After many hours and much efforts I have connected the new 6-channels Super Milq to my 6-channels Macondo, with omission of tweeters for now. I made some measurements and initial adjustments and then was trying to listen it briefly. I did not listen it too critical as it would require more calibration on everything but I was interested about my initial raw impressions. Here are some instantaneous noticeable observations, without order, priority and without any attempts to make any generalizations.
1) The attenuator at Injection Channel turned out to be a total success: very-very-very transparent!
2) I will keep the Injection Channel without any filters and will filter my Tannoys at speaker level. I feel that it is nice to have in house a channel in my Super Milq that will be a full-range Melquiades, able to drive anything else…
3) The volume from single stage amps (Fundamental and MF channels, loaded 15:1) is the identical to all the rest channels – absolutely perfect. The 30K-10K voltage devised at upperbass was all that was necessary to balance all system. (look at the circuit above at provisos page: http://www.GoodSoundClub.com/TreeItem.aspx?PostID=5207 )
4) I need to research more how I can capitalize on the upperbass channel, since it does not see the Fundamental’s channel drivers anymore.
5) The sound of a single-stage Milq is not the same to the sound of a two stage Milq - they are NOT identical amplifiers sonically. I can’t not say which is “better”, as I hear the single-stage Milqs only in context of narrow-filtered drivers.
6) Since the single-stage Milqs have own sonic signature I feel that I shell review how Macondo should be organized in terms to capitalize the opportunities that those single-stage channels offer.
7) Is any huge difference between Macondo driven by 3-channels Super Milq and 6-channels Super Milq? I would not say so. There are some differences, including some very positive but still are not as huge as I would like to think. From a different perspective the 3-channels Super Milq was perfectly calibrated to work with Macondo, the 6-channels Super Milq is not at this point. I might only presume that when the 6-channels Super Milq and Macondo will be properly integrated then it might be different.
8) It looks that the tube maintenance with the 6-channels Super Milq will be an ugly ceremony….
9) Screw APS PurePower people! During all those upcoming finalizing procedures I would need a stabilized voltage and I would desperately need constant quality sounding electricity. I still have none of them. It begins to frustrate me….
10) The very prominent changes in sound that I’m getting now are from MF and partially Fundamental Channels. With Fundamental Channels is slightly more interesting then it use to be but it mostly because it is now flexible in operation and setting up.
11) The new sound from MF channel is the punch-line of the entire project. Direct coupled to single-stage Milq the MF horn with S2 drives do sound different. The new MF channel has way less granularity and has much cleaner and much smoother sound flow. It is in way very similar to the sound that I was getting from electromagnetic drivers but in contrary to the field coil type of sound the new MF channel has dynamics and it is capable to become very swift and zippy if music is called upon. Still even it’s zippiness a different then it used to be…. is it very smooth but vivid at the same time. I like a lot that new MF sound, but at the same time I have some reservations. My concern is that with introduction of that super-lucrative and “palatable cleanness” the new MF channels lost some bubbleness on sound. I would question if it is good but thanks God I do not need to question it as I have a tool that really sets me free – the Injection Channel. Without the Injection Channel I would most likely have problem with the super clean MF driver but with the Injection Channel I might inject any structure I want into MF sound and it make me really review what I getting from the new MF channel. I was plying a little with MF + Injection and was able to get very-very interesting results – actually capitalizing on the fact of the MF’s new purity and hipper-hygiene…
12) I would need to roll off the upper knee of my Fundamental Channel slightly faster…
13) The self noise from the 109dB sensitive speakers is = nothing short of phenomenal. All 5 channels emit no noise of any kind, even if I stick my head into the horns. There is no physical evidence that the system is running, beside the lights from the amp – very nice. The 3-channels Super Milq was very quiet but the 6-channels Super Milq took it even further.
14) The 6-channels Super Milq, even it has juts 3 more 6E5P for whatever reason it radiates more heat and warms room much stronger then it older brother. Perhaps it is because I have more powerful forced cooling….
15) I was genius that I implement in the new Super Milq an ability to turn the amp on and off via a pedal. It is so cool do not bend my fat and lazy body and just to hit a pedal… I need the identical functionally for opening my refrigerator door…Rgs, Romy the Cat
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