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New pre impressions...

Post by HRDROKN » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:00 pm

So as most of you know.... I had to do a little amp shuffling as I lost my Carver M1.0t MKII .002 that was driving my LF. The thing that sucks is just THAT change was going to change the sound. Good thing I had spent much time lately with both amps and had a good grasp on their sound.

Back to the Dared pre... I let her warm up for an hour (stock tubes) this morning before setting down for a listen. Put in some Neil Young...

Although changes are suttle in some areas... the vocal range is the biggest change, wider presentation (I thinking I can play with speaker placement some more now if that makes sense), just a little more warmth. So I put in some Stevie Ray Vaughn and had the same impressions.

The highs sound more detailed or crisp, kinda not where I wanted to be with horns, but then again... stock tubes.

So I listened to her for about 3 hours this morning.


And decided to go ahead and roll out the 5UG4, 6V6, and 12AT7... all singles.

Warmer her back up now!

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Post by treitz3 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:15 pm

Keep what happens in your britches to yourself... :wink:

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Re: New pre impressions...

Post by HRDROKN » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:40 pm

OK... so I'm starting to notice the differences in the LF amp (what I didn't like) more now. The TFM is dryer, lacking a warmth compare to the M1.0t... the odd thing about it is that they are like opposite when I flip flop them, where as the TFM drives the HF better, smoother!

](*,)

OK.. so changing the singles just seemed to do almost nothing, so maybe it's time to put the Sovtek 12AX7's in now.

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Re: New pre impressions...

Post by kingman » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:31 pm

Ahh!!! The quest continues......
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Re: New pre impressions...

Post by OconeeOrange » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:41 pm

HRDROKN wrote:OK... so I'm starting to notice the differences in the LF amp (what I didn't like) more now. The TFM is dryer, lacking a warmth compare to the M1.0t... the odd thing about it is that they are like opposite when I flip flop them, where as the TFM drives the HF better, smoother!

](*,)

OK.. so changing the singles just seemed to do almost nothing, so maybe it's time to put the Sovtek 12AX7's in now.

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Re: New pre impressions...

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:59 am

OconeeOrange wrote:
HRDROKN wrote:OK... so I'm starting to notice the differences in the LF amp (what I didn't like) more now. The TFM is dryer, lacking a warmth compare to the M1.0t... the odd thing about it is that they are like opposite when I flip flop them, where as the TFM drives the HF better, smoother!

](*,)

OK.. so changing the singles just seemed to do almost nothing, so maybe it's time to put the Sovtek 12AX7's in now.

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Re: New pre impressions...

Post by HRDROKN » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:56 pm

So I've been noticing that just when I think things sound like (as sugar cock would say) ASS!

I can put in some country and everything sounds sweet? Whats up with that....


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Re: New pre impressions...

Post by PDR » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:24 pm

Look on the back of the new room treatments you just put in.......if they're stamped country.....
Youll have to trade them in for Rock ones..... O:)

I dont know why country is recorded better on average. I am not really a fan but I have some Llye lovitt(sp?) and
some Steve Earl that sounds excellent....besides those 2.....not so much a fan. I was lucky and picked up a
2 cd set of "Heart" the other day that sound very good.
All the stuff Dramatico does sounds great but I dont like their artists besides Katie Melua....those are awesome recordings.

On a serious note....how do you like your new treatments?

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Re: New pre impressions...

Post by BillD » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:24 pm

Well, country normally sounds like...
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Re: New pre impressions...

Post by HRDROKN » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:51 pm

PDR wrote: On a serious note....how do you like your new treatments?
I think I should have paid more attention to them long ago... more apparent as the volume level goes up, which I guess makes sense.
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