Originally Posted by scompton
I'd be up for it even though I'm not going to build this amp soon.
There is the 6N1P-EV version which is supposed to be superior for 17$ + 12 $ shipped for 10 tubes (5 pairs)
. If you guys want to go for that then the price for a pair may end up being about 9$.Source of the tubes
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Please note that I am quoting shipping to lower US only... Shipping to Canada is not a problem for me but might cost a little bit more (First class International from USPS)
Got a quote of 45$ for 20 6N1P-Ev tubes shipped to me..So that makes it out to be 10 pairs: Including shipping to lower 48 states, a pair of these tubes should come out to our target of $4.5 + First class mail USPS
shipping to your zipcode from mine (97219).
If you want more than one pair let me know. group buy is now closed
Depending on how many members we have signed up by then I will go ahead with either of the group buy options :
1> 5 pairs of tubes. I might even get the seller to sell me the exact number of pairs if more than 5 but less than 10 pairs have been spoken for.
2> Order the 10 pairs is we have at least 8 - 9 pairs spoken for.
A running count of members interested in this:
member (no of pairs) (Country)
1> Sachu (1) (USA)
2> Scompton (1) (USA)
3> MrSlim (1) (Canada)
4> zkool448 (1) (Canada)
5> nux (2) (Australia)
6> keyid (1) (USA)
7> TimJo (1) (USA)
8> rds (1) (Canada)
9> jacc1234 (1) (USA)
Total no of pairs = 10
Tubes being tubes..there might be a few in the lot that may not work, microphonics or noise...please be aware of this. hence the reason for going in for pairs, redundancy. I will test each one in my own amp to make sure at least one working tube makes it to each member in the worst case scenario where half the tubes are non-functional