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Zu Druid 6
>>Check out the XTAC by Audiomachina and you will see most if not all of your concerns addressed properly and without compromise.<<[Laughing hysterically...] No, that's exactly wrong what I don't want.Phil 
Zu Druid 6
>>I have checked and "fatkit83-8" is NOT a seller on EBay. And "Tube Fantasy" produces nothing of audio worth on EBay.<<Funny, he's right there on my eBay app. He doesn't always list his brand name.Phil 
Zu Druid 6
Hi Marc,Well, at least you have it now! SET well done is fine down to ~34Hz. It works in Definition deeper because the driver control is handled by the solid state amp. Druid 6 challenges the zero NFB SET bottom end discipline of SET directly cont... 
Zu Druid & Definition Roundup
Just posted a new thread on Druid 6 here. So now you'll know. -Phil 
Zu Druid & Definition Roundup
Getting the Druid 6 FRD into the Def form factor will require a new cabinet interior design, and even the mounting holes for the drivers have to be somewhat different spacing than in Def4. For doing all that it only makes sense to also apply the m... 
Zu Druid & Definition Roundup
This week. Before Sep 1. 
Zu Druid & Definition Roundup
I expect to have Druid 6 comments posted later this month. There's a back story regarding why I chose to put RIAA in the digital domain for one tonearm in both of my systems, which I suppose I'll include since people seem interested. Both systems ... 
Zu Druid & Definition Roundup
Any new Presence would be a re-appearance of the original in a different form factor. If Sean makes it, it won't replace anything in the current line. It would sit between Druid and Definition. Presence as defined by the original, is a single FRD ... 
Zu Druid & Definition Roundup
Zu has to pace its new model rollouts, given the capital requirements of a self-financed company. What you're seeing in the reported content changes to Druid 6, the rumors about Experience and Presence is convergence of the past Zu sound families ... 
Zu Druid & Definition Roundup
I have had the Melody M845 in my own systems for extended audition, with the specific mission to get it as close to the Audion Black Shadow as possible, through tube rolling.These amps are made to a very high standard of build quality. The stock-t... 
Zu Druid & Definition Roundup
Dentdog,Your room isn't very different dimensionally from the room my Definitions system is used in. That room's dimensions are 21' x 14' x 8-1/2', and it's in an open plan house, so there are substantial non-bounded openings on two sides. I liste... 
Zu Druid & Definition Roundup
Dentdog,What are the dimensions of your listening space, and how far from the speakers is your listening position?Phil 
SET amp comparable to First Watt SIT 1?
Yup, true. I've used OTL and SET on a very wide variety of speakers under optimal conditions for both amps. I'll put my statement cited in further perspective:40, 30, 20 years ago, I would have (and did) recommend and own OTL tube amps for maximum... 
SET amp comparable to First Watt SIT 1?
I owned the Audiopax 88 before I fully committed to Audion SET and PSET in my systems. The 88 is a beautiful sounding amp, though it is hardest to get deep bass to sound right. If you have speakers that have nothing usable below 40Hz or so, this i... 
SET amp comparable to First Watt SIT 1?
Charles,The XLS variant of the 300B can be used in a straight 300B circuit, with normal 300B power output. Used in an amp configured to leverage the XLS tube's higher power potential, it takes on slightly different character but sounds impressive ...