Overkill Red
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Overkill Red

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Ziricote Vérité finally arrived after a 4-month wait, and I gotta say it was worth it. Let the burn in commence. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:13 PM

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    1. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
    2. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Any recommendations for a pair of NOS EL84s and a single 12AU7? Want to see what the NOS hype is about. (Maaaybe a 6CA4 too)
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I've gotten pretty familiar with 12AU7's since starting work. What kind of signature are you going for? Cifte's have the most holographic staging, RCA Cleartop tend to be the most detailed up top, Amperex tend to be the warmest and smoothest. And there are some that lie kind of in between those things.
        Oct 18, 2018
      2. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        I'd say I'm looking to get something that matches well with my HD800; not too bright, warm and bassy with sweet mids. I'm currently using a (NOS actually, lol) Mullard CV4024 12AT7, and it would be great to have something a bit warmer and punchier, if that helps. Thanks for the reply!
        Oct 18, 2018
    3. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Upgraded from the stock JJ tubes in the Pendant. Wow, what a difference. No wonder people become addicted to rolling tubes.
    4. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Any tube gurus want to share their tube pin cleaning routines? Some of my new tubes are a bit dirty and need cleaning.
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      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        ~70% IPA is best for disinfecting stuff, while >90% is best for cleaning due to its volatility.
        Sep 24, 2018
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        Overkill Red
        Thanks for the many recommendations guys! Gonna pick up some 99% isopropyl alcohol and give that a shot with the Qtips.
        Sep 24, 2018
      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Sandpaper
        Sep 24, 2018
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    5. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Picked up two Sovtek EL84Ms, a RFT 6CA4 and a Mullard 12AT7. Looking forward to my first real tube rolling experience! (Vs all JJs)
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      Overkill Red
      -removed because I was dumb 4hrs ago, but now am wise and aged-
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      Overkill Red
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        Sep 15, 2018
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Oh, you went for Darth Vader black, rather than the wooden option. That's pretty srs-looking.
        Sep 15, 2018
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        Overkill Red
        In hindsight I could've matched the wood on my desk, but I wanted the amp to match the HD800 at the time so... Haha.
        Sep 15, 2018
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      Overkill Red
      In a way, I was ready for my YggyB to be delayed due to its popularity, but it still sucks to be waiting with fingers crossed haha
    9. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Anyone have any recommendations for decent, shielded power cables? Wouldn't mind DIY from reputable members too!
      1. Ardacer
        Ardacer
        While you might earth the shield at the plug and make one yourself, it'd be much easier to make a simple twisted cable. It'll radiate/absorb almost nothing important. If you want a shield, buy a quality coax and carefully remove its mesh. Wrap your twisted cable in alu foil, and carefully insert into the mesh. Wrap everything in heatshrink, and you're done.
        Sep 9, 2018
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      2. Ardacer
        Ardacer
        Obviously, connect the shield only at the earth ground. Also, all the wires in your home are probably not shielded, so I don't see much point to be honest. I measure around 1Vpp on my skin, just from induction from walls.
        Sep 9, 2018
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        Overkill Red
        Interesting idea, I'll read up more on that... Thanks!
        Sep 9, 2018
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      Overkill Red
      YggyB on the way, my heart is afloat but my wallet is six feet under. Now for that Pendant...
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      Overkill Red
      Pretty set on a Yggdrasil Gen5/Analog2, now for amps, cables and maybe another headphone.. Code-Sex..?
      1. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        Could try that Liquid Glass that songmic is letting go.
        Jan 24, 2018
      2. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        I've been thinking about it, but short on funds and cskippy's Code-Sex seems more appealing atm.. Considering returning my iPhone X to fund it actually :\
        Jan 24, 2018
    12. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Not all those who lurk are lost, but I sure as hell am.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    June 27
    Location:
    Manhattan, NYC / Singapore
    Gear List:
    Portable:

    Music Sanctuary modded Sony WM1Z
    PW Audio x 64audio Soundwriter w/ PW Audio 1960

    Desktop:

    DAC: Schiit Yggdrasil (USB 5.0, Analog 2)
    Amp: EC Aficionado w/ feedback & Audiocaps

    Headphones:
    - HD800 w/ SDR and SBAF mods, copper internal wiring and mini-XLR jacks

    - ZMF Vérité (Ltd. Ziricote)

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