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Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by heatfan12, Jul 31, 2008.
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  1. UntilThen
    Enjoy. Those are warm and lush tubes and very enjoyable. Should sound really good with HD700. Be careful though because DV336se will suck you into tube amps so much, you will find yourself upgrading in no time.
  2. dobigstuff
    Thanks.......Already There.
    I do want to get a USA NOS Tung-Sol 5998 for the Darkvoice. They are hard to find.
  3. dobigstuff

    I have also tried the RCA 6SN7 (not as much Bass) and the Sylvania 6SN7 (Smooth as heck and Quiet) See below when I had them in the Little Dot MK III. But NOS Tung-Sol beats them all so far.
  4. UntilThen
    @dobigstuff I hear you. :) I've roll lots of tubes in DV336se, Elise and Euforia. These days I've stop rolling and just use Yggdrasil and Ragnarok. I still use my Euforia with the multitude of tubes that I have.

    Here's a sample of what I have.


    cebuboy and dobigstuff like this.
  5. Jim Spec
  6. Usejimmy

    I have recently bought a Darkvoice 336SE and Aune X1S thats combined using 2x RCA cables betwen them to get the best out of the Darkvoice

    Im using a Sennheiser HD 800S and wondering if this tubes is any good?

    I wanna tame the Sharp Highs a little bit on the HD 800s and still keeping the soundstage and clarity, bass is welcoming if its not bloating the clear sound of HD 800S


    Sylvania JAN CHS 6SN7GT Black Plate Balanced Vacuum Tube Hickok Tested 122%.126% - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sylvania-JAN-CHS-6SN7GT-Black-Plate-Balanced-Vacuum-Tube-Hickok-Tested-122-126/263178198427?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

    NOS 1960s' Sovtek 6AS7G Power Tube Woo WA2 Darkvoice 6H13C for Sylvania
    - http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1960s-Sovtek-6AS7G-Power-Tube-Woo-WA2-Darkvoice-6H13C-for-Sylvania/152593697081?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

    Other recommendations is welcoming!
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2017
  7. UntilThen
    No harm trying those tubes. The Tung Sol and Sylvania 6sn7s have different tones. Try it for yourself. You will probably like it.

    The Sovtek 6as7g is really a Svetlana 6h13c which is ok for the price. Not bad. To get more warm and lush tones, try a RCA 6as7g.
  8. Jim Spec
    I have a Darkvoice 336se and I love it but secretly covet the Sennheiser HD 800s. Not to be critical, but if I could afford those phones I would not be listening to them via the Darkvoice. There are several good amps to improve your listening experience over the Darkvoice. By the way I too quite enjoy the sound of the RCA 6as7g. Best to you in your search for the right tube, JS
  9. dobigstuff
    I am checking out this combo:
    NOS USA Tung-Sol Tall Bottle 6SN7 Driver with NOS USA Tung-Sol 7236 Power. So far Bass is Deeeep and soundstage is wide. Will keep you posted.
  10. diivve
    this is a noob question, changing rhe power tube will make this amp more dynamic right? Im using stock tube
  11. ThermalAlchemy
    When taking power consumption measurements on my dark voice from the stock tube my dark voice was drawing 53 W after changing the power tube to an RCA New old stock my power consumption went up to 60 W. You hear the difference a few extra watts are doing work somewhere . With all the old new stock power tubes I've tested from the 1940s to the 1960s power in watts we're all equal at about 60 W dead on.
  12. gvl2016
    Dynamic is probably not the right word, but the tone or coloration of the sound will change, clarity too.
  13. Usejimmy
    I understand that the Darkvoice isn't the best out there and I would like your opinion for another Tube or solid state amp that you think is a better choice. I love the HD 800S and have never heard a more airy and clear headphone!
    I tend to like the warmth and sound stage that the Tubes gives me over the more flat sound of my Aune X1S, and would like just a touch more bass in the HD 800S without ruining the clear sound.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
  14. Jim Spec
    I just do not have the funds to play in that high end game. I am only recently into headphones. My speakers system is made up of Meridian and Oppo components. I plan on my next upgrade to include the Bottlehead Crack w/speedball. I currently use Sennheiser HD600 and have ordered a pair of HD650x from Massdrop. When I can get a good used pair at a reasonable price, I would like to go to the 800s.

    I also bought my Darkvoice used. I did however, not get a manual with it. Do you per chance have a PDF file of the manual. I would sure like to acquire one.

    Best, JS
  15. yangian
    Do you know what's the power of the transformer?
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