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@Aura
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.
I never experienced clipping with the Ken Rad + 5687's combo. It sounds like the tube is bad - what else were you using in output alongside the Ken Rad?

Regardless, I would stick with the Brimar - I thought it was a better-sounding tube to begin with.
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I never experienced clipping with the Ken Rad + 5687's combo. It sounds like the tube is bad - what else were you using in output alongside the Ken Rad?

Regardless, I would stick with the Brimar - I thought it was a better-sounding tube to begin with.
I've only tried the Ken Rad and now the Brimar.

After 45min I think the Brimar should be almost fully heated and i'm not hearing any clipping. I'll try the other Ken Rad tomorrow to see it I just have a bad tube.

My bigger is better philosophy has been trumped with these 5687 tubes. As you said earlier, these little things are BEASTS!
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And for Christmas this year some ATH AD1000 and hopefully a Marantz CD5003
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Well that didn't last long. Going to have to sell at least the amps now due to "unforeseen circumstances" Anyone intrested PM me as I don't have enough rep to sell here. Little Dot I+ and upgraded Zero Dac
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Well that didn't last long. Going to have to sell at least the amps now due to "unforeseen circumstances" Anyone intrested PM me as I don't have enough rep to sell here. Little Dot I+ and upgraded Zero Dac
Sorry to hear that.
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For all those who are interested, Zu Audio will be ending their eBay promotions after Christmas this year. I have purchased a Birth PC and Firemine Coax and they are both premium (while being in the middle of the Zu line) products with outstanding build quality/appearance.

The prices are excellent as is the customer service..
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Sorry to hear that.
Ya it sux but that's the way it goes sometimes, I guess. I have tried to work things out, but it's just not going to happen. if anyone is interested again, here are the links to the amps on Head-fi.

Little Dot I+

Zero DAC with upgraded OPA627
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Ok I'm a beginer Audophile lol.

What would you suggest for starters?

I have a modded X-Fi with HD 555's right now. What should I get?
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Ok I'm a beginer Audophile lol.

What would you suggest for starters?

I have a modded X-Fi with HD 555's right now. What should I get?

it all depends what do you look for in music? and what type of music you listen to. oh yea and your price range cant forget that
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a little dot I+ or a zero
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