix 6080, Gec 6as7g and Tung Sol 5998 on Glenn's OTL amp. HD800 and Eikon sounds great with all those tubes. It's the best I've heard those headphones sound and I'm about to come full circle by going back to 6 x 6BX7. c3g/s has been the drivers all this while.

Looking forward to your notes on these, especially GEC 6AS7G and TS 5998.
How are you running the 5998s, with 5998 bias switch on?
 
Dec 29, 2017 at 4:38 PM Post #17,512 of 39,902
I've only use the 5998 boost switch one time and that was with quad 5998. I need to revisit that again but first I'll try with a pair of 5998 boosted because 4 is a luxury especially in the days of the Last Triodes as ru4music says.
 
Dec 29, 2017 at 7:06 PM Post #17,514 of 39,902
Listening to my latest EL3N amp using a GZ37 rectifier.
This sounds so good driving my closed back phones.

Nice ! I'm listening to my OTL amp using GEC B36 and a pair of Tung Sol 5998 boosted. This amp sounds really good with my headphones. There are so many good drivers and power tubes, it's hard to decide what to use. What a dilemma. :beyersmile:
 
Dec 29, 2017 at 7:52 PM Post #17,515 of 39,902
Last listen of La Figaro 339, Ragnarok and Glenn OTL amp before I dismantle the first 2. I'm on a good dose of classic rock tunes of Pink Floyd and Dire Straits with some Melody Gardot, Randy Crawford, Diana Krall, Katie Melua, Holly Cole and Neil Young. I think I know those songs by hard now.

Both La Figaro 339 and Ragnarok produce very high standards of SQ and musicality but the Glenn OTL amp is a lesson in transparency, instruments separation and infectious bass. GOTL dynamics is a stand out.

Now to roll in the turntable for some vinyl love.
 
Dec 29, 2017 at 9:09 PM Post #17,517 of 39,902
Listening to my latest EL3N amp using a GZ37 rectifier.
This sounds so good driving my closed back phones.

You have another amp built already.

This calls for some pics, when you get time.
 
Dec 29, 2017 at 9:21 PM Post #17,518 of 39,902
You haven't listened with vinyl yet?

Save the best for the last. :gs1000smile:

Vinyl and tube amps are made for each other. Like 2 peas in a pod.

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Dec 29, 2017 at 9:37 PM Post #17,520 of 39,902
My phono preamp is the Avid Pellar which I bought from Len Wallis in Sydney. The salesman took me into the demo room wherein there were some serious listeners. Facing them were a pair of B&W 802 D3. An Avid turntable was playing and the phono preamp used was the Avid Pellar. So I told the salesman, please take my money and give me the Avid Pellar - now. !

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