fled

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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Possibly a coincidence, but its played very well today, dynamic and the bass is back 👍😎 I think I "may" be pointing the finger in the wrong direction. Today it's been steady heavy rain, first time for a week or so? Moved here 2 yrs ago but havnt critically listened until I got the new kit. Renovating the house shortly so may look at the supply. My plan was always a dedicated room. Unfortunately not the wife's plan 🤔 Anyway clutching at straws probably. Phil
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Thanks for the responses. I think time and a more carefree approach would help me. The anticipation of these has been my main problem. Plus I have changed so much at the same time 2a3, new pre amp valves, pre amp pot among others. I don't think anything fundamental is wrong, it's just taking an age to become stable. Phil
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Rca 6sl7 driver?
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Oh well I think the JJs are a bit over hyped. 100 hrs and it's been a roller-coaster one day amazing the next mediocre. The last 4 days its been awful, the mid range glare the worst I've heard from a 2a3, massive detail but so forward its uncomfortable to listen too. So very different from the initial few hours. Running out of patience with them.
  5. Final bump If no interest then back to the cupboard for safe keeping. 5 yrs time it will be either £10K or free with a pack of face masks 🤔
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    This is ridiculous! In 24 hrs from utter sh*te to unbelievable. Things happened tonight, my system has always been revealing but if honest has never shaken the house with low frequency extension. Oh god I hope this just stays as it is now 😳🙏
  7. Shocking. another unexpected buyer will find out. Why can't he just be honest? Bad form Phil
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Perked up a bit maybe. It's very unstable at the moment or I'm just expecting everything to sound better. When it sounds stunning it's amazing and then like it flicks a switch and 😕 No idea about bias. I have adjusted a Humm pot so it's Humm is reduced but not silent and now have a faint whistle from the left channel. Beginning to think 105db speakers are more trouble than there worth.
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Best to be honest 🤔😕 A few hours now under the belt. Thin, glassy, dynamics gone. Been like it for a day or two. It's playing like a transistor radio 😭 Overall not too impressed. Hopefully this is burn in, trouble is I don't really believe in that.
  10. I have both valve pre and power. I would describe the image as holographic with pronounced depth imaging forward and behind the speaker line and since owning the arcadia a noticeable vertical image extension. I havnt owned solid state for decades. But as I remember it was quite flat, but that most certainly was the brand and not a trait of solid state equipment. Phil
  11. I've just had mine back from Simon after more upgrades so the internals look different. It's now a model 1.8 😍 (named by me not simon.) It came with a Khozmo stepped attenuator which crackled a bit so replaced it with Alps black beauty and replaced the red led cathode bias with black gate capacitor and tantalum resistors as the model 7. Plus new valves all round. It already had many upgrades when I bought it - phono sockets on rear for all inputs, not the pcb mount. - solid core pure silver wire - tantalum film resistors - Elna Cerafine HT capacitors - ClarityCap and MusiCap bypass caps on the Cerafines a - Duelund RS copper foil coupling capacitors Mine also differs as the volume and balance controls are swapped. Simon used a different face plate design for a couple of units. So i guess there are many versions out in circulation. Not sure if anyone has asked how yours sounds? Phil
  12. I think that's from emporium? I had a look at that before deciding on another. It looked a bit hacked around tbh. Simons a wonderful chap to deal with I am sure if you contact him he will give you the low down on it.
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    After another 20hrs its settled down. The slightly brash sound has mellowed, still very dynamic but now a more balanced presentation. The detail and extra depth is very noticeable. Not sure if it's showing the pre off or visa versa. At the moment I am listening too Tord Gustavsen, The well. It's sounding amazing there is an emotion to it I haven't heard before, it's best not to analyse it, that would ruin it. Very happy so far. Phil
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Slovakia on the box and test certificate as well as the 6 months warranty card. With their Slovakian address.
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Slightly embarrassed to say I've never heard a 300b so can't compare however I have had quite a few 2a3. This really sounds different especially in the dynamics. There is a lot more umphf to the lower frequencies just more powerful all round. I have just had simon upgrade my arcadia pre (maybe should be a 1.9 now 😁) so I think that is playing its part too.
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Thanks The monoblocks I bought from a fellow wammer just before lockdown. They are VTA from Italy. I can use 2a3 and flick a switch for type 45. They are keepers and in a short time I've become very fond of them I initially used them with rca 45 which are gorgeous but maybe lacked a little punch. EH and Sovtek 2a3 were OK but I preferred the 45s overall. Until now, these JJ2a3 are really something, maybe loss a tiny bit of refinement over the 45s but make up spades in dynamics and presence. Phil
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Arrived this morning. Nicely packaged and presented with test certificate. First hour OK not too much difference but very nice. After an hour a change occurred not subtly I mean a huge difference. Very powerful and dynamic with great extension. Holographic soundstage. Maybe iam also just starting to appreciate the sjs arcadia 🤔 They will take some getting use toocertainly not comfy slippers 😁 Phil
  18. Final reduction. I want to sell it but will hang on to it if need be. It's not an item for ebay, so I guess a few bumps for a while. Above all its a lightly used pristine tonearm.
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    It's a bit of dilemma. My birthday is soon and my wife keeps asking what I want 😳 Apart from the obvious smutty thought's. I think a new set of power valves, but the dilemma is New 2a3 ie JJ or Vintage rca /sylvania 45 Probably the same cost but not risk. 🤔🤔
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    JJ 2a3 40w

    Going to look at new 2a3 valves shortly. Anyone have experience or comments on the JJ 2A3 40watt. Currently I am running an odd set in my SET monoblocks left is a EH gold grid right is a guiguang 2a3b. Phil