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    Default yet another happy Dodd ELP owner

    I got the Dodd I picked up off Audiogon (with ND13's help, thanx again!!)
    and some 6922 tubes (JAN I think) from unc2701 (Thanx to you too)

    It is a significant improvement over the Radii I was using, not that I didnt like that unit, it served me well.

    The Dodd is definitly more detailed across the board. The bass responce seems very slightly diminished, and a skosh more warmth would be nice, but I'm assuming these little issues will be rectified with some tube rolling. It can also be my basement, as I said before, I definitly have listening environment issues I will have to address to get to the next level.

    Oddly enough, this thing seems to make my amp work harder. more gain perhaps? the power meters on my Carver dance around like hell when I push them, where the Radii seemed to struggle to get higher volumes. Basically, with the Dodd, I have good sound at any volume level I choose, up to, and well beyond, my volume comfort level. its just clean and effortless.

    so now, just as I asked with my Jolida, I'm hoping to get tube suggestions from the more learned amongst us, especially Dodd owners.
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

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    Lou,

    So far, my favorite tubes have been the Amperex Bugle Boys from Holland(6DJ8 w/ white lettering vintage 1961+/-). The perfect tube, so far. Believe it or not, the new 6922 Groove Tubes sound really good right out of the box(got them for $19.80 shipped for a matched pair). They look like a copy of the Amperex to me. The 6DJ8 Amperex Globes that RuSs brought to me sound real nice, too, just not enough hours on them yet to really judge. I've got some Eis and Siemans on the way. The Jan 6922 blue letters I have aren't burned in yet, either.
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    60's vintage Amperex and Siemens are both real nice in the ELP.

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    cool, looks like I have a starting point. Let the fun begin :)
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

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    I'll repeat myself 7308's if you can find em cheap... next bugle boys ;)
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    [QUOTE=faster100] myself 7308's if you can find em cheap... [QUOTE]


    There in lies the problem. Finding them cheap, if at all. The cheapest I've been able to find "true" 7308s has been in the $100+ range for each :D .
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    [QUOTE=ND13][QUOTE=faster100] myself 7308's if you can find em cheap...


    There in lies the problem. Finding them cheap, if at all. The cheapest I've been able to find "true" 7308s has been in the $100+ range for each :D .

    GOD@MN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    might have to hold off on trying 7308's .............LOL :p
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    Nah, if you find singles and aint anal :D about them being made within minutes of each other, close matched.. ive bought 3 singles at around 30 bucks each.. a good pair are around 80 -150 and a great pair from 125 -200 a pair..
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    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


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    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon1952
    60's vintage Amperex and Siemens are both real nice in the ELP.
    Yep, 2nd full week of listening and swapped in the Siemens. I'm leaning heavily on these over the Amperex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAGLJAM6
    Yep, 2nd full week of listening and swapped in the Siemens. I'm leaning heavily on these over the Amperex.
    I can't wait til those Siemens get here if they sound that good. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ND13
    I can't wait til those Siemens get here if they sound that good. :)
    They're on their way. Should have them by Friday ;)

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    First of all, congrats on your ELP. Glad to hear you're enjoying it.

    So far, you've been given a list of older tubes. IMO the Amperex 7308 is the best I've heard. For current production I like JJ 6922 best.

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    will look for some of those listed tubes to play with, I know they had bugle boys on sale at polkfest, if only I knew (smacking myself in the head)

    orderred some EI elites for kicks and giggles, I remember someone saying they liked them in the Dodd, and I love the 12AX7's in my Jolida.
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

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    Just moved into tubes last nite , AI line 1,any suggestions on tubes,brand/where to buy,currently using sovtek e88cc? I don't know why I did not make this move earlier,,great googlammoo :D glies
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    What'd you get George?
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel
    Just moved into tubes last nite , AI line 1,any suggestions on tubes,brand/where to buy,currently using sovtek e88cc? I don't know why I did not make this move earlier,,great googlammoo :D glies
    congradulations ohskigod on the new Dodd preamp! hey George,congradulations to you also. good things come to those who wait.tube world .com has recomendations for 6922/6JD8 family of tubes for the Audible illusions preamplifiers. yeah you waited a while to do the tube preamp thing but you sure got yourself a great one!.......thanks ........WCW III
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    :D I picked up an Audible Illusions L-1,my FIRST tube pre, I have been switching between fasters para-1200 and my last adcom 555 thru 1'cs,I'm like a kid in a candy store,even hooked up my old laserdisc,put on some hendrix, f-mac,back to dvd,--Santana, Page/Plant,then to CD's,,I think that I'll have to listen to everything again, the smoothness,seamless transition from mids to highs,,everything that I was missing in my system is now there,depth of soundstage,not to mention the warmth and ease of listening(bass also impressed me). Been up since 4am with the headphones,I'm just overwhelmed. Now, on to try a belles 350, I cannot thank the members of this forum enough,for the advice,hook ups,etc,, Thanks :D :D :D :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel
    :D I picked up an Audible Illusions L-1,my FIRST tube pre, I have been switching between fasters para-1200 and my last adcom 555 thru 1'cs,I'm like a kid in a candy store,even hooked up my old laserdisc,put on some hendrix, f-mac,back to dvd,--Santana, Page/Plant,then to CD's,,I think that I'll have to listen to everything again, the smoothness,seamless transition from mids to highs,,everything that I was missing in my system is now there,depth of soundstage,not to mention the warmth and ease of listening(bass also impressed me). Been up since 4am with the headphones,I'm just overwhelmed. Now, on to try a belles 350, I cannot thank the members of this forum enough,for the advice,hook ups,etc,, Thanks :D :D :D :D
    a Belles 350 WOW! you are talking about some serious gear there buddy.David Belles is a great audio designer and the 350 is his top of the line power amplifier. you are picking out some really great stuff man!
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    I have heard that the AI pre's and the belles amps are a match "made in heaven", its at least worth a listen, as I have a unit lined up for an audition in my home(local seller),, we'll see :)

