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    02-23-2017, 01:00 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Do you think it may sound better than a GTB? I'm expecting a GE 5692 brown base. :)
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    02-22-2017, 05:26 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Correction. Regarding the 1970's GE 6SN7GTB tube (with top series filament wire) I referred to, I must say that after my initial fascination with its...
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    02-21-2017, 04:01 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    I may have a new, personal, favorite tube for the Schiit Saga. It's a 1970's GE 6SN7GTB, with a series filament wire visible at the top and green...
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    02-18-2017, 10:10 AM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    I bought these: https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/socket-saver-8-pin You can also get them here:...
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    02-18-2017, 08:31 AM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    As suggested earlier by others, here's a tip for those rolling tubes with the Saga/Freya. Personally I started to worry about having to pull tubes by...
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    02-17-2017, 11:45 AM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    OK, so maximum volume would be best for tube 'burn-in'. Thanks.
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    02-17-2017, 10:15 AM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Okay, thanks. Z-out of the Saga is around 180 Ohms, which may vary with the tube used, but a 5k load should be fine (z-in of my power amp is 100k...
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    02-16-2017, 02:20 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    I have no (6SN7) tubes with 100 hours on them, but some may have run for ~50 hours. I must say I never noticed any significant SQ change in new tubes...
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    02-15-2017, 04:09 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Thanks for the review! So the Sophia might be somewhere between the Tungsol and the Psvane/Shuguang, as per the resulting sound quality of the Saga....
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    02-14-2017, 02:18 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    You're welcome. :) Let us know what you think of the Sophia Electric and the GE..
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    02-13-2017, 05:35 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Thanks. Something in my neighborhood or even in my home (though I tried disconnecting everything) is rather heavily leaking current/voltage into the...
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    02-13-2017, 03:39 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    So I'm very impressed by the performance of the Saga's stepped resistor-based attenuator with active tube-driven buffer stage. Nevertheless - in my...
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    02-12-2017, 06:30 AM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    The GE 6SN7GTB 1960s tubes come in slightly different models. The two I have are the same as called "NOS NIB GE 6SN7GTB Gray Flat-Aligned Plate O...
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    02-11-2017, 04:18 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    The Saga is a passive resistor-based volume control + an active tube buffer..
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    02-11-2017, 12:15 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    GE 6SN7GTB - matched pair They appear to be out of stock :( And the picture doesn't show the red labels I received..
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    02-11-2017, 11:17 AM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    A really amazing tube! I highly recommend it for the Schiit Saga. The Saga with this tube sounds better than anything I've tried in terms of...
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    02-11-2017, 06:40 AM
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10VtON9VjMAt3uyHC2-Oo2MjIa3orv9DKZfwiRQKmTAA/edit#gid=67340786&fvid=1968149103
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    02-10-2017, 09:36 PM
    "Time is the stream of flowing (temporal) events perceived by creature consciousness. Time is a name given to the succession-arrangement whereby...
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    02-10-2017, 08:11 PM
    ;)
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    02-10-2017, 07:49 PM
    Time is not a real/spatial dimension.. :eek:
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    02-10-2017, 05:27 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Sorry for the (slight) delay. I received the GE 6SN7GTB (1962 vintage) tube for the Saga. To be precise: a GE 6SN7GTB (EC33) red label, like this...
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    02-07-2017, 03:51 PM
    +1 Exactly. And I would be willing to pay quite a bit more if all MQA from Tidal would be the best available audiophile sound quality and not...
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    02-04-2017, 01:52 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Well, I was thinking that because the dual triodes of (e.g.) a single 6SN7 tube are obviously of the same make/series/date, matching Gm may yield a...
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    02-04-2017, 10:28 AM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Thanks for the link. Do you think matching Gm of the two sections of a *single* dual triode tube is more likely to indicate matched Mu and Rp, than...
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    02-03-2017, 05:37 AM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Hi Zackthedog. As you know, the electrical characteristics of a vacuum tube are commonly described by three variables: voltage gain (Mu),...
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    02-02-2017, 06:12 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Yes, I also found the new Tung-sol sounding better than the factory NOS Sovtek tube. And the 6SN7 is a double triode tube. I guess T1 stands for the...
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    02-02-2017, 05:14 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Not very likely, unless the input impedance of the Emotiva is below 2k Ohm. Maybe you created a ground loop somehow..
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    02-02-2017, 04:51 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    I haven't a clue as to what might be going wrong here. What's the input impedance of the Emotiva a-100?
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    02-02-2017, 04:02 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread MQA technical analysis in General Forum
    So what's the significance of what we see here?
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    02-02-2017, 03:46 PM
    Abtr replied to a thread Schiit Saga vs Freya in General Forum
    Well, I can assure you that the base of the Psvane CV181-T mkII is firmly attached to the valve. ;)
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Digital to Analog Converter(s):
Schitt Modi2 multibit
Preamplifier:
Schiit Saga
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Wyred4Sound ST500 MkII
Loudspeakers:
KEF LS50, Sunfire HRS12 (filtered at ~70Hz)
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AudioQuest Big Sur RCA and AQ Cinnamon USB
Miscellaneous:
Intona high speed USB isolator with Aqvox 5V USB LPS
Arcam CD23T CD-player (coax out) with Mutec MC-3+ S/PDIF reclocker

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(Current) system: USB CA source (PC, Mac) > Intona high speed USB isolator with Aqvox 5V USB LPS > Schiit Modi2 multibit USB DAC > Schiit Saga preamp (with GE 6SN7GTB tube) > Wyred4Sound ST500 MKII stereo power amp (feeding KEF LS50s) + active Sunfire HRS12 subwoofer (filtered at ~70Hz).

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Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
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USB, S/PDIF Coaxial (RCA)
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
Schitt Modi2 multibit
Preamplifier:
Schiit Saga
Amplifier(s):
Wyred4Sound ST500 MkII
Loudspeakers:
KEF LS50, Sunfire HRS12 (filtered at ~70Hz)
Interconnects:
AudioQuest Big Sur RCA and AQ Cinnamon USB
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Intona high speed USB isolator with Aqvox 5V USB LPS
Arcam CD23T CD-player (coax out) with Mutec MC-3+ S/PDIF reclocker
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