Zu Audio Soul Superfly

Quite some time has passed since I’m with the new setup. Both the amplifier and Zu Audio Soul Superfly have run in considerably and things have improved substantially. So, I took this opportunity to shoot a film about it and let you guys have a look at the system in detail.

Here are the details about the video taken:

  • A-mei’s song playing in the background
  • 5687 - 6B4G direct heated single ended triode amplifier with 5U4GB tube rectifier
  • Soul Superfly
  • Topaz Ultra Isolation Transformer
  • DIY Schumann Resonator
  • PS Audio – Noise Harvester
  • Monitor Acoustics power distributor with RFI / EMI filter

The GE 5-star 5687 lights up quite nicely in dark room! The two tubes in the middle are the RCA 6B4G, followed by the RCA 5U4GB tube rectifier.

There’s a little tweak that I’ve done to improve the system furthermore. My listening room sofa is slightly higher than optimal. So I’ve to do something about the speaker height to get it to the optimal level.

I purchased a 2x2 20mm thick granite slab and slotted it under the Soul Superfly speaker. Between the floor and the granite slab, a rosewood cylinder is used as support and isolation. A tip for Soul Superfly users, tune the nuts and bolts underneath the speaker to make sure the speaker stands firmly on the floor.

Both the tweaks improved the bass substantially! I don’t think I can live without them. Try it and you will never regret it! You can see how I did it in the video. It adds about 2” to the speaker.

12/6/2011 - Thanks to Mark for suggesting a thick rug in front of the setup too.

13/6/2011 - I received quite a number of responds from the readers and have taken their feedback to change the song used in the video. Right now the setup is playing with Diana Krall's "Girl In The Other Room" album.

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Amplifier for Zu Essense Not rated yet
Love it. I am thinking about a tube integrated for my Zu Essence speakers. Currently using SS Simaudio i-3. Sounds great but Tubes kick ass. Your amp makes …

Return from DIY Audio Guide / Audio Systems / Soul Superfly – Updated to DIY Audio Guide

Return from DIY Audio Guide / Audio Systems / Zu Audio Soul Superfly – Updated to DIY Audio Guide / Audio Systems

Parts Express Logo

Get the Free 2010 Parts Express Catalog

Parts Express (Deal of the Day)


For more interesting information and special deals related to any of the issues on this page, place your cursor over the double underlined links. All information supplied by Kontera.com.


MCM Electronics Daily Deal and Bulk Bargain

What is SBI!?

Site Build It!

Creative Labs - Shop and Save