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I'm not sure if this has been posted in this thread before or not. Chances are someone in Head-Fi has posted this somewhere on the forum before. Regardless, incase you missed it, there are some pretty cool old videos from the Mullard factory here. 

 

http://www.hifitubes.nl/weblog/index.php/category/tube-history/

Excellent!  Thanks!  I know I hadn't seen it before.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #4952 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

I'm seeing at least 20 things that I have to figure out what they do.

 

I should have taken some electronics courses.  My Dad can navigate schematics like a roadmap.  I barely know the difference between a resistor and a capacitor (other than the resistor hurts a lot less when you touch the leads with your tongue very_evil_smiley.gif).

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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Listening to these right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCC88-7DJ8-NOS-LORENZ-SEL-TUBES-MTCH-2PCS-/390526547524?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item5aed323644

Paradoxper reminded me a while back how good these sound and after some delay I finally got a set to replace the ones I had to sell off.  Very musical with a solid bass and a touch of forward mids and smooth treble.  They have to settle in a bit, but they come pretty close to their Stuttgart-made predecessors in detail.  Great alternatives when you can't get the Lorenz Stuttgart tubes.

 

And remember this is all IMHO and YMMV!wink_face.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #4954 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Listening to these right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCC88-7DJ8-NOS-LORENZ-SEL-TUBES-MTCH-2PCS-/390526547524?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item5aed323644

Paradoxper reminded me a while back how good these sound and after some delay I finally got a set to replace the ones I had to sell off.  Very musical with a solid bass and a touch of forward mids and smooth treble.  They have to settle in a bit, but they come pretty close to their Stuttgart-made predecessors in detail.  Great alternatives when you can't get the Lorenz Stuttgart tubes.

 

And remember this is all IMHO and YMMV!wink_face.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

Now HK, are ya gonna pick up MORE Lorenz? 

 

Gotta catch 'em all! etysmile.gif

post #4955 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Listening to these right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCC88-7DJ8-NOS-LORENZ-SEL-TUBES-MTCH-2PCS-/390526547524?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item5aed323644
Paradoxper reminded me a while back how good these sound and after some delay I finally got a set to replace the ones I had to sell off.  Very musical with a solid bass and a touch of forward mids and smooth treble.  They have to settle in a bit, but they come pretty close to their Stuttgart-made predecessors in detail.  Great alternatives when you can't get the Lorenz Stuttgart tubes.

And remember this is all IMHO and YMMV!wink_face.gif


Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

HK,
Any idea what year these are?
I take it, if I want the Mac Daddies, I should wait to find some Stuttgart's..yes?
post #4956 of 8735

What I'd like to know is---Where the hell does he findem

post #4957 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post


HK,
Any idea what year these are?
I take it, if I want the Mac Daddies, I should wait to find some Stuttgart's..yes?

 

Those look like 1968 production. Nish plant.

post #4958 of 8735
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What I'd like to know is---Where the hell does he findem

Nooo, nooo. Maintain focus! Stuttgarts are around to be found! 

post #4959 of 8735

So glad you said that.

post #4960 of 8735
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Now HK, are ya gonna pick up MORE Lorenz? 

 

Gotta catch 'em all! etysmile.gif

As long as somebody out there has 'em... very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #4961 of 8735
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

What I'd like to know is---Where the hell does he findem

 

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

 

Those look like 1968 production. Nish plant.

 

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Nooo, nooo. Maintain focus! Stuttgarts are around to be found! 

 

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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

So glad you said that.

They have the Bundeswehr Eagle on them but are (err...were...) made in Nish.  For some reason, the ones with the eagle logo are better than the ITT Lorenz.  At least that's what I've heard (and I do mean "heard while listening").

While the Stuttgarts are the brass (gold, platinum, unobtainium, etc.) ring, these make for an acceptable placebo or an adequate placeholder intil I find more...err...until more Stuttgarts are made available. very_evil_smiley.gif  Oh, they sound great too... tongue.gif

 

My secret is this: "Lorenz PCC88" is one of my saved searches on E-bay. biggrin.gif  That's all there is... (after selling my soul)very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends


Edited by HK_sends - 1/19/13 at 3:29pm
post #4962 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

 

 

 

They have the Bundeswehr Eagle on them but are (err...were...) made in Nish.  For some reason, the ones with the eagle logo are better than the ITT Lorenz.  At least that's what I've heard (and I do mean "heard while listening").

While the Stuttgarts are the brass (gold, platinum, unobtainium, etc.) ring, these make for an acceptable placebo or an adequate placeholder intil I find more...err...until more Stuttgarts are made available. very_evil_smiley.gif  Oh, they sound great too... tongue.gif

 

My secret is this: "Lorenz PCC88" is one of my saved searches on E-bay. biggrin.gif  That's all there is... (after selling my soul)very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

I have to say I agree. I didn't really like the ITT Lorenz. I still agree that those SEL are a really good value or stand in's for the Stuttgart's.

 

GOOD LUCK with the Stuttgart search. There be some greedy hands on 'em.

post #4963 of 8735
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

I have to say I agree. I didn't really like the ITT Lorenz. I still agree that those SEL are a really good value or stand in's for the Stuttgart's.

 

GOOD LUCK with the Stuttgart search. There be some greedy hands on 'em.

Well, unless I come across some NOS supply, I'm pretty much done.  I'm not going to be going as crazy this time because:

 

1. I'm happy with the sound of the tubes I have and...

2. I already sold my house so there is nothing to take out a second mortgage on...wink_face.gif

 

But if I run across another supply of Stuttgarts I will let folks know.

...no, really.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #4964 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Listening to these right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCC88-7DJ8-NOS-LORENZ-SEL-TUBES-MTCH-2PCS-/390526547524?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item5aed323644

Paradoxper reminded me a while back how good these sound and after some delay I finally got a set to replace the ones I had to sell off.  Very musical with a solid bass and a touch of forward mids and smooth treble.  They have to settle in a bit, but they come pretty close to their Stuttgart-made predecessors in detail.  Great alternatives when you can't get the Lorenz Stuttgart tubes.

 

And remember this is all IMHO and YMMV!wink_face.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

Another for the collection.

I bought them for $60

post #4965 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Another for the collection.

I bought them for $60


Instead of $40    evil_smiley.gif

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