What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?

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Terence T.

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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #220 on: 22 Nov 2018, 06:29 pm »
The TAKs are pretty pricey: $2500 retail, but Parts Connexion has them for $1600 . . . so, they are approx. $600 more than the KR PX-4s . . . which caused me to hesitate for many months before finally taking the plunge for the TAKs. I had seen so many positive online comments about the TAKs that I figured they must be good tubes, but I was put off by the price . . . and the uncertainty as to whether they would be a good match for the LIO. Once Vinnie gave them his "seal of approval" I decided to give them a try. Now, having heard them, I think I would pay full retail for a pair (if I had to) because I wouldn't want to "settle" for something else. The KR PX-4s are good tubes, and work well in the LIO, but the TAKs take it up to another level IMO.

Hi Timbana,

After reading your shoot-off comments between the Takatsuki TA-300Bs and KR PX4s, I was convinced that I had to get my hands on the TAKs instead of the KR PX4s for my LIO DHT. I was blown away by the initial listening with the TAKs onboard, there was this magic about the Japanese made tubes which made the imaginary 3D soundstage infront so real and lively. I sweared I could hear improved details of the individual voices and instruments at least in my LIO DHT system and in my room. Thanks to Timbaba for sharing with us your impressions of the Takatsuki TA-300Bs and yes, I would also pay in full retail price for a pair if I had to.

Also thanks to Vinnie for your advice on setting the 3 switches on the LIO DHT in your email reply.

Finally, wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving Day....

Terence

olegausany

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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #221 on: 24 Nov 2018, 01:13 am »
Thanks to Vinnie I got another chance to try Svetlana SV810 tubes with my LIO and now can definitely say that they are improvement over the 2A3. Especially for those who can't spend arm and leg for more expensive tubes and want deeper bass with more body should really consider SV810. Be aware that I'm using highly modified HD800 instead of speakers so your mileage would be completely different. I also heard TAK300B with the new L2 system and they definitely had a great sound with Harberth 40.2s and P3ESR at NYAS2018

Timbana

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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #222 on: 27 Nov 2018, 02:08 am »
Hi Timbana,

After reading your shoot-off comments between the Takatsuki TA-300Bs and KR PX4s, I was convinced that I had to get my hands on the TAKs instead of the KR PX4s for my LIO DHT. I was blown away by the initial listening with the TAKs onboard, there was this magic about the Japanese made tubes which made the imaginary 3D soundstage infront so real and lively. I sweared I could hear improved details of the individual voices and instruments at least in my LIO DHT system and in my room. Thanks to Timbaba for sharing with us your impressions of the Takatsuki TA-300Bs and yes, I would also pay in full retail price for a pair if I had to.

Also thanks to Vinnie for your advice on setting the 3 switches on the LIO DHT in your email reply.

Finally, wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving Day....

Terence

Hi Terence,

I'm glad my post was helpful and that you're enjoying the TAKs

Charlie

Vinnie R.

Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #223 on: 27 Nov 2018, 05:16 pm »
Hi Terence and Timbana,

The TAK TA300Bs really are something special (I love them in the LIO DHT PRE, and in the L2 Signature Preamplifier).  :drool:
Glad you both are also enjoying them.

Hi olegausany,

The SV811-10 has more bass and "thicker" midrange, and more relaxed top end.  With certain speakers and headphones, they
have a nice synergy.  I can see how they are a good match with the HD800 headphones.

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Regarding the ELROG 300B, they are currently with an L2 Preamp that out for review (also has the stock EH300B Gold Grid).  From the time I had with them in the L2 and LIO DHT PRE, they seemed to have a sound signature that resembled a mix of the KR PX-4 and SV811-10.  Keep in mind that I did not have much more than 25 hours of burn-in on them.  So I'll have to wait a bit until I get them back before I spend more time with them, but there were sounding very nice!

Vinnie

darkstar_xiii

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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #224 on: 12 Jan 2019, 04:46 pm »
Did anyone get in on the Western Electric 300B preorder? I'll be curious to see how these compare to the Takatsuki 300Bs.

decur

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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #225 on: 12 Jan 2019, 05:18 pm »
I have heard the “original” w.e. 300b’s and it’s midrange is in a class of its own!
I’m very interested in getting a pair of these for my L2 pre amp.
I’m waiting to hear feedback of this new production run before I buy.
FYI,the chineese clones out there sound nothing like the originals

CCJ

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Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #226 on: 12 Jan 2019, 09:41 pm »
I, too pre-ordered the new WE 300b. I have not made the plunge for the TAK, but have the KR balloon and Elrog and keen to compare them with the WE in my LIO-DHT

Vinnie R.

Re: What tubes do you plan to use in your DHT?
« Reply #227 on: 13 Jan 2019, 07:11 pm »
I, too pre-ordered the new WE 300b. I have not made the plunge for the TAK, but have the KR balloon and Elrog and keen to compare them with the WE in my LIO-DHT

Hi CCJ,

Keep us posted when you try the new WE300B with your LIO DHT PRE.  Thanks!

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I have heard the “original” w.e. 300b’s and it’s midrange is in a class of its own!
I’m very interested in getting a pair of these for my L2 pre amp.
I’m waiting to hear feedback of this new production run before I buy.
FYI,the chineese clones out there sound nothing like the originals

Hi decur,

I'm also interested in hearing them.  I believe they are $1500/pair?  This is right around what
Parts Connexion charges for a new pair of the TAK TA300B, so it will be interesting to see which one
comes out on top (if any)?

Vinnie