What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?

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Vinnie R.

Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #140 on: 21 Dec 2017, 10:28 pm »
I've settled on the Taks, some Lampi KR 45's, and Psvane WE101D replicas, which offer a nice palette of sonic attributes to choose from.  Haven't heard the PX4's, though, and would like to at some point given all the praise you all have for them.

Hi genjamon,

I really like how you say "... which offer a nice palette of sonic attributes to choose from."

That's exactly how I feel about having a few different DHT favorites around to play with, depending on
what I am listening to and what type of presentation I'm looking for.  Variety is the spice of life.  8)

My current palette of favorites:

- TAK TA-300B (Holographic, open, clear, grain-less, precise, textured, exquisite. Low hum/microphonics)
- KR PX-4 (Trades-off some of the finest attributes of the TA-300B for a little more bass energy and richness in the midrange.  A fine 'jack-of-all-trades' for me that does is all very well for me.)
- SV811-10 (Warmer, lusher, thicker, mo' bass, fun to play these at louder levels.  Not as quiet in terms of hum/microphonics, but
not terrible).

This palette is pleasing to my palate, and does not ship on a pallet (but it should)... er, never mind :duh: :thumb:

On another note:

I hope you all enjoyed / will enjoy your holidays (Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas, Newtonmas, Festivus, Kwanzaa, ...etc.)
and may it be filled with a wide variety of music!  :singing:

Vinnie

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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #141 on: 23 Dec 2017, 11:56 pm »
Hi and Happy holidays to everyone
I want to thank Vinnie for a great product he makes and excellent customer service
Right now I have LIO DHT Pre and DAC 2.0 with stock tubes
I know there are here several users from NYC who have SV811-10 tubes so if anyone can let me borrow them, while they are enjoying something much better, please send me a message. Yes I have heard them during last year tour but back then I had no DAC 2.0 and wasn't using right playback software cause one of them was not available yet, even in the early buggy form, and I was afraid to have problems with the other one since it was looking to complicated. But now I use Roon and want to try SV811-10 again so I can give them proper judgment and decide if I should upgrade

Thanks
Oleg

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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #142 on: 26 Dec 2017, 04:53 am »
Vinnie, Hope you are enjoying the holidays with family...as others wrote & I'm sure many feel, thank you for bringing joyous audible times into our homes by way of LIO w/ new DAC 2.0

Vinnie R.

Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #143 on: 28 Dec 2017, 09:31 pm »
Hi and Happy holidays to everyone
I want to thank Vinnie for a great product he makes and excellent customer service
Right now I have LIO DHT Pre and DAC 2.0 with stock tubes
I know there are here several users from NYC who have SV811-10 tubes so if anyone can let me borrow them, while they are enjoying something much better, please send me a message. Yes I have heard them during last year tour but back then I had no DAC 2.0 and wasn't using right playback software cause one of them was not available yet, even in the early buggy form, and I was afraid to have problems with the other one since it was looking to complicated. But now I use Roon and want to try SV811-10 again so I can give them proper judgment and decide if I should upgrade

Thanks
Oleg

Hi Oleg,

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for your kind words. 
Please email me right after the new year.  I have a spare pair that I can let you borrow, and they
will be naturally cryo'd if the weather remains this cold!  :green:

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Vinnie, Hope you are enjoying the holidays with family...as others wrote & I'm sure many feel, thank you for bringing joyous audible times into our homes by way of LIO w/ new DAC 2.0

Happy Holidays, Larry!  I am very thankful to you and all my customers. notworthy:

Is this how your winter looks like in Kyoto now?  :eyebrows:



Vinnie


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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #144 on: 3 Jan 2018, 03:54 am »
Vinnie HNY!... not quite yet this year. Here's how it looked last night & right now from living room window.





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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #146 on: 3 Jan 2018, 04:40 am »
Bought the Svetlanas yesterday, awaiting them and am pretty excited!

Will keep you posted.

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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #147 on: 5 Jan 2018, 05:03 am »
Maybe I can ask for the KR-PX4s as a joint birthday present from my wife and parents and in-laws!

Vinnie R.

Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #148 on: 8 Jan 2018, 04:29 pm »
Maybe I can ask for the KR-PX4s as a joint birthday present from my wife and parents and in-laws!

Hi matthew,

Why not?  :green: :thumb:


Hi Larry,

Very nice living room views.  Perfect for listening - day and night.   :)

Vinnie

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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #149 on: 13 Jan 2018, 09:42 pm »
Ok Svetlanas in the house.  Two questions:

1) is the voltage setting the same as the 2A3s?
2) the top piece of the filament infrastructure is rattling/loose.  Problem or not?

https://imgur.com/gallery/QRL4V

Vinnie R.

Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #150 on: 14 Jan 2018, 01:03 am »
Ok Svetlanas in the house.  Two questions:

1) is the voltage setting the same as the 2A3s?
2) the top piece of the filament infrastructure is rattling/loose.  Problem or not?

Hi MP,

1) You can use the same setting as the 2A3s (2.5V) for the SV811-10s.  They are a little less noisy this way and output
less heat.

2) It should be Ok if it is not broken loose, but if there is a problem, you'll hear it.

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https://imgur.com/gallery/QRL4V

Looks good - now go light 'em up!  :idea:  :idea:

Vinnie