Cary Audio SLP-05 question..

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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,875
    TF

    I have popes, I believe 6 or 8 of them. Kept them since I sold my 05. They are great tubes. After owning the 05 forever, I found that popes in all 6 were the real deal. I did also like a combo of Pope and others, used 4 popes plus 2 other (Tung sol or silvanias).
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,224
    Joey_V wrote: »
    TF

    I have popes, I believe 6 or 8 of them. Kept them since I sold my 05. They are great tubes. After owning the 05 forever, I found that popes in all 6 were the real deal. I did also like a combo of Pope and others, used 4 popes plus 2 other (Tung sol or silvanias).

    So you’re offering to sell me your popes?? 😃😎

  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,574
    DANG
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  • Reagan
    Reagan Posts: 94
    Regarding the SLP-05 headphone amp, unless they have corrected the design flaw, the opening in the faceplate for the headphone jack is too small for a high end (say Cardas) connector. Does anyone have experience drilling out the faceplate hole to allow use of a typical high-end connector body? It would need to be about 1/2" diameter. I'm a little concerned with drilling the cast aluminum plate.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,206
    Use a Unibit same as a step down bit

    Blue tape the plate so you don't scratch
    Tap one side with bit and come back from other side to smooth out burrs
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  • Reagan
    Reagan Posts: 94
    Makes sense...thanks!
    Speakers: Polk 1.2TL w/VR3 mods and Dreadnaught interconnects
    Amplification: ARC Reference 110 w/KT150s; Cary Audio SLP-05 w/Ultimate Upgrade
    Vinyl: VPI HW19 MK III (Heavily Modded); Origin Live Silver Tonearm; Hana ML Cart; Pete Riggle VTAF; VPI TNT Platter; SAMA; Iphono3
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,574
    Reagan wrote: »
    Regarding the SLP-05 headphone amp, unless they have corrected the design flaw, the opening in the faceplate for the headphone jack is too small for a high end (say Cardas) connector.

    I've never heard of this. I'm not a headphone user, but if there are limitations, I'd like to know!

    Does this affect new and older production models?
    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
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,224
    So I tried Upscale Audio for the popes, but you have to be an existing customer to purchase them..
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,976
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  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 796
    Anyone here ever tried the 7n7 tubes, they are equivalent to the 6sn7 but use a loktal base, so socket adapters are required.
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,224
    edited December 2021
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,875
    The popes do sound great, it’s just so difficult to replace so I’m reluctant to get rid of them. I’m sure you can run into a set for sale at some point.
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    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,688
    invalid wrote: »
    Anyone here ever tried the 7n7 tubes, they are equivalent to the 6sn7 but use a loktal base, so socket adapters are required.

    I have not but I gave it some thought. I did however use 6bx7and 6bl7 as subs. I peaked through an old TV repair book at the tube substitution pages. It had the 6bl-bx7 as a better substitution for 6sn7 than the 5692. (IN TV's) Ran it by Brent Jesse and he agreed it was worth a try. He sold me a pair of Sylvania 1941 6bx7gta triple mica ladder plates. They seemed to bring the music a little more forward and had great bass. They were crazy cheap at the time, not so much now prices have shot up.
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,224
    edited December 2021
    So after reading about how Brad can be really late on getting you your cables, I was was a little hesitant about it, but low and behold out of all the stuff I have ordered, Brad came in first place!! 👍

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    Nice looking cable, looks very well built..

    I am thinking I can try this out on my ModWright OPPO 205 😎 Ha I might have to order another one.. LOL!!
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,574
    Congrats! RAL is good stuff
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    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
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,217
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    So after reading about how Brad can be really late on getting you your cables, I was was a little hesitant about it, but low and behold out of all the stuff I have ordered, Brad came in first place!! 👍

    Has your new Cary gear shown up yet? I mean, we're getting a little anxious here :D

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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,224
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    So after reading about how Brad can be really late on getting you your cables, I was was a little hesitant about it, but low and behold out of all the stuff I have ordered, Brad came in first place!! 👍

    Has your new Cary gear shown up yet? I mean, we're getting a little anxious here :D

    No, it sounds like it will ship tomorrow, they have been waiting on the face plates for the amps..

    I am super anxious, landed some Sylvania Tubes today as well. My Salamander rack shipped yesterday, so hopefully sometime next week I am up and running..
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,217
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    So after reading about how Brad can be really late on getting you your cables, I was was a little hesitant about it, but low and behold out of all the stuff I have ordered, Brad came in first place!! 👍

    Has your new Cary gear shown up yet? I mean, we're getting a little anxious here :D

    No, it sounds like it will ship tomorrow, they have been waiting on the face plates for the amps..

    I am super anxious, landed some Sylvania Tubes today as well. My Salamander rack shipped yesterday, so hopefully sometime next week I am up and running..

    Merry Xmas to you man B)

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,976
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    So after reading about how Brad can be really late on getting you your cables, I was was a little hesitant about it, but low and behold out of all the stuff I have ordered, Brad came in first place!! 👍

    qcvwu6qozp8m.jpeg

    Nice looking cable, looks very well built..

    I am thinking I can try this out on my ModWright OPPO 205 😎 Ha I might have to order another one.. LOL!!

    I see he's gone to black Techflex. I wonder if that is a result of custom order?
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,224
    edited December 2021
    Not sure Jesse, this is just what he sent, I would just assume this is how it was always made..🤔
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,976
    edited December 2021
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Not sure Jesse, this is just what he sent, I would just assume this is how it was always made..🤔

    He used to use purple Techflex. If you look at his site you'll see what I'm talking about.

    Edit: I left a word out of my other post. It should have read, "I see he's gone to black Techflex. I wonder if that is a result of MY custom order?"
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,224
    Well I pulled my Wyred 4 Sound gear, and put it away in the goody closet, the DAC has been in there for a while now, now it has its family to hang out with..

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,501
    F1nut wrote: »
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Not sure Jesse, this is just what he sent, I would just assume this is how it was always made..🤔

    He used to use purple Techflex. If you look at his site you'll see what I'm talking about.

    Edit: I left a word out of my other post. It should have read, "I see he's gone to black Techflex. I wonder if that is a result of MY custom order?"

    I think the purple looks great, little different.
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,224
    edited December 2021
    Have to find a new home for the rack as well..😕

    My new one will be here tomorrow..😎

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,501
    You sir have a nice rack.

    What new rack could possibly Im... Nay... Supplant said rack
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,224
    VR3 wrote: »
    You sir have a nice rack.

    What new rack could possibly Im... Nay... Supplant said rack

    Thanks!!

    I have a new Salamander rack being delivered tomorrow, it will be easier to house the new Cary gear when it gets here, it was hard to take this one down as I love it, the Salamander should be more versatile for my needs now though.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,501
    Look forward to the pics
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,875
    Following this thread for sure
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • Reagan
    Reagan Posts: 94
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Reagan wrote: »
    Regarding the SLP-05 headphone amp, unless they have corrected the design flaw, the opening in the faceplate for the headphone jack is too small for a high end (say Cardas) connector.

    I've never heard of this. I'm not a headphone user, but if there are limitations, I'd like to know!

    Does this affect new and older production models?

    Speakers: Polk 1.2TL w/VR3 mods and Dreadnaught interconnects
    Amplification: ARC Reference 110 w/KT150s; Cary Audio SLP-05 w/Ultimate Upgrade
    Vinyl: VPI HW19 MK III (Heavily Modded); Origin Live Silver Tonearm; Hana ML Cart; Pete Riggle VTAF; VPI TNT Platter; SAMA; Iphono3
    Digital: Aurender N100H; Benchmark DAC1