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Aug 16, 2022 at 1:01 PM Post #1,396 of 1,477

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Hi Guys,

Can I use the aux out on TA-26 to a portable headphone AMP to get that tube magic to my LCD2C?
I bought Topping NX7 to use with my RS6 for portable use.
LCD2C sounds much better with TA-26 aux out to NX7 than headphone out on TA-26. It actually sounds better than 4.4mm out on EF400.
 
Aug 16, 2022 at 2:05 PM Post #1,397 of 1,477

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I bought Topping NX7 to use with my RS6 for portable use.
LCD2C sounds much better with TA-26 aux out to NX7 than headphone out on TA-26. It actually sounds better than 4.4mm out on EWow great thanx
Woow great thanx for impressions🙏👍
 
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After getting my endgame solid state I'm craving for some Tube only ever dabble with small things like Bravo Audio Ocean and never liking that one much.
Now how does the TA26 is faring in its QC and daily usage? Been hearing some inconsistencies with Darkvoice, but I hear the TA26 is much better built with better internals so looking around for more impressions.
 
Sep 9, 2022 at 4:30 PM Post #1,400 of 1,477

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Mine has some "scratch" noises when moving the volume pot between zero and one o'clock positions.
If I rotate it repeteadly it goes away... just to be back next time I turn it on.
Other than that, I love it.
 
Sep 9, 2022 at 5:41 PM Post #1,401 of 1,477

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Hmm standard analog volume pot problem huh, OK, been using digital ones for years I forgot this one is pretty common.
 
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Mine has some "scratch" noises when moving the volume pot between zero and one o'clock positions.
If I rotate it repeteadly it goes away... just to be back next time I turn it on.
Other than that, I love it.
Had that issue with the Magni Heresy. It tends to be dust and such stuck inside the potentiometer that is the volume knob. Nothing to worry about really, there are some lubricants that can fix the issue tho.
 
Sep 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM Post #1,403 of 1,477

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Gentlemen,
Bought a TA-26 yesterday, it hasn't even shipped and I am already looking for recommendations as for tube rolling. Do you guys have any thoughts/suggestions? Don't actually wanna go overboard on the budget for tubes but I do wanna dip my feet into rolling. If any of you could pick just one pair of tubes for this amp, which one would it be? In other words, what would you consider endgame with this amp? I'll be using an iFi Zen DAC Signature as my source and the Sivga SV023. My Sundaras, being low impendace outside the recommended 60ohm range, don't look like a good pair for this.
 
Sep 10, 2022 at 2:10 PM Post #1,404 of 1,477

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I'm mostly planning to drive my ADX5000 and T1 on it, which is 420 and 600 respectively, should be perfect with it,
Tho am wondering what it'd do with my Z1R also, I checked and its 64ohm, barely over the rec impedance of 60-600 ohm.
 
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Question for the board...Over the past two years I sold off my Xduoo XD-05 (found the OG XD-05 too dry and lifeless ) and a TA-03S (this tube amp is criminally underrated and a steal for what it is) and want to get back into the brand. I see the balanced XD-05 out there, but I do know there are other lower rung 05's with sold with better amp sections...any suggestions on which to choose? I just want to see my options out there on the lower end before I need to pony up cash for the balanced portable.
 
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Couple quick questions for anyone that owns an Xduoo-TA 26.

1. How many inches in between the two handles/rails flanking the tubes?
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2. Anyone use dual 6SN7 adapters to run tubes such as 6J7, 6C5, etc?

Before I make this purchase, just want to verify my dual adapters are going to fit in between these rails.

Thanks in advance!
 
Sep 19, 2022 at 4:05 PM Post #1,407 of 1,477

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Just got some nos 12bh7 tubes for the xduoo ta 20. They're kind of different so figured I’ll share some pics. If anyone has any info on them please let me know.
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Sep 21, 2022 at 11:44 AM Post #1,408 of 1,477

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I also use Westinghouse 12BH7s (as drivers for the 300Bs in my main amplifier). I believe they were manufactured by RCA (please correct me if I’m wrong here).
 
Sep 21, 2022 at 11:55 AM Post #1,409 of 1,477

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Just got some nos 12bh7 tubes for the xduoo ta 20. They're kind of different so figured I’ll share some pics. If anyone has any info on them please let me know.
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Hello,

Could you help me about your socket savers? Where did you find them and are they easy to uninstall ?
 
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TA-26 (110v) arrived today. Using the stock tubes and basically no burn in. Using the Zen Dac signature V2 as source plus the Sivga SV023 and my foobar playlist. Comparing the TA-26 with the Zen Can Signature HFM headphone amp.
Started listening over an hour ago and I haven't stopped. This is honestly an amazing sound signature, even with the stock tubes (can't wait to start tube rolling). The bass feels like it goes deeper, getting some cool verticality I haven't experienced before. Soundstage feels almost as wide as the Sundaras with the added bonus of a lot of air and a natural reverb. As for clarity/details, it feels a bit clouded in some areas but that gives the music a natural tonality, mids feel a tad milder. At the same time, and this may sound contradictory, I'm getting more details that I haven't heard before and this is comparing to a solid state Zen Can Signature HFM. So far the only complaint is the same as with many audiophile brands. They dislike having a visible line on the knob. So as with my other amps, a little white nail polish fixes the job.
 

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