Steakface
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Steakface

Acquaintance, Male, 32, from Michigan

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Just finished the stock BH Crack. Better than I expected after some tube rolling with the HD650. Apr 28, 2017

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    1. Steakface
      Steakface
      Just finished the stock BH Crack. Better than I expected after some tube rolling with the HD650.
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      3. Steakface
        Steakface
        I can def make out the sluggishness with the stock circuitry, got thinking of speedballing it as soon as I get a chance. I'm running a 6080 Bendix slotted graphite column that I got for a good price, as well as an RCA 5814A. Prices for the 5998's are getting pretty crazy, are they worth the increase in SQ?
        Apr 29, 2017
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      4. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        When I had the Crack a few yrs ago, the 5998 was regularly avail for around $70. Not sure what it goes for now, but I would've payed up to $90 for a good, non-micronphonic one. It's rugged and I found the sq a noticeable step up over the 6080 tubes I had (both solid & slotted graphite plates). I remember the 6080 sounding warmer, lusher, and slower than the more neutral, cleaner, more detailed 5998.
        Apr 29, 2017
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      5. Steakface
        Steakface
        I've been checking eBay on them for the past few months, I routinely see them up for $120 - $150 so I'll prb get the speedball first and hopefully catch a good deal one day. Checked that Tungsram you mentioned - seems like it would be a good fit for the crack. I like the RCA 5814A the most out of the 12AU7 tubes I have (RCA Clear Top, Amperex Bugle Boy, HP branded Sylvania tube) but am curious about other options.
        Apr 29, 2017
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    2. Steakface
      Steakface
      Just finished moving into the new house and my gear sounds better - not slightly glarey like it used to be. Might be better electicity here
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Might be a better room.
        Apr 19, 2017
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Dec 6, 1984 (Age: 32)
    Location:
    Michigan
    I've been in this hobby for about a year. I think it's fun to find different audio setups, good and bad.

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    Mobo optical / CD Transport coax --> Bimby --> Vali 2/BH Crack --> HD650