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post #5581 of 8735
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post


I've never NOT removed my extenders ...... they come out with the tubes every time.  BTW, I got a refund on my non-appearing Lithuanian tubes.


What happens if they actually show?

post #5582 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Talk about strange, one of mine always stays in the socket and the other one always comes out with the tube. tongue.gif

(yes, the same one)

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

Side:

As I was typing that post I thought..... how can I wordsmith this so it does not go into the gutter..... the list of adjectives and nouns could not be arranged to avoid it !

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post #5583 of 8735
One always stays in for me too, it's not doing any socket saving, it's only frustration saving.

I got brass tube stabilizer/dampers today. I need to try those out and verify the soundstage bs they were peddled with. I have money running on these claims being absolute junk.
post #5584 of 8735
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

One always stays in for me too, it's not doing any socket saving, it's only frustration saving.

I got brass tube stabilizer/dampers today. I need to try those out and verify the soundstage bs they were peddled with. I have money running on these claims being absolute junk.

    We're Tube Guys....  We buy ANYTHING!   L3000.gif

post #5585 of 8735
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post


What happens if they actually show?

Just opened a case with eBay.

post #5586 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

    We're Tube Guys....  We buy ANYTHING!   L3000.gif

I bought them on the off chance they'd help with microphonics, so it's even more ridiculous than you thought.
post #5587 of 8735

Opinion needed.

 
I purchased these RTC's E188CC's from Langrex on eBay thinking they were 1960's Mullards. As Listed.
 
Thanks to H_K Sends and Tubemonger, it turns out they are 1980  Mullard E188CC's. dimple getters.
The seller was great and apologized repeatedly and offered to refund my money including return shipping.
 
The box arrived today.  I have not opened it.
If I were to make the seller an offer to keep them what do ya'll think it should be?
I paid $210 for the pair after currency conversion and shipping.
 
These are the same Mullard, Mitcham E188CC tubes, except they are 1972 and branded "Vaerix" rather than RTC
They are $120 for the pair.
 
Or just send them back.
 
Thanks
post #5588 of 8735
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post


I bought them on the off chance they'd help with microphonics, so it's even more ridiculous than you thought.

Check out my Avatar.

Im a charter member of the Tube Voodoo Electronic Gadget club. or  Tube-VEG Club.

"I hereby call this meeting to order."

post #5589 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

    We're Tube Guys....  We buy ANYTHING!   L3000.gif

 

Hope you guys have better luck with the Socket Savers than I did. About the second time I carefully inserted a tube into one of them, the top of it collapsed. I mean, the black top section just...well, collapsed down about a quarter of an inch.

 

In all fairness the socket saver still worked, and I never said anything to Tubemonger, but I quickly grew tired of looking over at the Lyr and seeing one tube extending a bit taller than the other. I'm fairly OCD about stuff like that. redface.gif

 

 

Edit: Woke up this morning to see an e-mail from Tubemonger stating that I experienced a very rare problem and that a replacement pair is already on the way...at no charge. Hats off to Tubemonger for the first-class service. smile.gif


Edited by OldSkool - 3/1/13 at 3:59am
post #5590 of 8735
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post

 

Hope you guys have better luck with the Socket Savers than I did. About the second time I carefully inserted a tube into one of them, the top of it collapsed. I mean, the black top section just...well, collapsed down about a quarter of an inch.

 

In all fairness the socket saver still worked, and I never said anything to Tubemonger, but I quickly grew tired of looking over at the Lyr and seeing one tube extending a bit taller than the other. I'm fairly OCD about stuff like that. redface.gif

For the margin Tubemonger has in those, he will send you a replacement.

post #5591 of 8735

Okay, so like my sig says I just got my 6N23Ps. They sounded pretty good right out of the box. But I took 'em out today to roll in the Simmens E88CC (A6/non-cca/BWB)  I won on the weekend. I let them cook for 4hours before I gave a listen.

 

Well... YUCK! 

 

They couldn't hold anything together worth a damn. mad.gif   5 minutes later... and back in the box they went.

 

To be fair the 6N23's have 51hrs of run time about now. They are very enjoyable and I think just getting their stride. Well see how much better they can get.  Methinks the Simmens will have to break in without any listener. The 6N23s were fine to listen to right off the hop.

post #5592 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Opinion needed.

 
I purchased these RTC's E188CC's from Langrex on eBay thinking they were 1960's Mullards. As Listed.
 
Thanks to H_K Sends and Tubemonger, it turns out they are 1980  Mullard E188CC's. dimple getters.
The seller was great and apologized repeatedly and offered to refund my money including return shipping.
 
The box arrived today.  I have not opened it.
If I were to make the seller an offer to keep them what do ya'll think it should be?
I paid $210 for the pair after currency conversion and shipping.
 
These are the same Mullard, Mitcham E188CC tubes, except they are 1972 and branded "Vaerix" rather than RTC
They are $120 for the pair.
 
Or just send them back.
 
Thanks


Send them back. For that money you could have bought a Pair of CCa's.

post #5593 of 8735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Opinion needed.

 
I purchased these RTC's E188CC's from Langrex on eBay thinking they were 1960's Mullards. As Listed.
 
Thanks to H_K Sends and Tubemonger, it turns out they are 1980  Mullard E188CC's. dimple getters.
The seller was great and apologized repeatedly and offered to refund my money including return shipping.
 
The box arrived today.  I have not opened it.
If I were to make the seller an offer to keep them what do ya'll think it should be?
I paid $210 for the pair after currency conversion and shipping.
 
These are the same Mullard, Mitcham E188CC tubes, except they are 1972 and branded "Vaerix" rather than RTC
They are $120 for the pair.
 
Or just send them back.
 
Thanks

 

How much of that will you recoup if you ship them back?  I mean I would on principle, but jeez that is steep and I feel terrible for you.  I'm about to try these brass rings, I'm dreading being played for a fool.

post #5594 of 8735
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

 

How much of that will you recoup if you ship them back?  I mean I would on principle, but jeez that is steep and I feel terrible for you.  I'm about to try these brass rings, I'm dreading being played for a fool.

Oh no.

It's cool.

I will get 100% back including the cost to ship them back.

 

I just though,  I have these here.. a) are they any good? b) what are they worth?  Should I offer them "$ xx.xx" and get a partial refund?

They are Mullard E188CC's   So, are 1980's cr*p ?

post #5595 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Check out my Avatar.

Im a charter member of the Tube Voodoo Electronic Gadget club. or  Tube-VEG Club.

"I hereby call this meeting to order."

 


http://herbiesaudiolab.net/rx.htm  ?

 

Talking to my brother the other day. He's not even a tube guy, but he says "Pull the cover, grab the tube about mid-way with your fingers. You should hear a change right away". Gave the screws a cursory glance and the lyr looks a little daunting. Goes without saying that the voltages in there are nasty too.

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