Feliks Audio Elise Impressions Thread – a New Start (please read first post for summary)
Oct 7, 2016 at 12:19 PM Post #2,746 of 11,820

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All good things must come to an end. This is the last Mannheim Steamroller LP - Saving the wildlife. I love wildlife !!!
 
This has very nice tempos. Each track relates to an animal species and they even sound like it.
 
Track 1 - Rhinos and Elephants
Track 2 - Dolphins and Whales
Track 3 - Wolfgang Armaedeus Penguin
 
and so on.
 

 
Oct 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM Post #2,747 of 11,820

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HI UT,
 
For Penguin music you definitively need paddle feet tubes.
 
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  HI UT,
 
For Penguin music you definitively need paddle feet tubes.
 

Holy moly why didn't I think of that. I've been listening to the Penguin tune with ECC31 and 7236.
 
Now frantically searching for my EL3Ns and Penguin suit for the ultimate experience.  
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UT, u r on the right track - pun intended!
 
Hi DL,
 
Enthusiasm is what makes the tubes roll - keep on rolling, and u will end up with something that u rather leave in the amp and not change.
 
Now, I have both the RCA 6AS7G and the RCA 6080. In my system, although the 6AS7G sound OK, they are too soft and lack the punch that I like, but.... all those qualities that I find lacking in the Coke bottle RCA I find in the RCA 6080, in combination with the EL3N.
 
This combo is my current favorite and to boot, the RCA 6080 are among the least expensive power tubes you can find if you buy them right.
 
Well worth trying.
 
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Well Rich, I've completely forgotten about the 6N8P and likewise the 6N5P power tubes from China. These are stock tubes in my Darkvoice 336se and the stock tubes were lock up and the keys thrown away. It's only now that you mention it that I brought them out of jail to get a breath of fresh air. 

Listening to it now on DV... hmmmm not bad... I didn't feel the urge to reach for the Listerine mouth wash or ear cleanser. There might be some hope here...




The 6N5P appears to have a ceramic top spacer instead of mica. Kind of unusual.
 
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Hi Oskari,
 
Here is a picture of my Chinese Shuguang 6N5PJ. Are the spacers ceramic? The top spacer is see through plastic.
 
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This is not a great sounding tube, but it lights up very nicely.
 
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Hi Oskari,

Here is a picture of my Chinese Shuguang 6N5PJ. Are the spacers ceramic? The top spacer is see through plastic.


Transparent or translucent spacers are mica, which is a mineral. Plastic would outgas killing the vacuum. I actually have the same amp and tube that UT has. The top spacer is white and not translucent at all.
 
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Transparent or translucent spacers are mica, which is a mineral. Plastic would outgas killing the vacuum. I actually have the same amp and tube that UT has. The top spacer is white and not translucent at all.

I thought the white piece is cardboard but then it would have burn up. A thin white piece. Can't be plastic too. So probably ceramic like you say. Seems like we have identical DV 336se. 
 

 

 
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This is not a great sounding tube, but it lights up very nicely.

That was the conclusion for me previously. That's why they were lock up and keys thrown away. 
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However now it's sounded ok. A bit bright, a bit lean but it did not sound metallic like it use to before... mids is fleshing out.
 
Sounds ok with Witchy Woman. 
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I prefer the Bendix for most of my listening.

LJ, I've 2 Bendix slotted graphite plates arriving soon. Let's see how they sound compared to the tubes I've listened to.
 
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I hope you have fighter planes escort and that you switch the tubes. I wouldn't mind running one Bendix and one Osram in Elise. 
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Continuing on with exploring the vinyls from @connieflyer .
 
Yanni - Keys To Imagination is $257 new on Amazon. It is his second studio album and a superb musical sounding one. Terry captures it beautifully with a one paragraph summary.
 
Yanni's 1986 debut release for Private Music remains one of his most striking works. Created in the vinyl era and thus clocking in at a modest 39 minutes, Keys to Imagination nevertheless captures some of Yanni's most expansive, chest-thumping efforts. While some of the electronic voicings used here are beginning to sound faintly dated, Yanni brings his own brand of propulsive, classical-edged thunder to the familiar prog-rock tactic of tension followed by release. The slow-building, Middle Eastern-flavored title track, for instance, circles overhead like a mysterious raven while you explore a deep, narrow desert canyon. In a flash, a torrent of sound roars through the chasm and sweeps you away in a flood of sonic fury. It may not be a perfect record, but it is an entertaining one. --Terry Wood
 

 
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Sue and I attended I believe five of his live concerts over the years.  Always put on a great show, liked the fact that each featured artist had his or her time in the sun on stage. The company I worked for, allowed me to make some good contacts with some of the shows.  We were the number three in sales for 3m and   Ampex audio tape in the U. S.and that was a good while ago!  I was able to get some good seats down front on most concerts. Glad you are enjoying the vinyl.  Was not sure what to send, so did a mixture, when I was younger I used to read minds, but gave it up when I found out what some folks thought of me!
 

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