VTL 2.5 PreAmp in the House!

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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,623
    could it be the difference in tubes?
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    marvda1 wrote: »
    could it be the difference in tubes?

    Yep that's my next iteration. :smile:

    I mean, they were both phenomenal, IMO. Being a tube newbie, I wanted to pick out as much difference as I could, albeit ever so slight.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,131
    edited January 6
    I can't believe I just saw someone else using Juno Reactor - Bible of Dreams as a test CD. My eyes went like this O.O and I did a double take. This has been one of my favorite albums and a go-to test CD for me for years. Huge Juno Reactor fan, I own almost all of his releases.

    You gotta listen to some of his stuff on vinyl!

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  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    That's cool Drew! I just recently got a taste, and really like em! :smile:
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,112
    How do you minimize the influence of the tube compliment? Tubes can make or break a rig. I'm pretty sure the 2 use different tubes in a different configuration.

    I've always had a hard time comparing tube gear head to head, since tubes can flavor a piece one way or another.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    heiney9 wrote: »
    How do you minimize the influence of the tube compliment? Tubes can make or break a rig. I'm pretty sure the 2 use different tubes in a different configuration.

    I've always had a hard time comparing tube gear head to head, since tubes can flavor a piece one way or another.

    H9

    Yep I’m seeming that. I’m using 12AU7 and 12AT7 pairs on the VTL.
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,527
    @verb How do you like the tube preamp sound? I am thinking of going with a tube pre and SS power soon. Trying to research some good preamps that can be had for under $600 used.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,112
    edited January 7
    Cody, look for an Eastern Electric Mini-Max tube pre. Stellar unit within your budget.
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,527
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Cody, look for an Eastern Electric Mini-Max tube pre. Stellar unit within your budget.

    Thanks! Was also thinking of stretching the budget a little. I found a nice Odyssey Candela for just a smudge more than my budget.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    @verb How do you like the tube preamp sound? I am thinking of going with a tube pre and SS power soon. Trying to research some good preamps that can be had for under $600 used.

    I love it! Overall soundstage is drastically improved. Musically a lot smoother too. The Rotel 1580, while no slouch, was more analytical and a bit on the thin side. IMO of course. When the VTL had all the drama, and I swapped the Rotel back in, my impression was wow! :smile:
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,527
    verb wrote: »
    @verb How do you like the tube preamp sound? I am thinking of going with a tube pre and SS power soon. Trying to research some good preamps that can be had for under $600 used.

    I love it! Overall soundstage is drastically improved. Musically a lot smoother too. The Rotel 1580, while no slouch, was more analytical and a bit on the thin side. IMO of course. When the VTL had all the drama, and I swapped the Rotel back in, my impression was wow! :smile:

    I'm looking to inject some musicality and emotion into my tunes. It's just a tad too clean if you know what I mean. I don't need no white glove service in this audio game.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    Yep. For me it was amazing. Even for this newbie!
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    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,131
    You might want to consider adding in some well recorded vocals to your test CDs. @msg made a good point about this that has stuck with me. In some cases, it's easy to make electronic music sound good. It's more difficult and therefore a better test to be able to reproduce the human voice, since there's arguably a lot more nuance and depth to it.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    Clipdat wrote: »
    You might want to consider adding in some well recorded vocals to your test CDs. @msg made a good point about this that has stuck with me. In some cases, it's easy to make electronic music sound good. It's more difficult and therefore a better test to be able to reproduce the human voice, since there's arguably a lot more nuance and depth to it.

    Yep gotcha. Appreciate the feedback!
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    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,430
    Ya know man, your slacking on your reviews....unless I missed them somewhere.

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  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    tonyb wrote: »
    Ya know man, your slacking on your reviews....unless I missed them somewhere.

    Dude previous page! :smile:
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    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,985
    edited January 7
    Clipdat wrote: »
    You might want to consider adding in some well recorded vocals to your test CDs. @msg made a good point about this that has stuck with me. In some cases, it's easy to make electronic music sound good. It's more difficult and therefore a better test to be able to reproduce the human voice, since there's arguably a lot more nuance and depth to it.
    Yeah, this was funny, I remember joking about this after I called it "listening to real music". We share an enjoyment for electronic music, but exactly as you say, it's easier to have it sound good.

    One of my favorite test tracks is Ruth Moody's Cold Outside
    Lots of pleasant detail and I really nice bass lead-in, or whatever you call it. I tried looking that up but Google failed me.
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    Here's a link to the track to check out.
    Try not to cry, you little !@#$%es.
    (ha! it actually worked, hiding this in a spoiler so it doesn't fling out a giant YouTube preview all over the thread.)

