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post #7036 of 8735
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

How many hours did you burn them in?

 

I ran them for about 5 hours or so. I felt that they sounded a bit hot and opaque but that may change in time. Right now I have some 1953 Westinghouse tubes that I am completely in love with and I want the romance to last. 

 

I think I will not make any more changes until my Uber board arrives and then take another look. Feeling a little bit down that it did not arrive today. Maybe Monday.

post #7037 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Sanlitun View Post

 

I ran them for about 5 hours or so. I felt that they sounded a bit hot and opaque but that may change in time. Right now I have some 1953 Westinghouse tubes that I am completely in love with and I want the romance to last. 

 

I think I will not make any more changes until my Uber board arrives and then take another look. Feeling a little bit down that it did not arrive today. Maybe Monday.

What's the model on those Westinghouse tubes?

post #7038 of 8735

This is what I use to store my Valves.

 
The Otterbox 3500 Dry Case.
I holds 21 boxes. (3 rows of 7)  You can put an additional valve on top in bubble wrap.
There is room to tuck a silica pack and some notes behind the boxes.
 
eBay Black model is $20.  The Clear is $26.
Get the model without neoprene inside, as you can fit more boxes.  The 3500 series is a "dry box" so with that and a silica packet humidity damage should be eliminated.
 
You can drive over them with a truck too.
 
 
 
 

 

 


Edited by sceleratus - 5/3/13 at 11:48am
post #7039 of 8735

Awesome!  Thanks, Sceleratus!

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #7040 of 8735
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Originally Posted by ilikepooters View Post

Anyone rolled in some ECC85's? They seem to be a close match for 6N1P's and the Telefunkens are cheap as chips.

Thanks you Ecc85 lovers.

Found on marktplaats (dutch ebay) a guy with an old collection of ecc85's.
First got a telefunken pair , diamond on the bottom, with numbering from 1955 and 1956 and they were great. Great. Bass , mids and treble. First tube that seemed to match great with my HE500.
So I ordered philips miniwatts and he had some Valvo's too . Oh yeh he put in a pair of
Zaerex as well. Great guy.
The miniwatts have less bass but it is very tight , mids are great and treble clear but slightly rolled off. The soundstage is far more coherent than the telefunken and I find them more musical.


Sofar I like the Ecc85 very much. Valvo and Zaerex (branded Mullards?) still to go.
post #7041 of 8735
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

This is what I use to store my Valves.

 
The Otterbox 3500 Dry Case.
I holds 21 boxes. (3 rows of 7)  You can put an additional valve on top in bubble wrap.
There is room to tuck a silica pack and some notes behind the boxes.
 
eBay Black model is $20.  The Clear is $26.
Get the model without neoprene inside, as you can fit more boxes.  The 3500 series is a "dry box" so with that and a silica packet humidity damage should be eliminated.
 
You can drive over them with a truck too.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Looks like a great solution!

post #7042 of 8735
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

 

Looks like a great solution!

I use them for all my SLR doodads.  Lens filters, etc.

 

The smaller ones are awesome if you want to ship a couple tubes to friends.

I just grab one of the UPS, FedEx, Or USPS filsy mylar envelope, stuff the dry box inside, roll it up and stick the flap.

Then slap the label on it.  Indestructible. 

post #7043 of 8735

I found some inexpensive cases on eBay that are sold as being for camera gear.   I would't trust anything heavy like my SLR gear in them, but the're pretty great for small tubes.   The pick-and-pluck foam blocks are almost exactly the size of the average 9pin tube box.   I've got 2 of these full of various 6DJ8/6922/equivalents and starting to work on my 3rd now.   There's also egg-crate foam lining the top cover that doesn't show up in the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

-Mike

post #7044 of 8735

while not directly audio-related, this is an interesting video for tube afficionados. it's profound that an amount of storage you can fit in your pocket today would take up a space larger than the city of San Francisco only a few decades ago:

 

 

post #7045 of 8735
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

while not directly audio-related, this is an interesting video for tube afficionados. it's profound that an amount of storage you can fit in your pocket today would take up a space larger than the city of San Francisco only a few decades ago:

 

 

 

 

That was awesome!  Thanks!  beerchug.gif

post #7046 of 8735
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

 

That was awesome!  Thanks!  beerchug.gif

x10 Awesome !!

post #7047 of 8735
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

x10 Awesome !!


Really awesome!

 

But can a modern bit be used to amplify anything? No.

 

But if you could, what would it sound like? Terribly small and like static I think.

post #7048 of 8735

So in my ever growing pile of tubes, I literally found some Mullard ECC88s. One of them is nearly dead. Black as death it is. The hunt for some good 2493's is on.

 

Now they aren't as accurate and airy as the S&H E88CCs.. but they match the HD800s much better. Warmer, punchy. Organic. Fun.  I've been avoiding it, but I guess I'm a Mullard guy, or at least my rig wants to go that way.

 

Big plus with the new v1.20 Bifrost USB Card. I lucked out with that, as my USB card died and the replacement is significantly more detailed. Gonna fork out for the updated Analog section of course. IMHO that's just as important if not more so. I mean. I heard an old DAC just KILL the stock Schiit DAC with just an output section mod.

 

FINALLY...  I'm getting to that place where I can just lean back, let go and enjoy the tunes. Its been years.

post #7049 of 8735

@phototristan .......

 

I see you're selling your Bifrost .... what are using to feed your Lyr?

post #7050 of 8735
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@phototristan .......

 

I see you're selling your Bifrost .... what are using to feed your Lyr?

bifrost - i have more than one ;)

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