Nelson Pass Aleph J

inthewoods

AARP Member
And back to the Electra Print iron with some good old fashion 45's. You don't need to spend $$$$ on tubes to get that good ol' 45 sound. This time with a fancy rectifier tube

What I've discovered is the 45's seem to be more detailed than a 2a3. That tuby feeling isn't as prevalent. Great articulation, good depth & delicacy to boot.

Sorry about the dust and I'll ditch that tube riser.
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inthewoods

AARP Member
Pulled that rectifier tube. It wasn't up to the task. Sounded was distorted and really apparent with female vocals. 5V4 g. I should go in and reset voltage on the 5842'a and check bias again.
 

inthewoods

AARP Member
Well heck. I think the 45's are headed back to the closet. The Aleph J does everything the 45's do and in spades. It makes it all sound very easy where as the tubes struggle at times. Up next to tubes with a bit more oomph such as 300b's it may be a different story.

45's might also be a real nice late evening tube when everything is silent and at a volume that's compatible with 45's. As we get older our ears don't get any better and mine were abused my entire working lifetime. That's over 50 years. So the volume knob go's beyond what it did 5 years ago.
 

adaug

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Well heck. I think the 45's are headed back to the closet. The Aleph J does everything the 45's do and in spades. It makes it all sound very easy where as the tubes struggle at times. Up next to tubes with a bit more oomph such as 300b's it may be a different story.
thanks for the research and report!
 

billfort

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Well heck. I think the 45's are headed back to the closet. The Aleph J does everything the 45's do and in spades. It makes it all sound very easy where as the tubes struggle at times. Up next to tubes with a bit more oomph such as 300b's it may be a different story.

45's might also be a real nice late evening tube when everything is silent and at a volume that's compatible with 45's. As we get older our ears don't get any better and mine were abused my entire working lifetime. That's over 50 years. So the volume knob go's beyond what it did 5 years ago.
Thanks for the update. What speakers did you try this on?
 

inthewoods

AARP Member
Dipole H frame woofers & 2 different top hats. I suppose the 45's performance would have been better with more sensitive speakers.

Love seats not there anymore. As a matter of fact my wife bought new couches a while backDSC_0195.JPGDSC_0185.JPG
 
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