Bottlehead - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Tubes / Valves
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Tubes / Valves All about our sweet vacuum tubes :) Threads about Musical Instrument Amps of all kinds should be in the Instruments & Amps forum

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd January 2002, 12:37 AM   #1
PassFan is offline PassFan  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Central FL
Default Bottlehead

Has anyone listened to the Se Paramour amps from Electronic Tonalities. I am saving up for a pair to build. I have a pair of transmission lines at 92db 1w/1m. Just looking for some opinions. This will be my first foray into tubes and I want to do it right. All my SS is class A and I'd rather stay with that. Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd January 2002, 02:54 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: western pa
Default Paramour by Bottlehead

I listen to my Paramours every day.
In my opinion, you haven't heard your cd/lp collection until you hear it through single ended class a triode equipment. I ditched a pair of Magnepan mg1.6's, Threshold S300II amp, and bought 104db/1w/1m Klipsch Lascalas, and already assembled Paramours with all the upgrades but the transformers. I use Nelson Pass's Bride of Zen preamp, which I built myself several years ago.
I am in audio Nirvana.
The Paramours sound magical, but there 3.5 watts might not be enough for 92 db. efficiency, unless you have a small room, and / or listen to jazz or light rock / light Classical.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd January 2002, 03:58 AM   #3
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
I have heard them with the Bottlehead Straight Eight and I think that they are about the best deal going in low power tubes.

Sweet midrange, smooth highs, decent bass and nice soundstage.

Easy to assemble and great factory support.

Tony D.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2002, 10:02 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
Thatch_Ear's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Dallas,Tx
I have a pair of Shahinian Obelisks that are 92db and SE 6BQ5s drive them just fine unless you want to flap the carpet. I can clip the amps easily but have found that it is too loud for prolonged listening at the clipping level even with full orchestra. Wagner or Steely all sounds good.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2002, 01:59 PM   #5
PassFan is offline PassFan  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Central FL
Thanks for the replies everyone. I will go with the paramours and make a change to horns if neccessary.
  Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottlehead S.E.X Amp Wardsweb Tubes / Valves 6 22nd August 2005 06:32 PM
Bottlehead site joe carrow Everything Else 2 25th October 2004 08:41 PM
Bottlehead Gear Kofi Annan Tubes / Valves 6 27th June 2004 04:42 AM
Bottlehead Foreplay. castlesteve Swap Meet 2 14th June 2004 08:05 PM
My Bottlehead Tube Rig is done...for now Wardsweb Tubes / Valves 9 29th April 2004 12:13 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:29 PM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2