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Dec 21, 2019 at 10:17 PM Post #24,511 of 30,202

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It has to be the best looking tube amp I've ever seen
it's beautiful in the inside too !
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Dec 21, 2019 at 11:08 PM Post #24,512 of 30,202

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Any idea how it compares to the Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL MZ2? Also supposed to have those qualities plus an exceedingly dark background. I think that's where my $$$ is going unless I can be convinced otherwise.

I'm well aware of that one (the current model is the MZ3, described as a significant upgrade to the MZ2). Read some fascinating comments about it. Unfortunately, it's out of my price range (by a factor of 2), so no go.

The I/O layout of the MZ3 differs quite a bit from the Pathos, if that stuff matters to you.

Speaking of hybrids, I just picked up an inexpensive amp that I've been curious about for awhile, the Hafler HA75. It's a SS amp with a tube buffer on the output, a very different topology from either of the more expensive classic hybrids mentioned above. I got this amp based on some very positive sonic comments, also on the rather unusual sound shaping circuits it comes with. Just wired it into main system as headphone amp & preamp, started burn-in this morning.

I have too many amps already...I was due for another one.
 
Dec 22, 2019 at 2:29 AM Post #24,514 of 30,202

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(the current model is the MZ3, described as a significant upgrade to the MZ2). Read some fascinating comments about it. Unfortunately, it's out of my price range (by a factor of 2), so no go

The MZ2 is still a current model as well. LTA occasionally sells trade ins (with warranty) for around $1200

Omigod, what a beautiful callico!

Thanks. Actually it’s called a tortious (sorry to correct you twice in one message :D
 
Dec 22, 2019 at 6:03 PM Post #24,516 of 30,202

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Dec 22, 2019 at 7:25 PM Post #24,518 of 30,202

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Thank you, but the design credit goes to lasakro over at thingiverse . I was in the process of designing something when i found his version. so simple and works great

The only downside I see is when you change components you'll need new pieces. But they aren't too expensive right?

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Dec 22, 2019 at 7:34 PM Post #24,519 of 30,202

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The only downside I see is when you change components you'll need new pieces. But they aren't too expensive right?

Shane D
Maybe about 15 cents total worth of plastic, its pretty easy to swap out components they just screw in using the original screw holes on the schiit, and the designer has available several options for 2, 3, or 4 high
 
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Dec 22, 2019 at 7:35 PM Post #24,520 of 30,202

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Maybe about 25 cents worth of plastic, its pretty easy to swap out components, and the designer has available several options for 2, 3, or 4 high

That is awesome!!

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Dec 23, 2019 at 11:46 AM Post #24,521 of 30,202

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My rig at home

Hiby R6 Pro running Tidal - usb out to
Mutec MC3+USB re-clocker / AES out to
TC Finalizer 96K + - AES out to
Grace 903 DAC - out to
Adam Audio A5X speaker & sub

I use the Finalizer to lift high a frequency "smile curve " and mutiband compress / smooth over the sub bass. I also add a lick of TC's "harmonic generation"

It all sounds massive.


I will probably buy that Mutec or one of their other ones to kill SCMS :D

I guess that rules out open tube amps for you!

Cat + high voltage = not a good idea...

That is exactly the opposite of my thoughts. I was thinking a .45 would make a lot of noise and leave a big hole in the wall behind the cat. And then I saw the wisdom of buying a tube amp and putting it on top of that stack :wink:
 
Dec 24, 2019 at 5:12 AM Post #24,523 of 30,202

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