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I'm finding that I can take off the inked lettering on tubes just by rubbing with my finger. Is that normal? Is it supposed to come off that easy?

Inks on older tubes tend to rub off easily.  I believe the more permanent inks came around in the early seventies (or late sixties).  But it is normal.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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Thanks for schooling me on jan

post #4698 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Inks on older tubes tend to rub off easily.  I believe the more permanent inks came around in the early seventies (or late sixties).  But it is normal.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

Maybe I'll stop using windex

post #4699 of 8735
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Furman AC 215A

I love the box.  It's built very well and there's far more than surge suppression going on.  It's a power filter as well. Built for a purpose not a  flashy marketing retail product.

Do I notice a sonic difference...  I didn't exactly listen for one or do a comparison.  But between the Herbies extenders, Herbies Halo thingies, and the Furman my kit is sounding un freak'n believable.

 

Will it fit below.....  Yes, maybe.

Centered it's 1/4" short on each side and an inch shallow.  If you position your new rubber feet correctly, it should work.

 

Thanks. Do you plug your computer into it also, or just the DAC and amp?

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Thanks. Do you plug your computer into it also, or just the DAC and amp?
I decided to isolate the audio gear. The Lyr and Bifrost consume both outlets of the AC 215a.
Rather than add a power strip off the AC 215a, I plugged the Furmam into a power strip that has the computer and peripherals.

My thinking is the audio is the most sensitive. The Furman would clean anything coming from the power strip. It's an APC Pro surge strip.
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I decided to isolate the audio gear. The Lyr and Bifrost consume both outlets of the AC 215a.
Rather than add a power strip off the AC 215a, I plugged the Furmam into a power strip that has the computer and peripherals.
My thinking is the audio is the most sensitive. The Furman would clean anything coming from the power strip. It's an APC Pro surge strip.

Yeah, you are probably right, makes sense. 

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1000

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1000

Awesome pic!

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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

The Siemens PCC88 have a fantastic sound stage, not as bass heavy as the Orange Globes, crisper  highs then the Amperex and a bit less mid range.

 

Thanks. I'm liking what I'm hearing with the Siemens so far. Soundstage is wider than the orange globes, I think I hear a bit more separation between the instruments, yet the bass and highs seem about equal to me. 


Edited by phototristan - 12/19/12 at 7:25pm
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I finally got the tubes from Slovenia that I bought on Ebay.  They were exactly what I thought they might be...Lorenz (Stuttgart) 3-Mica PCC88s.  The seller only listed them as Lorenz PCC88s but the pictures were of 3-mica tubes...color me HAPPY!!biggrin.gif

If I see any more listed by the same seller, I'll let you know.  He said he might have a couple more to put up for bid.

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends


Edited by HK_sends - 12/19/12 at 11:38pm
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Thanks. I'm liking what I'm hearing with the Siemens so far. Soundstage is wider than the orange globes, I think I hear a bit more separation between the instruments, yet the bass and highs seem about equal to me. 

No problem,  if any of you guys need any info on a tube set you are interested in feel free to PM me and I can do my layman's best to describe the sound. I have amassed a solid collection of about 70 or so sets of the some of the more  popular ones for the Lyr.  I found a tube hunter at a local Flea-market who took a liking to  me and gave me some fantastic deals.

 

I cant emphasis enough, if you come across any E188CC LA RADIOTECHNIQUE they are ridiculous good.


Edited by Fearless1 - 12/20/12 at 1:26am
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I cant emphasis enough, if you come across any E188CC LA RADIOTECHNIQUE they are ridiculous good.

Cool. What's the sound signature on those? Are they even better than Mullards?

post #4708 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

I finally got the tubes from Slovenia that I bought on Ebay.  They were exactly what I thought they might be...Lorenz (Stuttgart) 3-Mica PCC88s.  The seller only listed them as Lorenz PCC88s but the pictures were of 3-mica tubes...color me HAPPY!!biggrin.gif

If I see any more listed by the same seller, I'll let you know.  He said he might have a couple more to put up for bid.

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

How do you tell if they are 3-Mica?

post #4709 of 8735
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How do you tell if they are 3-Mica?

http://www.tubemonger.com/LORENZ_Stuttgart_PCC88_7DJ8_3MIGray_Shield_Germany_p/1057.htm

 

The biggest indicator is the shield below the "O" getter is made of a translucent material while the traditional Lorenz have shields made of metal.  It's really the only way to tell.

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo courtesy of E-Bay

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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Hk I don't know if this is an indicator or not but it has the same black logo as the 3mica we got from tubemonger awhile back, difference being a metal 3rd mica vs a clear mica. Did you have a listen yet?
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