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Official Schiit Vali 2 Thread

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by inseconds99, Dec 11, 2015.
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  1. Old Deaf Donkey
    Schiit. I liked the twin round getters rather much. Hoped to get them flashed.
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  2. bkboy12
    Sorry if I've added to your addiction, lol. Apparently, the tube is from the 1960s, and it has black plates? No idea what any of that means, but it sounds pretty cool.
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  3. bkboy12
    LOL! Too funny.
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  4. Keno18
    The picture I saw was of the mouse ears, they were made only until the early 50s. Are you referring to a different tube?
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  5. bkboy12
    Nah. The guy who sold it to me on Etsy he said he thinks it's from the early '60s, but there are no dates or codes on it that he can decipher. I don't think he knows.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
  6. Keno18
    When you get it we can decipher the date.

    Edit: Just realized, if it has black plates, it may be from the late 40s. I'd be interested to hear how it sounds.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
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  7. bkboy12
    Sounds like a plan. Thanks, man!
  8. ScubaMan2017
    (cntrl-C) + (cntrl-V) + (Google Keep). :ksc75smile:
  9. BubbaJay
    After using the new tubes I got the RCA clear top is the best, as it should be. I thought the Electro-Harmonix was better at first but that was because it has a more up front sound but the clear top is much cleaner sounding. The E-H has more bass presence but and more forward sounding mids but I like the overall sound of the clear top more. I already want to try more tubes but I'm going to wait tell I can get a few at once.
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  10. bcowen
    A few?

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  11. Delirious Lab
    Got my B-stock Vali ($99!!!) yesterday. Still waiting to hear it though... bad tube.

    Great customer service from Schiit who shipped a replacement tube within an hour or two.

    Gotta wait until Monday now. :triportsad:
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  12. bcowen
    You mean you don't have any other tubes? Oh my. Hey guys......fresh meat for the grinder. :slight_smile:

    Seriously, welcome to the club. Let us know how things go once you get the new tube in. Be aware that both the amp and the tube need some break-in time before they'll sound their best, so if you're pleased at first listen, know that it'll get even better after you play it for 25-30 hours.
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  13. Old Deaf Donkey
    :ksc75smile::ksc75smile::ksc75smile: Too late in Europe for a longer post. Wait until tomorrow. I'll post the list of my tubes for Vali 2.
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  14. bcowen
    And so it begins. @Delirious Lab , my condolences to your wallet.

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  15. Robert Padgett
    As the Affordable Audiophile, let me clue you in.
    Cheap tubes sound great.
    For a Vali 2, spend no more on tubes as you paid for the amp.
    I suggest you try 6SN7 tubes with an adapter and socket-saver, and you can score great deals like '3 for $10' with free shipping. They aren't matched and may test below standard, but that gives you fun just rolling those three tubes. You can only play one at a time, anyhow, so being Matched or NOS only means they cost more. It is surprising what "Used Tests Good" really sounds like. They may not last long, but whatever --buy three more.

    Welcome, and your wallet doesn't need to worry for you to enjoy the music.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::thinking::relaxed:
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2019
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