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Old 04-12-2012, 11:50 PM
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Default Finally traded my ET3 for ET3SE

I finally traded my loner ET3 for the ET3SE that arrived this week. With 48 hours of break in the SE sound has more resolution and clarity but still lack the sound stage depth and coherence I had with the fully brocken in ET3.
With what I hear now I am sure it will be a killer preamp once fully brocken in.

Will keep you update.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:58 PM
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Congratulations on the new preamp. At least breaking it it will not be as much trouble as breaking in an amp. Enjoy!
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I finally traded my loner ET3 for the ET3SE that arrived this week. With 48 hours of break in the SE sound has more resolution and clarity but still lack the sound stage depth and coherence I had with the fully brocken in ET3.
With what I hear now I am sure it will be a killer preamp once fully brocken in.

Will keep you update.

Congrats and enjoy. I hope the long brake in process is painless as possible.

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:00 AM
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Congrats, Ron! Keep us posted on how it develops as it breaks in. Your experience is tracking mine with the CT-5.
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Well done, congrats Now to look forward to lots of break in :-)
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:31 AM
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LOL! Yeah, no kidding....<drums fingers>
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:24 AM
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Thanks guys. I will give it 300-400 hours before I swap the stock EH 6922 for the Matshishita 7DJ8. From my experience with the LP125mSE things start to stabilize at ~400 hours and continue to improve until about a 1000 hours.
Might be sooner with the ET3SE as it uses teflons for bypass only and not as coupling caps.
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Congratulations on your new SE!

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An exciting weekend ahead, I'm sure. Congrats! I look forward to your comments.


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Fantastic!
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