your SE84b, #128, the second week of February. It was packed very well
with no damage. Now I'm getting excited. Everything was set-up, tubes
inserted, and warmed up for 2 hours. Then, I listened.......... believe
me, I tried not to like it. I tried to find fault. Tubes were
sub'd. Telefunken 12ax7, GE, Amperex, RCA..... Then I would go back
to the origionals. Bias was changed with the switch. ( I prefer the
back position). Damn, I still liked this amp!!! Pre-amps were changed,
ARsp14 w6dj8's, Superphon Revelation II with dual volume. Still liked
it! Direct CD with digital volume.... still good. Vinyl is unbelievable
on this amp. Disc sounds better than ever. I do prefer a pre-amp for
gain though, solid state pre-amps sounds better with this detail machine
in my opinon. A fully discrete pure class A w/ no complemetary stages.
Jfet in the phono and mosfet in line stage. It truly is magical. The
only down side is..... I want another for dual mono operation. (later
equipment used with the SE84b is as follows: PRE-AMP Superphon Revelation
II dual mono (thank you Stan Warren) I have 2 for sale audio research
sp14 with 6dj8 tubes (occassionally) DIGITAL Sony ES339 single player.
( a very well kept secret, (over-achiever) by the audio gurus.) ANALOG
Thorens 165c with SME arm (table and arm modified) Grado Platinum Signature
CABLES Audioquest RUBY interconnects Audioquest Type 4 speaker cable
SPEAKERS JBL L300 Summits, 93db.
rare and very good. 15" driver, horn mid and slot or lens tweeter. Believe
me, there is no better speaker to match to this amp! If you manage to
find a pair, GRAB'EM!!!!
I am an extremely happy owner of the SE84b.
Steve Deckert for allowing me the opportunity to own one, AND
IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOLKS!
G. Sadler / Bowling Green, KY