Once the rope is long enough, that's it. 3 strikes and out for good.
Seriously Dave, we're not the only ones. It seems that a few Indian audio and games sites have also had enough.
For me, the end was me being accused of bullying by him. That was the end of any form of friendship as far as I'm concerned. Until that point, I just thought he was a bit weird but then, once that came out, then that was the end for me.
I think he means well but lacks listening skills and takes offence if he's being questioned. I was listening on the same speakers!! I borrowed them from a friend and wondered what on earth he was going on about.
Then he started up about his golden ears etc. Yeah...... sure.
So, one more piece of stupidity and he leaves. Ya. Thanks.
Well, Headfi have now banned this character so he's now on thin ice here as well. I noticed from the log he is still around. I told him he was unwelcome here on the Headfi forum following his accusations regarding myself and Jude has taken him out.
Very thin ice here now so I won't hesitate next time. Just need one little reason and it will happen unless he stops the stupid incessant questions.
Then we will have had the magic three offences so I can't be accused of being impatient!!
Chinook, what are the benefits of a 6n6p? You have me really curious.
I've tried the Sunrise, Horizon and now have the Ember which is one of my favourite amps as it is.
I like the sound signature of the Russia tubes and they all sound very similar to me. They are a very little bit dark but they are very detailed and clean top to bottom. Not a lean sound anywhere, but powerful across the board. In addition, I have not heard any other 6 or 12 volt tube that comes close in the lower frequencies.
Although very very similar, some of the Ruskies are just a little bit cleaner/clearer than others. I believe the 6N6P is at the top. The 6N6P 1962 Novosibirsk may sound a tad better than the 6N6P 1984 Reflector but I haven't had time to confirm this yet.
I have not heard the 6N2P (lost in shipping) or the 6N30P-DR (can't be worth the cost).
Oh, I see. I have some Russian tubes here. I always get the numbers confused but I think the ones I have are 6n23eb. (Or is it 6h23eb - all very confusing) Very good. I had them in the three MF amps that I have. (V1, V2 and V8) All of my MF amps were rebuilt by Pink Floyd and modded and Little Pinkie supplies added. Part of the changes were the tubes and he also swears by the Russian tubes.
On my Ember I'm using an Orange labelled tube by Amperex which is excellent. The numbers seem to rub away quite easily but this one seemed slightly more open at the top for me. I have troubles with tubes since you see them going in and then 'expect' big improvements. I settled with the Amperex in the end but as you say, I found the eb's, solid in the bass but more so in the Ember than the MF' s so I swapped them for something that I think is a tad lighter.
It feeds a modded T40 with an active filter made, modded and measured by Solderdude who got it to the point where I tend to rest as far as tonality goes.
The Orange labelled tube seems a good match with the T40 which doesn't need too much added in the lower region since it does go very deep and for me, the eb's added a bit too much with that headphone, which shows differences pretty well!!
I'm quite keen on trying to get a good match between amp and headphone rather than put an amp in and condemn or praise it on whatever headphone I happen to be using. I try to look for good matches and the nice thing is that the Ember is SO configurable plus the idea of matching a tube with headphone that the chances of success with many headphones is much higher.
I really like the configurability and design of the amp a lot.
6n6p is a great budget tube (great all around budget or not!!!)as well as the 6n30p (expensive tube and one of my favorites - very very similar to the 6n6p) Both do have the highest draw I know of out of the tubes our amplifiers can support.
6n2p is pretty much a 6v 12ax7. Not exactly my taste but some love them.