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post #421 of 1446

Looks like my Svetlana which has printed on it "Made in Germany."

post #422 of 1446
That tube is definitely Russian, as was the United Electron 6AS7G I once had.
post #423 of 1446

Hi guys!

 

Thanks alot for the help.The fantastic "deal" for a quad matched pair for 60€ wasn't as appealing when they turned out to be russian rebrands. :)

post #424 of 1446

How much does a NOS pair of 2399/5998 matched tubes cost nowadays?
 

post #425 of 1446

vacuumtubes.net has them for $85 each.

 

http://vacuumtubes.net/RES%20Audio%20pages/5998.html

post #426 of 1446

Yeah, $85 for a 5998 is insane. I picked up a pair for less than that not too long ago. And while they do sound slightly better than the typical 6AS7 in my Bottlehead Crack, they don't sound $45 a pop better......

post #427 of 1446

Agreed.  I was lucky enough to pick up a bunch of these several years back when they were easy to get for $20 each. 

post #428 of 1446

Good thing then I still have ten 2399 in my stock. I was just wondering. Thanks Skylab.
 

post #429 of 1446
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Good thing then I still have ten 2399 in my stock. I was just wondering. Thanks Skylab.
 

 

I tend to like your stock - you be having things. ksc75smile.gif May have to send you a PM sometime Saturday afternoon regarding your most wonderful stock. And my lonely vacuum tube amp.

post #430 of 1446
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

I tend to like your stock - you be having things. ksc75smile.gif May have to send you a PM sometime Saturday afternoon regarding your most wonderful stock. And my lonely vacuum tube amp.

 

Well this is actually my personal stock, I only have 6AS7G based amps ;)

post #431 of 1446

Ten 2399 tubes are a good thing to have.  If you really like their sound you should consider getting an amp modified to bias the tube ideally.  You'll be surprised at how much better they can sound when they are operating at their most linear operating point.  IMO if you actually design the power supply of the amp to accommodate the 5998/2399 it puts the tube in another league from the 6AS7G all together.

post #432 of 1446

How do the TS 5998s with green letters on the base differ from the ones with white print (other than the print color, of course)?  

post #433 of 1446

No difference as far as I know. They should all have the same construction

post #434 of 1446
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

vacuumtubes.net has them for $85 each.

http://vacuumtubes.net/RES%20Audio%20pages/5998.html
I know..i reserved a pair with them.. biggrin.gif as it looks they are getting more expensive every day..and harder to get i understand...anyone knows how they compare to bendix 6080wb with graphite blocks? i just got one pair in...see inserted pics.. ****...my ipad dont let me insert pics directly from my photos. Into this post ..WTF..it asks for an url..seriously.this is nuts! .i am getting more and more doubts about ever getting this peeeeep...ipad 3! mad.gif

Ps. Hey .ultrainferno..its a pity we didnt talk a lot at the meet a week ago.. I would loved to talk to u..hearing u have so much experience with tubes.. tongue.gif maybe next year..
Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/28/12 at 2:17pm
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