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Originally Posted by trose49 View Post
Do I understand that correctly $299 for 1 tube? A bit over my budget for now. Ray was offering the Telefunken and 2 Tungsols around the 250 range I believe. Im sure its a different year or something.

I need to educate myself a bit more before I start rolling or I will just buy from Ray who I trust.
The Kuhl ECC802s Telefunken is $500 for one tube. You may read more about Kuhl tube here.
https://www.tubeworld.com/kuhltube.htm

ECC802s is a premium version of Telefunken ECC82. They often possess very high prices.
post #242 of 311
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Originally Posted by edisonwu View Post
The Kuhl ECC802s Telefunken is $500 for one tube. You may read more about Kuhl tube here.
https://www.tubeworld.com/kuhltube.htm

ECC802s is a premium version of Telefunken ECC82. They often possess very high prices.
Even Im not that crazy!
post #243 of 311
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Even Im not that crazy!
I just thought you want the best Telefunken 12AU7 since you have quite a nice OTL amp to take them therefore I recommend you to try Kuhl ECC802s Telefunken.
I must be the most crazy guy on headfi.
post #244 of 311
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I just thought you want the best Telefunken 12AU7 since you have quite a nice OTL amp to take them therefore I recommend you to try Kuhl ECC802s Telefunken.
I must be the most crazy guy on headfi.
Oh I do!!! Trust me. With the holidays coming and a 2 year old. $500 tubes might be crossing the line! LOL!!!!

Sounds great I read the link you posted. How much is that tube without the process? Any good site you can recommend?
post #245 of 311
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Oh I do!!! Trust me. With the holidays coming and a 2 year old. $500 tubes might be crossing the line! LOL!!!!

Sounds great I read the link you posted. How much is that tube without the process? Any good site you can recommend?
Generally Telefunken ECC802s is natural, detail and bright compared with Telefunken ECC82. It has better extended high and a more solid bass. When I use a pair on my CAT preamp, they usually sound exceptionally open and analyzed. It's good for classical but I like Amperex, mullard or Gold lion for vocal, solo instruments or new age. Most of people prefer ECC802s to ECC82and normally price is very high.

I think a reasonable current price for a single ECC802s is between 200-300$. Sometimes it may be more expensive.

You may ask Ray if he has any Telefunken ECC802s for sale. I bet he does have some for his own. It looks like he likes to use ECC82 tube on his designs. However Telefunken ECC82 should be the best buy for many people.
post #246 of 311
Right now I am using Sylvania 6189/12AU7WA Gold Brand with GOLD PINS. Highly recommended.

Look up here if you like, they aren't that expensive

http://www.vacuumtubes.com/12au7.html


Another one I would recommend is Mullard CV491 ECC82/12AU7

http://www.tubedepot.com/nos-12au7-mullard50s.html



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Back to the tube thing for a min.

I guess what I am trying to understand (for no reason but curioisity) is I understand a high impedence Can or Speaker etc being harder to drive.

What I am hearing however is its only harder to drive via SS.

If someone were to tell be well the tubes have much more power so they can drive the high impedence easier I would get that however....

What I am told is that the higher the impedence the easier the tube can drive it! This is the part I dont get!
post #247 of 311
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Got the Ultrasonic 9 Hal-0 today. Hal-O is on the 12au7 and Reduced Microphonics to a bare min but more importantly crisped up the high end and over all details by a very noticable about. It is made of titanium with the pads rated at a very high temp.

I have ordered two more for the 5687's cant hurt.
post #248 of 311

"Paging Dr. Marvin... Dr. Leo Marvin..."

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Oh I do!!! Trust me. With the holidays coming and a 2 year old. $500 tubes might be crossing the line! LOL!!!!
Hey... no need to explain... or use the holidays and your 2 year old to justify not buying a $500 tube... or even a $200 tube for that matter.

The only folks that are spending that much money on tubes... need the care of Dr. Leo Marvin more than most of us out there - their OCD is totally out of control!

The Forum Administrators should give a "gift copy" of "Baby Steps" to anyone who reveals such obsession... and perhaps sponsor support group meetings... to hold them until they can get an appointment!
post #249 of 311
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post
Hey... no need to explain... or use the holidays and your 2 year old to justify not buying a $500 tube... or even a $200 tube for that matter.

The only folks that are spending that much money on tubes... need the care of Dr. Leo Marvin more than most of us out there - their OCD is totally out of control!

The Forum Administrators should give a "gift copy" of "Baby Steps" to anyone who reveals such obsession... and perhaps sponsor support group meetings... to hold them until they can get an appointment!
I have had many of these OCD episodes you speak of. After speaking to many Head-fiers I am starting to think OCD is very common in "Audiophiles"!

I wonder if there has ever been a study done on this?

After waiting all weekend for a small piece of titanium with small pads attached (the Hal-o) to place on a tube to arrive. I checked the mail box 4 times before 12:00 noon on Saturday so I'm pretty sure I qualify.
post #250 of 311
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post
Hey... no need to explain... or use the holidays and your 2 year old to justify not buying a $500 tube... or even a $200 tube for that matter.

The only folks that are spending that much money on tubes... need the care of Dr. Leo Marvin more than most of us out there - their OCD is totally out of control!

The Forum Administrators should give a "gift copy" of "Baby Steps" to anyone who reveals such obsession... and perhaps sponsor support group meetings... to hold them until they can get an appointment!
Only way to know is to try. System synergy or preference is sometimes (except those extreme's) the key thing to explain why some people happen to disagree with expensive tubes. Current price for tube is defined by its quality and rareness (and demand), not always quality though. You may get a very nice low price tube for the specific system.
Price is an explanation of the actual market value. For today's price of value Rockefeller made, Bill Gate is far far behind him. How much was the Marantz 7 sold back to 1960's?
post #251 of 311
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I would love to try one of those Kuhl ECC802s Telefunken's!
post #252 of 311
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Right now I am using Sylvania 6189/12AU7WA Gold Brand with GOLD PINS. Highly recommended.
I may check some of these out!
post #253 of 311

And... Another One...

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Originally Posted by edisonwu View Post
Only way to know is to try. System synergy or preference is sometimes (except those extreme's) the key thing to explain why some people happen to disagree with expensive tubes. Current price for tube is defined by its quality and rareness (and demand), not always quality though. You may get a very nice low price tube for the specific system.
Price is an explanation of the actual market value. For today's price of value Rockefeller made, Bill Gate is far far behind him. How much was the Marantz 7 sold back to 1960's?
Whoa - and... its clear... we have another one... in dire need of Dr. Marvin's services! "Get thee to an ER... FAST"...
post #254 of 311
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Apple TV is HERE!

Time to build the (skylab) music server!!!

It will be at the NYC show on the 10th!
post #255 of 311
It's fun to use stuff like apple TV...
I would like to purchase one if it can play rmvb video...
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