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post #4561 of 7230
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Sorry to hear that.

 

Actually, the tubes I use are the Psvane EL34PH (still the same quad as last year), not the Type II.

 

Grand Fidelity does do testing prior to shipping from China (I believe they have the Amplitrex as well, it mentioned on their site somewhere).

 

This is why I don't recommend buying Shuguang or Psvane from Ebay, seems to be way too many failures for all their tubes, not just the EL34's.

Right, sorry to confuse, my point was I am hesitant to buy PSVANE again. But.... Grant Fidelity cost is worth the testing and matching they are doing, instead of messing around with various Chinese re-sellers.

 

Also, the New Sensor KT77 (Genalex re-issue) is a tube you could consider too. My amp has a mod for EL34, but this KT77 is quite a tube. I may try them in this SET amp.


Edited by doctorcilantro - 1/13/14 at 8:41pm
post #4562 of 7230

update - the purple, blue, and gray parts are supposed to be shipping to me today. looks like this weekend i will be inspecting them.

 

this just leaves the remaining 70% of the silver parts

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post #4563 of 7230

Hmm, I was a rather late order in silver...

 

Thanks for the update Justin!

post #4564 of 7230
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update - the purple, blue, and gray parts are supposed to be shipping to me today. looks like this weekend i will be inspecting them.

 

this just leaves the remaining 70% of the silver parts

Justin,

 

Since I ordered a gray BHSE, I'm delighted to hear that these items should be on their way to you.  Could you provide some context--what remains to be done?

 

ctemkin

post #4565 of 7230
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Originally Posted by doctorcilantro View Post
 

Right, sorry to confuse, my point was I am hesitant to buy PSVANE again. But.... Grant Fidelity cost is worth the testing and matching they are doing, instead of messing around with various Chinese re-sellers.

 

Also, the New Sensor KT77 (Genalex re-issue) is a tube you could consider too. My amp has a mod for EL34, but this KT77 is quite a tube. I may try them in this SET amp.

I have purchased several  PSVANES from Grant over the years and they have all worked fine and have sounded great, just for the record here.

post #4566 of 7230

Great news. I may try some KT77 re-issues first though. NOS Tesla matched was $70 for a pair. GF wants 225 for a pair of new stock replicas. Just seems like one of those instances where they are setting the price high purposefully. New stock pairs of Genalex are $75-90 for a pair. Do these Chinese tubes warrant double + the price.....color me hesitant.

 

Especially after TWO Psvane failures....

post #4567 of 7230
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Originally Posted by ctemkin View Post
 

Justin,

 

Since I ordered a gray BHSE, I'm delighted to hear that these items should be on their way to you.  Could you provide some context--what remains to be done?

 

ctemkin

 

laser engrave the front panels

mount the components onto the front panels (jacks which are already wired, front panel PCBs already assembled)

attach front, top, bottom panel to assembled amplifiers

test

test

test

ship

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post #4568 of 7230
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post
 

update - the purple, blue, and gray parts are supposed to be shipping to me today. looks like this weekend i will be inspecting them.

 

this just leaves the remaining 70% of the silver parts

Hi Justin,

 

I ordered a black BHSE on april 2013, do you have any update for Black BHSE?

post #4569 of 7230

Thanks, I really appreciate the follow-up to the update.

post #4570 of 7230

Also, any update to my BHSE #47? It is just for repair.

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Blue, purple and gray laid out. Now to inspect and tag all of them..

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post #4572 of 7230

Amazing, the purple is not that far off the mockup posted here some time back, I can't distinguish actually! And it does look awesome. I have to stop watching these color variations as it makes me want to change my mind each and every time ;)

post #4573 of 7230

I do like the looks of the grey... if only the sound was up to par with the silver version!!

 

 

Some pretty amps are close to being released into the wild!  

post #4574 of 7230

I was told the silver version was a step below the black version in SQ.  Can someone confirm this.:wink_face: 

post #4575 of 7230

That was just a rumor started by some folks who were all too caught up in the aesthetics of things...  they lost track of the importance of not letting good looks get in the way of great sound.  

 

There is good reason it takes Justin longer to make the silver units... 

 


Edited by shipsupt - 1/17/14 at 5:02am
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