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Ok thank you!

 

Do you have recommendation for where to order the NOS tubes? I have tried to use Audio Upscale, but they never ship my orders. I have been warned  against using ebay due to several unreliable sellers etc.

 

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Reductio

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Here are the places I've personally ordered from. I'm assuming you are in USA.

 

http://www.audiotubes.com/

http://www.kcanostubes.com/

https://www.tubeworld.com/

http://tubedepot.com/

 

Perhaps others can help you out even more.  I'll put a little disclaimer on KCA NOS Tubes: They sent me a wrong tube and then tried to blame it on me - as if I couldn't count the micas and was mistaken.  I'm sure that possibly they would have made it right had I complained more, but I didn't bother.  Turns out I actually liked the tube they sent and was happy to add it to my collection.

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Thank you! I am living in Europe, but several of these providers can ship over seas. I appreciate your good advices! 

 

For old records (classical/opera etc.) the typical tube sound is good, but for electronica, folk, rock, acoustic guitar etc. I also appreciate the Solid State sound. For the time being, the 12AX7 electro-harmonix is working just fine, while the JJ 5751 is way to soft and "tuby".

 

Can you really tell the difference between the power tubes? I have read your post regarding all the tube rolling, but is the difference worth the effort?   


Edited by Reductio - 5/5/13 at 3:13pm
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Can you really tell the difference between the power tubes? I have read your post regarding all the tube rolling, but is the difference worth the effort?   

 

I didn't think so. But if you'd like to roll some I have extras for this amp. (PM sent)

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The difference in power tubes is indeed much more minor than changes in the input tube.  What I did is to find my favorite input tube(s) and then I was able to slightly alter the sound to my liking using the power tubes.  I certainly wouldn't spend much time or money on power tubes, though.


Edited by TitaniumDust - 5/6/13 at 11:24am
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I placed order on some very nice 5751 Sylvania GB BP TM on tubestore. Thanks for the advices! I also ordered the RCA and Sylvania power tubes, due to a good price anyways. (why not check it out :) )

 

BTW - Do you have opinions regarding the Mullards (inout tube)? The also have some very good feedback on the internet.

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I've personally never tried Mullard but they do get some good feedback.  I remember some discussion earlier in the thread so you may wish to do a search and see what others had to say - this goes for other tubes as well - quite a bit of discussion as to how various tubes sound with the Ear+ HD.


Edited by TitaniumDust - 5/9/13 at 4:03pm
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I am very interested in picking up an MAD EAR+HD to pair with my RS1i

 

If anybody has one for the right price...please pm me.

 

Thanks

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I'll be brining mine to the October meet in Philly if you want to hear one first.  Occasionally I think of selling it, then I listen to it for a while and say "No Way!"

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Does anyone know if MAD still sells kit versions of the MAD Ear+ HD?

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Check out their web site.
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Check out their web site.

 

I already did that. Nearly every link is broken and no mention of kit versions.

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I did not see any mention of kits either.

 

I would really love to get my hands on this amp....preferably a 2nd hand one.

 

For me personally, I think it could be my end all paired with my RS1i.

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I already did that. Nearly every link is broken and no mention of kit versions.

 

Then just email Dr. Lloyd directly:

 
 
He's very good at his responsiveness. 
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Then just email Dr. Lloyd directly:

 
 
He's very good at his responsiveness. 

 

Already done that too.. No reply as yet.

 
Thanks for your help.
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