it´s not only about the tube, but also operating point and implementation
Thank you, Kedar! I think you do an amazing job with your videos, especially considering you are only using an iPhone and not some fancy recording device.iPhone 11 since august 2022, before that 8+, and even some 7+ if you go to the earlier ones.
To my ears the RCA 211 valves sound in combination with the Kagura’s clearly better than the GE 211 tubes.well, that kind of gels with my thinking. The preamp is doing the main magic, and I did find more tone, control, and dynamics on the Kagura, but a bit more emotion in the Gakuoh. I do agree using Amperex, United or WE in place of the RCA possibly could have added more emotion as well in the Kagura.
Agree with you: I also clearly prefer the Gakuohs mk I to the Gakuons. However, the Kagura’s with top notch nos valves (and I am not only referring the 211 valves but also to the four GZ 34 tubes per amp) sound to my ears superior to the Gakuons.Have only heard Kaguras in a non-optimal setting…however heard the predecessor Gakuon many times and preferred the Gahuoh by a significant margin…but your speaker needs to be sensitive and relatively easy load. I think with a very sensitive speaker (around 100dB) something like the Souga might be the one to go for…I have a good Silvercore 2A3 amp in the house and the sound with this tube is sublime.
To my ears the RCA 211 valves sound in combination with the Kagura’s clearly better than the GE 211 tubes.
I remember you said so in the past and I believe you. I have a quad of Amperex 211 as well as some UN 211 valves available but … one of the four United Electronics 211 tubes is not good (anymore). However, I will definitely listen to the Amperex 211 valves in the Kagura’s in the future.GE and RCA are Both are better than KR. Which is better than Psvane.
Amperex, United and WE 242c will be quite better than GE and RCA. The distance between Amperex and RCA is greater than that between RCA and KR.
Big thanks Ked, I also very much enjoyed the whole story. The engagement in the music really comes through the videos. It was especially great to hear the Kagura and Gakuoh go back to back and even more so paired up with the Diesis. As a big fan of OB horn that immediate open-ness and the unimpaired effortless free flowing lifelike characteristics really come through… especially combined with the nuance and timbral qualities of the WE 300B and the immediacy of Kondo with all silver attributes. Perhaps not so much a suspension of disbelief and more a suspension of time and space… and then there was Shostakovich as well. Most excellent and wonderful.
Amazing weekend with Chris. Had a good feel of all three rooms over two days to listen to he Magico M9s, Alsyvox, and the Kondo Diesis system with a compare of three Kondo amps.
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