Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII
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If I had that money I'd buy a Schiit Lyr 3 and a Dan Clark Audio Aeon RT Closed as a second system.

I have a Lyr 3 (probably going to sell it), and had both the OG Aeon Closed and the Aeon 2 closed. Haven't heard the RT's though.
 
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Found the guy who has the skills to refurbish vacuum tubes. He refurbishes any kind of tube. Send over that Bendix and it’ll be like new.

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Alright!!! Of course he'll probably want $200 to refurbish it. LOL!!
 
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Want to thank @therremans for this beautifully hand crafted headphone cable for my HD6XX. Excellent quality.
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Want to thank @therremans for this beautifully hand crafted headphone cable for my HD6XX. Excellent quality.
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Sweet! The cable is (IMO) the weakest link with the HD-6XX's. Better cable = mo' better sound instantly.
 
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And I thought my 6xx cable was so much better than my stock Sundara cable! What do I win for having two of the best headphones with the worst stock cables? 😀

You win @JKDJedi 's old cable. Plus shipping. :grin: :joy:
 
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Nov 28, 2020 at 8:37 PM Post #4,883 of 13,783

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I had a friend do the braiding on this and was quite happy with the end result. It was originally made for the DCA Aeon 2 'phones and was a slight improvement over the upgraded 'DUMMER' cable I had for them. Then when the HD-6XX's arrived I saw the opportunity for a big improvement, whacked off the Aeon connectors and put the Senn connectors on. I was right...it was a big improvement in this case. Like large even. :grin:

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I had a friend do the braiding on this and was quite happy with the end result. It was originally made for the DCA Aeon 2 'phones and was a slight improvement over the upgraded 'DUMMER' cable I had for them. Then when the HD-6XX's arrived I saw the opportunity for a big improvement, whacked off the Aeon connectors and put the Senn connectors on. I was right...it was a big improvement in this case. Like large even. :grin:

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Yeah, I could hear sonic improvements with a good quality cable when I didn’t expect to.
 
Nov 29, 2020 at 3:26 AM Post #4,885 of 13,783

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A pair of etched 1930s Zenith 6J5Gs manufactured by Raytheon arrived today. Finally able to hear these. They sound very nice and neutral, what you'd expect with Zenith, spacious and detailed. A similar sound signature but two things really stand out, the Raytheon has a lower gain and less midrange (umph) than the Sylvania made Zeniths. Very noticeable. But the Raytheon's don't color the sound as much. I was listening to both on a NOS Mullard 6080.

Raytheon:
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Sylvania:
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Yeah, I could hear sonic improvements with a good quality cable when I didn’t expect to.

I'm gonna blame @JKDJedi for just having to bring up cables. I was in successful remission from *that* rabbit hole. :laughing:

Remembered I had this pair of (original version) Stealth PGS interconnects. They weren't long enough for what I needed at the time in the big rig, so they got decommissioned and added to the stash closet. They'd been sitting so long I figured they needed a re-cook which I did last night, and putting them in today, well...crap. I remember why I bought them in the first place. Not like going from a Chinese 6AS7 to a Tung Sol 5998, but easily the same improvement as going from a standard Tung Sol 6080 to a TS 5998, or even WE 421A. So thanks Jedi. I think. If it stops here the thanks remains intact. If not, I hate you. :joy::joy::joy:

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A pair of etched 1930s Zenith 6J5Gs manufactured by Raytheon arrived today. Finally able to hear these. They sound very nice and neutral, what you'd expect with Zenith, spacious and detailed. A similar sound signature but two things really stand out, the Raytheon has a lower gain and less midrange (umph) than the Sylvania made Zeniths. Very noticeable. But the Raytheon's don't color the sound as much. I was listening to both on a NOS Mullard 6080.

Raytheon:
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Sylvania:
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Those tubes are b u t t e r.. wow.. love the build on these guys.
 
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I'm gonna blame @JKDJedi for just having to bring up cables. I was in successful remission from *that* rabbit hole. :laughing:

Remembered I had this pair of (original version) Stealth PGS interconnects. They weren't long enough for what I needed at the time in the big rig, so they got decommissioned and added to the stash closet. They'd been sitting so long I figured they needed a re-cook which I did last night, and putting them in today, well...crap. I remember why I bought them in the first place. Not like going from a Chinese 6AS7 to a Tung Sol 5998, but easily the same improvement as going from a standard Tung Sol 6080 to a TS 5998, or even WE 421A. So thanks Jedi. I think. If it stops here the thanks remains intact. If not, I hate you. :joy::joy::joy:

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Wha in the world.... o.O Is this real!? Cable Cooker? I had to look it up.. https://www.thecablecooker.com/
 
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Nov 29, 2020 at 7:22 PM Post #4,890 of 13,783

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One of my amps is a little jelly, I'll have to give it some love mid week. Be still my friend. And what a weekend, been busy with holiday traditions (tree hunting, getting the lights up) with almost no tube amp use ... almost...I did lose two tubes this weekend! one just have up the ghost, Thompson 6080 and the channel of a favorite RCA 6F8G Radiotron is slowly dying . .. thankful for the drawer full of backups! 😁

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