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  1. #61
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    Re: my 300b tests

    Great thread.

    Currently running EH Gold grids in my SET power amp and they sound great to me.
    My amp is fairly new though, so still running in and the sound is bit up and down at the moment.

    Better 300Bs will be the way to go for me, so looking at a significant step up from them.
    Thinking (in order):

    KR's
    PSvane
    Sophia Princess

    thinking the Elrogs as the ultimate valve to go for?
    Like the idea they are a new design by all accounts up there with the best.
    Reliability was a concern though, but I think that was in the early days?
    Anyone hear them and can comment on reliability?

    Think the problem was the filaments were fragile with inrush current and was causing premature valve failure, but I think theres a newer version of the valve?
    Might not be an issue amy amp has a soft-start circuit, with no inrush on power up.

    Thanks.
    SYSTEM:

    PRE: Densen DM20
    POWER: Bespoke 300B SET

    DIGITAL:
    Logitech Transporter running Roon
    Modded M2Tech Young with linear PSU
    Self built music Server (5 Star review UK hifi mag! )

    ANALOGUE:
    Michell Gyrodec (Modded to Orbe Spec)
    Rewired Technoarm
    Dynavevctor XX2 Mk2 cartridge

    SPEAKERS:
    Edingdale (Uk custom build)

    CABLING:
    Speaker: TNT "Triple T" Cat5e
    Interconnect: Self built
    Digital: DH Labs/ Black Cat Chris Sommovigo specials

    AV:
    60" Samsung Plasma
    Oppo 103D Bluray

    POWER: 2KV Hardwired balanced mains transformer

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    Re: my 300b tests

    Well the Elrog ER300Bs do better the EATs by quite a significant margin in my Cary 300SE Signatures - didn't really anticipate the stunning sound quality. Did have one Elrog become unacceptably noisy (s/n in the 400s) and distributor immediately sent me a new pair with s/ns in the 1200s and all was well until recently when one became a bit noisy again, so I swopped them between the two monoblocks and they were instantaneously quiet again ????? So far so good.

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    Re: my 300b tests

    Thanks for that.
    Apparently the sound quite special, with early reliability issues its good to know the company looks after their customers.
    A good sign.
    SYSTEM:

    PRE: Densen DM20
    POWER: Bespoke 300B SET

    DIGITAL:
    Logitech Transporter running Roon
    Modded M2Tech Young with linear PSU
    Self built music Server (5 Star review UK hifi mag! )

    ANALOGUE:
    Michell Gyrodec (Modded to Orbe Spec)
    Rewired Technoarm
    Dynavevctor XX2 Mk2 cartridge

    SPEAKERS:
    Edingdale (Uk custom build)

    CABLING:
    Speaker: TNT "Triple T" Cat5e
    Interconnect: Self built
    Digital: DH Labs/ Black Cat Chris Sommovigo specials

    AV:
    60" Samsung Plasma
    Oppo 103D Bluray

    POWER: 2KV Hardwired balanced mains transformer

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    Re: my 300b tests

    Having two Elrogs 300B in the 1150 series.
    Like them a lot.


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    Ollinn SET 300B, Linn Majik DS-i, Sneaky DS, Mc Systems M3 (mod), Linn LP12, Linn Ekos SE/1, Linn Dynamiked Radikal, Linn Urika, Linn Kandid, Audio Note Zero CDT/2, Steve Herbelin's Tube Dampers, DH Lab powercords, Linn powercords, Nessie Vinylmaster

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    Re: my 300b tests

    I have experience with Tak's, Elrog's, Shunguang Black Treasures & EML300bXLS's in Coincident Frankenstein amps.
    I like a bolder, punchier type of sound but still with that 300b magic.
    I have settled on the EML300bXLS for it's excellent sound AND it's reliability and long life expectancy. To me they are truly a "Best Buy".
    IMO the Elrogs are still a crap shoot. In the past reliability issues have plagued the company. They have suppossedly corrected the problems with a better vacuum technique and other advances. In their defense they have been very responsive in replacing any failed tubes. Furthermore they do sound quite nice.
    But in the end, like all things in this hobby, the tubes are system and personal preference dependent.
    My System:
    A trusty old Pioneer PD-65 as a Transport, A Mac Mini, a Merrill Heirloom T.T. as sources. A Lampizator DAC to Fusion Audio Romance Cables to an Audio Horizons Tubed PreAmp, Coincident Frankenstein 300B monoblocks, Fusion speaker cables, AudioKinesis Zephryn 46 Speakers. pair Rythmik F-12 subs, DCCA Furutech and Kaplan Power cables, APC power conditioner, Two dedicated 20Amp power lines. DIY corner traps and Acoustic Geometry Curves for room treatment.

 

 
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