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La Figaro 339 Tube Headphone Amplifier

La Figaro 339 Tube Headphone Amplifier

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@Matt.T Could you arrange some 220/230 V of this? I know there are some people who are waiting for it.
Wadi
I am one that for sure is waiting for a 220/230 V.
Please, Massdrop.
KristianN
i'm also waiting for it
Price keeps dropping on this
Is this a pure tube design or hybrid solidstate/tube? I ask because the heat vent in the middle makes me think there are active devices inside which need to allow heat to escape.
Why there is no 220v version :(
Wadi
Exactly!
I've been eyeing these for the longest time. Does anyone know when it'll drop again? Hoping they'd offer a 220V option the next time too.
So I requested this drop again because this time it (maybe accidentally) was 110V only . Hopefully the next time there will be the 220V option and I can finally join.
Enable 220V and the drop will happen because I will join. What do I need to do to get admin attention? Why is there an option menu if there is only one option?
Massdrop, Pleeeeeeeaze give us the 220V option!!
It seems this new drop doesn't have the 220V option... so it's a no-buy for me :(. The last drop (with 220V) didn't get enough buyers, so this is rather frustrating.
I would buy if anyone is selling.
Manbear
It just dropped and looks like price also went down from $650 to 625
mahee
I know. I would love this amp, however I became impatient while waiting for this to drop so I bought two others that I can’t return. Arg...
OTK 2 is not a tube it is the technician guy number(2) that tested the tube, an Russian vendor told me it is Oтдел Точного Контроля that means Departament of Precision Control. Seems the small tube is 6N5PJ, not sure. Anyway its a expensive amp chinese amp for the price, there is no baçanced cable option, also not a preamp.
I want to get one of those but its sooooo over my budget :(
bloodpig
Same -- for now.
Will we have a drop for its custom tube adapters someday? Details on the adapters: http://mingo-hmw.com/new/home/2244-6j4p-to-ef86-adapter-for-la-figaro-339.html
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o1eg
You can get them on the website now
http://www.yuking09.com/store/
Just got it two days ago, have been enjoying it since then, but there is an issue bothers me. When I turn the left volume knob, the left channel will become silent sometimes (no sound), I have to turn it back and forth to make it sound again. If I hold the knob and swing it lightly (BTW: the knob doesn't actually swing, it's very firm), the sound will be cutting in and out. And during playback, there were two times, the left channel suddenly went off, again I had to turn the knob to make it sound. While the left volume knob (channel) has this problem, the right volume knob (channel) is perfect no matter how I turn it or swing it. I thought may be the tubes cause it, I exchanged left and right tubes but the result is still the same, the left side still has the problem and the right side still good.
Would someone tell me what this problem could be? Should I worry about it?
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BrianCheng
New event: One day I powered up the machine the left channel had no sound output at all no matter how I turned the volume knob, I really felt bad at that moment. Then I tried to swing the knob as I ever did before. The music will come out when I swing it and back to silence after I stop swinging. I tested for a while and found if I pull the knob downward a little harder the volume will come back, if I pull it upward then no volume. I try to turn the knob and pull it down at the same time, the left knob (channel) works again.
bent_switch and aatjitra, thank you for the help. Seems like the potentiometer do have problem, I think I will just bear with it as is until it gets worse further and I can't stand it anymore .
A new $650 Amp but has a defective volume control, NOT HAPPY with that. Vendor should do their own quality control job well, not the buyers do it for them.
BrianCheng
If you have a warranty, letting the warranty clock run down until the problem gets worse is not a good approach. I advise you to get it fixed without delay.
Looking at the information on the amp they list OTK 2 as a tube type when it's actually an inspection stamp you see on lots of Russian tubes. So while it's great that the tubes have passed inspection, it doesn't really help me know what type of tubes are being used in the amp.
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I bet those were a good improvement over the stock tubes. Get your hands on the 5693, the red long life version of the 6SJ7 tube and it will sound even better than NOS 6SJ7 plus the red tube is a 10,000 hour tube so it's a good investment.
Yes. It is common but manufacturer prefers triode in the gain stage. Some are still using it but in fact they are wired as triode. I recall only a few brands are using pentode in their amp like dynaco.
Yes, typo error. It is supposed to 5693.
How would this sound with the Focal Elex?
gooseman480
Another Massdropper mentioned that this is his favorite of many amps for the Elex, including the CTH - a highly recommended pairing. In other words, it should pair well, as this tube amp can cleanly drive lower impedance headphones (ie: Elex's 80ohms). I just got my Elex and plan to pick up this amp if it drops again. IMO, it could use a warm "tubey" kick.
