The Leben CS300XS Thread
Mar 16, 2011 at 2:28 AM Post #706 of 2,284

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google, i haven't personally tried them (yet) but these might be worth a look:
http://www.downsizeaudiocables.com/products.html
 
Mar 16, 2011 at 5:03 AM Post #709 of 2,284

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Yes, I think so. I may get a hifi tuning supeme for it~
or any recommend? XD
 
 




 
I'm using power house platinum or palladium, depends on different music type and different phones. IMO, Pt gives more warmth and Pd gives more air.
 
Mar 16, 2011 at 10:13 AM Post #710 of 2,284

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I'm using a Bolder Cable COmpany cable with mine, but it's an older model.  I didn't buy it - it came with something else I bought.  I'm not really into fancy power cables, but this one certainly seems to work fine.  I also liked the even cheaper Iron Lung Jellyfish power cord just as well.  And it's $40.  I see no reason to spend more than that on a power cord, myself.
 
Mar 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM Post #711 of 2,284

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Just picked up another CS300XS. Actually it was Double F's amp that has exchanged a few hands. So it's back in the head-fi fold now. 
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Anyone running Mullard EL84s? The amp also came with Sovteks, but I have a feeling I'll the like the Mullards more.
 
Mar 24, 2011 at 10:46 PM Post #712 of 2,284

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Is there a reason that this particular CS300XS is being passed from hand to hand?

 
 
Mar 25, 2011 at 9:33 PM Post #714 of 2,284

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Skylab, back to the topic of tubes. I found some vintage Mullards selling for $400+ on Brent Jessee for a pair, so that would be $800+ for a quad set. Are these vintage Mullards notably better than the, say, 60's Mullards? When you recommended Mullards in the LCD-2 thread which ones were you referring to? Many thanks.
 
Mar 25, 2011 at 9:58 PM Post #715 of 2,284

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That seems like a LOT of money for a quad of EL84's. I paid $200 for a NOS quad of Holland Philips/Amperex and I think they sound great. Also really like the Sylvania black plate which you can get for about the same. I spent less than $200 for the quad of original Mullards I have, but they we used and are branded Rogers. You can save money buying Mullards that were rebranded. They're nice tubes for sure - maybe the warmest of the EL84 but still with good detail. But in the end I stuck with the Amperex.
 
Mar 28, 2011 at 12:15 PM Post #716 of 2,284

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My Leben CS300 is up and running again. I think the original problem was due to lose tube sockets. That problem damaged one power tube and one preamp tube. I tightened the sockets and got one new power tube (matched with the other 3) and two new preamp tubes, and now it's alive and kicking!
 
Mar 28, 2011 at 12:45 PM Post #717 of 2,284

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is there a separate thread here on this forum regarding tube rolling for the leben 600? was looking to point a friend here for some tube options for his leben.
 
Do the 300 and 600 share the same tubes?
 
Mar 28, 2011 at 1:22 PM Post #718 of 2,284

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The CS600 takes 4x 6L6GC(5881) or 4x 6CS7 and 1x 6CJ3; very different from the CS300s 5751/12ax7 and EL84s
 
Mar 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM Post #720 of 2,284

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Sorry Sachu, I have only heard it once or twice in someone else's speaker system; far from qualified to make comments on what tubes would do it proud.
 

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