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post #271 of 311
Sure, dual-triodes can test 100% ok, but the level of "okayness" can still vary between the two triodes. That said, Todd, as I mentioned, I don't think having the two triodes match exactly is all that meaningful.

Then again, since I have a tube tester, I have the piece of mind of testing this for myself.
post #272 of 311
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Sure, dual-triodes can test 100% ok, but the level of "okayness" can still vary between the two triodes. That said, Todd, as I mentioned, I don't think having the two triodes match exactly is all that meaningful.

Then again, since I have a tube tester, I have the piece of mind of testing this for myself.
I would agree that EXACT matching is prob nit needed bit I would like them to be within 5% or so.

How much is a tube tester and what do you recommend?

It may be worth having for Tube Rolling?

Is it hard to test the dual triodes? or time consuming?
post #273 of 311
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My system is also pretty warm, so another thing to think about it are IC, which do make a huge difference as well. And again, much cheaper MicrophonicAudio RCA gives me more clarity and enjoyment. Check them on Ebay UK http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Microphonic-Au...QQcmdZViewItem
If the system become to warm I do not like it at all. I need more space between the instruments and better clarity in the sound.
So thats why I just bought a DH Labs BL-1 Series 2 with CARDAS connectors cable from Drew on Audiogon and very exciting about the result. Do not have them yet, but maybe next week or so. This cable isn't that expensive as well.
I wouldn't spend a lot of money for such things, just use what you have and try some decent and good quality TUBES and RCA's to hear the result. Just play with your beautiful toy and he will come to life, for sure. I am very interested in Raptor as well, but the money are funny, they are singing but not from out of my wallet.
I am using MADRIGAL CZ GELS :http://www.audiovision.dk/gel.htm

IMO there is no more neutral Cable I have found.
post #274 of 311
Well, what can I say, I shouldn't click at the price list


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I am using MADRIGAL CZ GELS :http://www.audiovision.dk/gel.htm

IMO there is no more neutral Cable I have found.
post #275 of 311
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Well, what can I say, I shouldn't click at the price list
I dont understand?
post #276 of 311
I thought I was joking, but anyway. They cost like DK6000=USD 1200 for 1M RCA.

Never mind.

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I dont understand?
post #277 of 311
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Were did you find pricing on them?

I was fortunate to pick up a 1meter second hand. I which I had a 3M so I could seperate the componets to a stand!
post #278 of 311
Can you post some pics of these particular tubes please. Or some link to it. I want to be sure, when I am looking for them, that I have the correct one.

THX

[QUOTE=sacd lover;3404189]The early 1950's Raytheon or Hytron 2 mica D getters are much better sounding with my gear.QUOTE]
post #279 of 311
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[quote=Blackmore;3406196]Can you post some pics of these particular tubes please. Or some link to it. I want to be sure, when I am looking for them, that I have the correct one.

THX



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The early 1950's Raytheon or Hytron 2 mica D getters are much better sounding with my gear. QUOTE]
Now I am lost! What tubes are you talking about??
post #280 of 311
Well, don't be please. I was asking sacd lover about RAYTHEON and HYTRON tubes, cos he said they would be better than Sylvania Gold pin.

Sorry about the confusion


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Can you post some pics of these particular tubes please. Or some link to it. I want to be sure, when I am looking for them, that I have the correct one.

THX





Now I am lost! What tubes are you talking about??
post #281 of 311
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Since the Raptor is tonally lean the warmer sounding RCA 5814a would probably be a good choice.
I have to disagree that the Raptor is "lean" in any way!

It certainly earns it's name in my book! Quite a little terror with tons-o-power and quite warm but with great details and punch!

Must be the "GOLD"!

post #282 of 311
I have rolled umpteen 12AU7 variants - nothing exotic but tubes in the $50 mark and nothing beats these gems. The best kept audio secret IMHO (no longer ) ..dB
post #283 of 311
The 8416 can be substituted for a 12au7?
post #284 of 311
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The 8416 can be substituted for a 12au7?
Not on the data sheets I have seen! I cant even find 8416?

Link please?
post #285 of 311
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The 8416 can be substituted for a 12au7?
I doubt it. The 8416 is a 12V version of the 6DJ8/6922. It's not a 12AU7.
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