It would be really nice to hear what all the tubes type that work with the LIO DHT sound like. 2A3 / 45, 300B, PX4 / PX25, 101D / 205D, and SV811 / SV572 . Has anyone tried all of the tube types and would have a break down of each?
Is there a reason you choose to use the 2A3 for the stock version as opposed to the other types?
Hi Mr. Rock,
Welcome to the VR forum!
The included Electro Harmonics 2A3 "Gold Grid" tubes are very linear, very quiet and deliver a very wide bandwidth out to around 500kHz in the LIO DHT PRE circuit. They are new production, so I decided that these would be the "stock" tubes and bought a bunch of matched pairs to include with DHT PRE.
They are an excellent starting point and quite "neutral" sounding. For some of my DHT PRE customers, they love them and have no desire to change. For others looking for more warmth, more richness of tone, more bass, etc... there are others that you probably enjoy even more!
You might want to read over this thread:http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=144292.0
But keep in mind that your results will vary based on a number of other factors, such as your speakers, room acoustics,
type of music, etc.
I'll be happy to help with recommendations if you email me...