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ZeosPantera
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Jan 10, 2017
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If I thought I could monoblock these I would consider getting another one and swapping the pre tube out to another Kenrad. Love my DV.
Jan 10, 2017
SOULSIK
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Jan 10, 2017
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ITS THE ZEOS PANTERA. Hey zeos, can i ask you how you connected the HA 2 to the dark voice. i think i get it but just to make sure
Jan 10, 2017
ZeosPantera
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Jan 10, 2017
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Well the HA2 has a separate Line out on top. So you just wire that with a 3.5mm to RCA. Done.
Jan 10, 2017
SOULSIK
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Jan 10, 2017
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thats what i thought. thanks for replying ! im a fan
Jan 10, 2017
Blackrambo
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Jan 11, 2017
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Patreon sub here, how do believe a set of TH-X whatever's would pair with this bad boy? Picked up some EM-U Ebony's a couple weeks back and would be interested to get into a tube situation with them and maybe some 598's. IYO yay or nay?
Jan 11, 2017
ZeosPantera
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Jan 11, 2017
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Yeah I love testing on the DV. The pre tube change did increase the "tubyness" but you will still get a lot of change with the stock tubes.
Jan 11, 2017
Pixlated
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Jan 11, 2017
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What would you recommend for the main amp tube for tube rolling? I hear a lot about how bad the stock tubes are.
Jan 11, 2017
g_v_l
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Jan 11, 2017
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On the cheap try a GE 6080 for the output (the bigger tube marked 6AS7 on the plate), that's where I started. So far it brought the biggest improvement over stock. For the driver tube Sylvania 6SN7 chrome-top is a safe inexpensive choice, it brought additional refinement in my case. There is an epic Darkvoice tube rolling thread on head-fi, lots of good info there.
Jan 11, 2017
ZeosPantera
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Jan 11, 2017
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Yeah I haven't researched it. I'd consider G_V_L's suggestion.
Jan 11, 2017
SamTwentyTre
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Jan 12, 2017
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I knew you would see this, Zeos.
Jan 12, 2017
g_v_l
76
Jan 13, 2017
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Another suggestion for the output tube is Russian 6N5S or maybe the later 6N13S variant, about $15 shipped from Eastern Europe, lots of NOS available. I got one recently and like it, very open sound with good treble and bass extension. Similar construction to the big stock tube but sonically night and day.
Jan 13, 2017
Smokujin
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Jan 14, 2017
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If you're on a budget, if suggest the RCA 6as7 with black plates for the output tube they're cheap at around $15 for NOS and a 1952 Sylvania 6sn7gt "bad boy" tube which runs for about $45 used. If you have some extra money get the tung sol 5998, GEC 6as7g, or Western Electric 421A for the output and a tung-sol 6sn7 with round plates or the Sylvania 6sn7w with the metal base.
Jan 14, 2017
Smokujin
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Jan 20, 2017
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Sorry to hear that your tube is humming. Hopefully the burn in period will fix that! If you're using the Dark Voice, look into the Fitz mod to fix the humming issue for all tubes.
Jan 20, 2017
g_v_l
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Jan 20, 2017
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Looks like the tube is a dud, marginal for pre-amp duty but has no power to drive my phones and is badly out of balance. So much for the "NIB", trying to arrange a return.
Jan 20, 2017
Pixlated
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Jan 20, 2017
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Ended up with the Sylvania and the GE, haven't had a chance to run them yet (DV is my first tube amp) but they look awesome!
Jan 20, 2017
g_v_l
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Jan 27, 2017
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Returned the bad RCA tubes to the seller, sounds like he had no clue they were used and end of life already, I'm on my second 6AS7 RCA pair from the WWII era. They sound really nice in my system, finally the sound I was trying to find. One is a JAN (military) and the other is the normal consumer variant, slightly different design, similar sound signature, I like the JAN one better, sounds richer with deeper bass, out of the box with no burn-in anyway.
Jan 27, 2017
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