But what do they SOUND like vs. stock??? I haven't seen that covered in this thread anywhere.
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9/22/09 at 5:07pm
Only just put them in last night.... So far all i can say is: Wow! what a diff! who would have thought rectifiers could make such a diff!
Gonna burn them in more b4 saying anything else. THANKS!!!
Just a quick word about Ultron - Ultron did not make tubes. They are a rebrander. The box may say West Germany, but that is not a guarantee of anything. I have bought Ultron 6AS7G's, and 6SL7GT's and in both cases the tubes were absolutely and unquestionably Russian.
This means nothing in terms of what has been discussed here, but aside from very nice pretty boxes, Ultron tubes are kind of a hit or miss proposition, like the UK brand Haltron, and like Westinghouse in the US - sometimes very nice tubes for a great price, sometimes very average tubes for an expensive price.
Yep, I stand by my assessment of Ultron tubes 100%. What I said was:
And this is absolutely true, and is something that I think everyone should be aware of. I was not making any comment about the Ultron EY500 in specific at all - just that Ultron was not actually a tube maker, and that I have seen people pay a *10 times* too much for Ultron branded tubes that were clearly Russian made. I did not say, nor do I have any clue, as to whether THOSE tubes are actually made in Germany or not.
Karo, those Philips and Telefunken EY500's are indeed nice looking tubes, as you indicated! But other than the ones I posted, I don't have any idea where to get them - Tubeworld was the best source I know of (as I posted above).