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post #3781 of 8080
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

 

I find the Mullard 6080 is also a nice sounding tube also and pairs well with the RCA Cleartop mentioned.

 

Agree. The Mullard 6080WA and the Mullard ECC82 are an awesome combo with brighter headphones, but the 6080WA needs the top end of the Cleartop with neutral-to-warm headphones.

post #3782 of 8080
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Agree. The Mullard 6080WA and the Mullard ECC82 are an awesome combo with brighter headphones, but the 6080WA needs the top end of the Cleartop with neutral-to-warm headphones.


After getting the BHC from you I have ordered around 6 6AS7 / 6080  & around 9 12AU7 tube variants. I sit with the BHC in the night swapping various combination of tubes & taking notes in my notepad about the SQ of each tube combination. It is so addictive, my wife thinks I am going crazy :biggrin: 

post #3783 of 8080
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 


After getting the BHC from you I have ordered around 6 6AS7 / 6080  & around 9 12AU7 tube variants. I sit with the BHC in the night swapping various combination of tubes & taking notes in my notepad about the SQ of each tube combination. It is so addictive, my wife thinks I am going crazy :biggrin: 

 

LOL. Please apologise to your wife for me.

 

I completely understand what you mean. I had a really hard time letting go of some of my cheaper tubes even after I had no amp to use them in. I wanted to keep them just in case I ever bought another Crack!

post #3784 of 8080
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

LOL. Please apologise to your wife for me.

 

I completely understand what you mean. I had a really hard time letting go of some of my cheaper tubes even after I had no amp to use them in. I wanted to keep them just in case I ever bought another Crack!

 

If you think that's bad, I'm already collecting a series of power tubes for the Crack, and I don't own one yet. I already own two Tung-Sol 5998's, several 6080's, and a few dozen 12AU7's. In my defense, I'm using the preamp tubes for my Bravo V2's. So it's not totally without purpose.

 

I think I am going to put in for a week's vacation when I finally do order and put together my kit. I'll need it, just for tube rolling :D

 

post #3785 of 8080
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

 

LOL. Please apologise to your wife for me.

 

I completely understand what you mean. I had a really hard time letting go of some of my cheaper tubes even after I had no amp to use them in. I wanted to keep them just in case I ever bought another Crack!

I can understand the tube rolling thing you might say , my wife also stopped asking me why i have so many tubes close to 200 most of them i dont listen to as they are spares or i have found better sounding ones i guess at one point its listening to them and also collecting them . whats nice about them is the mechanical part of it , to look at how there made thats appealing and also the age of these things .What fun. 

post #3786 of 8080
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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post
 

 

If you think that's bad, I'm already collecting a series of power tubes for the Crack, and I don't own one yet. I already own two Tung-Sol 5998's, several 6080's, and a few dozen 12AU7's. In my defense, I'm using the preamp tubes for my Bravo V2's. So it's not totally without purpose.

 

I think I am going to put in for a week's vacation when I finally do order and put together my kit. I'll need it, just for tube rolling :D

 

 

I like your style :D 


Edited by spacequeen7 - 2/20/14 at 8:09am
post #3787 of 8080

I'm ready to stop buying tubes and start selling. I'm happy with my Tung-sol 5998 with either my Ken-Rad 5188 (1948) or my Phillips Mini-watt E80CC. Going to sell my duplicates and all the rest and concentrate on buying music instead.

post #3788 of 8080

can someone post a list of all compatible tubes we can use on Crack ?

post #3789 of 8080
I think it's excessive if you reach a point when you've spent enough on tubes or caps where you could have afforded the Mainline instead. I doubt upgrades could get you to the level of the Mainline.
post #3790 of 8080
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Originally Posted by spacequeen7 View Post
 

can someone post a list of all compatible tubes we can use on Crack ?

 

The bottlehead forum has a listing of tubes, although they are currently down for upgrades/maintenance so you'll have to wait a couple days.

post #3791 of 8080

Hopefully Doc will drop in and let us know when the new Bottlehead site is up and running.

post #3792 of 8080

I recently picked up a Tung-Sol 5998 and with it I sometimes hear a rustling sound in one channel.  I've since cleaned the pins, and I don't experience this with any other tube...  Is there anything else I can try to fix this?  Is this just a bad tube or..?

 

I had a 6AS7G that I got off the bay not too long ago that hummed, now this...  I have been so unlucky with power tubes :( 

post #3793 of 8080

We have been on the web so long that our old server setup is kind of like going into a hoarder's basement. We're finding stuff in there we didn't even know we had, that is creating some issues with the site migration  There is a team working hard today to shake out a last few odd glitches get us active on our new cloud host. Hope to have the new look up today. Keep your fingers crossed for us - unless you are holding a soldering iron.

post #3794 of 8080
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Originally Posted by Doc B. View Post
 

We have been on the web so long that our old server setup is kind of like going into a hoarder's basement. We're finding stuff in there we didn't even know we had, that is creating some issues with the site migration  There is a team working hard today to shake out a last few odd glitches get us active on our new cloud host. Hope to have the new look up today. Keep your fingers crossed for us - unless you are holding a soldering iron.

 

I had my soldering iron out on the Crack today.

 

I also got the camera out  to try and get a shot of the tubes glowing, well why not I am not the only one!  Anyhow as normal with such things it turns out to be harder than it looks. I think steadier hands or a tripod would help and I could also have straightened up the input tube which I did not realise was a little wonky.  Next time (if there is one).

 

post #3795 of 8080

Looking forward to the site being back up. I have many questions and information that I need to seek out. 

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