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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    Update!
    I managed to aquire a quad of vintage Genalex gold Monarch Kt88’s which sounded wonderful like Mikes Golden Lions but despite the gorgeous spaciality I missed the grip of the bass the Kt150s have so I sold them off. I just am in love with these 150’s tubes.
    I have been rolling several 6sn7 tubes with success. Right now I have Ken-rads vt231 in the V1 and Rcas in the other V2 positions.
    Larry


    Lumin U1
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    Vac Renaissance Mark V Preamp
    Vac 200IQ Amp
    Magico S3 Mk2 in Mcast Pewter
    Denali 6000S
    Ansuz cabling
    Timbernation walnut racks

    Fostex Th900 headphones

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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    Hey Larry,

    What types of 6SN7's have you tried so far? I have a quad of NOS Sylvania tall boys that are next to go up in my 200iQ after I break it in a bit more. I'm thinking they will make a nice difference. I actually like the stock KT 88's so far... wish I knew about the ones you just sold because I would have snapped them up! Do you have a source that may have more available?
    Jeremy

    Speakers: Magico S3 MkII
    Preamplifier: VAC Master
    Power Amp: VAC 200iQ (stereo)
    Source/DAC: Lumin X1
    Power: Shunyata Triton V3 / Shunyata Typhon QR / AQ NRG 20 Outlet / Dedicated 20 amp circuit
    Power Cables: AQ Dragons to components / AQ Hurricane to Typhon
    Speaker Cables: MIT Heritage MI 2C3D - Level 1
    Interconnects: MIT Heritage MI 2C3D - Level 1 (XLR) & Nordost Frey 2 (RCA)
    Ethernet: AQ Vodka > Aqvox SE > AQ Diamond > Lumin X1
    Racks: Critical Mass Sotto Voce with Black Platinum shelves

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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    Jeremy
    I have only tried the RCA’s and Ken-Rad’s so far and I prefer either to the stock tubes.
    You really should try the Kt150’s in your new set up.
    Larry


    Lumin U1
    Chord Dave Dac
    Vac Renaissance Mark V Preamp
    Vac 200IQ Amp
    Magico S3 Mk2 in Mcast Pewter
    Denali 6000S
    Ansuz cabling
    Timbernation walnut racks

    Fostex Th900 headphones

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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    Thanks.... I have some nice Kt150's ready and waiting.... first up will be 6SN7's. I have had mixed results with 150's based on gear. I did not like them with PrimaLuna gear in the past (strong low end, punchy but good high end, not as good in the mids). Of course, many people do like them with PrimaLuna. But, the 150's I have heard with the ARC 160m sound amazing. As with everything it's all "Gear and Ear" dependent! Regardless, it will be fun to test them out on the 200iQ !
    Jeremy

    Speakers: Magico S3 MkII
    Preamplifier: VAC Master
    Power Amp: VAC 200iQ (stereo)
    Source/DAC: Lumin X1
    Power: Shunyata Triton V3 / Shunyata Typhon QR / AQ NRG 20 Outlet / Dedicated 20 amp circuit
    Power Cables: AQ Dragons to components / AQ Hurricane to Typhon
    Speaker Cables: MIT Heritage MI 2C3D - Level 1
    Interconnects: MIT Heritage MI 2C3D - Level 1 (XLR) & Nordost Frey 2 (RCA)
    Ethernet: AQ Vodka > Aqvox SE > AQ Diamond > Lumin X1
    Racks: Critical Mass Sotto Voce with Black Platinum shelves

 

 
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