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    grosen

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    Post by grosen on Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:37 pm

    Haven't seen many new pics here lately so I thought I'd post some of my mostly VTA system.  Everything is basically stock except for the cheap and easy walnut trays for the PH16x and ST-120. The system is a VPI Scout w/Clearaudio Virtuoso v2 --> PH16x --> Sachs Model 2 --> ST-120 --> Troels Gravesen Fusion speakers, with a Bluesound Node 2i for streaming.  Two tube upgrades that made a big difference:  Mullard CV4003 in the center position in ST-120 and Matsushita/Mullard/National ECC88s in V1 and V2 of the PH16x.

    I'd like to thank Bob and Roy for making these kits available. Putting this system together has been a real pleasure.

    Gideon

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    Post by grosen on Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:17 pm

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    Picked up a 6SN7 -> 12AU7 adapter and gave this a try.  Funny looking, but so far it sounds pretty great.

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    Post by Dave_in_Va on Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:39 pm

    That big thing is a 6SN7?
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    Post by grosen on Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:15 am

    Dave_in_Va wrote:That big thing is a 6SN7?

    It is. The Shugang 6SN7/CV181s are all big and interesting looking. This one is called a 6SN7 WE plus. — I don’t know what the WE is supposed to mean, since Western Electric never made a 6SN7. But some people rave about them in 6SN7 preamps, so I thought I’d give them a try. They seem just a shade darker/warmer in the ST-120 compared to the Mullard CV4003 and the Gold Lion 12AU7. But so far I like what I’m hearing.
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    Post by mantha3 on Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:25 am

    Nice build! Well done!

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