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post #25021 of 30981

Seems, we have been over fishing the sea...

post #25022 of 30981
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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

WTF.

 

Damn inflation works fast in audiophile circles!

Is this 596 inflation trend likely to be like the Western Electric 300B? Surely there must be thousands of 596 tubes stored somewhere. Glenn only introduced this tube to the audiophile community less than 2 years ago--if that.

post #25023 of 30981
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

FYI ~

I just received a quote from a broker: 4 United Electronics USAF-596 (NIB) - $275 each.

Um, NOnea
 THANK YOU! ... Next! 
:thumb:

Two matched pairs, one pair NIB $800, one pair with less than 50 hours each $600.

Pm me if interested. biggrin.gif






















J/K
post #25024 of 30981
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

WTF.

 

Damn inflation works fast in audiophile circles!

Is this 596 inflation trend likely to be like the Western Electric 300B? Surely there must be thousands of 596 tubes stored somewhere. Glenn only introduced this tube to the audiophile community less than 2 years ago--if that.

 

There are still a good number of these electron tubes out there - surplus for RF Transmitters and perhaps something else. Many of the used rectifiers get pulled from equipment that has or will be retired from service. 

 

And the new tubes? Those in supply don't know who the heck we are or what we do with them in the audio community. There's a HUGE tongue_smile.gif disconnect going on here!

 

I think the last production I saw was 1964...

post #25025 of 30981
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

FYI ~

I just received a quote from a broker: 4 United Electronics USAF-596 (NIB) - $275 each.

Um, NOnea
 THANK YOU! ... Next! 
:thumb:

Two matched pairs, one pair NIB $800, one pair with less than 50 hours each $600.

Pm me if interested. biggrin.gif



J/K

 

We no jokin', baby! I'm walking to your in-box right now...

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

Is this 596 inflation trend likely to be like the Western Electric 300B? Surely there must be thousands of 596 tubes stored somewhere. Glenn only introduced this tube to the audiophile community less than 2 years ago--if that.

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

There are still a good number of these electron tubes out there - surplus for RF Transmitters and perhaps something else. Many of the used rectifiers get pulled from equipment that has or will be retired from service. 

 

And the new tubes? Those in supply don't know who the heck we are or what we do with them in the audio community. There's a HUGE tongue_smile.gif disconnect going on here!

 

I think the last production I saw was 1964...

 

DAMN,

 

I should stocked up when I can!  Did you grab any from my source a few weeks ago?  (he's out of stock now).

post #25027 of 30981

No, I wasn't ready. blink.gif What a difference a week makes!

post #25028 of 30981

Sounds like some well-connected opportunist has cornered the market mad.gif !

post #25029 of 30981

Next chance I get, I'm going to invest in a few of them. I really like that Glass!

post #25030 of 30981
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post


Two matched pairs, one pair NIB $800, one pair with less than 50 hours each $600.

 

 

a few more years and this might be standard price. confused_face.gif

 

but it is the MIGHTY 596........

post #25031 of 30981
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post


Two matched pairs, one pair NIB $800, one pair with less than 50 hours each $600.

 

 

a few more years and this might be standard price. confused_face.gif

 

but it is the MIGHTY 596........

 

post #25032 of 30981
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

I know what you rolleyes.gif mean. BUT...

 

... for my potential WA5 build, I currently have under consideration the '45' tube or 2A3. WooAudio has already built a number of WA5|WA5-LE amps around the '45' tube instead of the 300B. FAR cheaper tube options. However, it will only output 2 watts, though many say it returns a better sound. Something to consider. 

 

And me? Still undecided.

 

Interesting...didn't know that there is another option besides the 300B for the WA5.

post #25033 of 30981
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post


Two matched pairs, one pair NIB $800, one pair with less than 50 hours each $600.

 

 

a few more years and this might be standard price. confused_face.gif

 

but it is the MIGHTY 596........


Makes me glad I bought a backup on one of the recent group buys!
post #25034 of 30981
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Originally Posted by Sko0byDoo View Post

 

Interesting...didn't know that there is another option besides the 300B for the WA5.

 

Are you suggesting that when you go out to dine, you won't inquire about what's not on the menu? Could be a discovery for you wink_face.gifwaiting to happen. 

post #25035 of 30981
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Makes me glad I bought a backup on one of the recent group buys!

 

On that last buy, I wanted to buy 10 and badly. But found myself mad.gif with the rabbit ears...

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