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FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF MINI TORII SE-X (Read 11111 times)
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Reply #30 - 10/15/09 at 02:32:44
 
Steve Deckert did the new pots. They had ordered some better ones and these went into mine.
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DECWARE CSP2+, TABOO MK III; SE84CKC; HR1; TRAPEZIUM DESKTOP SPEAKERS; TECHNICS SL1200MK5 turntable; Ah! Njoe Tjoeb CD player; MARANTZ 2226B, 2216B receivers; SENNHEISER HD-580 headphones
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Reply #31 - 01/19/10 at 03:35:02
 
I got my Mini Torii in June 2009 and the MG944 speakers at the end of August. In October the Mini went back to DECWARE for replacement of the volume controls and one of the on/off switches that I was rough with and broke; it was a tough little switch so it was not all my fault.

For several months I used some JJ 6V6S power tubes a friend gave me with 1956 Sylvania JAN black plate 12AT7 out front, and OA3 voltage regulators. This was a nice combination with a more focused soundstage and all that.

Last night I swapped the power tubes, placing some JAN Sylvania 1971 6V6WGTA brown base black plate tubes. While the JJ's have a big bottle and look nice, these little military 6V6's do extremely well. in fact, the vacuum is so tight on them that you can see a violet glow on the glass, very nice to look at in the night. I have not evaluated them critically yet but I am sure that they may exceed the performance of the JJ's. I also have a pair of Tung Sol reissue 6V6GT that likewise did well in the amp. It is difficult to decide which tube combination is best. In the end it is mostly subjective I suppose.      
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