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In Reply to: RE: Initial A/B test between PP and SE 6bq5 amps posted by vinnie2 on June 27, 2017 at 04:02:16
Many years ago, I had the chance to audition both an Ongaku and then a Kegon, in the same room, driving the same pair of Audio Note speakers, with the same program sources. What struck me most about that experience is that both amplifiers sounded "good", but they definitely also sounded "different". This suggested to me at that time that each gave a slightly flawed but pleasant take on reality. (Flawed in different ways.) It was so long ago that I can no longer recall specifics of what I heard, but I was left wondering which was the more "real". This is in contrast to what you say regarding the similarity in sound of your three SETs. The Kegon and Ongaku did have different power supplies, the Kegon being much more elaborate and on a separate chassis. Maybe that's the key.
Actually each of the set amps has a separate psu chassis and each was designed using psud2 and well established guidelines, so I don't think that was it. Thanks for the info though.
So, you're saying that each of the PSs is well designed but different in one way or another from each other? If so, then that is parallel with the Ongaku/Kegon comparison that I heard: different output tubes and different PSs. I had assumed that all three of your SETs were using identical PSs, albeit maybe delivering different DC voltages to suit the different output tubes.
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