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JeffLebowski

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  1. Thanks Randy, I unfortunately don't have any other tubes. I did look at the pins and they seem to be straight and normal looking. Will try to get help thru the dealer. All the best. Take Care
  2. Thanks for your help. But, the sockets are not in fact loose. I thought they were at first because the tubes in the sockets were moving so freely that I thought the sockets were the cause. The tubes are the item that are loose. Thanks Take Care
  3. I will do that right now. I really don't want to harm PL's reputation at all. Despite the bumps I am having, I am floored by the amp. Just in awe of the sound it produces. Thanks
  4. Loose Sockets Correction/Loose Tubes in Sockets on PL EVO 400 Integrated Hey Guys, Thanks again for all the help guys with my noise thread. I want to re-state something I said earlier which was entirely wrong. Being new to tubes, I stated that 3 of the front tube sockets were loose. They are not loose, but rather the tubes are loose fitting in the sockets. I thought it was the socket moving but it is the tubes easily moving when I wiggle the tops of them. I do feel the appropriate amount of shame. But is it normal to have loose tubes? The rest are pretty solid up front and the power tubes are in there like cement. BTW, the front tubes are in the sockets all the way. Here is a 12 second video of the loose tubes: Dropbox - Valve Movement.MOV - Simplify your life Cheers and again, I am sorry I stated the wrong thing.
  5. Thanks again for all the help guys. I want to re-state something I said earlier which was entirely wrong. Being new to tubes, I stated that 3 of the front tube sockets were loose. They are not loose, but rather the tubes are loose fitting in the sockets. I thought it was the socket moving but it is the tubes easily moving when I wiggle the tops of them. I do feel the appropriate amount of shame. But is it normal to have loose tubes? The rest are pretty solid up front and the power tubes are in there like cement. BTW, the front tubes are in the sockets all the way. Here is a 12 second video of the loose tubes: Dropbox - Valve Movement.MOV - Simplify your life Cheers and again, I am sorry I stated the wrong thing.
  6. So, finally had time today to do a re-arranging of tubes. What I did was move the two preamp tubes in the middle (Number 11 and 12 or 3/4 to make it easier) to the right channel sockets 13/14 (5/6). The rattling, crackling sound went away and it isn't dead quiet like before but there is a real negligible hum. Please help me with this if you could....guys....we have two pre-amp (gain) tubes in the centre slots and two driver tubes on each side of those pre-amp tubes. What would cause noise in the first place? Could a faulty driver tube cause it? Only a faulty pre-amp tube? (not looking at the power tubes) Or, could any/all of them cause it? If it is the two centre tubes only then I guess I should put them back switching the positions they were in. Left to right and right to left as the noise was mostly from the left channel. To add to it, when I was about to do the swap, I gently grabbed the tops of all the tubes(driver included) and made sure they were set in place and discovered that the 9 and 10 sockets were definitely loose and the 13 was slightly loose. The rest were totally solid. Confused in Canada lol. Again, thanks for all the help here guys. Any suggestions welcome. I just want to fix this and move on and listen to my records and stream music. Cheers
  7. Hey Guys, So, on the weekend my amp started to make a sound when the volume button was turned down to zero and it was present on all the different AUX inputs. What does this sound like to you? The amp/tubes? Electrical Line issues? At the 28 second mark, I turn off the amp and you hear the lovely crackling sounds of the tubes lol. Thanks so much, Cheers https://www.dropbox.com/s/0dwdb6veo5mmafr/New Recording 12.mp3?dl=0
  8. Hey Guys, So, I was documenting that I had a phono-stage issue with a "snowy" sound when I turned the volume up to noon on the dial and nothing playing. (this was a very minute sound but audible) So, I imagine it is the phono-stage causing it or the cable etc. But, now, after a month of having the EVO 400i, the channel that was clean and free of "noise" had tube noise with the volume knob not even turned up. It seems to have subsided today but it is not entirely clear. Does this happen the odd time because of our electrical connections? Have you had this just arise like me .... no noise on my channel for my streamer and now it is there? Thanks
  9. Heard good things about the Willsenton R8 as well. Many YouTube reviews on it. And the price...amazing price. Good Luck
  10. Hi Fido, Sorry, I couldn't get onto the site for a few days. I have pretty much switched out everything possible to determine the fault and it is the pre-amp. I don't hear the noise when I am playing music so I am ok with it. I just was testing the EVO to make sure it was not faulty in any way. Brimar is now on my list for tube swapping. 🙂
  11. Hey Let us know how the Brimar tubes sound there. Just to clarify, I am not playing music and hearing the snowy sound. I don't hear anything when music is on...just if I turn the volume dial up with nothing playing.
