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    Default New day, new amp :)

    Mastersound Compact 845 integrated amp

    Sounds big and powerful

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    Nice Enjoy

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    Congrats on the new gear.
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    Better wear sunglasses with that! Have fun.

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    Heck yea, good tunes and a suntan.

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    I agree with Bluefox, I thought it was a desk lamp!
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    Looks great. Congrats.
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    Enjoy your new amp :)

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    Pretty sweet! VERY bright!
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    Congrats man....comments on the sound ?

    BTW- that's the brightest tube amp I've ever seen.

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    That is a great looking amp with the combo of 6SN7s and 845s. That design is the most powerful 30wpc you'll ever own...

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    Glad you are enjoying the amp. Continue enjoying sir.
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    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Congrats man....comments on the sound ?

    BTW- that's the brightest tube amp I've ever seen.
    It sounds full , dynamic, yet sweet and very good bass. I've been rolling amp quite a lot recently but I think I will keep this one for quite some times :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianle View Post
    It sounds full , dynamic, yet sweet and very good bass. I've been rolling amp quite a lot recently but I think I will keep this one for quite some times :)
    Make sure you check the bias at least once a month!. Tubes get weaker with time.
    Make it simple...Make it better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanchile View Post
    Make sure you check the bias at least once a month!. Tubes get weaker with time.
    Thanks!

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    Very nice! Welcome to the world of directly heated triode (the real tube sound).
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    845 tube amp live up to its hypes :)

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    I think my amp rolling stops here :))
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    Any update on how that amp is treating you??
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    Are you having any issues biasing those 845 tubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by custopper30 View Post
    Any update on how that amp is treating you??
    Absolutely loving it. It's my new reference amp. Some people said using a preamp to pair with will improve the sound furthermore but I'm not ready to do that yet :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    Are you having any issues biasing those 845 tubes?
    Nope. I'm using Shuguang 845b and no bias issue at all.

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    Good to hear. I ran those tubes when I had an 845 amp and I thought they were great; I love the glow of the carbon. :)

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    Yup ... but now I have to give one of my speakers a good 2 feet away from the 845 amp due to excessive heat!

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