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I ain't skeered! wink.gif beerchug.gif

post #6812 of 8735
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post

I may have to eat my words concerning sound signature of tubes coming second to source detail. These S&H CCA are exactly what they are hyped up to be. Mr. Scary has it right, and I have to give him the nod. I've only listened briefly, but it was enough. beyersmile.png

I'm upset one is microphonic. With headphones I'm hoping that doesn't trigger feedback. Doesn't seem to.

That's weird. My set of S&H CCa also has one very microphonic tube - the other one is fine. I'm using Herbie's Rx tube dampeners and have not had any issues.
post #6813 of 8735
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

Wait for more of Scott's review.

I don't want to be "The Guy"

Hey, I'm already a convert! Tomorrow I'll give a listen with the LCD-3's and report back.
post #6814 of 8735
Hey tube-heads, I still have some sets up for sale if anyone wants them. I dropped prices some from last time. I will cover shipping/fees in the continental US. Price is for a pair.

PM if you are interested.

Amperex 1965 USN-CEP 6922 - $125
Electro-Harmonix 6922 - $25
Amperex 6DJ8, Orange Label, A-Frame Dimple Getter - $35
post #6815 of 8735
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post


No worries. They are well worth it!

YES

post #6816 of 8735
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

Hey tube-heads, I still have some sets up for sale if anyone wants them. I dropped prices some from last time. I will cover shipping/fees in the continental US. Price is for a pair.

PM if you are interested.

Amperex 1965 USN-CEP 6922 - $125
Electro-Harmonix 6922 - $25
Amperex 6DJ8, Orange Label, A-Frame Dimple Getter - $35

That's a good deal on the USN-CEP's

 

I'm asking $200 for mine.

post #6817 of 8735
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

Are they NOS?  Maybe the microphonics will improve with time.  Do you have dampeners installed?

 

Yep, NOS. Dampeners don't seem to help a tap of the box. I just won't tap the box. 

 

I'm done. Their amazing, even at low volume levels.  Haven't found anything their weak on. Yes they're expensive. All my other rolls have gone up on ebay to pay for them. I think I caught them at $240. Is that too much? It was my mouse that did it. ... actually touch screen at 2am, but it was like a seance. 

post #6818 of 8735
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post


That's weird. My set of S&H CCa also has one very microphonic tube - the other one is fine. I'm using Herbie's Rx tube dampeners and have not had any issues.

Of all the CCa S&H's I have had which is over 40 + sets I have only had one or two sets extremely microphonic I will say something to twist your noodle a bit since I saw nightflight mentioned me .. I feel special I am still remembered HAHA.  Anyway microphonic tubes may not always be a bad thing some tubes are more or less microphonic and for purposes beyond being a preamp stage in a Amp such as the Lyr (solid state amp tube pre-amp design) depending on other uses that very Microphonic tube could be very tasty or not.. hehe. I will not explain how or why just kinda like to throw out tidbits to get everyone to think.. 

 

 

 

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post #6819 of 8735
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

Will do.

 

So far, the OGs are still my favorites.  here's my list so far:

 

1. Ampex 6DJ8 Orange Globes 1968

2. Amperex USN 6922 D Getter  1960

3. Amperex 6DJ8 Bugle Boy 1966

4. Amperex USN-CEP 6922 '60's.

5. RCA 6BZ7 

6. GE 6BZ7

 

The Small Men will fit somewhere in there, I'll know where in a couple of days.

Cool thanks for the report:)

post #6820 of 8735
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

Hey tube-heads, I still have some sets up for sale if anyone wants them. I dropped prices some from last time. I will cover shipping/fees in the continental US. Price is for a pair.

PM if you are interested.

Amperex 1965 USN-CEP 6922 - $125
Electro-Harmonix 6922 - $25
Amperex 6DJ8, Orange Label, A-Frame Dimple Getter - $35

 

 

Those USN-CEPs are a STEAL at that price!  I'd grab them myself if I didn't already have two pairs...

post #6821 of 8735
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post

 

Yep, NOS. Dampeners don't seem to help a tap of the box. I just won't tap the box. 

 

I'm done. Their amazing, even at low volume levels.  Haven't found anything their weak on. Yes they're expensive. All my other rolls have gone up on ebay to pay for them. I think I caught them at $240. Is that too much? It was my mouse that did it. ... actually touch screen at 2am, but it was like a seance. 

Are they Siemens & Halske CCas or Siemens CCas?  That seems like a really good price!

post #6822 of 8735

Has anyone had experiences with these tubes? 

  • Brimar CV2492 Vintage 1960's
  • Amperex E88CC A-Frame Orange Label & Globe Logo

 

Finally swapped out my 6BZ7 for the amperexs. Initial impressions, amperex are clearer sounding, wider and less frontal compared to 6BZ7 but the bass with amperex doesnt have as much impact as the stock 6BZ7.

 

Edit: Amperex's are also livelier than stock but also not as lush. Treble has slightly more presence but mids are not as full as stock 6BZ7


Edited by justie - 4/27/13 at 5:30am
post #6823 of 8735
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Originally Posted by justie View Post

Has anyone had experiences with these tubes? 

  • Brimar CV2492 Vintage 1960's
  • Amperex E88CC A-Frame Orange Label & Globe Logo

 

Finally swapped out my 6BZ7 for the amperexs. Initial impressions, amperex are clearer sounding, wider and less frontal compared to 6BZ7 but the bass with amperex doesnt have as much impact as the stock 6BZ7.

 

Edit: Amperex's are also livelier than stock but also not as lush. Treble has slightly more presence but mids are not as full as stock 6BZ7

How many hours do you have on the Amperexes?

post #6824 of 8735
Yes on both counts. I have both sets currently and they are both very nice. I'm selling the Amperex set right now because I just have too many tubes, and the Amperex 7308s that I ultimately settled on do the same thing as the a-frame only substantially better ... Like $200/pr better.

The Brimar cv2492s are sick tubes. Definitely worth a look. They are very warm though (but not in a an annoying way -- kind of like a comfy sweater) so if that is not your thing you'll want to skip it.
post #6825 of 8735

Hmm, i actually bought them second hand (third hand possibly) from someone on head-fi last year but never got the time and chance to try them out until today. In my Lyr, they have around 2 hours so far lol. 

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