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That is over 4 years. Some do that in one year!
Really? Give me their names! They belong in postoholic's anonymous...LOL
post #182 of 508
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That is over 4 years. Some do that in one year!
Hey, I resemble that remark!
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Hey, I resemble that remark!
Oh gee. I would never have thought of you Larry.

LOL
post #184 of 508
Sigh. guessed I paid premium, not knowing how much I should be paying for these. :-(

I also bought 5U4G for $40 + shipping on impulse bidding. Sigh. I should just hold off on these and bought Sophia straight. :-(

Oh well, Sophia might be my next, but I am gonna hold off at least a few months. My wife is swinging her heads left and right.. thinking I am a crazy *#@..

:-(
post #185 of 508

Well...

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Originally Posted by tosehee View Post
Sigh. guessed I paid premium, not knowing how much I should be paying for these. :-(

I also bought 5U4G for $40 + shipping on impulse bidding. Sigh. I should just hold off on these and bought Sophia straight. :-(

Oh well, Sophia might be my next, but I am gonna hold off at least a few months. My wife is swinging her heads left and right.. thinking I am a crazy *#@..

:-(
Well... if you got the straight bottle 5U4GB - you may have paid a bit much. I'm surprised the bidding got that high for the straight bottle tube - someone else had to be at least as interested in it as you. So you weren't the only one.

But... you will be quite pleased with it - it has a great sound, as I noted below.

And... there just aren't huge differences in the sound of rectifier tubes - that I can tell, anyway. Some may sound a bit more powerful than others - greater dynamics, more gain, tighter bass, and maybe a bit more clarity and smoothness (changes that result from power quality - greater, cleaner power, faster rise time, etc.) - they're not in the signal path). You may notice a greater difference from getting a pair of Tung Sol 6DE7s, which are in the signal path - though, they can be hard to find.
post #186 of 508
Hey John, or anyone who knows

My Mullard GZ30 started off as being a clear top. Now after 50 or so hours it's turning silver like a getter flash over the tops of the 2 heaters. (2 silver spots) Is that normal for this tube?

Glenn
post #187 of 508

Yes...

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Originally Posted by atbglenn View Post
Hey John, or anyone who knows

My Mullard GZ30 started off as being a clear top. Now after 50 or so hours it's turning silver like a getter flash over the tops of the 2 heaters. (2 silver spots) Is that normal for this tube?

Glenn
Yes... its normal for all tubes, particularly rectifiers. As I've read... its the accumulation of contaminates in the gas inside the tube, which have settled out on the glass - if I recall correctly. But... in any case... its normal.
post #188 of 508
Thanks GradoFan2! I appreciate the info

Glenn
post #189 of 508

In Addition...

In addition to the great sound of the Tung Sol 5U4GB, and 5U4G ST tubes... I'm finding the stock Sovtek 5U4G ST to sound about as good... especially with my SA8001 SACD and Senns, which tend to have a little warmer sound, than other sources and phones.

The Sovtek has a slightly bright sound in the upper mids, which complements the darker sound of these components very well. It could be a bit too bright for some with brighter sources and phones, but with my set up its just right. It also has the famous Tung Sol bass and PRAT / pace... and rich mids... with good extension and detail. All of this... when teamed with the Tung Sol 6DE7s.
post #190 of 508
Gradofan, where did you get the Tung Sol 6DE7's from?
post #191 of 508

I Searched...

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Gradofan, where did you get the Tung Sol 6DE7's from?
I searched and searched for them from several tube vendors via Google. Then I contacted a number of vendors, and found one or two that had them. I think I also found one or two on eBay - don't recall.

I'll see if I can find a vendor, or two, where I found them and send them to you.

They're "few and far between."

You may have to search a while - but... you'll find them eventually.

Good luck.
post #192 of 508
I was searching for Tung Sol 6DE7 myself, and they are really hard to find. If you could send me a PM also, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks. BTW, now i got both Tung Sol 5U4G and 5U4GB on its way. Anyone wants to grab one from me? :-)
post #193 of 508
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Originally Posted by Orcin View Post
Amazingly, I found 3 RCA 6DE7's on eBay with the two plates & shield construction from the same year and lot number as my fourth. I got them Wednesday and they were exactly as advertised and look new. So I now have two pair of these made in 1960. They all sound the same... which is to say great!

I am really happy with how these sound. The bass is very deep and tight compared to the other 6DE7's that I have, and much better than the 6EW7. The soundstage and clarity are as good as the Sylvania fat bottle 6EW7, which were my previous best tubes in this area (but with rolled off bass compared to the 6DE7).

These tubes make a great combination with the Sophia 274B.
post #194 of 508
Great. I found 2 pairs of Tung Sol 6DE7!!
post #195 of 508
Where? Where? Where?

I find its hard to find these smaller/cheaper tubes.
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