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by apw100
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: I opened my HT-60 to check out the guts...
Replies: 4
Views: 5450

I opened my HT-60 to check out the guts...

I took a lot of photos of the boards inside the chassis, I am debating whether I should upgrade some of the components.
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by apw100
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: Interesting! I pulled out my power tubes and look what I noticed...
Replies: 4
Views: 3815

Interesting! I pulled out my power tubes and look what I noticed...

Anyone else have different length tubes in their Blackstars?

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by apw100
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: Pre-amp tube shootout this weekend.
Replies: 18
Views: 11977

Re: Pre-amp tube shootout this weekend.

I'm thinking to replace the preamp V1 and V2 tubes of my ht-100 with http://www.thomann.de/es/groove_tubes_12ax7c.htm or/and http://www.thomann.de/es/groove_tubes_ecc83s.htm What do you think? While there is nothing wrong with Groove Tubes, it seems that the consensus is that Tung-sol and JJ tubes ...
by apw100
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: Finally doing the tube shootout but I need some help...
Replies: 1
Views: 2137

Finally doing the tube shootout but I need some help...

Question: Does the HT-60 use cascading gain stages? In other words, does OD1 use only one 12AX7 while OD2 uses both? I only have one of each manufacturer's 12AX7 so I'm wondering whether it would be rather pointless to do a shootout of OD2 since the one of the tubes would be from a different manufac...
by apw100
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: Pre-amp tube shootout this weekend.
Replies: 18
Views: 11977

Re: Pre-amp tube shootout this weekend.

I wasn't able to do the test last weekend, but I'm gonna get to it tomorrow. Also, I picked up a Groove Tubes 12AX7 to add to the test.

I will probably switch the stock speakers for the WGS Veteran 30's after I do the tube shootout. I will also post a comparison of the speakers.
by apw100
Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: Questions from potential HT-60 owner
Replies: 20
Views: 12132

Re: Questions from potential HT-60 owner

[quote="johnrobbfl"]Although the Blackstar sounded amazing out of the box, I took it to a local service Blackstar service center and had all the tubes replaced with Mesa Boogie tubes. It made the amp quieter (less hiss) and at the same time it plays louder with a more open clean channel and a insane...
by apw100
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: Pre-amp tube shootout this weekend.
Replies: 18
Views: 11977

Re: Pre-amp tube shootout this weekend.

I'm off to buy a Groove Tubes 12AX7 now to round out the test group. I will start testing this afternoon or tomorrow morning. :)
by apw100
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: New ht 60 2 12
Replies: 2
Views: 3042

Re: New ht 60 2 12

Have fun with it! What kind of speakers are in the Carvin cabinet you have?
by apw100
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: Stage60 - OD1/OD2 Loud Hissing White Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 3754

Re: Stage60 - OD1/OD2 Loud Hissing White Noise

If you put the noise gate in the Effects Loop it should work well. The effects loop comes after the preamp but before the power section so the gate should eliminate any noise that is coming from the preamp. I would replace the 12AX7 preamp tubes as well since the stock ones are a bit harsh and noisy...
by apw100
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: HT Venue Series
Topic: Tubes and Speaker questions!
Replies: 17
Views: 11386

Re: Tubes and Speaker questions!

I figured out the speaker issue. Just need to make a decision on the tubes. I was thinking Electro-Harmonix in the V1 - V2 for the OD and I haven't really thought of anything in the V3 section. I don't have much choice here...I think the only tube I can bring in (12AU7) are the Groove Tubes. Whatch...