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Offline Francois

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The Urban Legend Called "Single Ended" - Demystified
« on: September 29, 2016, 12:54:09 PM »
I brough in only 2 set of SE amplifiers. An Integrated and set of monoblocks.  :headbanger: What an Idiot.

I was told:

They dont have power - ok these dont, only 24W and 40W  :faint:
Thay are noisy ? - HUH ?  :thinking:
They are VERY dependent on the type of speaker -  :pleasant: - Ok they ARE dependent on speakers. Without speakers they dont play!  :giggle:

I KNOW a 3.5, 6 and 9W jobbie has its quirks, but THIS!!

The MC3008A blew my socks off... people do strange things when they play....most fall asleep appreciating amazing liquid sound. I paired it with a GoldenEar Triton 2 - What incredible sound!! Voices the best I have ever heard. Guitar! I am amazed!

The little MC368-902 - Using only 1 x KT90 per side. Ever heard an AE Radiance 1 explode in sound ? Genesis triton 5 playing at amazing beautiful levels ?

Now the MC368-BSE on the Eggleston Fontaine Signature  :faint:  Its like you can stick your hands out, move instruments to listen to something specific.

I am SO sorry I lent my ears out and NOT order TWO of each.  :walled:

Guys this is something to hear.... REALLY hear!!
I was born analog, not digit by digit....

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Re: The Urban Legend Called "Single Ended" - Demystified
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 02:33:48 PM »
Francious ... I am sure your is in a very high class...
but anyway ... welcome to the club...
as I mentioned before the 2a3 Karel build for me was just to get a taste and it is intoxicating...
Who say all amps have to sound the same and simply amplify sound ? They don't ... and SE for me has a special romance to the music .... very much like why people will still listen to a classic SPU type cart over many others....

24 watts in SE is not exactly flea power ? How do they do that ? Different tubes then the 45 or 2a3 etc ? Or is the circuitry completely different....

Some pics to drool on pls sir...
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Offline Kent Kassler

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Re: The Urban Legend Called "Single Ended" - Demystified
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 08:16:07 PM »
It's not a triode KJ....it's a tetrode....more power.
Completely different animal to a 300b/2a3 etc
« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 08:19:05 PM by Kent Kassler »
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Re: The Urban Legend Called "Single Ended" - Demystified
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 08:25:53 PM »
"They dont have power - ok these dont, only 24W and 40W  :faint:
Thay are noisy ? - HUH ?  :thinking:
They are VERY dependent on the type of speaker -  :pleasant: - Ok they ARE dependent on speakers. Without speakers they dont play!  :giggle:"
^^^
These factors are very relevant on SET (as in triode)....certainly not as applicable to a kt88 or kt90 run in pentode mode which these will be.
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Re: The Urban Legend Called "Single Ended" - Demystified
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 08:39:18 PM »
? I've only seen the MC368 seem to be KT based ... the others seem to be 300b and 845 ..
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Re: The Urban Legend Called "Single Ended" - Demystified
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 10:14:11 PM »
Apologies then...I just saw the kt90 tube mentioned. :thumbs:
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Re: The Urban Legend Called "Single Ended" - Demystified
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 10:50:18 PM »
U are apologized  :thumbs:
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