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  1. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    It’s an OTL amp right? However do all the extra tubes run in parallel and allow it to run with low impedance headphones?
     
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    OTL and OCL. No idea how it's designed or what power it is.
     
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    songmic Gear cycler East Asia edition

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    Gawd I wish they would make black volume knobs, I can't stand the black finish with silver knob aesthetic.

    But it seems like a cool amp! If I had electrodynamics I think I'd want one.
     
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    This really is a deeply impressive and confusing product. For all that complexity it isn't very powerful. With all those DC servos, you'd be hard pressed to argue it would have that classic tube magic. But the tech geek in me is grinning like an idiot - and it's so good to see a low gain mode that is genuinely low gain, especially in a tube amp. Really look forward to listening impressions.
     
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    gixxerwimp Professional tricycle rider

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    The power ratings are for <10% THD. I think one would be able to hear that at steady state, but is that a reasonable spec because we're talking "peaks"? Or is that just, "Fuck you, I'm a bloomy toob amp."
     
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    They have the APx555 report available. There's no mincing words, it's a (very) high distorting tube amp.
     
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    Valhalla 2 has a similar 10% thd, hope to hear one at the Texas Roud Up.
    I have more questions that can't be answered without just hearing it.
    I will like to add, I would be interested in a Valhalla (again) with some trickle down stuff, namely the heat shield
     
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    So not even worth considering for an HE1000 or an Arya, right? Then why am I so close to placing an order. :)
     
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    I'll start a Folkvganr thread and answer any questions I can of it from my sneak peak. I'm currently in Colorado right now so it will have to be later in the week for the more difficult questions.
     
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    In the FAQ they said this was designed by ear with no measurements until it was basically finished. This is the opposite to their usual approach where listening is the final step after all measurements look okay.
     
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    Luckily, my black BF2 doesn't have a knob :cool:
    But I'd get this if I had a black Schitt amp.

    Why don't they use this (or similar) for the black units? IIRC Jason explained somewhere on his HF thread.
     
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    This is awesome!

    So how do you get the stock volume knob off? They’re glued onto the pot AFAIK. Maybe they use hot glue and a hair dryer on the knob would loosen it up?
     
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    Im pretty sure you just pull...that they are pressed on but it is really just friction holding everything in place. I did this with one amp, but for the life of me, I cannot remember which one it was!
     
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    The Liquid Gold x is pressure fitted like this. I’m currently trying to find a black aluminum knob that will fit. I’ve got one that fits the shaft perfectly but is too wide in diameter and another that is a bit too small and too small a hole for the shaft. But a friend painted the stock volume knob black and it looks so much better!
     
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    fraggler A Happy & Busy Life

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    https://gd-parts.aliexpress.com/store/group/Solid-Aluminum-Knobs/1100556367_255104450.html

    Slow as are all things shipped from China right now, but can't really beat the prices on solid aluminum knobs. I have gotten a few and they were really nice.
     
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    You could also use these to cover up the silver: Amazon
     
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