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post #1096 of 1528

Lieven has found another variant, so here is the updated Bendix 6080WB list:

 

1. Triangular Plates with Copper Rods.

2. Holed Plates with Copper Rods

3. Holed Plates with Steel Rods

4. Rectangular Plates with Steel Rods

5. Slotted Plates Curved Face with Copper Grid Rods

6. Slotted Plates with Curved Slot and Curved Face. 

post #1097 of 1528

Maybe it is just an "error" in production. We should see more before confirming

post #1098 of 1528

I doubt it, they were made to such high quality standards that they would reject them.

 

Any way we just keep an eye if more turn up, or somebody confirms your find.

post #1099 of 1528

anyway, they all sound stunning.

post #1100 of 1528

I moved the BHCrack down stairs yesterday so it could be used with the turntable as source. I had spent some time fine tuning the tt previously and had not listened to it with phones since I had made a few mods to the Crack.

 

I don't think I have ever heard it sound better with the GEC.

 

post #1101 of 1528
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I bought 5998's from them also. They are very micro-phonic but i couldn't be bothered sending them back because i live in Ireland. 

 

 

Also had microphonic 5998 from vacuumtubes.net, with not up to standard values - sold as NOS? No good.

post #1102 of 1528

Thanks for all the warnings about vacuumtubes.net.  I've flirted with the idea of purchasing from them many many times.  Never got around to it, and absent some serious evidence of reform, it sounds like that's for the best.  Appreciate this info greatly.

post #1103 of 1528
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Lieven has found another variant, so here is the updated Bendix 6080WB list:

1. Triangular Plates with Copper Rods.
2. Holed Plates with Copper Rods
3. Holed Plates with Steel Rods
4. Rectangular Plates with Steel Rods
5. Slotted Plates Curved Face with Copper Grid Rods
6. Slotted Plates with Curved Slot and Curved Face. 

Are you counting variances in construction besides the plates? I have two slots square plates with different mixes of mica and ceramic spaces and bits of metal at the top. I think those are heat spreaders?
Edited by bdr529 - 2/15/14 at 11:13pm
post #1104 of 1528

I was concentrating on plate differences.

I have some with different type heat sinks/retainers but I thought it would get too complex to account for all differences.

 

Please post photos for references.

post #1105 of 1528

Can someone identify these tubes and if they are good and approximate the price?

 

 

 

 

post #1106 of 1528
They are Russian, and not worth more than a few dollars each.

BTW that doesn't mean they sound bad...but a lot of times people ask silly prices for the rebranded Russian tubes, and it's much better to just buy actual Svetlana branded ones as they can be had quite inexpensively.

Oh and by way of educating, the inverted saucer getter cup is the absolute dead giveaway.
Edited by Skylab - 2/18/14 at 8:50am
post #1107 of 1528
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

They are Russian, and not worth more than a few dollars each.

BTW that doesn't mean they sound bad...but a lot of times people ask silly prices for the rebranded Russian tubes, and it's much better to just buy actual Svetlana branded ones as they can be had quite inexpensively.

Oh and by way of educating, the inverted saucer getter cup is the absolute dead giveaway.

 

The saucer does it every time! I have some really nice sounding Svetlana 6N13S

post #1108 of 1528
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

 

The saucer does it every time! I have some really nice sounding Svetlana 6N13S

The Russian tube is pretty under-rated.  It has a slight veil to it, but it has a nice warmth to it and it's usually dead silent.

post #1109 of 1528


Does anyone know if there are any sonic differences between the Tung-Sol 6080WA with Westinghouse label or without?
Heard people say the one with Westinghouse pairs really well with HD700. Please let me know! :D

post #1110 of 1528

This might be slightly off topic, but I know a lot of smart tube guys hang out here.  I was wondering if anyone has had any experience trying to acquire tubes outside of the usual means (ebay, head-fi, online stores).  For example, has anyone tried hitting up estate sales or trying to find that old guys tube closet?  Given the number of tube types vs the number that would be useful in audio applications (like the 6AS7G and variants) it seems like it would be easy to find people with old tubes, but difficult to find ones that would be desirable. 

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