Sweet! How do you like it?
Beautiful, you even paired it with the same headphones I was using with it! Enjoy man and tell us all about it.
Thanks! I haven't had a lot of time with it yet, but am really very happy so far. I love the dynamics of kick drums, and the tone of snares. I haven't done any diligent A/B comparisons, but I think that I've noticed several points where electric bass and guitars were played with minor variations in volume or slightly varied picking which passed me by before.
Decay of strings and drums, and especially cymbals, is more realistic/live sounding, but I haven't found the words to describe the difference. The attacks are also somehow very immediate and impactful, without being harsh or "crispy", which is again closer to the live sound. Overall there is a greater clarity, especially across the upper mids through treble.
Essentially all of my serious listening previously has been through SS amps, and I'm now thinking that I might be starting to understand what people mean by "BJT veil" or similar. This is eye-opening, very very cool.
Which tubes did it come with?
electro-harmonix 12AY7 (stock I assume) and some International 12AZ7's that I don't know much about. I listened to the stock tubes a bit, then switched to the NOS ones, which I'm preferring.
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