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post #7186 of 7192
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Originally Posted by Oskari View Post
 

 

 

Can you verify the code?

Hi Oskari,

 

The particular my Amperex 7316 has ALL the codes on the tubes, all the codes were printed on different places on the glass. But you should stick with the "Ct0" code only.

 

Cheers,

Kratos.

post #7187 of 7192
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Originally Posted by Aeolus Kratos View Post
 

The particular my Amperex 7316 has ALL the codes on the tubes, all the codes were printed on different places on the glass. But you should stick with the "Ct0" code only.

 

Just wondering about your tube. :smile:

 

The factory/date code should be next to the Ct type code.

post #7188 of 7192

Wonder how this compares to my own holy grail input tube, the 5687? I tend to gravitate towards the Sylvania gold brand 5687GB, but the T-S and GE 5687 are also very good and better than the others I have (perhaps 12-15 different variants including 12BH7 and ECC80). The asking price is a bit high for the sake of experimentation, but worth it (to me) if it truly is an end-game tube.

post #7189 of 7192
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Originally Posted by DDDamian View Post
 

Reserve not yet met 10 bids in :) 

 

Not sure if I'll join the bidding on those, but prices for a single out there are easily USD$225 from reputable dealers, tested NOS. Good luck to anyone bidding! Would love to trip across a box of them in some forgotten Eastern European warehouse - retirement would be that much closer :dt880smile:

 

I'm seeing it end up in the direction of $300 maybe even $400 as the reserve is still not met. For me there's just no way I'm spending ~$175 on one driver tube when I'm already getting that much WOW from the Crack as it is. Like you're saying Damian, the real fun is in finding them in secret rooms, pirate chests, homeless guy pockets and other Who Would Have Thought places :wink: 

post #7190 of 7192
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Originally Posted by moriez View Post
 

 

I'm seeing it end up in the direction of $300 maybe even $400 as the reserve is still not met. For me there's just no way I'm spending ~$175 on one driver tube when I'm already getting that much WOW from the Crack as it is. Like you're saying Damian, the real fun is in finding them in secret rooms, pirate chests, homeless guy pockets and other Who Would Have Thought places :wink: 

You should have been into this in the early 90s. Guys would drive up to my house with carloads of loose tubes in cardboard boxes and ask me to take them, or help them by cleaning out basements and attics full of them. I recall pulling somewhere around 5000 tubes out of one hoarder's attic. I was also the only guy in my county who cared about LPs and I pretty much owned the bins in the thrift stores back then. 

 

On the other hand, since nobody else cared about this stuff it was pretty hard to make a living selling it back then!

post #7191 of 7192

I believe it was Queens U where it was rumoured to have cleaned out a warehouse of lab grade tubes into a bin and had it crushed.  Lots of this has happened because those not in audio circles only see them as trash taking up space. 

 

If I would have seen them crushed I would have likely collapsed... something like Roy Scheider did at the end of the movie 'Sorcerer'.  

 

Speaking of LPs in the 90s. Ever make it to Car City Records in Detroit? That place was just amazing.

post #7192 of 7192

I met a couple of Russian guys many years ago, whose job in the army was to crush tubes for precious metals recycling. They figured they crushed several million between the two of them. 

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