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post #2986 of 4210

For the cost of therapy you could buy more tubes.

post #2987 of 4210
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Thanks David, and I thought you were my friend!

post #2988 of 4210

The really painful tube buying for me was quads of 6BQ5's/EL84's for my Leben, because good quads are big $$$.

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As you see David the addiction hasn't stopped.

 

How can I refuse such a nice looking tube?

I hope it sounds good. 

 

Once you typed the word "hope" I knew you were doomed. 

post #2990 of 4210
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The really painful tube buying for me was quads of 6BQ5's/EL84's for my Leben, because good quads are big $$$.

 

Now it's the 300B's

 

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Once you typed the word "hope" I knew you were doomed. 

 

You know me too well SO!

post #2991 of 4210

Could you do me a favour and name current 6SN7 tubes worth the money till 60$? It's all changing and it would be very helpful for me just to narrow the number of tubes that I should look for.

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Now it's the 300B's

 

 

You know me too well SO!

Yup.  I had four pairs of 45s bought long before we were even sure I would be able to use them.  I just........ wanted them.  It's a good thing there aren't slot machines that dispense tubes as winnings.  Then again sometimes tube buying feels just like gambling I suppose.

 

I always justify it by reciting the fact of limited supply.  When you see a pair of 1930's Hytron 45s in their original boxes with the sealing staples still on the carton flaps you don't just say to yourself "oh, maybe next time" right? 

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Originally Posted by NoMatterWhat View Post

Could you do me a favour and name current 6SN7 tubes worth the money till 60$? It's all changing and it would be very helpful for me just to narrow the number of tubes that I should look for.


IMO the best balanced and most resolving tube you can get for that price is the mouse ear Tung Sol 6SN7GT t-plate.  There are myriad 6SN7GTBs that sound quite good for well under that budget too.  Raytheon, Sylvania and Tung Sol GTB tubes are all worth trying.

post #2994 of 4210
If we are talking under $60 per tube, then there are lots of options. Sylvania 6SN7 WGTA, Tung Sol WGTA, Hytron tall bottle 6SN7GT are all ones I like. Oh and the Sylvania coin-base 6SN7GTB, too.
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Yup.  I had four pairs of 45s bought long before we were even sure I would be able to use them.  I just........ wanted them.  It's a good thing there aren't slot machines that dispense tubes as winnings.  Then again sometimes tube buying feels just like gambling I suppose.

 

I always justify it by reciting the fact of limited supply.  When you see a pair of 1930's Hytron 45s in their original boxes with the sealing staples still on the carton flaps you don't just say to yourself "oh, maybe next time" right? 

 

You hit the nail on the head. Sometimes you see a tube and you just want it. The other day I saw on eBay a mint-looking Mullard ECC35, short brown base. The lettering on the tube is completely in tact. I had to have it. 

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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

 

Now it's the 300B's

 

 

You know me too well SO!

Yup.  I had four pairs of 45s bought long before we were even sure I would be able to use them.  I just........ wanted them.  It's a good thing there aren't slot machines that dispense tubes as winnings.  Then again sometimes tube buying feels just like gambling I suppose.

 

I always justify it by reciting the fact of limited supply.  When you see a pair of 1930's Hytron 45s in their original boxes with the sealing staples still on the carton flaps you don't just say to yourself "oh, maybe next time" right? 

 

Hats off to Xcalibur255!

 

When it came to splurging on tubes way above my means (TS-BGRP's), I found myself sitting on the fence...uncomfortably so. Yet, I simply couldn't just hop back down into the yard from which I leapt. A condition of price premium paralysis, I suppose.

 

I heard from many a fellow mate all offering reason. Only Xcalibur255 offered what I considered to be sound reasoning. And I quickly jumped into the seller's backyard before realizing they weren't awake yet. I made a quick exit until the sun came up, lest I be mistaken for thug or a coopler! biggrin.gif


Edited by Silent One - 12/6/12 at 4:53pm
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

 

You hit the nail on the head. Sometimes you see a tube and you just want it. The other day I saw on eBay a mint-looking Mullard ECC35, short brown base. The lettering on the tube is completely in tact. I had to have it. 

You just reminded me that I've been wanting to try that tube in the OTL.  I suspect the high gain might rule out pairing it with the 5998s though.

post #2998 of 4210
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

Yup.  I had four pairs of 45s bought long before we were even sure I would be able to use them.  I just........ wanted them.  It's a good thing there aren't slot machines that dispense tubes as winnings.  Then again sometimes tube buying feels just like gambling I suppose.

 

I always justify it by reciting the fact of limited supply.  When you see a pair of 1930's Hytron 45s in their original boxes with the sealing staples still on the carton flaps you don't just say to yourself "oh, maybe next time" right? 

 

That would be sacrilege.........

 

I don't even want to think about it.

 

I think the ECC33 will be a much better choice.

The ECC35 is very similar to the 6SL7.

post #2999 of 4210

Is a 85$ good deal for Tung-Sol 5998 now? Also, what would you prefer from your experience, Tung-Sol "Bad Boy" or Tung-sol mouse ears? I want to pair it with La Figaro 336C and my "V-shaped" headphones DT990.

post #3000 of 4210
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If you ere referring to Sylvania "Bad Boy" I prefer the Tung-Sol "Mouse Ears".

But that's me, wait for others to comment before you proceed.

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