Abbas dac 2.1 se

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Ive heard the lampizator big 7 against abbas 2.1se on two occasions. So yes, its extrapolation and generalisation.
Big 7 MK1 or MK2?

My understanding is that the engine 53 isn't your run of the mill delta sigma?

I really can't decide arh!

I would be using the dac into type 45 DHT preamp.
 

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I'm not convinced that the Lampizator solution offers a "plastic" digital source. Let's be honest folks, Lampizator isn't synonymous with that description?
 

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I'm not convinced that the Lampizator solution offers a "plastic" digital source. Let's be honest folks, Lampizator isn't synonymous with that description?

Get the lampi then. But dont blame me if it cant match your neighbour’s abbas.
 

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Big 7 MK1 or MK2?

My understanding is that the engine 53 isn't your run of the mill delta sigma?

I really can't decide arh!

I would be using the dac into type 45 DHT preamp.

For Lampi you can use 45 too, the best are the EML globe anniversary. The solid plate are preferred in amps, both solid plate and mesh work in Lampi, the mesh are better on vocals but solid plate is preferred on other instruments. Also the Lampi 45 is similar to the EML globe anniversary. They are quite better than normal EML or KR 45
 

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I have KR 45s in my KR Audio P135 and plan on getting some EML globes, however they are €900 from JAC
 

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I have KR 45s in my KR Audio P135 and plan on getting some EML globes, however they are €900 from JAC

They are worth it compared to KR 45. I like KR amps but even the yamamoto which was being sold used for 1800 was better than the P135. I tried P135 with various valves and definitely the EML solid plate works better in it.

For Lampi don't get the 300b, even if it sounds good in amps. The 45 after you get one set you can use in amp, pre, and Lampi so you will know. Apart from those two get the PX25 (either KR or RK), and 242 (KR or RK). You can get one with your Lampi itself, the other you will need to buy. Then depending on what sounds best, sell the other one.

Sorry just realized this was an Abbas thread so please let's move to Lampi thread.
 

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I was planning on getting the best300.com Lampizator which is fixed to 300b.

Having WhatsApped Lukasz Fikus about this odd dac he told me that it is basically a big 7 MK2 in a non-DHT case with no balanced or heater switching options.

It also used the same miflex copper caps.

Basically it is a steal compared to a big 7.

Lukasz also admitted that the best300b is superior to a GG1
 

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I was planning on getting the best300.com Lampizator which is fixed to 300b.

Having WhatsApped Lukasz Fikus about this odd dac he told me that it is basically a big 7 MK2 in a non-DHT case with no balanced or heater switching options.

It also used the same miflex copper caps.

Basically it is a steal compared to a big 7.

Lukasz also admitted that the best300b is superior to a GG1

The whole point of getting a Lampi is that the valves can be rolled to suit gain and impedance of the system, plus preference. I don't see much point in getting a Lampi that will stay fixed in sound with stock valves, except for budget reasons. Please move Lampi discussion to another thread.
 

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Hey guys

Just FYI I've joined the Abbas bandwagon and bought 4.1 SE with 2.3 lid for larger 6X5G bottle rectifiers.

I just have to hear one for myself!
 
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Awesome.

Its the pcm58 based version. Artnet has one of those and likes it. Abbas says it is more “precise” sounding than the tda1541 based model. I havent heard it myself but im sure its a great dac.

My 2.1se came with a philips ecg 5687 which is good but i liked a tung-sol better.
 
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As I have a type 45 DHT preamp I don't want too much "romance" in my sound so I like the idea of a bit more precision.

I've bought a nice Cossor 6X5G and a TS black plate D getter 5687. I'll also order a GEC 6X4.

I'll use directly into my Aries G2 for the burn in process and then I'll try an Audio GD DI-20 DDC to see how that improves things.

If I like what I hear I'll place a deposit for a 3.2 signature.
 

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I've been really enjoying my Abbas 4.0 Gold. Would certainly like to hear a 3.2 at some point as well.
 

HungarianPal

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Guys,
Have you heard from Abbas since the Russian invasion of Ukraine started?
He is Ukrainian and may be fighting in the army.
 

limberpine

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Guys,
Have you heard from Abbas since the Russian invasion of Ukraine started?
He is Ukrainian and may be fighting in the army.
I emailed him right before it started and have not heard back. I have another thread on the Hifihaven forum where some people had heard from him initially, but no longer.
 

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I emailed him right before it started and have not heard back. I have another thread on the Hifihaven forum where some people had heard from him initially, but no longer.
I hope he's alright.
 

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