Interesting products...however, I am finding that currently the Ayon Helios works better with my speakers than the Entropy. Perhaps the DeForrest pre is the difference (it is a quite interesting design) or the tube rectification on the Diamond monos (the Entropy is SS rectification)...or perhaps the silver output transformers (I think the Entropy is using more pedestrian copper). I had very high hopes for the Entropy Diamond given the very cool design of only two tubes per channel, both of which are DHT from Emission labs. The Ayon is more spacious (particularly with depth) and has more grunt and texture in the bass. Disappointing thus far...Those Amare amps ( De Forest Pre and Diamond monoblocks) were the best I auditioned at home with my former AG Duo Omega.
Have you by chance heard the Amplifon SET 42 se? This is also an interesting amp from Poland.Under this time I have had C2 . And yes , it was a bit better but having already 3 sources I did not want the separete amplification. The integrated Entropy was less convincing.
If you have never tried one of the 6C33C based Ayons, give a Spark Delta (the integrated version of Helios) a try. I am preferring this sound on my speakers to the Crossfire 3 I used to have.Under this time I have had C2 . And yes , it was a bit better but having already 3 sources I did not want the separete amplification. The integrated Entropy was less convincing.
I had two Amplifon amps in the past - WT 30 II and WT 40 II but not with AGs.Have you by chance heard the Amplifon SET 42 se? This is also an interesting amp from Poland.
A colleague of mine heard it with Voxativ field coil drivers in a backloaded horn and thought it was the amp he has been waiting for his whole life. Now, he is not a SET guy per se (although he does have an interesting AS-125 from Line Magnetic, which has real potential as well) but he has heard a fairly large number of different well regarded ones and was totally blown away by this one...so much so that he ordered one!I had two Amplifon amps in the past - WT 30 II and WT 40 II but not with AGs.
Then Amplifon TACD player with Philips mechanism which my nearly 40 years old son is still using, Mullard NOS .
I did not try SET 42 though but some fellow audiophiles uses it with less efficient than AG speakers.
I’d love to help on that Deadwax but I went from stock on the 300Bs. I have read twice someone swapping out from Psvane Acmes to the current WE300Bs and preferring the Western Electrics but I don’t have any data points at all on the EMLs unfortunately. I continue to be impressed by the WEs and would only suggest that they have a real rightness to them overall.Which 300B tubes were you using before the WE's?...stock? I'm using the EML 300B-XLS's in my LM805 and am quite happy but I have to say these WE's are intriguing. Just wondering if I'd recognize much of an incremental difference in sound over the EML's.
Which 300B tubes were you using before the WE's?...stock? I'm using the EML 300B-XLS's in my LM805 and am quite happy but I have to say these WE's are intriguing. Just wondering if I'd recognize much of an incremental difference in sound over the EML's.
I had also considered going with the new Moly version of the Elrog 300Bs and the TM300B which Thomas Mayer has developed and apparently he considers closer in some ways to recalling a 46 tube in nature apparently. Great to have even more choice again.Both KR and Elrog 300bs are better than EML XLS. Elrog is better than KR. dunno about the new WEs.
Thomas Mayer seems to be saying the new Elrog Moly and his TM are more neutral and resolving again than their other version of the 300B… I’m tempted to get his TM to try and have as an alternative to compare when possible.The EML is colored. The Tak is a bit forward, dense mids. The KR and Elrog are more transparent, the Elrog more than the KR. That said, some amps can be made to voice to a specific tube.
Hi DavidTotally unrelated question: anyone here own, tried or heard the Audio Note 211 tube named AN-4242E, made by Psvane? Thanks in advance!
Greetings from Switzerland, David.
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