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  1. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Seems that they are working on a solution, news by eo Sep.
  2. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Thank you for the hint to the GraphitAudio footers! I‘m using a dedicated platform from Akustik Manufaktur called „The Rock“ which improved the SQ of the TRP IMO with the standard footers, will look for the GraphitAudio ones. I had an email conversation with Lampizator concerning upgrade...
  3. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    When you say „softer“ is this a matter of gain or sound impression? With gain, the TRP has enough headroom according to my listening experience.
  4. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Thanks @highstream looking forward to read more, when the TRP returns from Poland!
  5. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Golden Atlantic TRP 3 is beyond the Horizon , any idea what it will inherit?
  6. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    I ordered as well a Sophia pair to give it a try. One of my GEC KT66 quit after approx. two years now, Fortunately, I‘ve a spare pair . My previous ranking was GEC KT66, Psvane 6CA7, GL KT77. Currently I use the 6CA7 and are pleased with the progress I hear after more hours of operation. I can...
  7. fbs

    SET amp owners thread

    Agree, the Athos 10&12 are more the successor of the old Monitor series and they are very SET friendly!
  8. fbs

    SET amp owners thread

    Great gear presented in this thread, I noticed so far. I was a little active in the Lampizator Golden Atlantic TRP thread, so here is my listening room around the Silvercore TB3/1000 SET amps with a Valvet Soulshine 2 MK2 preamp:
  9. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Yes, the stock EL34 is a good starting point :), :rolleyes: no it will not be perfect unless you stop immediately following this thread. ;)
  10. fbs

    Improvements from isolation?

    I fully agree to your findings, that isolation is an important factor. I did some tests mainly focusing on my tube power amps with Akustik Manufaktur platforms. Picture shows a test platform, I‘m awaiting now the final handcrafted ones in high gloss white, the isolation technique is identical...
  11. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Very nice report, interesting output tubes. Keen to read about the further recti comparisons.
  12. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Congrats on the TRP, please comment on your listening experience. Which tubes did you choose?
  13. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    In my experience with ACME 274B/GEC KT66 it will definitely open over the next few weeks, enjoy!
  14. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Depends on the SQ of the USB output IMO. I did a comparison between an Antipodes EX with direct USB output to the TRP. The SQ was on the same level as an USBridge, the USBridge Sig with a LPS is my current favorite with a Calisto cord. Roon core is on a .Mac Mini, a Bonn N8 serves as a switch.
  15. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    For clarification: Are you using HQ Player w/o upsampling to DSD or the Roon native player? I cannot comment on HQ Player, but made the same experience with Roon native player and prefer non-oversampling, even with Audirvana, same result.
  16. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Sorry, no progress in tube comparisons, I swapped back to Psvane 274b/GEC KT66, and focus on some listening room tweakings (audiophile circuit breaker, separate power line and racks for my SET amps ;):p). Will take some time.
  17. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Hi David, excellent decision, I went directly to TRP after having the chance to listen to an A1 in some versions. For the tubes I started with a standard 5C3S/EL34 combo, upgraded first with a Gold Lion KT77. The recti was exchanged with a RK 5UG4, and luckily I found a pair of NOS GEC KT66...
  18. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Sorry Ed, he has to first send a pair to Bavaria :)
  19. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    My mistake, should be as well the RK 5U4G Anniversary edition, but my favorite is still the ACME.
  20. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    @Golum Interesting report from Fabio on the Psvane 6CA7 and maybe I give it a chance. I cannot comment on tha Taka recti, for me the combo of ACME 274b with GEC KT66 NOS is still my favorite over Gold Lion KT77 and the KR 5U4G.
  21. fbs

    Lampizator DAC on all the time?

    I power down the TRP after the daily listening session as well as my further tube gear. NOS tubes are to rare to get and of course expansive.
  22. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    I just received the ACME 274b two days ago and ran it with my GEC NOS KT66 and can agree with @Golum clear, detailed, spacious (!!!), airy (!!) compared to the RK5U4G. I listened to the HighRes version of Jazz at the Pawnshop and cross checked with Stevie Ray. The impression after these first...
  23. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Hi Ed, I‘m unsure where reasonable price ends for you, there is a shop in Germany, who has the tubes on stock and maybe VAT is partly deducted, they ship international: https://www.tubeampdoctor.com/en/kt66-g.e.c.-uk-nos/nib Cheers, Andreas
  24. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    As one of the crazy guys o_O, I hunted a ACME (think it's the regular version according to TAD) and will listen and report later my impressions...:D:cool:
  25. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    @Ed_K , thanks for the hint, I got a little bit lost with all the combinations.
  26. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Did you had a chance to compare ist with the GEC KT66?
  27. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    „Standard“ version or top 10%? Does it fit to the GEC KT66:rolleyes:
  28. fbs

    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Any opinion regarding the Brimar recti vs. RK 5U4G or others?

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