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Muddy v72’s?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Muddy v72’s?

Hi all! I got a great deal on 2 x siemens v72’s w custom diy casing (no output volume knobs). I have had experience using another pair of siemens v72 so know some of the sound caracteristics. The ones i just got seem to be muddy and lacking the high frequencies my previous pair had. Anything i should be looking at? Perhaps it’s a lack of power in the casing or something is going on w the inside circuitry? Any thoughts would be helpful! Would love to get these babies up to speed!
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Hi all! I got a great deal on 2 x siemens v72’s w custom diy casing (no output volume knobs). I have had experience using another pair of siemens v72 so know some of the sound caracteristics. The ones i just got seem to be muddy and lacking the high frequencies my previous pair had. Anything i should be looking at? Perhaps it’s a lack of power in the casing or something is going on w the inside circuitry? Any thoughts would be helpful! Would love to get these babies up to speed!
Sounds like they are not terminated correctly. I remember having conversations with Oliver Archut (RIP big man) and him telling me over half the V72’s he encountered weren’t terminated correctly.

Have a competent tech who knows vintage tube electronics look at them. They shouldn’t sound muddy, they should sound sweet.
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Awesome, thanks for the info - will do!
Old 3 weeks ago
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You should have boat loads of beautiful highs so yes have a tech that knows v72s look at them.
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Yep, something definitely wrong.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Same as above . I also know several big time engineers that have told me they bought and sold several till they found the special ones . Seems to be the case with a lot of vintage gear . But what your sayin sounds more of a tech problem.
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