|23rd November 2018, 07:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2018
The TU-8600 Such an incredible sounding amp!
Originally bought this used and already assembled off a friend that was downsizing. it was through him and online research that I found out about how up-gradable the amp is.
I listened to the stock amp with PSVANE tubes for a few weeks and loved it. I could only imagine how it would sound with upgrades. I had contacted VKung about upgrading my already assembled amp prior to my purchase.
It was a very slow and arduous process even with the proper gear. But I took my time and carefully removed every stock resistor, and stock coupling caps.
I upgraded my stock TU-8600 with the upgrades offered by Vkung. the Takman 2% Carbon Resistor, Mundorf Supreme EVO Capacitors, TKD pot with the PCB, and of course the LL2770 OPT with PCB and support bars. I decided to upgrade all of the tubes with Gold Lion tubes as well. Vkung sets a very hihgh standard to customer service!
If I had to give an arbitrary number to how big of an improvement VKung's modification make it easily has to be a 40% improvement! Its like if every upgrade was squeezing every ounce of possible performance and quality sound from this amp.
I have been listening to my VKung upgraded TU-8600 for a month now and I easily have about 70 plus hours on it.. it has aged nicely into perfection, what ever little harshness from the first 10 hours has greatly subdued.
|23rd November 2018, 07:57 PM||#2|
Please resize your pictures to about 1000-1200 pixels across.
|23rd November 2018, 09:50 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
There are so many unbiased individual comments in CAF.
Art Dudley’s comments about TU-8600 and AER Driver
Capital Audiofest: Hitting the Ground Running | Stereophile.com
Enjoy the Music
Capital Audiofest 2018: Big Fun, Cool Vibe, Great Sound Part One -- CAF 2018 Show Report By Greg Weaver Of Enjoy the Music.com
CAF 2018: Mostly Sights 2 | Twittering Machines
Herb's Third Report from CAF | Stereophile.com
There is a full review from Herb Reichert
Last edited by vkung; 23rd November 2018 at 09:56 PM.
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