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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2016, 10:29:09 AM »
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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2016, 10:54:41 AM »
Im lucky enough to have a pair of the Genesis Mono's, and all i can say is Perfection! Every type of music ive thrown at it it just throws right back at me with precision and emotion. The type of sound that makes you stick to your couch and the wife has to shout to get you out of the man cave ;) Well done Schalk, i can happily say these bad boys will stay with me for a very long time!
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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2016, 11:02:28 AM »
Here it is.. my pride and joy. Thanks to having a 1000w on tap those panels play louder that any on the speakers ive ever owned..



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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2016, 11:51:21 AM »
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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2016, 11:51:38 AM »
Harolds system.
The stands used are ones i built (Harolds design) that is in my Avatar.













Schalk time to contact Harold to replace that Roksan  ;)
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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2016, 01:07:39 PM »
If i wanted to upgrade the valves on my Genesis Mono's what would be the best option for these? or does it just come down to your own preference? I currently have EH 6922 gold pin cryo treated valves and 6H30pi Sovtek cryo treated valves in them. I was looking at the EAT cool valves ECC88, but at over R2500 each are they worth it? And the 6H30pi i can only find EH and Sovtek online. Good enough or something better out there...

Thanks

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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2016, 01:29:20 PM »
Nice, must be something to hear.
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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2016, 02:59:12 PM »
Demn en blixm,madis 2 systems wat UITGESORT is!!!  :drool: :notworthy:  :drool: :notworthy:

Triton,re yr question on the valves,I by no means wear 'the T shirt',but those EH's shld be good,also quite pricey,AFAIK.

FWIW,I replaced my std EH's in the Predator with NOS Siemens,from ' Charles' - he is very knowledgeable, has/had quite big stock,and the price was very fair...
Would LUV to hear those Maggies sing with that weight behind them!!  :cleansound:

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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2016, 03:03:49 PM »
Harold's system looks like the VA Testing Studio...  :clap:

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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2016, 11:23:38 AM »
Nirvana

No doubt the EH valves sounds good, but i have that never ending sickness of always wanting to upgrade :groovy:
The valves i have now i imported from Cryoset, pretty good prices..

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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2016, 12:40:39 PM »
^^ Hehe,I think we all echo that itch,Triton!  :giggle:

Apparently the Cryo tubes are special,according to The Masta himself. I think most other tubes mite well just change the character of the sound,without definite overall improvement..?
Useful to speak to Charles tho,maybe u can get something good at a reasonable price.
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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2016, 03:38:38 PM »
I have 1st hand experience of an early failure of Cryo treated valves(6922) within 6 months and also heard the same feedback from a reliable source. Maybe it was just bad luck or a bad batch, but it does signal caution for me. Anyone else with similar experiences?

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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2016, 03:45:37 PM »
Not personally but yes. 
Not sure if it's the Cryo or China that made it fail. 

If you want to blow big bucks on tubes I would go NOS from us and euro plants.  My experience is they sound very good and last.   
However, everytime you re valve the same will cost you substantially more.
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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2016, 04:30:43 PM »
Thinking of pulling the trigger on some Telefunken E88CC NOS tubes sold by Upscale audio..but they are going for 169$US each and in "Platinum Grade" that's another 20$US. Pricey but maybe worth it?
http://www.upscaleaudio.com/6922-6dj8-7308-pcc88/telefunken-e88cc-6922/

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Re: Valve Audio
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2016, 06:14:28 PM »
AFAIK,those Funky's are sought after,yes! Will be good to have a back-up pair,and interesting to compare resulting SQ...
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