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jec3504
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Any thoughts on tube rolling rectifiers?
05/02/22 at 19:12:29
 
What are owners trying? Would Sophia Electric Aqua 274B rectifier tubes work with the ToriiMK5?
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Re: Any thoughts on tube rolling rectifier?
Reply #1 - 05/02/22 at 19:14:35
 
It would work. I have found a pair in my SE84UFO3 mono blocks to be the best I've used so far.
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Re: Any thoughts on tube rolling rectifiers?
Reply #2 - 05/02/22 at 19:26:03
 
Thanks Lon,

What about type 80's with adapters. Remembered reading Steve's ToriiMK5 thread something about using 8uf capacitor . Making it more forgiving to roll rectifies.
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Reply #3 - 05/02/22 at 20:01:23
 
The Sophia Electric Aqua 274B would go good with DHC3. If your into color schemes lol.  Do have 80's with adapters.
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Reply #4 - 05/02/22 at 20:05:03
 
They should work fine. I have a few pairs and with another tube complement in the mono blocks they are very nice. I use them with my CSP3 and CSP2 preamplifiers. And often in my Taboo Mk IV.
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Re: Any thoughts on tube rolling rectifiers?
Reply #5 - 05/02/22 at 20:08:34
 
Thank you Lon
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Reply #6 - 05/03/22 at 04:48:51
 
Joking around with the color scheme, what make of OA3 glows blue? If I get a Decware amp plan on using the stock tubes for months running right from my dac.

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Reply #7 - 05/03/22 at 12:27:42
 
No 0A3 glow blue as far as I know.

The 0B3, 0C3 and 0D3 that I have used all glow blue. The blue isnít very pronounced in most of them.

Changing the 0_3 tube will have a significant change in sound if it reacts similarly to the UFO25TH and Torii MKIV.

They are cool looking though.

Without knowing how the amp sounds with the stock tubes, itís a shot in the dark if the SE 274b will take you in the direction you want to go or not.

Iím looking forward to using the EML 5u4g in the MKV. In the UFO25TH I greatly preferred the EML over the SE. Running EML in my Torii MKIV now, they are the favorite rectifier Iíve run. Iím waiting to get my MKV until I sell off some of my NOS matched pairs.

They are light and airy, full of texture, nuance and micro detail. The sound stage is wide and enveloping. Highs are shimmering and hang in the air. Bass is the tight, fast and controlled while being airy at the same time. Itís really wild.

The SE (only compared SE and EML in UFO25TH) is a quality tube. Itís a more dense-thick sound. The soundstage isnít as wide or deep.




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Reply #8 - 05/03/22 at 13:27:07
 
Very nice thanks GroovySauce.
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Reply #9 - 05/03/22 at 18:29:37
 
GroovySauce,

Are you using a preamp with your Torii MKIV?
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Reply #10 - 05/03/22 at 20:59:46
 
I'm using the EMIA Remote Autoformer, it's a passive preamp. I've been smitten by it from the moment I first plugged it in.
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Reply #11 - 05/03/22 at 23:29:13
 
Impressive GroovySauce!
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Reply #12 - 05/12/22 at 05:04:34
 
GroovySauce,


What power tubes are you using in your picture?
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Reply #13 - 05/12/22 at 11:35:50
 
Cryotone KT77.

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