    Opps, did not mean to deviate from the original thread,, a thousand pardons,,gonna go tube shopping :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAGLJAM6
    Yep, 2nd full week of listening and swapped in the Siemens. I'm leaning heavily on these over the Amperex.
    I did a couple of hours of listening with the CBSs(Siemens) and I think they are an excellent tube. I still like the Bugles a tad more, due to a tighter and deeper bass response. The Ei Elite gold pins look to be almost new. I think they need a little more burn-in, but they were definitely a great value. They were better with jazz than with rock. In alot of ways equal to the Siemens, but not quite as detailed, yet.

    As far as the Siemens go, when I had them driving the monos, which I've put some very nice Telefunken Diamond 12ax7s in, they were alot more on par with the Bugle Boys, but when switching over to the AMC 2100, the ass end went away. Maybe it was the tube pre/tube amp combo that meshed so well????

    Anyway, I hope that gives you a little more insight on the 6DJ8/6922/7308 variants.
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    Good morning, WW & ND,I need some advice, I have the opportunity to get a Krell KSA 200b-200/ch or a belles 350a, both are about the same price.good shape Current system, A I L-1 Rotel 955 cd, 1 c's, velodyne uld 15 (may not need anymore). I need to pull the trigger soon, any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance :)

    Edit; anyone else with experience in this area please feel free to jump in :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel
    Good morning, WW & ND,I need some advice, I have the opportunity to get a Krell KSA 200b-200/ch or a belles 350a, both are about the same price.good shape Current system, A I L-1 Rotel 955 cd, 1 c's, velodyne uld 15 (may not need anymore). I need to pull the trigger soon, any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance :)

    Edit; anyone else with experience in this area please feel free to jump in :)
    Hey George, i know a guy on the audiocircles who had a KSA 200 and without warning the main board in the amplifier fried and it cost him a bundle to fix. the Belles Amplifiers are supposed to have very good synergy with the Audible illusions preamplifiers.my last two amplifier choices have been monoblocks and i very much prefer 1 Amplifier per channel for two channel audio.this allows me another degree of seperation just like when i went to a seperate amplifier and preamplifier. this is a personal choice and your mileage may vary. good luck....thanks....WCW III
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    Thanks :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel
    Thanks :)
    Hey George, i was doing a little research on the Belles 350 A and it is a dual mono design that weighs 65 lbs. i love overbuilt gear because it always seems to be much more problem free. if the synergy is as good between your Audible Illusions preamplifier and this power amplifier as i have heard it is. this may be the last two channel amplifier your main rig will ever see! dual monos are much better than normal stereo amplifiers. it means that you have two seperate amplifiers sharing a single chassis. this is a good thing!
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    George,

    I'd listen to WCW, on this. I'm sort of in the same situation that you are. From William's suggestion, I will be looking into an Odyssey. I was also looking into a Belles amp. I have never heard or read anything negative about the Belles gear, but have no personal experience with them. I've been away from the hobby since about 1993-94 and just got back into the "ADDICTION" late last year. I have alot of catching up to do when it comes to more modern gear. My last "NICE" rig consisted of Harman Kardon seperates and Advent Maestros(which I still have). When I was active, tubes were only reserved for the very wealthy and the lucky people that either inherited some old Mac stuff or found an estate sale or auction. Now, "quality" tube gear is readily available to the average hobbyist which, in my opinion, has sparked new interest in our hobby/passion for lots of people.

    I have to make some sort of decision, soon, as to which type of amp I want to utilize, all-tube, hybrid, or SS.
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    Thanks guys,I too got back into the game,earlier this year, I am just overwhelmed with my newly acquired 1c's and L-1, I have been selling off my adcom gear and other items that are sitting around,so now I have some cash (thanks to the k-horn sale) . I appreciate the quick responces, I believe that I'm going to grab the Belles 350a and relax and enjoy the sound for awhile :)
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    Don't think you can go wrong with that amp.

    Enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by ND13
    Don't think you can go wrong with that amp.

    Enjoy
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    Get the Belles 350 A.
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    I will comply :D :D
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