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La Figaro 339

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by cal8949, Jul 15, 2010.
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  1. Josh76
    The La Figaro is good with low impedance headphones, unusual for an OTL amp but it's unique like that. :)

    I didn't like my Aeons (closed) with any amp but they did sound best (of what I tried) on the La Figaro. I found them boring and ended up selling on eBay.
     
  2. wwmhf
    I am not sure about using 339 with a phone of such a low ohms.
     
  3. Josh76
    Why do you say that? I've tried the La Figaro with various low impedance planars and they all sound good with it. It didn't fix the Aeons being boring for me but SS amps didn't fix that issue either. The Aeons aren't for me apparently.
     
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  4. flac4me
    Can anyone comment on the synergy with the AEON Flow Open headphone? Maybe more musical but less resolving?
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018
  5. cukis350
    0164D1E3-03E7-4031-A8A2-C06364D82FD4.jpeg Has anyone using PSvane CV181-T Mark2 with their la figaro amp? I just bought a pair and when I installed the tubes and turn on the amp, no sound. I tried the tube with my dark voice and it worked. Wonder if it’s not compatible with the La Figaro.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018
  6. Cyberia Knight
    If you have the version that is listed as having OTK2, 6J4P, which are 6SJ7 based driver tubes then the tubes you have will not work as they are a 6SN7 based tube.
     
  7. cukis350
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    The eBay listing said it was 6SN7 based tubes.
     
  8. wwmhf
    Sure, PSvane CV181-T Mark2 is version of 6SN7 which the version of your 339 amp does not seem to work with.


     
  9. Cyberia Knight
    There are 2 versions of the 339 amp

    The 6J4P, 6SJ7, 5693, 6Ж4С this version is brighter but can not use the 6SN7

    The 6C5, 6J5, 6J5G, 6J5GT, L63 this version is warmer and can use the 6SN7
     
  10. MJS242
    The L63/6C5/6J5 version can use a 6SN7 with an adapter (I'm not sure if it can without and I wouldn't try it). L63/6C5/6J5 is one half of a 6SN7. Most international customers of the amp have the 6J4P/6SJ7 version of the amp.

    Here's my 6C5 version with 6SN7's

    IMG_5094.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018
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  11. Mizicke5273
    So I ended up picking up a used LCD-2c on the forums last week. They arrived on Thursday and I had some time to listen to them, before I had to head down to Morrisville NC for the week.

    My initial impressions are that they sound very similar to my HE-500. There are slight differences, which is not a bad thing; as I find the HE-500 fantastic in my setup. So the LCD-2c pair great with the La Figaro 339 in my opinion and as others have said. To be honest, I was looking for something with a lot more bass impact than the HE-500, but I am also happy to find a current production headphone so similar to them.

    Anyone else listen to these two pairs of headphones with the La Figaro 339? If so, what are your thoughts? These are the two highest end headphones I have listened to so far.
     
  12. Mizicke5273
    Does anyone know the power ratings for the 339? I thought I had them in my notes, but they are not there and thought the were in the thread some where. I've tried looking through the thread, but havn't found it yet.
     
  13. djj65
    From Massdrop:
    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/la-figaro-339-tube-headphone-amplifier

    Specs
    • La Figaro
    • Tubes: 2 x OTK2, 2 x 6N5PJ
    • Drive impedance range: 32–600 ohms
    • Frequency response: 10 Hz–30 kHz +/- 1 dB
    • S/N: > 100 dB
    • Power output: > 0.6 W
    • Dimensions, not including tubes (L x W x H): 14.6 x 10 x 5.2 in (370 x 253 x 132 mm)
    • Panel dimensions (L x W x D): 14.6 x 1.9 x 0.2 in (370 x 47 x 5 mm)
    • Package weight: 24.25 lbs (11 kg)
     
  14. Mizicke5273
    I thought there was an actual breakdown some where, like what the power is at 32 Ohms, 300 Ohms, and 600 Ohms or such.
     
  15. Mizicke5273
    So, I have some questions for those of you who have had to take your La Figaro 339 in for service at a Repair Shop. Can a shop who repairs guitar tube amps, also work on this type of headphone tube amp? It looks like there are two shops that do repairs on guitar tube amps, which are about an hour away from me. I have been in contact with one of them and they are reviewing pictures of the 339's internals from on-line. While I wait to hear back on if they can work on the 339, is there anything I should be aware of when taking a headphone tube amp in for repair?
     
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