And anyway, if it is half as good as the usual crowd claims, it certainly should be worth it. It's not the most expensive tube out there, by far....
Is the mighty 596 not worth $198 in Audio Quality?
No....I love the tube, but that price is crazy. It is a cool looking 5U4G basically. It has nice low end. Better than the Jan Sylvania's I have used. Considering what you can pick up for under $20 you are basically paying for a really cool looking tube. For me it is not 10X in sound quality though.
Easy for me to say though since I have a pair on the shelf....
Using the word "Drop" made me a bit nervous...
A few hours ago, I submitted a bid for quotes on a 20-ct & 50-ct. Let's see what my broker's been smokin'!
I will protect you from that difficult experience!
Princess is on sale this Friday, not sure it is good sale or not.
1. Sophia Electric 845/211 MK3 tubes with 30 days warranty: $599.99 per pair.
2. Sophia Electric Princess 300B Carbon plate tubes with 30 days warranty: $425 per pair
3. Sophia Electric Grade B 6SL7/6SN7/12AX7/12AU7 with 30 days warranty: $60 per tube
4. Royal Princess 300B matched pair with one-year warranty: $950 per pair without wooden box or $999.99 with wooden box.