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Looks like a sweet beast... any knowledgable comparisons to the Cavalli CTH? I just picked up the latter.
And a noob question -- if this is dual mono, why is there only one headphone output? With what appears to be two 'sides' driven and two volume controls, seems like two headphone outputs would be the logical endpoint?
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I bought the 339 in the February drop and have been using it since April. I got used to the independent volume knobs after the first few days. A little more time and I had no issue getting them both at the same sport with one turn.
Could just put a cheap preamp before it.
Too bad they couldn't combine with a preamp; not willing to give up speaker connections--especially at this price (regardless of how warm and fuzzy it sounds through cans).
Just opened and set up this amazing beautiful and giant amp. Wow, it sounds as great as it looks so far. I will be spending a lot of time with this beauty. This is one of the best audio purchases that I have ever made. Thanks Massdrop for making this happen and for not making me wait until August.
MusicLover
Wow, I like the sound of that, pun intended. Mine is supposed to be here sometime Friday, 06-22-18. Congrats!
MusicLover
Congrats, agree,this amp look gorgeous and sounds glourious(even with stock tubes). I tested the amp with some AKG K1000 the other day and was very impressed with the naturalness,soundstage and imaging,very good combo and enough power to drive them.
Just now received a Shipping notification. Wow, I thought I was gonna have to wait until August. Great news I hope.
MusicLover
I've also got an estimated shipping date of Aug 6. Looking forward to it.
owenhuu
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Mine now has a FedEx tracking number with a 06/21/2018 Delivery date. It may not arrive Thursday but at least it’s in route. Thank you Massdrop, once again great customer service.
Mine reached home(Europe)yesterday in perfect condition,working great. To soon for sound impressions but i have 2 power tubes6080 and 6AS7GA(+stock tubes) and 10 EF86 types for driver,need to experiment to find nice combos for my HD 800S.
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Btw it looks much better than in photos.
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bobbybb
Congrats! what DAC do you use in your setup btw?
Bluryi
Thanks,i have Peachtree DAC-iTx for more than 4 years and no need 2 change it, sound's wonderful,analog like.
Once again Massdrop is this only for US voltage 120 volt 60khz or can it be used for 230 volt 50khz. I have repeated this many a time when it comes to electronics. Please adopt an international mindset. Thank you once again and once again I have to skip because if the lack of information.
Rameish
Just click on "join the drop" and before you pay; select the voltage option of your choice. Then you will be allowed to pay for your choice if available and complete the purchase. Merely clicking on 'join' only gets you to the next step in the process of actually joining (selecting any options such as voltage etc.) you can't join any drop without submitting payment. You can't submit payment without selecting any mandatory options that may be available.
EyeStrike
Thanks
How would this do with the foster th-x00? Or 25 ohm headphones?
Cking96
Not great unless they are planar.
Members, members...are you gonna let this super deal slip through your hands???? This just might be worth having a balance on your CC. Interest rates are going up soon. Heaven forbid they slap new tariffs on imports from China. This is the cheapest this unit will ever be and it is newly improved. Only four left on this drop. You know you want it. This will inject the music into your veins, getting to your brain much faster with full harmony (LOL). Just DO IT. I will expect your thank you's after delivery, immersification & total melt down in your favorite chair.
I'm a little confused, it says otl but it sure looks like 1 input transformer and 2 output transformers to me... I'm no expert though...
Gregdude
Its OTL
Back on massdrop I see. It's a little bit confusing for me to determine which model this is. I'm new to tube amps. Is this the same "upgraded" version that Shenzhen sells?
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High impedance dynamic or planars would be best
MarcSpence
Another reason to avoid easy-to-drive cans is to avoid hum, atleast with stock tubes
There is a continuous audible hum in headphones(Porta pro for example) with stock tubes. But with HE560, no audible hum
Does everyone else get charged tax, or is it just us lucky ones from California? The extra $50 kind of kills it for me.
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Good tip--I'll check 'em out!
airdough
Sales tax also charged in NJ where MD's warehouse is located.
how much would shipping to germany cost?
tyll
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Makami
thanks a lot danke sehr
Does this amp fit hd600 or hd650 better?
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Thanks! I didn't know the drop opens at monthly basis. I already got hd650 and Graham Slee Solo (with my mojo). I works alright compare to my other setup (Audeze Deckard, AKG k701/DT1770 pro). Not sure if I will go with 339 later on.
Thanks!