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Singxer SA-1 + Elex: not shit! Aug 1, 2021

    1. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      Singxer SA-1 + Elex: not shit!
      1. CEE TEE likes this.
    2. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      Just heard Gift of Gab passed away. I'm absolutely crushed. Half of one of my favorite hip hop groups ever, Blackalicious. RIP.
      1. philipmorgan, Aman_91 and brencho like this.
      2. Soups
        Soups
        :( sad news indeed. gab was one of the best to do it, and he was gone way too soon.
        Jun 26, 2021
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    3. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      ** SCREAMING **
      1. YMO likes this.
      2. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
        Mar 27, 2021
        FlySweep and Tchoupitoulas like this.
      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Old joke: "It's strange, isn't it? You stand in the middle of a library and go 'aaaaagghhhh' and everyone just stares at you. But you do the same thing on an aeroplane and everyone joins in."
        Mar 27, 2021
        Claritas, Jinxy245, Gazny and 3 others like this.
    4. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      I really enjoy the Focal Elex. One of the few daily drivers I've owned that's still captivating me after 1.5 yrs of ownership.
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      2. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        I've had the SW51+ about as long as I've had the Elex.. combo has definite synergy in a number of areas. SW51+ & Elex is wonderful from a tonal perspective, but I find bass quality lacking. Also, the stage narrows enough to where it's bothersome.
        Ultimately, I think I prefer Elex driven by amps with <5 ohm OI.

        More curious about a DAC that synergizes with the Jot2 & Elex than the amp.
        Mar 25, 2021
        tommytakis, Senorx12562 and YMO like this.
      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Gungnir MB A2 > Jot2 > Elex ftw.
        Mar 26, 2021
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Are there any such things too warm for Elex? lol I always thought they often crossed my "northern" borderline of comfortable zone.

