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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
I guess the real question is how many amps have you blown up!
post #287 of 311
Sorry had to run earlier and I knew that auction was ending = wish I hadn't had to run they went for $33 , serious bargain.

Yes it is a 12V 6DJ8 and yes it has the identical pinout to the 12AU7 , has the same heater requirements and completely rocks in every application I have ever tried. One caveat - it has a lower B+ than the 12AU7 so it is a little circuit dependent. In Totem you can still hit a decent 290V but plate voltage is 150V max so it is not a drop in for all 12AU7's but IS in most. Believe me when I say this, don't knock it until you have tried it. Problem is that are not easily available which is why I tend to watch them from time to time but I have enough to keep me happy for a while. The bias is slightly different from the standard 12AU7 but then so are some of the tubes mentioned in this thread and they are close enough that it works.

as to how many amps I've blown up , I have lost count but that has nothing to do with tube rolling .

ps Trose - neat amp , glad you are enjoying the sweet sound of tubes..dB
post #288 of 311
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as to how many amps I've blown up , I have lost count but that has nothing to do with tube rolling .

ps Trose - neat amp , glad you are enjoying the sweet sound of tubes..dB

HEE HEE

Thanks! Love the Raptor.....Ray's stuff is just great! The HR-2 is (was) very impressive as well. I wanted the Raptor even when I bought the HR-2. Im glad I waited for the Silver but missing the sweeeeet sound of tubes all this time was a bummer.

I told Ray "The Raptor sound is sweeeeet! like a bag of cotton candy and just as addicting! when you get to the bottom of the bag you just keep wanting more and more"

I could not be happier with my purchase!

Of course the RAPT#001 is just a bonus!
post #289 of 311
If you do consider trying the 8416's PM me and I will dig up the vendor I have who still had stock the last time I looked.

I have tried a few of the 12AU7's, 5814's,5963's,6080's and the J - version Tung Sol's were my all round favorite until I discovered the 8416 - they are in a completely different league. All are PQ gold pin and only made by Amperex.

Very cool to see another person move over to the bright side . I just finished building Alex's Bijou - an OTL all tube and I have to say I can completely understand the candy bag analogy..dB
post #290 of 311
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Ray is going to let me try the Telefunken and Tung sol combo at the NY meet!

This is what he thinks sounds best so I am curious to see if it makes much of a differece. The tubes I have now sound great and are no slouch. Also perfectly matched.

Sylvania 6189W (142/142) and Phillips 5687WB's
post #291 of 311
very cool, I will remember to check back to see what you thought..dB
post #292 of 311
Just go down, when you open up link you have post it. Totaly under you will find PRISLISTER BOTTOM. So after you been linked to a product list, choose MADRIGAL CABLES.
http://www.audiovision.dk/gel.htm

Or just use one of these

http://www.audiovision.dk/prislist.htm

http://www.audiovision.dk/prislister...0Prisliste.htm

Cheers


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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 #293 of 311
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A touch a BLUE to the decor!

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alright i admit it now it looks hot..
post #295 of 311
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alright i admit it now it looks hot..

AHH HAA!

I knew it!!!!
post #296 of 311
next step is V-cap's...

lol Todd is modding the hell out of this thing...

come on Todd!!! v-cap it
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next step is V-cap's...

lol Todd is modding the hell out of this thing...

come on Todd!!! v-cap it

Did you she her new shoes!




I swear if I call Ray one more time he is gonna have me arrested.

VCAPS!! hmmmm! I'll have to mention it at the meet!
post #298 of 311
Super-nice pics, Todd. Wow.
post #299 of 311
Wow Todd, I didn't realize you got Ray to put spikes instead of rubber feet! That truly looks sexy!
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Wow Todd, I didn't realize you got Ray to put spikes instead of rubber feet! That truly looks sexy!
I didnt think of it when it was being built actually

The baby got her new shoes when she got home!
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