Lampizator announcement: launch of our all new TOTL HORIZON DAC

dminches

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I just got definitive word from @Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus via Fred @LampiNA that it is ok to leave the right 2 rear tube sockets empty when using the DAC in single-ended mode.
 
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I just got definitive word from @Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus via Fred @LampiNA that it is ok to leave the right 2 rear tube sockets empty when using the DAC in single-ended mode.
What about the middle tubes "L Neg And Pos" and "R Neg and Pos"?
Are both needed also in SE mode?
Or can one also be left out in SE mode?
 

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What about the middle tubes "L Neg And Pos" and "R Neg and Pos"?
Are both needed also in SE mode?
Or can one also be left out in SE mode?

They are both needed.
 

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They are both needed.
So really only the right two pentodes can be left out in SE mode?
Pity but thanks for your clarificarion.
 
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I wish I could get over my OCD disease because if I could I would take out the right pair of TS KT170 and leave the slots empty but I need to have balance in my life and if I looked at 2 empty slots or two slots on the right filled with different tubes than the slots on the left I would probably have a nervous breakdown trying to resist my temptation to make the right side the same :eek:
 

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I wish I could get over my OCD disease because if I could I would take out the right pair of TS KT170 and leave the slots empty but I need to have balance in my life and if I looked at 2 empty slots or two slots on the right filled with different tubes than the slots on the left I would probably have a nervous breakdown trying to resist my temptation to make the right side the same :eek:
You saved me some time for typing - thanks :)
 

dminches

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Have someone make up a set of 4 EL34 socket savers and tell them not to wire 2 of them. Use the good ones on the left and the fake ones on the right.
 
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Between you
You saved me some time for typing - thanks :)
Between you and dminches making recommendations, you have made me fall victim to collecting backup sets so that I can watch those 2 tubes on the right look just as pretty as the ones on the left
Curse the two of you :mad: because I also remember Lukasz saying that even though those two right tubes are not necessary for SE, they burn out at the same rate as those on the left It's like watching money evaporate into electrons
 

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Between you and dminches making recommendations, you have made me fall victim to collecting backup sets so that I can watch those 2 tubes on the right look just as pretty as the ones on the left
Curse the two of you :mad: because I also remember Lukasz saying that even though those two right tubes are not necessary for SE, they burn out at the same rate as those on the left It's like watching money evaporate into electrons
While on that I think You should get a quad of EL51s and EL156s for the starter :cool: :p
 

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I'm listening to my TRP and love it but I'm sure missing my Horizon can't wait to get home . Side note the Lampi GM70 is sure a pleasure to listen to . This is my cottage system
 

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Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus

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I just spent half day drooling over the new tube set - the power pentodes called Ei-KT90. They were made in Serbia and sold under Telefunken name. The local brand name was Ei. They are phenomenal. In my Horizon test they beat the GEC Marconi KT66's and match equal the Tung-Sol KT170 (which is blood stained Russian item). If only they werent so expensive. I tried them with VT-99 inputs, French 5687's, and Blue Balls. All were equally good. 1656080826067.png
 

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They were made in Serbia and sold under Telefunken name. The local brand name was Ei. They are phenomenal.
Best of the best - made in Serbia :cool:
Crap - price skyrocketed after this post....lemme trigger my local connections in Nis (city in Serbia where the factory WAS):D

@Lukasz "Lampizator" Fikus - while on those can they be used in TRP?
 
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