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post #6616 of 8735
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what kind of amp are you getting?  are you add speaker?

I'm going with the Dialogue Premium Integrated.

post #6617 of 8735
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why Primaluna? how about Cary? well cary is little more expensive.

 

Cary makes some really nice stuff too!

 

Unfortunately it's not too easy to audition this stuff personally anymore.  

 

I've been able to hear some Primaluna stuff, so that's the way I'm going.  Plus, as you mentioned, Primaluna amps are a bit cheaper.

post #6618 of 8735
I am new to tubes what one tube would you get as an upgrade to stock for around $50 I need help
post #6619 of 8735
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I am new to tubes what one tube would you get as an upgrade to stock for around $50 I need help

 

 

You looking to spend $50 a piece or $50 for the pair?

post #6620 of 8735
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

 

You looking to spend $50 a piece or $50 for the pair?

:)

post #6621 of 8735
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The crack stuff looks like it could be fun.  I was looking at the 2a3/stereomour version which can be adapted for headphones (check the forums). I would check that one out Sceleratus, the 45 adaptation plus headphone mod might be a challenge but bound to be the best sounding rig possible.  The 45 sounds amazing through speakers, I bet headphones would be marvelous.  

It'll be hard to get buy-in from management on that.

post #6622 of 8735
For the pair
post #6623 of 8735
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

For the pair

 

Depends what kind of sound you're looking for, also which stock tubes do you have? I think Schiit use 3 different tubes, 6N1P-VI (Bassy), G.E 6BZ7 (Neutral) and JJ E88CC (Bright, thin)

post #6624 of 8735
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

Cary makes some really nice stuff too!

 

Unfortunately it's not too easy to audition this stuff personally anymore.  

 

I've been able to hear some Primaluna stuff, so that's the way I'm going.  Plus, as you mentioned, Primaluna amps are a bit cheaper.


good deal!

post #6625 of 8735
Getting GE listen to jazz some r&b and blues
post #6626 of 8735
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Getting GE listen to jazz some r&b and blues

 

 

The stock GEs are really not bad tubes.  Just be sure to give them time to burn in.  If you look around you can get some RCA 6BZ7s that are really inexpensive and a little better than the GEs.  

 

Here's an eBay listing for 5 of them for $16:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Radio-VacuumTubes-6BQ7A-6BZ7-6BS8-RCA-5-pieces-NOS-NIB-/130772580710?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item1e72a73966

post #6627 of 8735
Anyone tried Sylvania 6BZ7/6BQ7A tubes? Sylvania made some of the best 6SN7 tubes so maybe they did well with these too?

They seem to be very cheap too.
post #6628 of 8735

I found a motherlode of free tube related literature tonight for anyone interested.

 

http://www.tubebooks.org/

 

I feel like I'm going to be spending the next couple of weeks with this page - http://www.tubebooks.org/technical_books_online.htm.

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Thanks for the help
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So much for holding off and letting the bank balance recover before buying some more tubes for my new Lyr.....just had an offer accepted on a pair of 1961 Bugle Boys! Thanks again for the recommendation nelamvr6 - looking forward to trying them out biggrin.gif

 

I was warned not to enter this thread. I can see why some of the guys said it was a slippery slope as I've only gone and bought a pair of the Brimar 6BQ7A ilikepooters mentioned too. Due to the low value they should be customs friendly and they sounded interesting, so I figured why not?

 

The mad thing is I've only used the stock GE's for about 12 hours and I already have 2 more sets in the post.....the GE's actually sound pretty good to my ears once they've warmed up. Out of interest how much burn in time do they usually need before they're at their best?


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