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Old 17th October 2009, 09:25 AM   #211
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mucho drek from V+ will be transposed to upper Jfet
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Old 17th October 2009, 10:17 AM   #216
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Is this better
certainly is

but look - Papa is lately pretty generous , especially when Holidays are near ...

he'll reveal J2 schematic much before 100 pcs are sold ....... or - in worst case - they'll be sold in next 10 days , and you'll see schematic ;

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There will also be some diy projects that he will release too.
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Some bootstrating may be needed too
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Old 17th October 2009, 03:59 PM   #219
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Hi Jon, How musical and involving (goose bump factor) is J2 compared to several amps you had used before? How is the J2 compared to typical SET like 300B, 45, 845, etc?
Goosebumps? Not a problem. Assuming the rest of the system is up to it. We played a lacquer from DirectGrace recordings of a guitar at RMAF. The common comment - it did not sound like a stereo, it sounded like a guy in the room was playing guitar. And it was (almost) that good.

Comparing it to an SET is difficult because you run into the whole PP vs SE thing. They simply do things differently. Not to degrade SE (I often listen to one, and have a number of them), but in comparison to PP it is time for the Rose Colored Glasses (or beer googles if you prefer). Everything sounds a little more romantic, but not necessarily more accurate. And before you SET guys jump all over me, a good SET is a very lightly shaded rose colored glass, or just a very mellow beer buzz. A touch of flavor that you may love, or your system may prefer, or certain recordings sound better with.

That being said, the one thing I SET fans rave about is low level detail, sometimes referred to as harmonic development of the instruments, or the texture of the music. That which keeps you from believing it is real. The J2 rivals anything I have heard in that regard.

Someone asked what the J2 replaced in my system. Most recently the F5 and a 2A3 SET. Both very nice amplifiers. I have heard all of the First Watt amps in my system. The F1 is perhaps a little more accurate, the J2 has just a touch of that sweetness (like an SET) that makes it better to my ears.
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Old 17th October 2009, 04:35 PM   #220
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Zen Mod, we may not get these schematics early. If you look back at post #20
Nelson says " the schematics of the J2 will be released when production ceases"

And I believe in another post nelson says the J2 not stop at 100.
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