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post #6226 of 8735
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post

Thanks for the heads-up! I'll keep an eye out for some.

By the way, those pricier-than-platinum valves do not sound good at all in the Cavalli Liquid Glass amp, due to the heater under-voltage I believe. In the Lyr, they sound amazing. I suppose the Lyr circuit is somehow more adaptable in this regard?
post #6227 of 8735
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post

Since Valvos have recently been brought up...by coincidence, I rolled in a pair of 1959 Valvo D-getter PCC88's yesterday afternoon. I had bought these from a fellow Head-Fier a couple months back, but just now got around to rolling them in and I spent the rest of the day listening.

 

Very, very nice tubes! Bass extension seems average, but tight. Smooth silky mids, extended airy highs. The best part is the "3D" soundstage which is almost as wide as the famed Stuttgart Lorenz on my rig.

 

Oh, one more thing. The first song I chose was Flamenco Sketches, Kind of Blue, Miles Davis. Same year as these tubes, 1959.

 

Does anyone else match the year of the first song to the tube, or am I the only certifiable lunatic here? eek.gif

 

beerchug.gif
 


do you have Lorenz Stuttgart?  just curiosity.

post #6228 of 8735

I do not remember. Its been 10 or 15 years ago and I had used them in another piece of equipment. I may have picked them up cheap at a "radio" show. I have some other pairs of that tube, but the 7308s are NOS because they are changing and getting sweeter as the afternoon goes on. Tomorrow I will figure out if one or both of the Amperex PQs are going bad. They sounded as good as the Siemens CCas before they got noisey.

post #6229 of 8735
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post


do you have Lorenz Stuttgart?  just curiosity.


Yes. But the point of my post was to give my impressions of the Valvo D-getter PCC88, which to my ears has a somewhat similar 3D soundstage.

 

Maybe it's a "made in Germany" thing? I haven't heard the Telefunkens, tho.

 

YMMV.

post #6230 of 8735
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post


Joong, this logo means these tubes are highly recommended for listening to music by Guns N' Roses. wink.gif

 

 

 

Just kidding, my friend. I honestly haven't noticed that mark before, sorry.

HI,

 

It's a symbol for a valve.

If it's a dual triode it's incomplete.

Might be a logo.

 

The bottom sticks are the heater pins 4 & 5

The lower left stick is the cathode

The top left stick is the grid "G"

The top stick is the anode or plate.

"R" is probably grid Resistance.

post #6231 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Joong View Post

What does it mean?

When I am shopping, I found this mark along other photos.

Those are Old Guy Radiola's tubes. Meaning, not his manufacturing just his eBay store name listing. And that's his trademark logo.

post #6232 of 8735

I just came into the possession of a pair of Telefunken E88CC Diamond bottoms made in 1968. Are these any good? 

post #6233 of 8735
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Those are Old Guy Radiola's tubes. Meaning, not his manufacturing just his eBay store name listing. And that's his trademark logo.

Speaking of...  I just managed to pick these up from him on ebay today:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOLLAND-D-GETTER-BUGLEBOY-PCC88-P88CC-7DJ8-6DJ8-SUBS-HOLLAND-NOS-TUBES-RARE-/271180628637?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160

 

I picked them up since one of my favorite Amperex Orange Globe 7308s just bit the big one.  One day it was playing fine and the next day I found the base cracked and lost vacuum.  It sucked but such is the way with tubes no matter how careful you try to be.  I'll let you know how the BugleBoys sound when I get them.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #6234 of 8735

Little off topic, anyone of you guys heard Beyerdynamic T1 from Lyr ? Is it good combo ?

post #6235 of 8735

Is there a general opinion for the best all around tube for the lyr+he500 combo? I'm looking for deep bass, lush mids, detailed highs, and a wide soundstage. The soundstage doesn't have to be too wide, I'd sacrifice that for the rest of the properties.

post #6236 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Speaking of...  I just managed to pick these up from him on ebay today:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOLLAND-D-GETTER-BUGLEBOY-PCC88-P88CC-7DJ8-6DJ8-SUBS-HOLLAND-NOS-TUBES-RARE-/271180628637?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160

 

I picked them up since one of my favorite Amperex Orange Globe 7308s just bit the big one.  One day it was playing fine and the next day I found the base cracked and lost vacuum.  It sucked but such is the way with tubes no matter how careful you try to be.  I'll let you know how the BugleBoys sound when I get them.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

Real gems.  I've never seen anything like them.

I am jealous..very jealous.

post #6237 of 8735

Just ordered some Tungsram 6922's. Any one have any reviews on these?

post #6238 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Flisker View Post

Little off topic, anyone of you guys heard Beyerdynamic T1 from Lyr ? Is it good combo ?

 

Excellent.  It sounds just a tad more impactful from my LD MK IV SE, but the lyr works nicely

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Damn mouse! Look what it did...

 

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261195816159

 

But I couldn't stand that this one guy "a*****3" had bought up 3 sets of NOS cca Telefunkens, then one set of S&H NOS cca, all in a row. I was really just trying to mess with the guy and maybe get a crack at a decent price. I get this feeling hes just going to resell his wins at astronomical prices.  Pushed it a hair too far I guess. wink.gif   I have now officially spent quite a bit more on tubes than the Lyr.

 

DONE.

post #6240 of 8735
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Originally Posted by AlphaChicken View Post

I just came into the possession of a pair of Telefunken E88CC Diamond bottoms made in 1968. Are these any good? 

 

http://vintageaudiotubes.com/?p=1279

 

I haven't heard them, but they go for good monies on the ebay. I'm going to say their probably hard to beat. Then again it comes down to taste. Not everyone is a Tele fan. The big favorites appear to be Telefunken, Siemens, Amperex and Lorenz. If I had to poll the public as a whole, I would guess that the top tubes from those  players would come out in that order.  I could be completely off base. Depends entirely on your rig and tastes. YMMV, etc.


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