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Old 2nd May 2013, 12:57 PM   #301
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Happy you got infected by the Pass virus......! Semisouthfan!

The F2J is for instance very estmated by tea-bag! Tea were are you.....? Long time absent hope you haven't too much to work.

Nevertheless SSfan if you have the chance to hear an original J2, try it!
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Old 2nd May 2013, 02:56 PM   #302
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I am still here. I have been gardening and listening to a ton of vinyl when indoors. Soldering iron is cold.

Love the F2J, but not for everyone because of it's lower power and current crossover requirements and tweaking. it is still the 'desert island amp'.

The F6 with Semisouth has a lot of that sound to, and plenty of power within reason.
I like mine with less resistors and less distortion after some evaluation, 6db more H2 than H3. Probably the F6 platform can be tweaked extensively to one's taste, and I dont think that's been fleshed out yet on the other threads. I beleive it can be made to sounds 90 percent like the J2.
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Thank you for your comments Tea-Bag, concerning F2J and F6..... and happy to hear you are fine with your vinyl.

Just today a German friend wrote me that he is very content with his first F6 hearing!

I seems I am the only one to be a bit reluctant to praise the F6....

Maybe I must clean my "golden ears".......
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I like mine with less resistors and less distortion after some evaluation, 6db more H2 than H3. Probably the F6 platform can be tweaked extensively to one's taste, and I dont think that's been fleshed out yet on the other threads. I beleive it can be made to sounds 90 percent like the J2...
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I can confirm that, 6db is a good portion for k2 over k3 concerning the F6!

So things are really different for different amps, for my J2 clone I prefer around 15db k2 over k3 to get the right sound balance.

In these days I will see an original M2 and measure distortion spectra for fun......!

M2 should sound darker than J2 the reviews are saying, though it is k3 dominant, so the darkness must have other reasons. The J2 is heavy k2 dominant, but is commented in the reviews as brighter.

Ha, ha things are always more complicated than it seems to be at first glance.....
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I finally got around to putting together a left and right channel of the F2J amp shown in the previous post quoted here. I even set them up in a decent room at home with ok speakers.
Warning - warning: If not careful soon you will be looking at things like "good" speakers (depending upon your wants and needs - not to mention WAF) and decent source material......


Worse than that you can wind up looking goofy......
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Thank you for your comments Tea-Bag, concerning F2J and F6..... and happy to hear you are fine with your vinyl.

Just today a German friend wrote me that he is very content with his first F6 hearing!

I seems I am the only one to be a bit reluctant to praise the F6....

Maybe I must clean my "golden ears".......
Or perhaps an amp is part of a system and that system has as many variables as the Pass Amps.
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very nice c2cthomas! some more nice pictures from guyri and ZM for my collection....!

@buzz: the worst case, I have as much variable as the Pass amps.....
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Isn't that the horror of this DIY addiction. They all sound different and it is hard to walk away and accept just one.
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(look at my case - didn't finished official FW project ...... in years )

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