Eddie Current Zana Deux S

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  1. Ray

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    I wouldn't try it until I heard from Marv.
    6sl7> amplication factor 70
    6sn7> amplication factor 20
    I'd stick with the 6sl7.
     
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    6SN7s will work, but gain is low. Craig probably shipped the wrong one.
     
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    Fuck. Lol should have tried some. Gain is usually too damn high on amps for me.
     
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    @sheldaze you should try the 6sl7. Ain’t your gain very low? Maybe Craig was on sleeping pills that day he shipped your amp...:piratemug:
    Thanks @Marvey
     
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    Maybe he just knows me well :)
    The gain is perfect for my listening levels. I'm at around 7 o'clock on a Glass and wincing at how loud it is. I huddle around 9 o'clock on the ZDS.
     
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    Gracias amigo. Thanks for the replying. This is very interesting. I thought that gain was a major factor in this amp signature for headphones like HD800 and hd650.
    Nevertheless if you are happy with the sound, that’s what’s matter in the end of the day.
    I will try some of my tubes and let you know. May I ask what headphones you are using? Cheers
     
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    Got a new space heater.

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    Your signature needs a major overhaul.... congrats
     
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    Mystic: how do you like the ZDS? I ask because you're coming from the Sonett 2, which I still have as well :)
     
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    I just got it hooked up today. Just a couple of things I immediately noticed it had over the Sonett 2: Clearer sounding, the treble extension is very good but not bright, which I thought was weird but I read other owners notice it as well. Much more authoritative dynamics. Notes hit harder and are more pronounced. Soundstage is huge with the 800. Even more so than it was on the Stratus.

    I've been using the Auteur on an Amethyst/Kenzie stack all week (as they were the only gear that fit by my work station) and moving to the ZDS was like a big veil had been lifted. I can't say I'm a fan of the Kenzie and the Amethyst really needs a lively amp to open it up. The Amethyst/Kenzie combo is just too soft and rolled off at both ends.
     
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    I noticed the same things. I find that over time, the ZDS has a mid-range emphasis (or forwardness) compared to the Sonett. It's dynamic and punchy, but more fatiguing at comparable volume levels. Do you listen to tracks that have a lot of massed strings?
     
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    I do, though I haven't today with the ZDS yet. I'll be trying those next then.
     
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    Holy shit. The 650 has a soundstage.

    Spending the evening with my 650 and the Phillips 6sl7wgt. Supposedly this is the best one in the box of tubes I got with the amp for the 650.

    Why do I have all these other headphones? Should have just went straight to the ZDS after buying my 650 years ago. Bass is tight and actually cleaner sounding. Not wooly much at all. Soundstage is pretty good, much better than I thought the 650 could ever achieve.
     
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    You prefer the 650s with the Phillips tube vs. the Mullard I see in the picture? Wow. I thought the Mullards were the best with the 650s...
     
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    The HD650 scales to infinity, a freak of nature it is...

    edit - I'm half tempted to send you my Atticus to see if it benefits the same. I think it would...
     
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    ^^^

    I would love and hate to hear @Mystic's (or anyone with similar experience) impressions...love to hear how the Atticus scales with with ZDS and if the pair has synergy, hate the possibility that it might mean more amp rolling.

     
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    I certainly wouldn't stop you ;)

    I currently have Zach's Eikon and Auteur, I could do a three way shootout on the ZDS!
     
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    That would be epic!
     

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