aka Marvey, purr1n
Member of the Trade: Eddie Current
- Aug 2, 2008
Reminds me I still have to build my O2.
Yes. If it is one of Don's builds it sounds excellent, if the amp itself is a bit patchwork in construction. I nabbed a pair of '50s Sylvania 6SN7GTs and the new Sovteks and it's a beautiful match, though a DAC that is a more towards the lively side of things is a good match. It's a bit behind on ultimate detail and performance compared to my Phoenix -- the Stacker makes music beautiful, powerful and enjoyable (depending on the tubes chosen) but the Phoenix simply disappears, leaving the beauty of the music itself, grandiose, subtle or anything in between. Sometimes I feel like listening with one, sometimes the other.
Speaking of the Phoenix - that's a good match for the LCD# 'phones. I'd recommend that too if you can get one for cheap or AGD is easily accessible (not the case in the USA.) I didn't care for a lot of the other mid-low line AGD stuff below it though.