kevnin
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Finally my system is back to sounding great after dealing with tube mess for last couple weeks. Tubes are really annoying sometimes. Apr 20, 2017

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    1. kevnin
      kevnin
      Finally my system is back to sounding great after dealing with tube mess for last couple weeks. Tubes are really annoying sometimes.
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      2. kevnin
        kevnin
        @e.schell I made one, or more accurately my friend made it for me. I haven't tried that many tube combos but the only thing I like so far is rca gray glass in all 4 spots. Tried Ken-rad clear glass staggered plates, thought it was little thinner and not as good bass impact. Sylvania is good neutral tube but doesn't have the bass I'm looking for.
        Apr 20, 2017
      3. kevnin
        kevnin
        This is highly related to my system synergy though, getting a little extra bass out of the gumbreya allows me to use all NOS 45s in my amp and get better overall SQ that way. Otherwise I had to use half EML 45s to get the best bass, but then soundstage takes a hit.
        Apr 20, 2017
      4. kevnin
        kevnin
        @e.schell Haha, just saw that HF ad, thought "damn, someone already bought all the good ones" then saw it was you! Those were pretty good deals.
        Apr 21, 2017
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      kevnin
      Gambled on some ebay 45 globes and won - holy $&*% my rig is sounding even more awesome! So happy.
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      2. kevnin
        kevnin
        @Marvey you are welcome to come over any time. Or hopefully I'll get it to the next meet.
        Feb 22, 2017
      3. kevnin
        kevnin
        They seem somewhat readily available on ebay around $300/pair, though who knows how many are good. I didn't want to pay that much so waited patiently and got 4 for $375, supposedly testing near NOS levels. Fortunately they sound great.
        Feb 22, 2017
      4. HitmanFluffy
        HitmanFluffy
        Those are some crazy prices. Usually the fear is they don't work or are heavily used. Awesome deal!
        Feb 22, 2017
    3. kevnin
      kevnin
      So I went and did something a little crazy, and now I have a 445. Damn this thing is incredible.
    4. kevnin
      kevnin
      ampsandsound Kenzie is on Massdrop now. It's a badass amp with HD800.
    5. kevnin
      kevnin
      Got a QP1R for Christmas, it will only play DSD. It's the Anti-Schiit!
      1. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        how do you like it?
        Dec 26, 2015
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      2. kevnin
        kevnin
        When it works the SQ is very impressive for a portable, easily beats Pono player (using HD650). The scroll wheel is basically unusable without some kind of mod. I'll post impressions once I get a replacement since mine is defective.
        Dec 27, 2015
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Diego
    Occupation:
    Software
    Gear List:
    Headphones:
    Utopia
    HD800-SDR
    SR-007A
    TH-X00
    HD650M

    Amps:
    EC 445
    ampsandsound Kenzie
    Stax SRM727 II

    Dacs:
    Gumby

    Portable:
    QP1R
    Music preferences: Nine Inch Nails, female-fronted metal, rock, punk, pop