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You didn't want to wait for the MJ3 coming out in June for the same price?
can't wait that long amigo. Besides, the future is uncertain ...
I made up the MJ3 bro, welcome to the club.
So I passed the test???? !!!!!
Now what did Graucho Marx say about being part of clubs? LOL
When are you ordering the Yggi?
Ha! would like to, and have considered the Iggy before, but Ive got my tied up in a Bel Canto 3.7 DAC for my home rig.
However, once things get settled, will run the sound thru the Bel Canto into the Mj2.
I mean jeez, I can only burn thru so many bank accounts at a time guys!
And lets not forget about cords. I was using the stock Lyr power cord for some tube comparisons to keep things consistent.
But screw that. Now I got a Furutech power cable up to the Lyr for much more cleaner sound.
What cables ya'll use for your HP amps? for Lyr? Mj2? LP? etc
Norne Silvergarde for mj2 to Utopia, Norne custom solid silver interconnects between Yggi, Pultec EQs, and MJ2, Wireworld Starlight 7 USB from Mac to Yggi, and then these heavyweight chords for power from the power conditioners (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L2SBWK...&pd_rd_r=c6c75fd5-5ff2-11e9-9672-417ebf68296c)
Cables do make a difference, not just the materials, but the science behind them, and how they're made. There are snake oil sellers out there though - There are a few expensive brand cables that have been taken apart to find some very shady findings.
Agreed. They are very important AND snake oil peddlers. (the profit margin on cables is effing ridiculous.!)
Cables are like the drinks at a restaurant. The house doesn't make that much on the hamburger, steak, or chicken you bought,
but they make like 300% profit on every soda, cocktail, or glass of milk you drink.
The Norne stuff looks great, I've got a Wireworld ethernet cable taht is quite good.
And conditioning might even be the most important, due to all the "dirty" electricity in the city grid,
unless someone has a dedicated line installed.
IME, SQ boils down to clean electricity and sound signal from start to finish, from the wall socket to your ears.
Sound doesnt get better as it gets closer to your ears along the path from component to component,
it only degrades or changes, but never improves. Best to start with the cleanest signal possible.
I thought that was Woody Allen.
Woody probably did too, but was likely referring to his local pedophile club
Just ordered 2 of those power cables, my wallet thanks you.
@mattrudy80 not sure what kind of response you will get here about MQA, hopefully others will chime in, for me my source plays MQA. Though I don’t have MQA decoding in my dacs so it plays it at up too 96k on my dacs, MQA, it’s like most other things in audio it is very subjective! You will have the crowd that loves it and the crowd that hates it then you’ll have the crowd I am in that is undecided about it.
Again hopefully someone else will give there input on this! Glad your tubes have been working out for you and thank you for posting impressions on here!
@AuditoryCanvas I am curious what made these power cables stand out for you? Also what do you think of these power cables?
1.Pangea Audio AC 14SE MKII Signature Power Cable (1.5 Meter) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V75CYL0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_ZhATCb3V78F8X
2.Stratus 7 power conditioning cords https://store.wireworldcable.com/products/copy-of-stratus-7-power-conditioning-cord
My ECC801S are scheduled for delivery this morning, some quick a$$ shipping from India!
Delivered in less than 5 minutes after this post, testing now. One tube has 100% perfect print (not usually a good sign) with diamond bottom. Other tube has no print at all and the diamond bottom is very hard to see. Have not listened yet, but this makes me a bit uneasy.
Another edit, these test very well and the tube with no print has a fatter O getter than the other one, the tube with perfect print which you can actually feel the printing with your finger is a 67.
@kolkoo , can you confirm these tubes are legitimate Tele ECC801S?
This sounds really promising. I’d be extremely disappointed if these tubes weren’t 100% legit. To me at least, this guy is the best seller out there and I’d never hesitate to pick anything up from him. Really curious on the response from @kolkoo