post #61 of 1999
10/20/08 at 3:18pm
Something of interest to you guys that just ordered the 408A Sylvi Golds from Yen Audio that you may want to know (to gloat over):
You guys paid 48 USD per set (minus any MSLive discount) last week and bought out his entire lot except for one remaining set. That last set then immediately went from "Buy Now" to "Bid" auction status, with a minnumum bid of 48 USD.
I watched bidding all week, and there were no bidders. Today I watched the auction, in real-time, expire w/o any bids (I considerd sniping, but passed for non-related reasons - I had already decided to get some WE408's I found locally).
So what happenned to that last set?
They re-listed w/i minutes as a bid auction with a 48 USD minimum + a 89 USD "Buy Now" option!
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Sounds like marketing to me.
(and yes, there now is a part of me that wishes I sniped it at 48.xx USD!)
I'm not so sure.. I mean when you tap the left tube, you hear microphonic effects in the left channel on your headphones. Unmatched tubes could perhaps have a channel imbalance or something like that. Whether matched tubes are necessary is amp-dependent (correct me if I'm wrong). I wouldn't consider the guy you bought your tubes from a reliable source