Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted

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Dutch Ear

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Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted
« on: 31 May 2015, 07:09 pm »
Hello,
i'am looking for a Gary Dodd Tubebuffer for a M451 but having trouble finding one overhere in Europe.
Can anyone help me out?

Greetings

Hans from The Netherlands

Trismos

Re: Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted
« Reply #1 on: 31 May 2015, 07:25 pm »
If you are looking for the kit that installs in the M451 it's probably not worth your time. I have the M-901 with all the upgrades including the buffer and fortunately it had a bypass switch installed. The buffer caused a problem that no one seemed able to solve in that it caused a loud rustling sound when you used the volume control. I have very good ancillary equipment including the GR Super-Vs so when I say that I had a difficult time noticing any difference if the buffer was in or not, it wasn't because of my equipment. 

Dutch Ear

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Re: Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted
« Reply #2 on: 1 Jun 2015, 06:00 am »
Thanks Trismos, thats something to considder first.

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Re: Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted
« Reply #3 on: 2 Jun 2015, 10:12 am »
If you are looking for a tube buffer and can install it in front of your amp, check out the iFi iTube. IMHO, more transparent than the Dodds, (or the other tube buffers I have tried).

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Re: Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted
« Reply #4 on: 2 Jun 2015, 02:40 pm »
  As good as the Dodd is and no longer available check out the buffer from response Audio, a killer IMO. Not a response Audio dealer, just impressed.


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mikeeastman

Re: Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted
« Reply #5 on: 3 Jun 2015, 03:36 pm »
 Gary is in the process of building me a balanced upgrade tube buffer right now.  It will have Jupiter caps and his newly designed tube socket base with upgraded resisters.

You can contact Gary at: idotubes@outlook.com



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Re: Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted
« Reply #6 on: 21 Jul 2015, 01:47 pm »
How did the build go?

mikeeastman

Re: Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted
« Reply #7 on: 21 Jul 2015, 08:29 pm »
Its on its way, so as I get it and burn in, I'll let you know how it sounds.

arthurs

Re: Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted
« Reply #8 on: 21 Jul 2015, 11:08 pm »
I have a Response Audio buffer I'd be willing to part with if interested.

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Re: Gary Dodd tubebuffer wanted
« Reply #9 on: 29 Jul 2015, 05:01 am »
Please do pickup an external tube pre-amp buffer if you want to try that tubey sound. 

I could go either way.