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Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@protoss71 Yeah I copied what used to be on site a couple of years ago. Not sure how mine compare to the newest ones produced.  I do know he got rid of the midbass ports recently too. He also lowered the price from what I paid originally.  
Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@protoss71 Great that they are shipping soon!  I've heard the EML 300BXLS can last 40k hours, but I assumed that was in a 300b circuit which makes the tube loaf at 8w.  My Allnics are Quad Parallel 300bxls SET Monoblocks require 4 pairs of 300bxls... 
Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@protoss71 Congrats on getting Encores. You will love them! I waited about 6 months for mine, but I knew that going in it was going to take a long time since it was a new model. Let us know when you get them how you like them.  
Holo Audio May DAC
@redwoodaudio That's very good to hear. I'm glad you're enjoying the May. Can't wait to get mine! 
Holo Audio May DAC
Glad you both are enjoying the May! Can't wait to get mine in. Guess I have a month to wait.  
Holo Audio May DAC
I placed an order for the Holo May KTE this morning after a few days of mulling it over. It  measures superbly. Some R2R designs don't measure well at all. I want the simplicity and naturalness of the R2R topology, but not the jitter or added dist... 
Holo Audio May DAC
I'm considering buying the May KTE DAC as well. It would help if they at least offered a 30 day trial. It's a lot of money to spend on a DAC without listening to it first. If it's not better than my Matrix XSabre Pro MQA DAC than I'd like the opti... 
Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@smodtactical I've been using SET tube amplifiers for 20 years and this is the first solid-state amp to have a beautiful enough midrange to sway me away from tubes while the added weight and heft in the bass region from the XA25's high damping fac... 
Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@sid-hoff-frenchman The Pass Lab engineer told me it was normal considering that deep bass uses 80% of the power of your amp. Sudden transients demand a lot of momentary current. My amp caps out at 10 amps current delivery. That isn't to say the i... 
Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@sid-hoff-frenchman Another good one is Yim Hok-man "Poems of Thunder". That 10 minute track will put my Pass Labs XA25 into protection if I turn my DAC's volume up to -3db which, to be fair, is nearly wide open. So big Kodo Drums 🥁 really strain ... 
Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@david_ten Yes, actually all of it's specifications are superior to the more expensive XA30 and higher amplifiers.  I assume it's because he uses only 4 large power transistors per side in a slightly different way in the XA25's.  
Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@david_ten Of course being solid-state, there's a foundational weight and heft to the Pass Lab's XA25 in the bass region due to its 500 damping factor that accompanies its very beautiful midrange. It also only consumes 240w and emits much less hea... 
Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@jsoku I’m not sure if it’s sonically advantageous to front port the midbass drivers or not. I guess there’s pros and cons to both approaches and Eric determined it’s better sonically without the front ports now. Maybe he’s altered the crossover too. 
Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@jsoku I'm very sorry about your hearing loss buddy. This is something I worry about as I get older. I am very happy though you are getting the Encores. You are not crazy.  The very best stuff is in the midrange my friend. There's few if any speak... 
Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions
@coot Yes, I only have 2 digital sources I switch between and I prefer the sound quality running source-direct from my dac.