    Now if you'll excuse me, I've got corndogs roasting.
    (I don't know why I do it to myself. Oh. Yes, I do. They're friggin' delishus)
    I disabled signatures.
  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    edited January 7
    I love Bass! :smile: Nice tune! I'm gonna add it!

    Wow - Roasted corndogs? Mmmm.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,032
    Clipdat wrote: »
    You might want to consider adding in some well recorded vocals to your test CDs. @msg made a good point about this that has stuck with me. In some cases, it's easy to make electronic music sound good. It's more difficult and therefore a better test to be able to reproduce the human voice, since there's arguably a lot more nuance and depth to it.

    First off. Nice review. Nice software

    2nd. I'm almost certain your NSD DAC and Furman conditioner were here in my crib ... both very solid units (small world, eh?)

    Thrice. Altho, some disagree. There are SQ improvements when rolling much better tubes into the 2 less important positions. Those modern EH tubes are meh, at best

    Lastly. If you're into female vocals, I've got 2 up 'n comers for you:
    Laura Fygi and Linda Ronstandt. lol
    My preferences lean toward any of the 3 albums backed by LR & the Nelson Riddle Orchestra
    Laura Fygi's vocals are hypnotic
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Tubes can make or break a rig. I'm pretty sure the 2 use different tubes in a different configuration.
    H9

    The Cary uses a quad of 6SN7s and I think the VTL 12at7 & 12au7

    verb wrote: »
    However today, when I put a full compliment of new tubes in (CBS 12AT7's from @heiney9 and the spare Mullards 12AU7's that came with it) it is now dead quiet.

    If you're up for it . . . I've got the good Adcom GFP-750 waiting for audition
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    Thanks Dog! Yep a small world! I appreciate the comments. Learning here, need to add some vocals to the list of test tunes. Evanescence (Amy Lee) comes to mind!

    I've always wondered why when reading a review on line, the reviewer has such (for me) an esoteric list of music that they play. Most of which I was unfamiliar. Now I know why. Testing the system!

    I'm into the tube journey for sure. I'll certainly post my progress along the way!

    The Adcom, seems to be the most coveted pre of their line! She's a beauty for sure!

    I'm up for it!

    Gotta get you over to the crib and compare notes. Teacher/Student thing, if ya know what I mean. And bring the remote for the Cary! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
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    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,032
    edited January 7
    verb wrote: »

    Gotta get you over to the crib and compare notes. Teacher/Student thing, if ya know what I mean. And bring the remote for the Cary! :smile:

    I'd like to hear those BigBoys sing!
    The Cary remote only does vol and the Adcom, well. We won't go there just yet ...

    If they'd only make a remote to my specs!!

    edit: for the record I'm a perpetual student
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    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
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    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    Yep. The VTL remote does the same. Plus mute.

    The EAR does not have a remote! Oh no! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    verb wrote: »
    So today, @GlennDog heard my plight (no tube pre, the world is ending) :smile: and offered up his absolutely beautiful Cary SLP-98 tube pre, as a loaner, while the VTL is going under repairs!

    All I can say is wow! Thanks very much Dog!

    This is one of the reasons (among many) as to why CP is such an awesome place. It's about helping each other out, in times of need.

    And, I get to put some ears on another tube pre! Pic of his baby:
    8az41lomuao3.jpg

    Just wanted to get a shout out to @GlennDog for letting me borrow, ahem, test drive, ahem, drool over, his fabulous Cary! This is a thing of beauty, and it sounds fantastic!

    I am a little sad in letting her go, as Dog did not accept my offer to buy her, but, it is close by! If you ever change your mind Glenn, I got dibs! :smile:

    But mostly, @GlennDog is the essence of what Club Polk is all about. Helping others in times of need (my VTL drama) and sharing experiences with others.

    Glenn is truly is a kind gentleman, and I for one am glad he is here. I am honored to regard him as my friend!

    Thanks Dog!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,032
    You're welcome! B)
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,280
    I’m looking to aquire one of these this weekend! Have it lined up as long as it doesn’t sell before the weekend
    2 Channel - Major reduction complete

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,032
    stangman67 wrote: »
    I’m looking to aquire one of these this weekend! Have it lined up as long as it doesn’t sell before the weekend

    Mustang,
    Looking forward to your Backert vs VTL comparison ...
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    Moved the VTL over to the secondary rig in the basement. Just popped in a pair of new Electro Harmonix 12AU7's from @joecoulson ! Swapped out the Russian Mullards.
    Warming up now. Tube rolling is kinda fun! :smile:
    h9q4zldx3vxh.jpg
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,670
    It'll get old.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    edited May 4
    F1nut wrote: »
    It'll get old.

    Yep. Especially since the cover has about 12 screws used to attach! :smile:

    Correction. 20 screws! 10 on top, 5 per side! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,670
    Yep, I had one....real PITA.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

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