        BF2 > DSHA3F > Elex was one of the sweet spots I've ever experienced. J2 not much different from 3F in tonality/brightness. And I never thought that combo warm or dark.
        Mar 26, 2021
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    5. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      It's been barely a day and March Madness very much "on one" lmao.. love it.
    6. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      SW51+ sound diff when cold vs warmed up (i.e. running for ~45 mins) is.. real af. Big boy amp vibes.
      1. Cryptowolf, Soups, Jinxy245 and 4 others like this.
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      3. Zampotech
        Zampotech
        The amplifier runs for 45 minutes, then turns off? Do I understand you correctly?
        Jan 22, 2021
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        No, rather, when the amp is warm, but turning it off and replacing with cold tubes and then back on, the sound is more expansive than with the warmed-up tubes that were replaced.
        Jan 22, 2021
      5. Zampotech
        Zampotech
        I understood. The cold tubes come to the desired mode for a while. At this time, their parameters are not the same as those of a hot tube. In order to hear this, you need a very sharp and trained ear.
        You can only envy the ears @FlySweep
        I can only see such small changes using measuring instruments.
        Jan 22, 2021
    7. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      LMAOOO . FUCCXXCC THE DUCKS!!!! HAHAHAHHA
      1. Hammy likes this.
      2. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        .. more importantly, GO BEAVERS FOR LIFE!
        Nov 27, 2020
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      3. Hammy
        Hammy
        I played in the OSU marching band back in the late 80s. Got to play while OSU won a Rivalry game.
        Nov 28, 2020
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    8. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      When dat mid bass just b o o m s on a great tube amp: HD650 letting the nuts truly hang.
    9. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      Radio Paradise's eclectic mix remains undefeated. Hard to keep it as 'background' music.
      1. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Thanks, streaming now.
        Aug 4, 2020
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Actually, I'm also digging their Mellow mix a lot while WFH. Like you said, every now and then a tune catches you and you end up getting sucked in.
        Aug 5, 2020
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    10. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      I miss planars...
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      3. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        @E_Schaaf thank you, my man! Much appreciated. Missing LFFs in particular, so I'll prob reach out if I go down that route.
        Jul 13, 2020
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        You miss low bass?
        Jul 13, 2020
        Elmer Danilovich, Smitty and FlySweep like this.
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Hello, Miss Planars. I DigMe.
        Jul 13, 2020
    11. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      Keb'Mo' on the SW51+/HD6XX rig is pretty damn sick. HD 650 loves the blues, but the SW51+ just plain showin' off.
      1. JK47, MisterRogers, Jinxy245 and 9 others like this.
      2. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        “And if nobody loves you
        And you feel like dust on an empty shelf
        Just remember
        You can love yourself”
        Jun 30, 2020
        FlySweep and Jinxy245 like this.
    12. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      FDX01 synergy w/ SW51+ is r e a l . Both high & low Z outputs work beautifully. Wow.
    13. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      Sunday morning slaps: (the gawd) Michael McDonald's version of "What's Going On" goes so hard.
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      3. Boops
        Boops
        You guys gotta lay off those edibles.
        May 24, 2020
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      4. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        @Boops slander of "white chocolate" will not be tolerated on this blog, sir.
        May 25, 2020
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      5. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Ha! True words!
        May 25, 2020
    14. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      Slapped one of those god-awful "audiophile" power cords on the SW51+ yesterday..
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      2. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        ..Old cord was a hospital grade (gray) power cord I bought off amazon (ti's logged well over 500 hours). Don't get it twisted and chase some crazy boutique shit.. but a decent chi-fi power cord (<$100) off ebay could be a nice step up in sound.. provided it's not made of chicken wire or whatever.
        May 1, 2020
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        When you go "Patrick" please record it...
        May 2, 2020
      4. YMO
        YMO
        I'm going to use a basic power cable and call it a day once I get the SW51+.
        May 2, 2020
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    15. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      Apparently drinking like I'm back in college tonight (five margs and two bourbons deep). Finna hop on Zoom and talk some shit @YMO
      1. Jinxy245, YMO, tommytakis and 3 others like this.
      2. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        That last bourbon was ENTIRELY unnecessary. TTYG on Sunday.
        Apr 17, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Too bad I was sleeping. We can talk shit while you see me eat bacon.
        Apr 18, 2020
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    16. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      My wife is an NP w/ a fortune 5 HC firm. She got off a conference call with the big wigs at the nat'l level (docs, excs, dirs, nurses)..
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        The real Mad Max will start once blue collars will run out of funds.
        Mar 31, 2020
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        So energy wars are next? Good to know. (Meanwhile I hope to find a Gundam to blast my enemies to bits...)
        Mar 31, 2020
      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        ^ Western Canadian Select is now < $4 per barrel in the US and gun shops have been declared 'essential businesses' there, so ppl can afford to bulk-buy *and* protect their hoard.
        Mar 31, 2020
    17. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      NOS Tungsram EF184 arrived today. Getting ahead of myself a bit, but this is shaping up the be my fav tube in the SW51+.
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      3. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        Elex & HD6XX. The stock tube is really nice.. and I hate to be hyperbolic.. but the Tungsram smokes it handily. Dynamics are just.. wow. Resolution and timbre, especially midrange timbre are on another level compared to the stock tube. The Tungsram combines a lot of things I like about my other tubes into one.
        Mar 6, 2020
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      4. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        Gives a serious jolt when a sleepy dac like the Modi 3 is in the chain. Thing is, the Tungsram is not an aggressive/forward tube.. but it's not laid back (of course).. just bold, very holographic, resolving, balanced, and dynamic. Pairs exceedingly well with the Elex & HD6XX.
        Mar 6, 2020
      5. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        Good looking out. I'll have to try a coupla those whenever a SW51+ finally migrates to my door to go with my trusty HD6xx's. Sounds uncannily up my alley. Everything you're describing is exactly what I like about what a Phillips PCC88 does to a Vali 2.

        Looks like they go for cheep too! Good stuff!
        Mar 7, 2020
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    18. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      Tossed a new Kai blade in the gamechanger and went ATG.. twice. Never go ATG twice. Never go full retard.
      1. JK47 likes this.
      2. JK47
        JK47
        I do one pass ATG with my Mongoose razor and a Feather Super blade!!!
        Mar 3, 2020
      3. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        Haven't tried a Feather.. think I'll grab it in the next sample pack. That's a damn sexy razor, too!
        Mar 3, 2020
      4. JK47
        JK47
        I prefer the stiffer blades of a single edge razor, I can get a closer shave in a single pass.
        Mar 3, 2020
    19. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      I might've wrote off the Amperex 6EJ7 in the SW51+ prematurely. So clean, so smooth. Layering & soundstage is sneaky good. Elex likes!
      1. famish99 and tommytakis like this.
      2. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        One of the less praised aspects of the SW51+ pairing is that it minimizes, if not eliminates, the the 'metallic' quality of the Elex drivers. Back to the Amperex.. man, it needs a while to open up.. sounded dynamically compressed for a decent amount of time. Not anymore!
        Feb 19, 2020
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      3. famish99
        famish99
        Yeah I was a big fan of the pairing, but unfortunately had to let my Clear go since I didn't use it that often.
        Feb 20, 2020
    20. FlySweep
      FlySweep
      Been enjoying the Elex a lot (shortcomings and all). Insanely immersive on the SW51+.
      1. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Was really curious about this pairing. Are you using hi or lo z-out?
        Feb 5, 2020
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