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  1. #1
    Join Date: Dec 2015

    Location: Alicante. Spain.

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    I'm Adrian.

    Default FS Cary 805c SET monoblocks

    Okay so these just don't gel with my new Tannoys so they have to go.

    Here's some information.

    50 watts rms output from 6sl7 pre-driver/300b main driver/845 output tubes.

    Currently has 1940's Tung Sol brown base 6sl7, Shuguan Black Treasure 300b and PSvane Hifi Series 845 tubes. Lots of life left on them.

    Has user adjustable negative feedback.

    Has speaker taps for 4, 8 and 16ohm.

    Has balanced and single ended inputs.

    Has user and easy adjustable bias.

    Comes with original baseplate and custom baseplate with fans for cooling - I use these.

    No functional issues. Cosmetically 9/10.

    Work beautifully with Ane's!

    Very heavy - 45kg each.

    Double boxed and in original wooden crates.

    Retail for current model is circa 12k. Yours for 2,300 + shipping (approx 200 in Europe).

    PM if interested. PayPal only.
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    Bump...
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    Join Date: Jun 2015

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    They seem like a bargain. Why don't they gel with Tannoys I would (from a relatively uninformed point of view) have thought they were perfect? Have you tried changing other components in the chain, cables etc?

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    It seems to me that dual concentric Tannoys are a bit more demanding than their specs would suggest. In my experience, they need quite a bit of current to show their best, but don't work well with amps with too low or too high output damping factor ... hence big push-pull valve amps, rather than SETs or (most) solid-state amps. There's quite a few of us on AoS who've come to the same conclusion. But, yes, these are superb amps ...

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    I've tried to get them to sing with the Tannoys but they don't give their best - I even brought the Ane's out of the spare room and hooked them up - fantastic - but wth the Tannoys no. At low levels yes but higher volumes no - they lose grip - but that's with zero feedback, they tighten up with feedback applied but that's a compromise in my book.

    They are superb, and at 46kg each a lot of iron for the money. A quick Google will tell you the general opinion.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    Join Date: May 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by petrat View Post
    It seems to me that dual concentric Tannoys are a bit more demanding than their specs would suggest. In my experience, they need quite a bit of current to show their best, but don't work well with amps with too low or too high output damping factor ... hence big push-pull valve amps, rather than SETs or (most) solid-state amps. There's quite a few of us on AoS who've come to the same conclusion. But, yes, these are superb amps ...
    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    I've tried to get them to sing with the Tannoys but they don't give their best - I even brought the Ane's out of the spare room and hooked them up - fantastic - but wth the Tannoys no. At low levels yes but higher volumes no - they lose grip - but that's with zero feedback, they tighten up with feedback applied but that's a compromise in my book.

    They are superb, and at 46kg each a lot of iron for the money. A quick Google will tell you the general opinion.
    So what this really means is that MY 8L6 should go to the top of YOUR wish list!!
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    Join Date: Dec 2015

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    I have considered it.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

  8. #8
    Join Date: Mar 2017

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    Adrian, did you get to chat with Will at Radford?
    Source: Win10 server, Win10 Mini-ITX Renderer running JRiver
    DAC / Preamp: Perreaux DP32
    Amp: Radford Revival STA25, TubeHunter Class D IRS2092
    Speakers:, Kudos Cardea C2, Acoustic Research 8BX (modded)
    Power Conditioner: ISOtek Qube 1kw
    Currently resting: Chevron Paradox NDF16 DAC, Radford Revival Prototype preamp, Paul Baldwin 405C amp, Arcam 290P, Sony TA-VA8ES, PMC LB1 Signature, Micromega MyDac

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    I emailed him but haven't heard anything and haven't had time to call him. I have some free time tomorrow so will try to.

    I'm also speaking with nick Gorham about a custom build.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

  10. #10
    Join Date: Mar 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    I emailed him but haven't heard anything and haven't had time to call him. I have some free time tomorrow so will try to.

    I'm also speaking with nick Gorham about a custom build.
    Well LDA products are way beyond what I would wish to afford but have heard them at various shows and they never fail to impress. Will the P6s work with your Tannoys?
    Source: Win10 server, Win10 Mini-ITX Renderer running JRiver
    DAC / Preamp: Perreaux DP32
    Amp: Radford Revival STA25, TubeHunter Class D IRS2092
    Speakers:, Kudos Cardea C2, Acoustic Research 8BX (modded)
    Power Conditioner: ISOtek Qube 1kw
    Currently resting: Chevron Paradox NDF16 DAC, Radford Revival Prototype preamp, Paul Baldwin 405C amp, Arcam 290P, Sony TA-VA8ES, PMC LB1 Signature, Micromega MyDac

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