audioquattr system, from A to Z

christoph

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#61
Yes i have. Before i had the Lampi edition's from the 5u4g THAT was my favorite combi (in the GG).
I still like the Taks very much. On a lot aspects i prefer them above the KR 242. It is very sweet and superb soundstage in higher mids and highs. In lower mids and midbass the KR242 and RK242 are better IMHO.

These Takatsuki Output and rectifier tubes belong to the best.
And between the best, it is system and listener (and mood) dependent which to choose, all imho offcourse.

So i can really understand your friend's choice.
Sorry, I'm not sure I understand you correctly.
The Tak Trinity was your (clear) favorite in the GG and you tried the Tak Trilogy also in the Pacific but in the PAC you prefer other combinations more?
 

christoph

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#62
Yes that whas an awesome Tube test session, weldone guys!
A lot to learn and nice short notes.
I have to give my short personal subjective result of this wonderful gathering :cool:

In my GG, I liked the RK KR 5u4g in combination with the KR 242 the best, the KR PX25 second best, but prefer the 242 clearly over the PX25.

In Gorans GG2.5, I liked the RK KR 5u4g in combination with the KR 242 and the KR PX25 almost equally good, while Goran, Norman and David liked the PX25 more.

In the Pacific, we unanimously preferred the RK KR 5u4g with the PX25 over the 242.

But that was before we knew/had the absolutely awesome RK KR 242 :eek:
 
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#63
Sorry, I'm not sure I understand you correctly.
The Tak Trinity was your (clear) favorite in the GG and you tried the Tak Trilogy also in the Pacific but in the PAC you prefer other combinations more?
Yes, but that was BEFORE the lampi edition's (5u4g) came out. That's what i was trying to explain.:)
And what i posted here in #28 ; So what we prefer is also allways system dependent IMHO.
And here aswell in post #36
The Tak makes everything and mainly the bass a bit "softer". Sometimes this can be good when a system is the other way..

I meant to me it is most system dependent. The time i had the GG my system with magico M3's was much more bass heavy in a little bit smaller room, than the prefered combi was different than with my actual system.

When i got the Pacific i had the M3's, than i prefered the Tak300b's with RK5u4. 2nd half last year i rebuild my room, 2meter longer and different positions. Than i prefered both the Tak's and EML300b mesh XLS with KR 5u4.

Than i got the Cessaro's in the same room and same electronics and now i prefer, see top 10, RK 242 with RK 5u4g. So to me system dependent ;). Now i only talked about my preference dependent on my system changes.
 
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#64
I have to give my short personal subjective result of this wonderful gathering :cool:

In my GG, I liked the RK KR 5u4g in combination with the KR 242 the best, the KR PX25 second best, but prefer the 242 clearly over the PX25.

In Gorans GG2.5, I liked the RK KR 5u4g in combination with the KR 242 and the KR PX25 almost equally good, while Goran, Norman and David liked the PX25 more.

In the Pacific, we unanimously preferred the RK KR 5u4g with the PX25 over the 242.

But that was before we knew/had the absolutely awesome RK KR 242 :eek:
Thank you!
So in some way it is still a little bit listener and system (DAC here) dependent.
Overall clear conclusions and helpfull tests.
 
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