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Old 23rd March 2020, 02:39 AM   #81
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Hi Victor,

I have installed the opts in the TU-8800 and listened to them couple days. Assemble is quite straight forward and I put a thin layer of sorbothane between their bottom and the rack.

It's a huge improvement from the stock opts, like day and night. The stocks ones sound good but kind of muddy & a bit slow; the new ones really improve the clarity, smoothness and response. Overall, they are a must upgrade for this amp. I attached some photos for you.

I have tried a few different tube combinations, so far I like the combination of 5932 and ECC801S the most.

Btw, how is Vancouver, Toronto is essentially stopped and nearly everyone stay home. Hope you and family healthy and safe.

Eryn

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Old 28th March 2020, 08:33 PM   #82
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Old 28th March 2020, 08:39 PM   #83
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I wish. Obviously a different Glenn. Very nice.
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Old 29th March 2020, 02:00 AM   #84
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I finished this amp late last night..
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Old 5th April 2020, 02:16 PM   #85
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Just had some critical listening over Saturday and a quick report. Definitely improvement in every aspect. Most important is much better microdetails, leading to improved sound stage. Tone is good. Initially I worried about being to "Hifi", which turns out not the case. Many DIYer would not think the upgrade is cheap but transformers are expensive to manufacter. If people are willing to pay 100 for a cap, then the transformer is not expensive.
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Old 6th April 2020, 06:11 AM   #86
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Hi Victor,

Nice touch with the wire wrap on the transformer cables. Looks like some kind of Techflex(?) cable sleeving (not that I knew what that was until looking it up), and what diameter?

In any event, I'm looking forward to wiring up the new transformers.

Thanks,

Carl
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Old 6th April 2020, 02:16 PM   #87
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