  12. Hi, I did try two other AUX channels and they are the same. The fact that it is only the phonostage and not my Bluesound I am wondering if the Pro-Ject Tube Box S is causing the grief. I did remove the tubes and cleaned them and tried again and to be honest, I think the static sound has reduced at the 1100 to 1300 volume setting. But, when I turn the volume all the way up, there is an obvious snow/static sound and this doesn't happen with the streamer.
  13. I will try that when the tubes cool down! Thanks for the suggestion. Will let you know. Thanks Fido.
  14. Thanks guys!! BTW, should have mentioned that I am using two aux channels. One for my Pro-Ject Tube Box-S phonostage and the other for my BlueSound Node 2i. The Node is totally silent but the Tube-Box has a snowy static sound at the 11:00 and upward volume level. Take Care
  15. Hey Guys, Finally, after a year and a bit of researching and saving, I have the PL EVO 400 Integrated as part of my "family". It is my first tube amp and I learned a lot from you guys here on this forum and in this thread and I am very appreciative of that and also Fido and Taylor have just really, really helped me out with all of this stuff....thanks so much. Now, from the minute I played a song, I was deeply immersed in the sound that was hitting me. I heard sounds I never ever did before with my old amp. (This is my first ever tube amplifier) Every instrument was just right there in front of me and literally, the soundstage produced a live experience. One night, I wanted to just play two songs and go to bed at a good time and not 1am in the morning as per usual these days...anyways, it was after 3 when I packed it in as I just couldn't stop listening. Now, as a tube noob...if someone could post an instructional video on how you change out the tubes and/or straighten them in their sockets when new...that would be great. 😉 And, a question about stuff I have read here. I know people have said they might have had "noise" coming from the tubes...some say their tubes are "dead quiet"....what does that mean? I have always wondered if it means that when the volume is at zero are you hearing "noise"? Or does it mean when you turn up the volume and play a song it sounds noisy? When my new amp is on but the volume is at zero, there is no sound....but if I turn on my phonostage and turn up the volume with no record playing, I hear a snowy sound around 11:00 on the volume dial. Is that normal then? I know, I know...I don't usually obsess about stuff like this but I love this amp and want it to be perfect.... Cheers and Take Care
  16. Awesome! Congrats and enjoy. I am glad that after all you went through, it all worked out. Take Care
  17. I use the Bluesound Node 2i as well with Tidal and to me, the sound is just so good. I don't think I notice any differences with MQA songs.
  18. Hi Fido, Sorry if you have mentioned this already but curious to know if you have used the K120's? And if so, how they compare to the 150's? Again, I apologize if you have mentioned this previously. Thanks
  19. Is there a simpler explanation out there? LOL...Tried to understand it. Thanks for posting though. Take Care
  20. It is amazing that the PL let's you do this.
  21. How do you compare the Fezz to Unison Research? Any insight? Thanks
  22. Yeah, the price is a big thing to count into the equation obviously. If I were to buy a PL, it would be the EVO 400 Integrated. If Unison Research, it would be the Triode 25. It is about $2000 cheaper than the EVO 400 and some people claim it is more musical, tubey, etc. So hard to decide isn't it. Anyways, Again, all the best with it.
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