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No I have not. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. I’m torn between trying to get the “Truth” amp or getting the more wallet friendly DGA1 which looks awesome.
I’m generally a 300b fan but that Whammerdyne Truth amp hit me hard. Truly awesome and I’m sure either will be perfect on my Avantgarde Duo XD.
Great advice. I’ve been obsessing about what model to get. They all look very well made.
I prefer warm/sweet and assume they all have the same or similar house sound.
I love the bias control of the DGA1. Some of the others look a little more complicated but not too difficult - if that makes any sense.
Well isn’t this peculiar. I distinctly remember another “joeinid” from other forums saying he emphatically was done with “tubes”. Now look what we got here...haha. Just teasing you Joe. I’m desperately wanting to try another First Watt amp but I myself am in love el84 tubes and have an AudioNote amp on the way in a couple weeks.
My vote is get the DGA1 as that’s what I could realistically afford down the line and would love to hear your thoughts on it. :)
Good luck in your pursuit!
Just bought the last "Truth" amp by Whammerdyne. It was second hand and sold by someone who was moving on to some expensive Kondo integrated amp. Good luck to him, I think that he blew it. The Whammer is awesome, and now not obtainable. I have had a lot of high end Japanese amps, the the Whammer beats them all. My 2 cents. Feel lucky.
A lot of people are put off by the low power output of his (the whammer) amps. I was too. My downstairs living room system is a rather standard McIntosh/B & W system running at 600 watts/channel. So I was skeptical of his low output amps. No longer. I was able to score his lat Truth amp at 4.2 watts/channel. Absolute sonic bliss with Horning (98db) speakers. It's about matching the right set up.
Loving the Whammer!
Currently running some NOS Sylvania "spring top" tubes, gives it a little more bass than the stock JJ. I also tried some NOS RCA single plates, which were awesome, but I wanted to save them (not sure why) and feel that the Sylvania's are not really a step back at all. I also snatched a pair of NOS Sylvania "Green Leaf" tubes, that Pat recommended, but I haven't tried them yet. The NOS market is tight, so if you can find a good set of tubes, grab them.