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pstrisik 07-19-2014 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by joeling (Post 624506)
That would be mine :smoking::D. Saw the red colour scheme Dennis did for your amp & I asked for the same. The other pair is for my friend in matching colour to his SLP-05. 2 pairs of QMB25 in 240V coming our way soon.

Regards,
Joe Ling

Congrats Joe! They will be stunners. I will look forward to your review. Dennis sure is proud of the design. Says it is his best in his career. You will be running them with Proac Carbon 8's? Four ohm, 91.5db. I read somewhere, I think an interview with Dennis from some years ago, that Proacs were his favorite (at least at that time).

Please ask your friend to join us here as well. :thumbsup:

andytts 07-19-2014 11:51 AM

Hi peter

The other pair is mine in harley black :D I've been looking for an amp to match my SLP-05 and the quadra monos fit the bill perfectly. Dennis said it is his best design to date, plus they look stunning. Can't wait!!!

Andy

Masterlu 07-19-2014 12:00 PM

andytts... Welcome to AA! :wave:

jdandy 07-19-2014 12:18 PM

andytts.......Welcome to Audio Aficionado. :wave:

andytts 07-19-2014 12:26 PM

Thanks guys

I'm also a mcintosh fan!

Andy

pstrisik 07-19-2014 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by andytts (Post 624524)
Hi peter

The other pair is mine in harley black :D I've been looking for an amp to match my SLP-05 and the quadra monos fit the bill perfectly. Dennis said it is his best design to date, plus they look stunning. Can't wait!!!

Andy

Welcome Andy! Congrats to you too on the Quattros. I have the SLP-05, but had Dennis make an LP-2 pre in red for me to match the amp and that's all I've been using!

What tubes are you running in the SLP-05?

andytts 07-19-2014 01:09 PM

Stock tubes! I don't intend to roll tubes, pretty happy with stock. How does the LP-2 compare to SLP-05?

Andy

pstrisik 07-21-2014 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by andytts (Post 624539)
Stock tubes! I don't intend to roll tubes, pretty happy with stock. How does the LP-2 compare to SLP-05?

Andy

Well, I keep switching back and forth using a Decware, good quality switch for level matched comparison, trying to find a reason to keep the SLP-05. The LP-2 just seems to edge it out in musicality and smoothness. I've not wanted to believe this since the SLP-05 cost me five times what I paid for the LP-2. It should sound better. It seems that every time I move towards simpler designs, I am rewarded. From Conrad-Johnson push-pull to the single ended Inspire KT150, the three way AR2ax' to the single driver, crossoverless Omegas, and the SLP-05 to the LP-2.

Aercool 07-21-2014 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by pstrisik (Post 624081)
Hi Mark,

Nice score! I have both TS 6550 reissue and Winged C 6550's. Haven't favored them over 6v6, KT150 or EL34 though. I'll be curious what you think of the "Holy Grail" 6550's.

Meanwhile, I'm liking the KT150's again. This is with the Shugang 274B, which I actually prefer to my NOS Mullard/Brimar 5AR4. Enough that I just sprang for a Sophia mesh plate 274B. It's getting to be time to list some of these output tubes that I probably won't go back to, at least some of the 6v6's.

Dang it. You're going to make me buy a Sophia mesh plate 274B - just when I thought the holy grail was the 60's vintage Mullard 5AR4 and I was *done* with rectifiers...:music:

I popped the KT-150's back in tonight. I'll see if they have the same effect as the 6V6GT's I've been listening to for months.

Using the Mullard and a Tele E88CC driver.

Aercool 07-21-2014 09:10 PM

Speaking of listing under-used tubes - Does Audio Aficionado have a Buy/Sell/Trade section? I have never found it, it would be nice...


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