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Crimson 350s Initial setup.
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#6 Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:06:06 AM(UTC)
 
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Ar9Jim;301133 wrote:
For whatever reason, and I don't know why, every time I change setups things need to "settle in" before it gets right.. Thats another reason I left them powered last night.. Not to change my own topic but have any others of you noticed this "settle in" period? Maybe I'm nuts, but it seems like reality.. I've noticed it many times..
 
From what I understand, individual components values change slightly as they heat up to their peak operating temperatures, and at different rates. Different values will shift the overall sound some. Just as an alternator in a vehicle starts off cold producing 14.4 volts, only to drop down to around 13.8 volts when fully up to temp.  
 
One reason why I leave my system up and running 24/7.  
Charles

Carver Gear: BillD C-1 (4Krow - dennismiller55), TX-11a, M-500t MkII x 2 (DaddyJT) & (Nahash5150)
Sources: Yamaha TX-1000U, Oppo BDP-105D, Roku Ultra, Technics SL-1700 MK2
Crossover/DSP: dbx Driverack Venu360
Speakers: Martin Logan SL3
Subwoofer: JL Audio e110
Cables: Wireworld
Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC


For my Bro: Carver "The Receiver" MXR-130 (kve777) w/ Custom Solid Walnut "Cheeks" (PMAT), Carver C-9, NHT 2.9
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#22 Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:56:01 AM(UTC)
 
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Ar9Jim;301516 wrote:
The 350s come with a 12AX7 input stage tube made by Electro Harmonics.. It is a new production tube made in Russia. 
 
Audio Research installed  EH2015 6922s in my LS5. They are nice, but the vintage Amperex BB 6922s are so much better.  I have tubes from Kevin that I need to roll from the vintage set, but I have noticed subtle changes between the EH and the BBs. Glad to have Kevin's expertise at hand to guide. Thumb up

Music 2Channel
TX-11a, Technics SL1600 (TT weight courtesy - the Dude), 2 x BillD Silver C1 (4Krow), 2 x M500t (MkII - Dennis Miller)
Speakers 1 - ADS L1290s/L810s/L710s

2 x Silver 9Ts (Dennis Miller - recapped), Sony CDP-X707ES, Acoustic Research Tube LS5 MkII, SD/A-360,
Speakers 2 - Polk SDA-1Cs + Sunfire TS-EQ10s (Rockster-rebuilt)

In the wings...
2 x M500t (MkII - someday), M500t (WIP - MkII - Kve777)
B&K ST140 (Courtesy - AR9Jim), Infinity RS-5Bs, M500 (AR9Jim - recap)

Music 2Channel (Black Stack)
SD/A-490t, BillD C11 (Dennis Miller), TFM-42 (WIP - Fill35U - courtesy BillWoJo)

Music 2Channel (Soundstream)
DA-1, C1, T1, 2 x DA2 (Mono), KEF - LS50, JLAudio E110

HT (7.1+)

Oppo BDP-105D, Toshiba HD-XA2, Pioneer CLD-D702,
2 x M500t MkII (Dennis Miller), 2 x M500t (MkII - WRF), M500t (BillD Refresh), KEF - LS50, 4 x Sonorous + JLAudio E110, Sunfire TS-EQ10
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#24 Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:51:10 PM(UTC)
 
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loner_t;301531 wrote:
Ar9Jim;301516 wrote:
The 350s come with a 12AX7 input stage tube made by Electro Harmonics.. It is a new production tube made in Russia. 
 
Audio Research installed  EH2015 6922s in my LS5. They are nice, but the vintage Amperex BB 6922s are so much better.  I have tubes from Kevin that I need to roll from the vintage set, but I have noticed subtle changes between the EH and the BBs. Glad to have Kevin's expertise at hand to guide. Thumb up

Bob mentioned that the EH 12AX7 was the closest current production tube to the vintage Telefunken (as they apply to the 350s).. 
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#25 Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:14:53 PM(UTC)
 
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Ar9Jim;301534 wrote:
loner_t;301531 wrote:
Ar9Jim;301516 wrote:
The 350s come with a 12AX7 input stage tube made by Electro Harmonics.. It is a new production tube made in Russia. 
 
Audio Research installed  EH2015 6922s in my LS5. They are nice, but the vintage Amperex BB 6922s are so much better.  I have tubes from Kevin that I need to roll from the vintage set, but I have noticed subtle changes between the EH and the BBs. Glad to have Kevin's expertise at hand to guide. Thumb up
Bob mentioned that the EH 12AX7 was the closest current production tube to the vintage Telefunken (as they apply to the 350s).. 
 
Then, you now have tube-rolling between the vintage Telefunkens and the new EHs and get your ears to decide which ones you like better. Very nice.  

