Feliks Audio ENVY
Jun 3, 2022 at 8:40 AM Post #361 of 785

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Good to hear. Let us know what it's like with the Elites.
I have this amp earmarked for an end of year purchase as £5800 is a bit of a stretch. I doubt many have that kind of cash just lying around.
I'll audition it first. It'll have to knock my socks off. 👌
It can be had for £4899 basic version without tubes.
 
Jun 10, 2022 at 7:04 AM Post #365 of 785

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Hey Folks, Envy arrived today, amazing packaging, tubes survived, works like magic, though I assume needs some running in :)
 

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Jun 10, 2022 at 7:27 AM Post #366 of 785

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Beautiful… enjoy 👍🏻 I’ll still have a few weeks to wait for mine. Are you using the power cord that came with it? I might build a Furutech one and burn it it before the envy arrives. How’s it sounding from new?

Edit. Meant to ask, how long did you have to wait in the end?
 
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Jun 10, 2022 at 7:29 AM Post #367 of 785

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What is the difference is sound signature between the two sets of tubes that they offer? Are the Full Music just better or does it depend on what kind of sound you like?
Lukasz Feliks wrote me when I was inquiring about the tubes and the Performance version: "There is a significant improvement in quality of sound in Performance version, and big part of it are the 300B FUll Music tubes - they are really worth the upgrade from EH Gold."
On the Munich show all three Envys that I saw and listened to were fitted with FM tubes.
 
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Beautiful… enjoy 👍🏻 I’ll still have a few weeks to wait for mine. Are you using the power cord that came with it? I might build a Furutech one and burn it it before the envy arrives. How’s it sounding from new?

Edit. Meant to ask, how long did you have to wait in the end?
I ordered on 25th of March, so quite a long wait. I'm using Isotek Evo Sigmas power conditioner and Isotek EVO Premier power plugs. It sounds amazing already, but I feel it will improve with time.
 
Jun 10, 2022 at 8:00 AM Post #370 of 785

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I ordered on 25th of March, so quite a long wait. I'm using Isotek Evo Sigmas power conditioner and Isotek EVO Premier power plugs. It sounds amazing already, but I feel it will improve with time.
Thanks. Means I’ve probably got another 4 weeks or so. I ordered the standard version with the idea I’ll pick up a pair of Western Electric 300b’s or something similar after running in on the standard tubes. I think it might be worthwhile getting the power cable now and burn it in beforehand. Something to distract me from the waiting 😂 Cheers
 
Jun 10, 2022 at 12:40 PM Post #372 of 785

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Thanks. Means I’ve probably got another 4 weeks or so. I ordered the standard version with the idea I’ll pick up a pair of Western Electric 300b’s or something similar after running in on the standard tubes. I think it might be worthwhile getting the power cable now and burn it in beforehand. Something to distract me from the waiting 😂 Cheers
I also ordered the standard version knowing I'd end up with WE 300B if the Envy sounds as good as the reviewers and a few owners have reported.
 
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I also ordered the standard version knowing I'd end up with WE 300B if the Envy sounds as good as the reviewers and a few owners have reported.

From what I've read, the ELECTRO-HARMONIX 300B Gold Grid 300b tubes that come as standard are good, just not the best (obviously). Like yourself, I want to hear it as is and then move on up. The new Western Electric 300B are my ideal but if the standard sound really good, then I may add an intermediary level first. Something like the Psvane Black Treasure, Silver Bottle (Mk2) or the newer Psvane 300b Acme. I guess as time goes on and more people receive their Feliks Envy there will be more feedback on how it performs with different tubes.

Talking of tubes, any recommendations for retailers in the UK for 300b tubes?
 
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Well, ordered the parts for a new power cable. I have the same connectors with a Nanotec Power Strada #309 cable on the Naim Atom HE at the moment. I'm expecting the new cable will go on the Atom HE and use the existing one on the Envy but I'll see which works best. The NCF plugs take quite a while to burn in and during that their tonal qualities can swing drastically. I really don't want to be going through that process when first listening to the Envy.

Furutech FP-S032N
Furutech FI-1363 NCF Rhodium (UK Plug)
Furutech FI-50 NCF Rhodium
 

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