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post #28396 of 31669
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i want these just cause they say osram on the tube frown.gif  all mine say "GEC"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/A1834-6AS7G-OSRAM-BROWN-BASE-NOS-VALVE-TUBE-PAIR-K1-/390438538194?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Valves_Vacuum_Tubes&hash=item5ae7f34bd2

$560??? I take mines with GEC label.
post #28397 of 31669

Tube prices are getting out of hand really quickly.

post #28398 of 31669
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Originally Posted by doodootoo View Post
 

 

Yup, it hums from the amp. There's no humming sound coming out of my headphones and I don't ever listen past 9 or 10 on the volume pot.

 

SilentOne is thinking the same thing I was leading towards... it very well could be the transformer humming.  The are many reasons why.  I would start with a call/email to Jack.  He may have experienced this before.

post #28399 of 31669
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

Tube prices are getting out of hand really quickly.

 

yeah thats why i've been buying all the expensive tubes i want right now. at least of the 6AS7G and 5U4G variety.

 

if anything, i can sell them back in a year or 2 if i don't use, and they will sell for more than they cost now.

 

i think TS 5998 will cost about 300$ a pair in another year (some places have been selling at that price already, but soon it'll be the minimum) , and 596 will hit 200$ mark pretty soon


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/25/13 at 5:33pm
post #28400 of 31669

:wink_face: regarding speculation, you mean if the tubes remain in good performing order. and that's one of the risks vacuum tubes carry.

post #28401 of 31669
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

i think TS 5998 will cost about 300$ a pair in another year (some places have been selling at that price already, but soon it'll be the minimum) , and 596 will hit 200$ mark pretty soon

 

PFF, I'm hoping they go NOS 300b prices to make my stock a good deal. Currently I'm getting the laser beam eyes from my wife every time she see a shipment of tubes.

 

...the cool thing is she's starting to recognize the tube by shape. =D

post #28402 of 31669
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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post
 

 

PFF, I'm hoping they go NOS 300b prices to make my stock a good deal. Currently I'm getting the laser beam eyes from my wife every time she see a shipment of tubes.

 

...the cool thing is she's starting to recognize the tube by shape. =D

:eek:

 

lol what tubes r u stocking up on?

post #28403 of 31669

oh btw, HA!!!!! i called it!!!

 

mighty 596 for 200$

a little overpriced though

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-HIGH-GRADE-RECTIFIER-TUBE-TYPE-USAF-596-100-NOS-NEW-USA-MADE-274A-PLATE-/271306606887?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item3f2b224927


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/26/13 at 9:06am
post #28404 of 31669
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

:eek:

 

lol what tubes r u stocking up on?

 

Always on the look out for more 596s.

post #28405 of 31669
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Dang, I'm selling my MATCHED pair for $500. tongue.gif
post #28406 of 31669
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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

PFF, I'm hoping they go NOS 300b prices to make my stock a good deal. Currently I'm getting the laser beam eyes from my wife every time she see a shipment of tubes.

...the cool thing is she's starting to recognize the tube by shape. =D

One advise, ship to work. biggrin.gif
post #28407 of 31669
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post


Dang, I'm selling my MATCHED pair for $500. tongue.gif

 

good luck. i've seen them sell for 350 though.

 

then u can upgrade to 422A which has the coherency and detail of the 596, the dynamics and effortlessness of the GZ34 metal mullard, the warmth and body of the EML, and the transparency Brimar, along with the tonality of a GEC, oh and clarity above all of those :D


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/26/13 at 9:23am
post #28408 of 31669
How about $1000 for TWO matched pair with adapters? j/k
post #28409 of 31669
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

good luck. i've seen them sell for 350 though.

 

then u can upgrade to 422A which has the coherency and detail of the 596, the dynamics and effortlessness of the GZ34 metal mullard, the warmth and body of the EML, and the transparency Brimar, along with the tonality of a GEC, oh and clarity above all of those :D

 

I'm not sure if I'm convinced with the NOS WE rectifiers.... But then again I've never had the chance to try one and I'm afraid of what I'd find (my poor wallet can't handle all the excitement)....

 

I have an old Mazda branded 5AR4 made in Holland, not sure if I could tell the difference between it and the PS Sophia....

post #28410 of 31669
5AR4 sound totally different from Sophia, way more dynamic.
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