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Tubey Goodness!

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trav0810

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Post Wed May 08, 2013 1:46 pm

Tubey Goodness!

I really should take some time off from buying new gear and finish up the garage remodel so that I can actually set it all up right! However, I couldn't pass up the chance to own this beauty! It's a Pilot 505 amp, 38WPC and smooth as silk! This is the second Tube amp I have owned. The first was a 16WPC RCA rebuild. And while it had a beautiful sound, it kept me wanting for MORE POWER. This baby has it all. It ROCKS the vintage Klipsch Heresy's that I have hooked up to it and doesn't lose a bit of its soothing warmth as you crank it up. It has a much better, more defined bass than a lot of the tubes I have heard. So far, I have only listened to it with the Heresy's, but the Monitor 5's, Monitor 12's and SDA's will all get their turn.

This is a temporary set-up on the bench in my garage. I guess some speaker stands are next on the agenda.

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thuffman03

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Post Wed May 08, 2013 2:40 pm

Re: Tubey Goodness!

Very nice. I like tubes!
Some cool Carver stuff!
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trav0810

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Post Wed May 08, 2013 4:17 pm

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thuffman03 wrote:Very nice. I like tubes!


I liked tubes before. Now I am afraid that I am involved in a passionate love affair with tubes!
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Post Wed May 08, 2013 6:09 pm

Re: Tubey Goodness!

Congrats ! Enjoy the music!!! =D> \:D/ =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Post Wed May 08, 2013 6:21 pm

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Congrats!! =D> =D> 38 watts should really light up them old Heresy's quite nicely!
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Snoop65

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Post Wed May 08, 2013 9:06 pm

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I LOVE IT!!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D>
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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engtaz

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Post Thu May 09, 2013 4:18 am

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Congrats, S w e e t
engtaz


Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
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Magnaryder

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Post Sat May 25, 2013 12:12 pm

Re: Tubey Goodness!

engtaz wrote:Congrats, S w e e t


Figured a way around it Roy???

Nice rig!!!! I love Klipsch speakers...'specially my Fortes. You making it to the 'Fest?

ray
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trav0810

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Post Sat May 25, 2013 7:35 pm

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Magnaryder wrote:
engtaz wrote:Congrats, S w e e t


Figured a way around it Roy???

Nice rig!!!! I love Klipsch speakers...'specially my Fortes. You making it to the 'Fest?

ray



Thanks Ray. I'm not 100% sold on the Klipsch. With some of the music I have, like Norah Jones, they sound better than anything I have heard, but on the majority of my classic rock, I prefer my Polks. I'd like to try out a larger set of Klipsch like the Cornwalls or even the LaScalas.

No, I won't be going to the fest this year. Maybe next year if it all works out.
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trav0810

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Post Mon May 27, 2013 3:20 pm

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jjptkd wrote:Congrats!! =D> =D> 38 watts should really light up them old Heresy's quite nicely!


Well, I'm not too sure about the Watts. Another "tube guy" told me that my amp is not capable of that kind of wattage, he said it was more likely 18WPC or so. Who knows. All I know is IT JAMS!
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Post Tue May 28, 2013 7:05 pm

Re: Tubey Goodness!

Enjoy! =D> =D> =D>
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