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post #3826 of 4213

Oh no, this is not addiction anymore, you already pass that. I stopped at ECC33 and B65,  simply because I can not use other variants.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post

the only two European 6sn7 (which are not true 6sn7) that i like are the VR102 and Ecc32 and ecc33 and ecc34 and ecc35 also black glass Brimars and B65 and B36. biggrin.gif

Stavros, does that make me an addict? biggrin.gif
post #3827 of 4213
Thread Starter 

Good morning Blackmore.

 

You can talk!!!!!!!!:evil::veryevil::evil:

 

My partner in addiction and tube mate???????

 

How many hours, days, weeks, months, years have we spent researching tubes??????

post #3828 of 4213
Thread Starter 

Welcome to Head-Fi.

 

Buying from a reputable seller is most important.

 

Problem is some of the rare tubes are not readily available so one has to take  a risk.

That's why is so important to use a reliable tester to check newly acquired tubes.

post #3829 of 4213
It's true, you don't have to spend a fortune to get half decent tubes but I do believe that there is something very special about a few of the boutique tubes. I agree that some are extortionately priced but when these are becoming as rare as hens teeth I can kind of understand.

I have spent a lot on nice tubes over the years but I have had some real bargains also. I once paid less than $90 for a pair of TSBGRP's from a guy clearing out his Dad's garage.

Which Raytheons are the ones to get? I've had a look on e-bay and there are a few variations.
post #3830 of 4213
Thread Starter 

When the eBay Gods fall asleep one can get lucky.

 

I have most often overpaid than getting lucky.

 

If you can go for the WGT variant like these:

 

post #3831 of 4213
I have found a matched pair made in 1955. Black plate, square top getter. Are a nos pair worth $199 ?
post #3832 of 4213
I got some used and some NOS of those Raytheon wgt for less than 25.00 each. 200.00 is kinda high. Maybe if they were TS round plate.
post #3833 of 4213
Thread Starter 

No, don't rush keep looking.

 

Here's a 1579 tube with the CCCP Navy markings, never seen one like that before, only the USN Anchor.

 

 

post #3834 of 4213
I'm not very patient I'm afraid......

Ordered these



Hope they are the ones to have. Date code for the pair is 280 5-25 (1955?). Listening with KEN RAD's tonight and enjoying them a lot with LCD3's, there is a definite synergy.
post #3835 of 4213
Excellent Harris. remember to give some impressions when you listen to them. Your gonna like them a lot.
post #3836 of 4213

Hi guys I am a total 6SN7 nut case myself and  have been "collecting" them for about a decade now.  Unfortunately I went through a period of "more is better" collecting (hoarding) only to realize that I can only use a few at a time and should have been more interested in quality and perhaps some rarities.

I have slowed down considerably of late and have only bought some CV181s and CV1988s.  I am using- dare I admit- a Singlepower Extreme right now, and have only recently started to use headphones on a regular basis.  I will try to keep current with this thread but not sure how to do that.  

post #3837 of 4213

Welcome.

 

I think the thread goes into your personal activity feed by default once you have posted to it.  So updates will show up on your main page.

 

This thread is pretty quiet these days, sometimes some interesting pictures show up, be it cats or tubes.

post #3838 of 4213
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mechans1 View Post
 

Hi guys I am a total 6SN7 nut case myself and  have been "collecting" them for about a decade now.  Unfortunately I went through a period of "more is better" collecting (hoarding) only to realize that I can only use a few at a time and should have been more interested in quality and perhaps some rarities.

I have slowed down considerably of late and have only bought some CV181s and CV1988s.  I am using- dare I admit- a Singlepower Extreme right now, and have only recently started to use headphones on a regular basis.  I will try to keep current with this thread but not sure how to do that.  

 

 

Welcome to Head-Fi.

I am sure you have some nice 6SN7's in your collection, but you'll need to identify them.

 

I am also a SinglePower owner and I like them.

Make sure your amp has been checked for safety.

post #3839 of 4213

I just picked up nice Westinghouse 6sn7 that sound really  nice with the amps I been using them with so far.  I also ordered some more VT99 Sylvania and am looking for Tung sol round player shut hoping the Sylvania will be close as they are lot cheaper.


Edited by Frank I - 11/28/13 at 3:32pm
post #3840 of 4213

I have some of those Sylvania Frank and they are nice. Close to the TSBGRP IMO.

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