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post #3346 of 4976
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That sounds fun.  I'm going to find some kittens now.  To be ready.

You might check with Grokit to see if he would be willing to offer up his cable-chewing cat and dogs.

post #3347 of 4976

Cane toads from Queensland would be a more environmentally friendly option as well as being productive...

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_toads_in_Australia


Edited by wink - 5/9/13 at 1:06am
post #3348 of 4976

Guys hang in there!  The sound of the BHSE is just godsent.  I'm listening to mine right now and it works excellent with both SR009 & HE90.  Love mine.  I don't have the stock Mullard tubes but the Shuguang 50 years treasures sound great with my amp.

post #3349 of 4976

Another option to consider is the PSVANE EL34PH, which should begin shipping next week (May 15).

 

From their website:

 

The Reproducing Classic Power Amplifier EL34PH of the top vacuum tube brand PSVANE perfectly reproduces PHILIPS iron pedestal EL34of 50s.

As the one of the most beautiful sound in pentode amps, EL34 was introduces to the market at the very beginning by MULLARD (PHILIPS’ sub company) in 1953. In the history of tube-producing industry, EL34 was designed very well and given infinite dynamism and strength on its pressure-resistant performance. Just like we always think of Western Electric’s WE300B when refer to 300B, as to the top representative products of EL34, it undoubtedly is the iron pedestal EL34 of PHILIPS produced in 50s.

That product of PHILIPS has perfect Frequency response performance, proper sound density and wonderful music analytic ability. It definitely is the king of EL34!

PSVANE always takes classic amp-reproducing as its own task. We have already successfully reproduced Western Electric 300B, 275A, 212 and other good tubes in recent two years and won the high reputation in market. Now, PSVANE, as well as the research team in Europe, successfully developed the PSVANE EL34PH, which is completely reproduced from the iron pedestal EL34 from Dutch PHILIPS. The price of our products is only 15% but show you a full top HIFI sound effect as its model (A new pair PHILIPS iron pedestal EL34 which contains 4pcs sells 15,000 RMB in the market). Besides, PSVANE give EL34PH its unique music feeling which is absolutely worth your listening.

 

 

 

post #3350 of 4976

I've seen a price of $395 on ebay for a match quad. That's about a $100 more than the Treasures or fat bottle Psvanes. 

 

One plus point with these new ones is that they don't appear to have the powder coating, so more chance of seeing that warm tube glow.

post #3351 of 4976

These are a new part in their "Replica" series, where they are attempting to reproduce some of the better regarded tubes from years gone by.  This will give a NIB option as the NOS items become scarcer, and even more expensive.  These are not meant to compete with their Treasure or TII series where they are trying to improve on good tubes with new technology, like the tube coating, and improved bases.

 

The EL34s look great, but I will wait for reviews.  I currently run a quad of Treasure 6CA7 (in my speaker amp), and have a just worn in quad of Sed Winged C EL34 to go with first. I will probably try a quad of TII though, either in my current speaker amp, and or in the BHSE, which is in production (December 2012 order frame for me).

post #3352 of 4976
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Justin, it sounds like good news, but I have no idea what it means! What will remain to be done once the powder coated parts are done? 

Very good question! Could we have an answer in terms of delay before delivery?

post #3353 of 4976
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Justin, once you receive good stuff (Aluminum), do you only have to screw the front panel to the amps and test them for about a week before shipping them, or am I missing something? Also: how many at the time will you be testing? Thanks again.

Excellent question again! Will it be answered?

 

About outsourcing: the main problem is that no one is responsible for whatever happens!

post #3354 of 4976
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

 

in the first 1/3.

 

i should also be able to get an update on assembly this thursday

Please Justin, don't neglect the testing phase and final details to gain time! We can wait a little bit more at this point.

post #3355 of 4976
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Originally Posted by Bones13 View Post

These are a new part in their "Replica" series, where they are attempting to reproduce some of the better regarded tubes from years gone by.  This will give a NIB option as the NOS items become scarcer, and even more expensive.  These are not meant to compete with their Treasure or TII series where they are trying to improve on good tubes with new technology, like the tube coating, and improved bases.

 

The EL34s look great, but I will wait for reviews.  I currently run a quad of Treasure 6CA7 (in my speaker amp), and have a just worn in quad of Sed Winged C EL34 to go with first. I will probably try a quad of TII though, either in my current speaker amp, and or in the BHSE, which is in production (December 2012 order frame for me).

Thank you Bones13 for keeping us aware of the results of your tube tests.

post #3356 of 4976
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Originally Posted by Phil95 View Post

Please Justin, don't neglect the testing phase and final details to gain time! We can wait a little bit more at this point.

...are you serious?
Edited by MorbidToaster - 5/13/13 at 1:58pm
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post #3358 of 4976
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post

And you must be Kidding.

post #3359 of 4976

Obviously Phil95 doesn't know too much about Justin and his mode of operation.

post #3360 of 4976
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Originally Posted by Golfnutz View Post

Another option to consider is the PSVANE EL34PH, which should begin shipping next week (May 15).

 

 

 

I'm very interested in these too! Was thinking of picking a quad up for my Electra and forthcoming BHSE.

 

Apparently Psvane has a 6CA7 option as well.

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