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  1. i'll grab it please. Cheers Alex
  2. atra4

    Show us your tubes

    No i haven't tried that valve. But they do seem similar to the 50's Amperex d-getters. What i like about the Amperex and Gec's is that they project the sound forward of the speakers and have more z-depth. The teles are flatter and tend to outline/spotlight the music. Cool phono. I like the leben rs-30
  3. atra4

    Show us your tubes

    I used to have a stash of GEC 6as7g. Awesome tubes. I greatly prefer the a2900 over the telefunkens, mullards, 50's amperex and brimar 6060T. If you like the sound stage and transparency of the tele's, think of the GEC's as a Tele but with meat on the bones. It has the tone and body closer to the mullards. I tend to find Tele's sound lean where as the GEC more organic. Bass is much better than 801s. However they tend to be more microphonic. BTW what phono you using?
  4. atra4

    Show us your tubes

    dwbasement have you tried GEC A2900 tubes? I use them in my phono.
  5. I have heard this combo and it is one of the best analog setups I have heard. I was stunned by the absolute speed stability and quietness of this TT. The lack of noise and rock solid pitch truly creates the inkiest black background. The Thales tonearm with it's tangential tracking is an engineering masterpiece. This arm tracks like a beast. From the first to last track, the solidity and precision of the soundstage is always maintained. Instruments will not shift position or waver over the course of the record. Musicians appear in a realistic 3d space, no pop up book effect here folks. This combination of ultra quiet and stable TT with unparalleled tracking ability from the Thales really allows you to hear your records. This combo always reminds me why I love and choose vinyl records. End game here folks.
  6. atra4

    FS: Various vintage tube rectifiers

    I'll grab the 5as4 please
  7. atra4

    Borrow e188cc tubes

    I had grado ps1000 and teles would of made my ears bleed. If you like detail and transparency German tubes are the way to go. Awesome tubes for phono stages. In my gear I prefer mullards. Tube rolling is fun but can get damn expensive fast.
  8. atra4

    Borrow e188cc tubes

    D getter more extended at both extremes but also smoother overall. Round getter may seem more detailed because of slight upper midrange bump. D getter has bigger darker sounstage where as the round can project the sound more forward and separate the instruments but not in a relaxed cohesive natural way. I'm not a fan of teles. I think they will make your hd800 sound even more thin and with an exaggerated soundstage, especially if running digital.
  9. atra4

    Borrow e188cc tubes

    What headphones you using with the wa2? I had amperex Holland 50s d getter as driver tubes. Good match with the GECs 6as7g
  10. Hello does anybody have the contact details of the audio note technician here in Melbourne. Cheers Alex
  11. Item: Audio Note AN-Vx RCA interconnects 1m Location: Melbourne, VIC Price: $400 (rrp $2000) plus postage Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: surplus, not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Up for sale is a set of Audio Note AN-Vx RCA interconnects. These are 27 strand versions. Very transparent cable. Thanks for looking Alex
  12. Item: SPEC RSA-717EX Amplifier Location: Melbourne, VIC Price: $3000 Rrp $7000 Item Condition: Very, very good Reason for selling: not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Fantastic integrated amp. About one year old. Provides 50W into 8ohms. Provides a very valve like sound. Super versatile amp. I've used them to great success with a variety of my speakers. Trenner&Friedl Ra, Vienna acoustics Mahler's, small Spendors and Harbeths. This amp does not sound like other class d amps. Specifications Maximum output: 100 W × 2 (4O), 75 W × 2 (6O), 50 W × 2 (8O) Frequency response: 10 Hz - 30 kHz ±1dB (6O, 1W) Harmonic distortion ratio: 0.02% (at 1 kHz, 80% output) Input sensitivity, gain: 300 mVrms, 37.3 dB (at MAX volume, 6O, 1kHz, unbalanced input) Line input terminals: XLR input : 1 RCA inputs : 3 Speaker terminal: 1 Power voltage: 220V AC,50Hz Electrical consumption: With no signal : 18 W, during maximum output : 180 W (8 O, 100 Hz) External dimensions: 350 mm (width) × 95 mm (height) × 375 mm (depth) Weight: 7.0 kg Thanks for looking Alex
  13. atra4

    Kuzma 313 Tonearm

    Red do you have the regular Kleos or the SL version? I have one of Duc's phono's with inbuilt 1:32 SUT and Duelund caps. You can borrow it to see if it helps. Cheers Alex