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Old 07-30-2019, 09:56 AM
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Thanks for the input. Have a pre on order from Dennis

As I said, you all are a bad influence.

Now as far as rolling around tubes on these two amps; should I focus attention on finding a couple of 6SN7 options for the preamp, go after a couple of options for the 45's, look at different rectifying tubes for either, or what? Please don't say all of the above.

Guessing the pre 6SN7 pair would have the most bang for the buck right now then the 45 outputs?

Thanks everyone for being patient with my inexperienced questions.
You are on the right path getting a tube preamp. The tube rolling plan depends on which tube set your pre comes with. Vintage tubes will often be a huge upgrade over inexpensive new production bottles. Look for a pair of Raytheon or National Union 6SN7GT if you want to hear some of the best. Vintage 45 tubes can be significantly improved by replacing with EML 45ís, a little costly but well worth it.
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:21 PM
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Pechelman, congratulations on your new preamp. Did you get the model with the DACT? I am continuing to really enjoy mine with the Inspire universal. Even my non-audiophile wife likes it, not because of the red color either.

I agree with Decooney, you may forget all about upgrading etc. and just listen to the music. It sounded awesome to me when I first fired the 3.1 up and has been getting better and better as I burn it in.
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:06 PM
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Thanks, everyone. Definitely going to leave everything alone for at least a month or two before I do anything. If anything at all. Just want to know where to focus reading and research on my options.

I did end up springing for the stepped attenuator "ultra" version but in Black to match the amp I have now. It was your post earlier that made me ask him about it in the first place.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:10 AM
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The hardest part is those first 30 days of burn-in and keeping oneself from doing any overly critical listening or making premature judgment until all the tubes, caps, bits settle in.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:21 AM
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The hardest part is those first 30 days of burn-in and keeping oneself from doing any overly critical listening or making premature judgment until all the tubes, caps, bits settle in.
I've had excellent results with the Purist Audio Design burn in disc. Using it speeds up the break in process noticeably. The disc will cost about $100 but is a great investment as it can be used whenever something that needs burn in is changed.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:06 PM
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+1. Itís the only one Iíve used now in the past several years. By far the best results.
BTW use it at least once a month to keep your system up to snuff.
I also use just the demagnetization section before critical listening.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:54 PM
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Got the preamp yesterday. Haven't given it a bunch of listening yet but first impressions were noticable. Specially was surprised by the change in soundstage widening and deepening. Also seemed to aid in the separation of instruments a little. Definitely added top end which I thought was a little rolled before. One negative is that it seems to have gotten rid of the silent/pure black transitions between tracks. Not sure I notice any difference in the playback of a track. Working with brand new interconnects too so I have that to contend with as well. And less than ideal cable routing due to my space.

Overall very enjoyable and going to give this at least a solid month or two before thinking about doing anything.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:39 PM
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I just bought a used pre, the LP3a. Also got some Westinghouse copper rod 6SN7s and a Sylvania 5Y3WGTA to replace the JJ's on it.

I wont be able to test it for a little while. I'm waiting for a pair of XLR shorting bars for my amp to go single ended.

It's going to be an unusual pairing. I think I've optimized my system as much as I can afford. The pre will replace a Jolida Fusion pre with Telefunken 12AX7s and RCA black plate 12AT7s. Downstream is an Audio Research VT100 with Genalex Gold Lion 6922s and Sovtek 6550WEs. Its already a pretty good sounding rig. I'm just trying to find just a tad more realism. My speakers are Zu Omen Defs.

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Old 08-09-2019, 11:45 PM
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:06 AM
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