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@ Joel

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f42/sa...ersion-379947/

MPX3 for $1050

SO Cruel...I know.
It's has the 12V option as well, meaning that you can run some obnoxiously powerful tubes in it. Coincidentally, I talk to a guy named Alex (username Akabeth on HF) that has a maxed MPX3 with 12V, and he had nothing but great things to say about the amp despite a current channel imbalance he is trying to get fixed.
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It's has the 12V option as well, meaning that you can run some obnoxiously powerful tubes in it. Coincidentally, I talk to a guy named Alex (username Akabeth on HF) that has a maxed MPX3 with 12V, and he had nothing but great things to say about the amp despite a current channel imbalance he is trying to get fixed.
Is the 12v option different from the SLAM model?
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Is the 12v option different from the SLAM model?
Yes, SLAM allows use of GCG7/6GU7 in driver and 5687 in output (adapters for all), while 12V allows use of 12SN7 tubes across (iirc) all of the sockets.
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Yes, SLAM allows use of GCG7/6GU7 in driver and 5687 in output (adapters for all), while 12V allows use of 12SN7 tubes across (iirc) all of the sockets.
I'm so damn antsy...

I think I was a bit disappointed with the sound of the amp last night. I used a Sylvania 6SN7W in the driver and 2 Ken Rad vt-231's for outputs. It definitely put me on the front row on the concert, but it was overly bass heavy and kind of muddled some of the sound.

I'm going to us the 2c51 adaptor when I get home to test a WE Jan 396a that I have. I'm up in the air on what output tubes to use. I have another set of Raytheon vt-231's but my Brimar's (my favorite in my DV) won't be here until the end of the week. I wish I had a pair of the W's...

What did you use in you output slots when you owned the MPX? I also know I'm judging the amp after two hours of burn in and RCA cables that are still new also.
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I'm so damn antsy...

I think I was a bit disappointed with the sound of the amp last night. I used a Sylvania 6SN7W in the driver and 2 Ken Rad vt-231's for outputs. It definitely put me on the front row on the concert, but it was overly bass heavy and kind of muddled some of the sound.

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What did you use in you output slots when you owned the MPX? I also know I'm judging the amp after two hours of burn in and RCA cables that are still new also.
Yeah, give the amp some time, do some tube rolling, find out what you like best.

I used 5687's w/ adapters in output and a Ken Rad VT231 or Brimar CV1988 for the driver. This is really partial SLAM, but the 5687's kick some serious ass, so it was more than worth it.
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@CRZYSTNG Sorry about that. I must have missed you while going through the posts. I'll have you added right away.
THX

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Thanks as always Fallen .

My meet impressions have been posted. Check 'em out, I spent like 45 minutes on it O_o.

Btw STNG, that last tube shot looks awesome. Nice job man.
Looks like you had a good time there and great quick reviews on te equipment there.

About the pic, you would think that with the short time I have been playing around with photography I would have learned by now about backgrounds and how they really distract from the rest of the shot. Oh well, it didn't turn out THAT bad I guess.
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Yeah, give the amp some time, do some tube rolling, find out what you like best.

I used 5687's w/ adapters in output and a Ken Rad VT231 or Brimar CV1988 for the driver. This is really partial SLAM, but the 5687's kick some serious ass, so it was more than worth it.
I'm going to pick a couple of those up.

SACD Lover told me to pick up some Tung Sol's 5687 so i'm watching a couple on eBay. I might (well probably) get impatient and buy some off Audiogon.
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bought soem fillable metal speaker stands today... now to assemble and fill them. I'm using silica sand (for sand blasting), make them really heavy and full
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Add me. Just received my pair of HD600 and I'm already in amazement. Big improvement over my HD280s
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Did you have any issues with clipping when you used a Ken Rad VT-231 in the driver and 5687's for outputs? I was about to cry because I thought my amp had been dropped in shipping. I immediately called Mikhail and he told me to switch out the tubes (the two outputs) to see if the clipping would move from the right ear to the left. When it stayed in my right ear, I thought for sure that my amp was busted.

As a last ditch effort before crying (literally because I knew it would have to go back to Denver), I popped that Brimar that you sold me into the driver position. So far the clipping/static is gone. I'm going to let the tube heat up fully before I consider it gone, but for now it is gone.

Last night when the Ken Rad was in the output position (horrible idea FTR) there were no noticeable issues. I don't think the tube is busted. Maybe there is an issue with the voltage when using a Ken Rad with the 5687 adapter's. It is late right now so i'm not going to try the other Ken Rad I have. That will have to wait until tomorrow. This Brimar sounds to good anyway.

This might be an issue to bring up in the MPX3 thread in Head-Fi. Let me know what you think.
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