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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Maybe you just didn't like the KR RK 300B, then. Those (Ked's) EML Ltd Ed. 45s sound good my B7, but I didn't like the EML solid plate 45 much at all.

    I suspect a GG2 will out perform a Pacific if you don't like the valves in the Pacific, or vice versa.

    Which is your fave valve, Scott?
    Well Iíve tried Gold Lion 300B they were ok but the one tube failed after only 100hrs
    Then I was using Nos 45ís which seemed very musical. Then I bought 242ís and they just blew me away. Now Iím ready for a change and my new PX4ís are just burning in. First impressions are very positive. How about you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by vegman1973 View Post
    Well I’ve tried Gold Lion 300B they were ok but the one tube failed after only 100hrs
    Then I was using Nos 45’s which seemed very musical. Then I bought 242’s and they just blew me away. Now I’m ready for a change and my new PX4’s are just burning in. First impressions are very positive. How about you?


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    If the 242s worked in your system no other tube will sound close. 242s sometime distort due to high gain and impedance mismatch with pre, but if they work, they will kill everything else.

    Btw, 300bs are all different, and I have already tried the special 300bs from the Pacific.

    As for PX4, the PX25 and the special 45s are both better than the PX4s - but usually both may not work in a particular system, one or the other will. This is due to the fact that each Lampi and system have different gains, and there is some impedance matching with the pre.

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    Scott, are you Bill's friend Scott? Why don't you try his recti, it will outperform your NOS'

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzo View Post
    Scott, are you Bill's friend Scott? Why don't you try his recti, it will outperform your NOS'
    Yes Iím Billís mate. I enjoy experimenting with different Rectifiers. I suppose Iíll get the KR 5u4g eventually. As for tubes Iím enjoying the burn in of the PX4 after 242
    We all have our own preferences


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    Why would various rectifier valves 'sound different'? Surely there's only one type of DC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Why would various rectifier valves 'sound different'? Surely there's only one type of DC?
    Itís all to do with voltage and type of Rectifier. I sold my EML 5u4g as I found it far too laid back for my taste.


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    I've not experimented with rectifier valves, but as long as the current demands of the amplifier are met and the DC quality is good, would there be an influence on the sound? I find it hard to grasp how, as it's not part of the signal handling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I've not experimented with rectifier valves, but as long as the current demands of the amplifier are met and the DC quality is good, would there be an influence on the sound? I find it hard to grasp how, as it's not part of the signal handling.
    Iím only going on my own experience. But to my ears thereís definitely a difference. And because the Lampizator is very flexible when it comes to Rectifiers + DHT thereís a lot of playing to be had


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    Quote Originally Posted by vegman1973 View Post
    Iím only going on my own experience. But to my ears thereís definitely a difference. And because the Lampizator is very flexible when it comes to Rectifiers + DHT thereís a lot of playing to be had


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    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/dubs...thread.694525/

    Have a read at this



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    Quote Originally Posted by vegman1973 View Post
    I’m only going on my own experience. But to my ears there’s definitely a difference
    I don't doubt differences can be heard. But I'd love to know why. I'd also like to know if a good sold state rectifier is as audibly acceptable, as they do feature in some good amplifiers.

    There's not much chance of Lampizator equipment coming my way these days. Retirement means funds need to be kept well in check!
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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