Music 2Channel
TX-11a, Technics SL1600 (TT weight courtesy - the Dude), 2 x BillD Silver C1 (4Krow), 2 x M500t (MkII - Dennis Miller)
Speakers 1 - ADS L1290s/L810s/L710s

2 x Silver 9Ts (Dennis Miller - recapped), Sony CDP-X707ES, Acoustic Research Tube LS5 MkII, SD/A-360,
Speakers 2 - Polk SDA-1Cs + Sunfire TS-EQ10s (Rockster-rebuilt)

In the wings...
2 x M500t (MkII - someday), M500t (WIP - MkII - Kve777)
B&K ST140 (Courtesy - AR9Jim), Infinity RS-5Bs, M500 (AR9Jim - recap)

Music 2Channel (Black Stack)
SD/A-490t, BillD C11 (Dennis Miller), TFM-42 (WIP - Fill35U - courtesy BillWoJo)

Music 2Channel (Soundstream)
DA-1, C1, T1, 2 x DA2 (Mono), KEF - LS50, JLAudio E110

HT (7.1+)

Oppo BDP-105D, Toshiba HD-XA2, Pioneer CLD-D702,
2 x M500t MkII (Dennis Miller), 2 x M500t (MkII - WRF), M500t (BillD Refresh), KEF - LS50, 4 x Sonorous + JLAudio E110, Sunfire TS-EQ10
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Congrats on the new amplifiers Sir Jim of Rockford.
 
 
"ALL THINGS MUST PASS"
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Balok;301543 wrote:
Congrats on the new amplifiers Sir Jim of Rockford.
 
 
 
Knight in Shining Crimson armor with the Carver Coat-of-Arms. Cool. 

Music 2Channel
TX-11a, Technics SL1600 (TT weight courtesy - the Dude), 2 x BillD Silver C1 (4Krow), 2 x M500t (MkII - Dennis Miller)
Speakers 1 - ADS L1290s/L810s/L710s

2 x Silver 9Ts (Dennis Miller - recapped), Sony CDP-X707ES, Acoustic Research Tube LS5 MkII, SD/A-360,
Speakers 2 - Polk SDA-1Cs + Sunfire TS-EQ10s (Rockster-rebuilt)

In the wings...
2 x M500t (MkII - someday), M500t (WIP - MkII - Kve777)
B&K ST140 (Courtesy - AR9Jim), Infinity RS-5Bs, M500 (AR9Jim - recap)

Music 2Channel (Black Stack)
SD/A-490t, BillD C11 (Dennis Miller), TFM-42 (WIP - Fill35U - courtesy BillWoJo)

Music 2Channel (Soundstream)
DA-1, C1, T1, 2 x DA2 (Mono), KEF - LS50, JLAudio E110

HT (7.1+)

Oppo BDP-105D, Toshiba HD-XA2, Pioneer CLD-D702,
2 x M500t MkII (Dennis Miller), 2 x M500t (MkII - WRF), M500t (BillD Refresh), KEF - LS50, 4 x Sonorous + JLAudio E110, Sunfire TS-EQ10
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#23 Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:01:34 PM(UTC)
 
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loner_t;301531 wrote:
Ar9Jim;301516 wrote:
The 350s come with a 12AX7 input stage tube made by Electro Harmonics.. It is a new production tube made in Russia. 
 
Audio Research installed  EH2015 6922s in my LS5. They are nice, but the vintage Amperex BB 6922s are so much better.  I have tubes from Kevin that I need to roll from the vintage set, but I have noticed subtle changes between the EH and the BBs. Glad to have Kevin's expertise at hand to guide. Thumb up
 
I always had better luck with old NOS military tubes. Or even some NOS Valvo E88CC tubes.  
Charles

Carver Gear: BillD C-1 (4Krow - dennismiller55), TX-11a, M-500t MkII x 2 (DaddyJT) & (Nahash5150)
Sources: Yamaha TX-1000U, Oppo BDP-105D, Roku Ultra, Technics SL-1700 MK2
Crossover/DSP: dbx Driverack Venu360
Speakers: Martin Logan SL3
Subwoofer: JL Audio e110
Cables: Wireworld
Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC


For my Bro: Carver "The Receiver" MXR-130 (kve777) w/ Custom Solid Walnut "Cheeks" (PMAT), Carver C-9, NHT 2.9
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Vury cool amps Jim enjoy :)
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#29 Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 1:51:35 PM(UTC)
 
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Simply WOW...WOW...WOW !!!!!!!!! I'm Happy for you !!! Enjoy the music !
My Setups :

Main Setup :
Thorens TD166MkV + NAGAOKA MP-110 - MI Cartridge + Carver SD/A 490t + Carver C-16 + Carver Silver Seven 7t + DAC iFi IDSD Nano + iFi Ipurifier 2 + Chario Academy 2 + (cables: PhonoSignal: VanDenHull Phono - Signal cables: TRANSPARENT AUDIO MUSICLINK - USB: Audioquest Cinnamon - Speaker: VanDenHull Clearwater) - PowerConditioning : System&Magic Blacknoise 2500 + Blacknoise Powercords joker.

Secondary Setup:
Carver SD/A 350 Carousel + Carver C5 + Carver TFM-15 + Chario Academy 1 (cables: Signal: Monstercable Interlink 400 Mk II - Speaker: VanDenHull Clearwater)
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