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post #7636 of 8735
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post

OK, here's one from the "Live and Learn" file.

 

Recently, I noticed a very faint crackling noise in the left channel while listening to my beloved '59 Bugle Boys. Crap, I must have a tube going microphonic! The crackling was intermittent, barely noticable and almost...well, rythmic at times. Weird, huhh? I switched tubes, front to back, but the noise was still in the left channel. Double crap! Hmmm.

 

Tried a different tube pair, same result. Decided I had a bad socket saver. Swapped savers, then removed savers...same noise in left channel. Guys, I have been chasing this faint little crackling noise for THREE days! I have checked cable connections, swapped cables out, nothing solved it.

 

Finally, earlier tonight I sat back and thought about when this noise first appeared. Well, it was three days ago, just about the time I got my....new Samsung Note2 phone. blink.gif

 

I moved phone and charger across the room and the noise is now gone.  biggrin.gif

 

I can't explain it, either.

 

beerchug.gif

 

At least you got it fixed! beerchug.gif

post #7637 of 8735
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post


Great list! You pretty much covered my favs too. smile.gif

My top three Amperex for HE500:

1. Bugle Boys (D-getter)
2. USN-CEP 6922 (halo, made in 'Merica)
3. Orange Globes (late '60s halo getter)


As always, YMMV beerchug.gif

I love the Amperex USN-CEP's (mine are 1965). Next to the pinched waists, these are my favorite Amperex tubes. Then PQ/White Labels, then Orange globes, then Bugle Boys.
post #7638 of 8735

OK, these RTCs are sounding pretty sweet, i gotta admit...

 

As I type this, I'm listening to La Villa Strangiato in 96/24 flac, from Rush's Sector 2, and man, this is amazing!  o2smile.gif  (That's the closest we have to an LCD-2 smilie...)

 

Tomorrow, it's supposed to be rainy.  Perfect day to do some serious A/B testing with the OGs.

post #7639 of 8735
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post

OK, here's one from the "Live and Learn" file.

Recently, I noticed a very faint crackling noise in the left channel while listening to my beloved '59 Bugle Boys. Crap, I must have a tube going microphonic! The crackling was intermittent, barely noticable and almost...well, rythmic at times. Weird, huhh? I switched tubes, front to back, but the noise was still in the left channel. Double crap! Hmmm.

Tried a different tube pair, same result. Decided I had a bad socket saver. Swapped savers, then removed savers...same noise in left channel. Guys, I have been chasing this faint little crackling noise for THREE days! I have checked cable connections, swapped cables out, nothing solved it.

Finally, earlier tonight I sat back and thought about when this noise first appeared. Well, it was three days ago, just about the time I got my....new Samsung Note2 phone. blink.gif

I moved phone and charger across the room and the noise is now gone.  biggrin.gif

I can't explain it, either.

beerchug.gif

Reminds me of the cell phone PA system interference thing, on a smaller scale.

Good to know, and glad you figured it out!
post #7640 of 8735
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post


I love the Amperex USN-CEP's (mine are 1965). Next to the pinched waists, these are my favorite Amperex tubes. Then PQ/White Labels, then Orange globes, then Bugle Boys.

They were my favorite for the longest time too.  But then I heard the Orange Globes...  and I fell in love with the mids.

 

The USN-CEPs are sweet glass, no doubt about it.  I'm keeping my 2 pair, that's for sure!

post #7641 of 8735
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

OK, these RTCs are sounding pretty sweet, i gotta admit...

As I type this, I'm listening to La Villa Strangiato in 96/24 flac, from Rush's Sector 2, and man, this is amazing!  o2smile.gif
  (That's the closest we have to an LCD-2 smilie...)

Tomorrow, it's supposed to be rainy.  Perfect day to do some serious A/B testing with the OGs.

'Ya gotta keep 'em! The RTC's are really nice and offer a different soundscape than the Orange Globes. Variety is nice to have :-)
post #7642 of 8735
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

They were my favorite for the longest time too.  But then I heard the Orange Globes...  and I fell in love with the mids.

The USN-CEPs are sweet glass, no doubt about it.  I'm keeping my 2 pair, that's for sure!

Good decision! In fairness I have to say that I only listen to Classical. So I probably bias toward more detailed tubes in the highs (also why I like the HD800's). I can see where the richer mids and bass might be more desirable for other genres.
post #7643 of 8735

Here's a deal if you like the S&H sound. Great match for the HD800s/Lyr and a warm DAC.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Quartet-of-SIEMENS-E88CC-1963-all-grey-plates-/121089221749?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item1c317ae475

 

I'd grab 'em, but I'm currently exploring cheaper alternatives.

 

Another guy is asking $700 for one pair. IMHO, thats bit looney, but it gives you an idea of the possible value.

post #7644 of 8735
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post

Here's a deal if you like the S&H sound. Great match for the HD800s/Lyr and a warm DAC.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Quartet-of-SIEMENS-E88CC-1963-all-grey-plates-/121089221749?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item1c317ae475

I'd grab 'em, but I'm currently exploring cheaper alternatives.

Another guy is asking $700 for one pair. IMHO, thats bit looney, but it gives you an idea of the possible value.
I really shouldn't.. but.. Hmm.
post #7645 of 8735
Is the orange globe dimpled getter A frame a good tube
Thanks
post #7646 of 8735
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Is the orange globe dimpled getter A frame a good tube
Thanks

 

I like pre 1969 a lot more.

 

They will have a halo getter.

They are nearly the same price.  Check mercedesman on eBay.

 

The 68's are $80

These are the valves "nelamvr6" loves.

(many more too)

 

70's are $60


Edited by sceleratus - 6/13/13 at 2:45pm
post #7647 of 8735
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

 

I like pre 1969 a lot more.

 

They will have a halo getter.

They are nearly the same price.  Check mercedesman on eBay.

 

The 68's are $80

These are the valves "nelamvr6" loves.

(many more too)

 

70's are $60

 

 

I concur.

 

I haven't heard the a frame tubes, but I've read a bit about them.  They're probably pretty good tubes, but I know the '68 /  '69 O getters are awesome.  

 

And Mercedesman is great to deal with.

 

A pair of '68 O getters for $160, and you may never buy another pair of tubes.  

 

(Of course, I always have to get a safety pair of tubes I like, but that's just my specific pathology...)

post #7648 of 8735
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post

Here's a deal if you like the S&H sound. Great match for the HD800s/Lyr and a warm DAC.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Quartet-of-SIEMENS-E88CC-1963-all-grey-plates-/121089221749?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item1c317ae475

I'd grab 'em, but I'm currently exploring cheaper alternatives.

Another guy is asking $700 for one pair. IMHO, thats bit looney, but it gives you an idea of the possible value.

That's a good price, but I've already got enough S&H inventory.
post #7649 of 8735
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Is the orange globe dimpled getter A frame a good tube
Thanks

The A frames are very nice tubes, but I would follow the above advice from Sceleratus and nelamvr6.
post #7650 of 8735
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Is the orange globe dimpled getter A frame a good tube
Thanks

Scott's right.

Nothing at all wrong with Orange Globe "A" frames.  There have been many positive posts.

In fact,  I don't recall anyone posting that they didn't like Any Orange Globes. 60's , 70's whatever.

 

IMO one of the best values in vintage glass.

 

But skip the movies this weekend and spend the extra dough on the 60's

 

Last disclaimer.  There is a lot to the pairing of glass and cans.

Scott has made several posts comparing various tube / amp / headphone mixes.  Some are surprising.

I've never listened to HE-500. One can never be sure.


Edited by sceleratus - 6/13/13 at 10:34pm
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