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post #5611 of 8735
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Originally Posted by audioengr View Post

I've compared a lot of different 6922 tubes for my older Spoiler DAC design. By far the best tube I found was the Siemens CCA grey-plate. A pair of these is expensive, particularly strong ones. These were top performers made for the German phone company in the late 50s. They have finer grids than other tubes for superb extension. I tried these in a modded Lyr and they were great.

 

Can anyone break down the CCA thing for me? If I understand right its a marker for 'low noise'. Now we're talking about low noise in relation to the gain curve, as opposed to noise floor correct? There is this and military spec versions which I assume are just simply more rugged builds, designed initially to take more physical abuse in their respective environment. I grabbed a pair of non-cca Simmens which were much cheaper, but effectively German DOD grade (BWB). At this point I'm basically taste testing different makes trying to find out what I like, so I went with a buy now $100 pair. All I have to do is break them in to see if they were worth the purchase. The boxes and internal structure so far as I can tell are definitely the real deal - ie the internal date stamps can't be replicated.

 

There's another pair up for grabs here: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/281066852578?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

I think the $20 shipping was worth it. 4days from Germany.

 

The CCA versions of this tube are crazy expensive. Not as much as a pair of E188CC Telefunkens mind you. My question I guess is this... are the ones I picked up going to give me a good idea of what the CCA versions are like? Or are they completely different beasts?

 

A swap program would be nice. :) Trust is a problem though. Yikes. I can't imagine having to give up your borrowed dream tubes. biggrin.gif

post #5612 of 8735
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post


Indeed. 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. beerchug.gif

 

This post is what tipped me over the edge when considering which to get.

post #5613 of 8735
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

I got the Lorenz Sel from Olga!  Great sounding  so far...processing of burning!

 

With the new socket saver, tubes look taller than before..

 

Do you happen to know what day you ordered them?  I ordered Jan 20 and haven't received ......

post #5614 of 8735
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

 

Do you happen to know what day you ordered them?  I ordered Jan 20 and haven't received ......

Mine took a couple weeks, give or take a day or 3. I ordered them Feb 7 - sent to Vancouver, Canada. The post can be unreliable. I fully believe that if I were to buy another set today, it could just as easy take 4 weeks.... ya never know.

post #5615 of 8735
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

 

Do you happen to know what day you ordered them?  I ordered Jan 20 and haven't received ......


I ordered them from 2/10 and they shipped on 2/13

post #5616 of 8735

I'm Olga, and of course I'm "she"...

 

I'm here just to say, that there was some kind of uknown truoble, that 3 parcells sent on the same date (January 22) hasn't been received yet. All others who bought from us after that date have got their items.

I have no idea, why it happens. Who opened the cases - were refunded, but I hope if one day you receive them you will know what to do smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thank You Luke (again) for this site

 

Olga

post #5617 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Slowfade View Post

Mine took a couple weeks, give or take a day or 3. I ordered them Feb 7 - sent to Vancouver, Canada. The post can be unreliable. I fully believe that if I were to buy another set today, it could just as easy take 4 weeks.... ya never know.

I too ordered a set and received them in 2 weeks. BTW, the tubes sound OK, but nothing special. In fairness, though, I haven't broken them in yet.
post #5618 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Olga G View Post

I'm Olga, and of course I'm "she"...

 

I'm here just to say, that there was some kind of uknown truoble, that 3 parcells sent on the same date (January 22) hasn't been received yet. All others who bought from us after that date have got their items.

I have no idea, why it happens. Who opened the cases - were refunded, but I hope if one day you receive them you will know what to do smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thank You Luke (again) for this site

 

Olga


Olga--I am one from that date and IF they ever show up I know what to do....

 

Hope they do as I was really looking forward to them!!!

 

Jack

post #5619 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Olga G View Post

I'm Olga, and of course I'm "she"...

 

I'm here just to say, that there was some kind of uknown truoble, that 3 parcells sent on the same date (January 22) hasn't been received yet. All others who bought from us after that date have got their items.

I have no idea, why it happens. Who opened the cases - were refunded, but I hope if one day you receive them you will know what to do smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thank You Luke (again) for this site

 

Olga

Olga,

 

Welcome to Head-Fi!  I sure the folks here understand that the issues are out of your control.  I've always thought international shipping was risky since there are so many places that packages could get held up.

 

I do want to thank you very much for making the Lorenz SEL tubes available to us.  Since the German-made Lorenz supply has pretty much dried up I've always considered the SELs as a decent alternative.  I bought three sets from you through Ebay and I am very happy with them.

 

I wish you continued success and hope that whatever caused the delays in shipping was just a one-time thing.  Thank you for joining and telling us what happened.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #5620 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Olga G View Post

I'm Olga, and of course I'm "she"...

 

I'm here just to say, that there was some kind of uknown truoble, that 3 parcells sent on the same date (January 22) hasn't been received yet. All others who bought from us after that date have got their items.

I have no idea, why it happens. Who opened the cases - were refunded, but I hope if one day you receive them you will know what to do smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thank You Luke (again) for this site

 

Olga

 

Thanks for taking the time to find your buyers. :) I just bought a 4 pack.

post #5621 of 8735

... ouch wallet... I'm going to have to ask them to ban me or something.

post #5622 of 8735

as mentioned in previous posts.. Dampeners. Worth it? Id actually like to know where some people ended up getting them. I tried ebay as my first resource and only found red rings:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Vacuum-Tube-Damper-Dampeners-Fit-12AX7-6EU7-6BQ5-/190805640735?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2c6ce7061f

 

post #5623 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Sniperbombers View Post

as mentioned in previous posts.. Dampeners. Worth it? Id actually like to know where some people ended up getting them. I tried ebay as my first resource and only found red rings:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Vacuum-Tube-Damper-Dampeners-Fit-12AX7-6EU7-6BQ5-/190805640735?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2c6ce7061f

 

Answer 1: Yes.

 

Answer 2: These are very popular (especially the Rx versions): http://herbiesaudiolab.net/tube.htm

 

Click on the pictures to see the "premium" ones...click on the link below FAQ's link that says, "More tube dampers" for some additional (and less expensive) options.  Whichever version you choose, buy the dampers for the 9-pin tubes.  Hope this helps!

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends


Edited by HK_sends - 3/2/13 at 1:37pm
post #5624 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Sniperbombers View Post

as mentioned in previous posts.. Dampeners. Worth it? Id actually like to know where some people ended up getting them. I tried ebay as my first resource and only found red rings:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Vacuum-Tube-Damper-Dampeners-Fit-12AX7-6EU7-6BQ5-/190805640735?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2c6ce7061f

 

You could ask Iamnothim, but he imploded.

post #5625 of 8735
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post

You could ask Iamnothim, but he imploded.

The dampers in his picture are Herbie's Audio Rx-9s.  I use them myself.  The only issues with them is the O-rings will flatten where pressed against the tubes, but you can take them off the damper and massage 'em back into shape (seriously, NO pun intended).wink_face.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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