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Old 23rd February 2011, 11:50 AM   #1
zman01 is offline zman01  Bangladesh
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Default Anybody listened to Glow Audio?

Came across this amp at a store:

glow audio integrated tube amplifier with USB and DAC single ended valve amplifier

I am no expert, but felt that the Glow Amp One was sounding good with Omega Super 5 monitors... plenty of detail and decent bass.

The amp also has a headphone jack and a 16 bit DAC for USB connection to PC.

Would anyone care to share some comments/expereinces?
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Old 25th March 2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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Bought one and love it.. But i love SET Amps... This one sounds gorgeous .. And you can't beat the price.. I recently bought one of these 6f3 mini amps ..also a SET and it also sounds almost as good... As with all SET amps you need fairly efficient speakers ..
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Old 30th March 2011, 05:11 PM   #3
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Is Glow Audio shipping the 2011 models? Or you got a 2010 model?
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Old 8th April 2011, 01:37 PM   #4
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I have 2010 amp
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Old 8th April 2011, 02:27 PM   #5
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Looks extremely good.
I don't believe the 5W output.
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Old 8th April 2011, 02:49 PM   #6
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This is interesting. You can NOT use EL-84s with interconnected pins 1 and 2 (pin 2 is grid). They can only use Chinese and Russian tubes. They must have used pin 1 as a terminal for wiring. These comments seem to be specific to the 2009 models but it doesn't mention later models.

From their text: *POWER TUBE INFO: European EL84s differ in design from their Chinese and Russian counterparts in one important respect: On all European manufactured EL84s, pins 1 and 2 are connected together inside the tube envelope. Chinese and Russian EL84s do not internally link the pins 1 and 2 (witht he exception of the Russian made Genalex Gold Lion). Therefore, when a European manufactured EL84 is plugged into the '09 GLOW amp, the additional connection within the tube envelope in the European design is likely to cause premature failure of the tube.

For the above reason, it is highly recommended that you NOT use European tubes in the 2009 Amp One, as you risk permanent damage to your tubes and possibly the amplifier. All Russian and Chinese manufactured EL84 tubes are compatible with the Amp One, xcept for the Russian manufactured Genalex Gold Lion.

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