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post #5401 of 8735

 ******* this amp. First of all, I just got it and already am amazed by it. Secondly, due to this thread, I bought 74' Orange Globes WHEN I bought the amp (they'll be here in a day or so). It was hard enough trying to justify a couple $1k+ headphones to my fiance, but I think tubes are going to do me in. What's another $300 for rare, amazing tubes, right? blink.gif

post #5402 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post

Likely only the $300 ones were autographed by Lorenz, Tesla, Ohm and Einstein!!!!

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You forgot Siemans, Faraday...  Henry

post #5403 of 8735
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post

 ******* this amp. First of all, I just got it and already am amazed by it. Secondly, due to this thread, I bought 74' Orange Globes WHEN I bought the amp (they'll be here in a day or so). It was hard enough trying to justify a couple $1k+ headphones to my fiance, but I think tubes are going to do me in. What's another $300 for rare, amazing tubes, right? blink.gif

relax.... there are still deals to be had.

post #5404 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

 

The tubes are the real deal as far as being Lorenz SEL, but it does seem to take a very long time to get them from that particular seller.  I do hope your wait is worth it.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

Just wanted to share my experience with Lorenz SEL tubes.

 

So far, the 2 versions of the Lorenz SEL in my possession were either made by Mullard Blackburn or by Nish in Yugoslavia.

 

So if you are a gambling man and see a bunch of these tubes selling cheaply on Ebay, it is worthwhile to consider buying them.

It can be a very cost-effective way to get the famous Mullards at a steep discount.


Edited by Lord Soth - 2/20/13 at 10:06pm
post #5405 of 8735
Quick question... My stock tubes DO NOT want to go in to the rear socket. I apply light pressure and it literally pops out. It then makes a ting(ing) sound because it refuses to sit properly. Am I missing something? Ineptitude?
post #5406 of 8735

Hey,

 

I like these....  E188CC   Gold Pin, Mitchum.

I'd like them better if they were made in the 60's

$130 USD  he has 8 sets.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Mullard-E188CC-7308-NOS-Valves-Tubes-E88CC-6922-CCa-CV2492-/330876855394?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Valves_Vacuum_Tubes&hash=item4d09cc2462

post #5407 of 8735
Just dropped in some Telefunken E88CC/6922 tubes, brand new NOS. These guys are amazing, beautiful separation/staging and they just get out of the way of the music. I hate to admit how much I paid for a cryoed matched set but it was so worth it.

Man I love rolling.
post #5408 of 8735
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post

Quick question... My stock tubes DO NOT want to go in to the rear socket. I apply light pressure and it literally pops out. It then makes a ting(ing) sound because it refuses to sit properly. Am I missing something? Ineptitude?

Don't force the tube so it tings, you're going to make it microphonic. Check for obstructions and alignment. Also, get socket savers -- they will make rolling much easier.
Edited by toschek - 2/20/13 at 10:59pm
post #5409 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Hey,

 

I like these....  E188CC   Gold Pin, Mitchum.

I'd like them better if they were made in the 60's

$130 USD  he has 8 sets.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Mullard-E188CC-7308-NOS-Valves-Tubes-E88CC-6922-CCa-CV2492-/330876855394?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Valves_Vacuum_Tubes&hash=item4d09cc2462

Quoting myself here...

 

Forget the above, They are 1972.  Big difference.

 

However these are 1960.....

 

 

EDIT.

 

Just bought a pair

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310353960765?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

 

$60 per pair more, but I think it's worth it.


Edited by Iamnothim - 2/20/13 at 11:49pm
post #5410 of 8735

 Fer cereal. Is there something wrong with the amp? It's about as silent as a bowl game. I can hear noise coming from the right driver of all my headphones, obviously the rear socket. Is this just a normal part of a hybrid tube amp? It's almost to the point of annoyance. I also refuse to believe that I'm incapable of properly rolling a stock tube.

post #5411 of 8735
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post

 Fer cereal. Is there something wrong with the amp? It's about as silent as a bowl game. I can hear noise coming from the right driver of all my headphones, obviously the rear socket. Is this just a normal part of a hybrid tube amp? It's almost to the point of annoyance. I also refuse to believe that I'm incapable of properly rolling a stock tube.

Not normal at all.

Should be dead silent.

 

Reverse the positions of the valves, front to back.

Hopefully the distortion will follow the valve.

post #5412 of 8735
Mine is dead silent. If you "tinged" your tube a lot it has probably got some microphony issues. Sorry to bear bad news. You may want to try another outlet and another set of tubes as well as switching sockets for the tubes that are in there now.
post #5413 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Just bought a pair

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310353960765?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

 

$60 per pair more, but I think it's worth it.

Anxious to hear your impression of those Mullards.

 

Years ago, I bought a couple pairs of Mullard tubes from that seller, who seemed very "connected" with the Mullard factory.

 

The tubes arrived perfect and a good transaction, FWIW.

 

beerchug.gif


Edited by OldSkool - 2/21/13 at 5:33am
post #5414 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post

I'm not greedy.

 

10% of Apple's shares is enough for me. wink.gif


Send it to me I'll pay the postage!!  biggrin.gif

post #5415 of 8735

 I must have 'tinged' it. Thankfully I have some Orange Globes arriving today/tomorrow and some 'socket savers'. FWIW, I did switch them and still hear it. I can't believe I managed to damage both tubes in one day.

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