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I completely agree. Not sure what makes some of those really old 50s tubes sound so good, but the differences are sometimes huge in resolution and transparency to later models.
Edited by negura - 8/16/13 at 10:42am
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I don't think you need old tubes all the time. I like Psvane tubes a lot, and Sophias are nice also, so some new tubes are nice too.

I picked the psvane 6ns7 for my pinnacle after auditioning lots of vintage tungsols, sylvanias, rcas, and others, some more expensive than the psvanes.

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Still looking for a Lambda Normal Bias...there's one for sale down here, but way too expensive for me biggrin.gif

 

Ali

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Originally Posted by yawg View PostI disagree. Tube equipment can be very resolving and transparent - besides sounding more "natural". The problem is that ALL tubes that are new, i.e. from factories that are still in business, mostly sound horrible compared to good old ones from the 50s and early sixties, the ones with black plates and triple mica are among the very best. But they are disappearing fast or getting extremely expensive.

Woah, be careful there.

 

Linearity in tube designs is not approached nearly as easily or as affordably as it is with solid state designs. Maybe if we're talking SETs but you need to be more conservative with the verbiage.

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That's the biggest load of rubbish I've read all morning. (The person you quoted 3X0).

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My new Sophia Electric easily beat my NOS Tungsol and Brimars in my ZDSE-and by a fair margin.

 

-Daniel

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Originally Posted by milosz View Post

 

Oh?  No plans for getting a DIY T-2, the ultimate Stax amp?  None have ever come up for sale as far as I know, but you never know, someone might need a liver transplant and have to sell his.... or you could contract to have one built....

 

Along those lines, I wonder what it would go for?  Parts alone for a DIY T-2 can range from $2,500 up to over $5,000 depending on how crazy you get with NOS vintage tubes, jewel-like chassis building and things like $1,000 Alps pots or $500 stepped attenuators..... then there's the work involved with building and testing the thing.... and the rarity.... I would think someone might want to ask $7,500 to $10,000 for a DIY T-2 in fabulous casework with nice tubes and top quality attenuator etc....

I'm sitting pretty for a while with the KGSSHV. Sitting down with The Wall and my SR-009/KGSSHV...so satisfying. That I'm gonna stay SS for a while...makes life easier I find (and this is from an old tube guy).

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^ Actually, I was reading on another forum some lawyer dude in Toronto recently built one. I doubt he’ll be selling anytime soon, but you never know down the road. He’s right in your neck of the woods MH. I wonder how many times this guy was sitting in court wishing he was at home working on the T2 (assuming he was some type of trial lawyer).

That's George. He's a great guy. I bought my KGSS from him. Very nice fellow. I should shoot him a PM about a mini-meet: KGSSHV, T2 and your BHSE. biggrin.gif

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That's George. He's a great guy. I bought my KGSS from him. Very nice fellow. I should shoot him a PM about a mini-meet: KGSSHV, T2 and your BHSE. biggrin.gif


now thats a mini meet id love to hear some impressions from...lets make it happen tongue.gif

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now thats a mini meet id love to hear some impressions from...lets make it happen tongue.gif

George isn't too far from me (about 25 minutes by car) and Ed is about 1.5 hours away....so who knows?

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There are so few of these focused mini-meet, I'd love to hear you guys put this together!
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Yeah, that would be a great meet, I would have to travel way far south and east to get there with my LNB, though...smily_headphones1.gif

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Yeah, that would be a great meet, I would have to travel way far south and east to get there with my LNB, though...smily_headphones1.gif

Sure, if you can make it. Not sure when/how to pull this together. The summer's been so busy...hopefully the fall slows down a bit.

 

BTW, sorry, Canada is the Great White North according to the McKenzie brothers (SCTV for the younger Head-fiers):

 

That said, Minnesota is a whole lot colder than Toronto. smile.gif


Edited by MacedonianHero - 8/16/13 at 8:32pm
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one of my favorite movies.  yes, we eat the cold for breakfast here in Minnesota.

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one of my favorite movies.  yes, we eat the cold for breakfast here in Minnesota.

My wife's from Winnipeg (Manitoba) and with Minnesota plus North Dakota, the coldest places I've ever been. 

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