Discussion in 'AK Fest 2004' started by MikE, Feb 22, 2004.
Craig's [NOS Valves] TT
MikE's Tube Caddy
MikE's case w/RCA ux245 globe's
MikE's Shunyata Hydra PLC
MikE's Moth s45 SET / Rack / Amp Platform
Very good time, if only to finally met the other 2/3 of the "AK brain trust", as well as sampling very nice sound from every room. MikE
Closeup of RCA ux245 Globes
Brian's Almarro M33-X
Your reply got zapped with the original thread - sorry. Weirdest thing, after so many posts instead of adding another photo/post it would erase the previous photo/post?! So I asked Grump to delete the entire thread. The Cain sub is beautiful, I'm afraid my photos don't do it justice. Brian was selling the Cain speakers/sub at half price and someone [Tony Ho?] snapped up the sub [quick] to pair with his Abby's.
Moth "Spec sheet"
The tubes in the aluminum carrying case are RCA ux245 [45 type] Globes. The ones in the amp are my EML solid plate 45's and the ones in the tube caddy in bubble wrap are National-Union ST 45's. We only listened to the EMLs. Thanks for the comment on the pixs! Here's a better photo of the ux245. MikE
Mike, I'll just post again, Nice Pics!!! :
That sign in the picture says the 45 DRD is only 1.8wpc? I would
have thought it would be more. Did you get a chance to run them
along with yours?
The only tubes I ran were the EML's which are rated at 3.5wpc. The NOS ST 45's are 2wpc and the Globes 1.8wpc. The other ratings listed are for 2a3's which are 3.5-5wpc, again depending on the particular output [2a3] tube. So when we compared the the Yamamoto and the Moth it wasn't really a fair comparision because Brian was using the "stock" NOS ST 45's and many of the differences he noted I attributed to the EML 45. It has a higher rated output and subjectivly sounds even more robust than that. Of course, there were other variables at play as well. Brian was using the Yamamoto pre-amp and when you factor in the design and parts of the two amps it's hard to say what affected what. We did hooked up the pre-amp to the Moth and we both felt it "didn't need it", that it worked just fine in passive mode. MikE
Why didn't you try the EMLs in the Yamamoto?
PS. Even with DSL, this thread is painfull to open.
Would have loved to hear Brian's new Yomamoto amp
Jack...is this better for page loading?
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