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OK Ironbut, is now a good time! Since Ironbut is one of the early ZD owners and maybe in the hightime ZD innerlistener circle, I always reread his thoughts and learn. You can go audio-nervosa with excessive tube rolling. I plead guilty in the past. The Valvo's will get their day in the circuit but right now just relaxing with the Fivre. I will try to resist using up a day to have a personal Brimar subtype shoot out.
My mistake. The web site for the new production tubes is: TechTube Valves - Blackburn MicroTech Solutions David Pritchard
Well, I did it . I went slightly vintage and picked up the phone and called TechTubes in the United Kingdom. I talked to Andy Blades. The tubes will be publically demonstrated on September 18 in London. They will go on sale via their web site(Technical Tubes Ltd. - Welcome) in October. At first at least the tubes will be direct internet sales-not through dealers. So for those interested, watch their web site. Prices have not yet been released. Their phone via the US-...
But John, it's not back to the past -it's to the future. The new vinyl players are nothing like the players of the 50's and 60's.The new breed of players are truley amazing. The new breed of caps are vastly improved. The new vinyl is manufactured better. Let us hope we finally get some twenty first century technology put in our tubes. I can't wait for these tubes to get into your hands and our other tube experts to improve our music listening. I think I am calling...
Boy this gets complicated. I was fortunate to go to the Vacuum Tube Conference Memorial day weekend. There I got to listen to the HD and the Zana Deux for hours over 2 days with little or no room noise. Using my own personal phones -Sennheiser 650-equinox cables, Ed. 9's, and Denon 5000 modified. The Zd used the National Union 6Sl7gt driver. The 650 had slightly more detail on the Hd. Using JP's balanced 650, the detail was improved one more notch. I enjoyed both amps. But...
I have bought single and double Brimars. I would get a single and see if you like the sound. I love it with the Sennheiser 650. Somedays I love it with the Ultrasone Edition 9. Somedays I like a more relaxed sound with the Ed.9. If I had Graddo's , I think I would buy a single in order to audition the sound. These 6Sl7gt should last a long time in the ZD. The last pair of Brimars I bought on E-bay were for $164.00 plus shipping FYI. Has any body tried dirrerent cables from...
I just E-mailed the sales department to get more information. Maybe my Jadis amplifier will get an early Christmas present. It will be fun to compare them to my vintage Mullards.
Looking at the website it will not be a reissue but a tube manufactured to tighter specs. I for one will at least be hopefull. It is supposed to be unveiled in 10 days at a London show
If you want to get your Zana Deux a "present" and have run out of tubes to buy her, you might try this. It is the Isotek Full System Enhancer and Rejuvenation Disc. I have had one since May and I think it is worth the $39.00. Not as dramatic as rolling in a Brimar but a gentler smoothing effect. Isotek is a well known English audio company. It also has a nice effect on headphones- extended the highs using the Sennheiser 650's. I thought it even improved JD's fantastic HD...
Dear nor_spoon, The Valvo's arrived this week. I have been listening to the Fivre and just haven't had a chance to put on the Valvo's. They do look nice- definitely new in box. Great researching that old thread about Valvos. I knew a needed one when I saw them listed on E-bay, but I couldn't remember why!
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