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post #7876 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Cakensaur View Post

Can anyone name some reasonably priced dark sounding tubes?

I Will be running some T1's with a Lyr and i would like something that takes away a small bit of treble energy.

 

thanks.


Mullard CV2492 or CV2493 is a great choice. It seems to tame the top edge while still providing a silky smooth midrange and very nice, tight bass.

 

That Mullard also has nice energy in the lower mids, which mates very well with my HE500's, to my ears.

 

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post #7877 of 8735
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Originally Posted by OmsJtmz32 View Post

Whats the meaning of silk screen condition? The higher the better?


That's simply a description of how much printing is left on the tube. The paint used in the '50-70's became chalky over time and is easily rubbed off, unless carefully handled.

 

Doesn't affect the sound quality in any way.

 

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Edited by OldSkool - 6/23/13 at 10:51am
post #7878 of 8735
Hehe, just ordered a pair of orange globes from mercedesman
post #7879 of 8735
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Originally Posted by OmsJtmz32 View Post

Hehe, just ordered a pair of orange globes from mercedesman


Congrats! A great tube from a great seller. smile.gif

post #7880 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Alexnova View Post

Thanks for posting about the amps to use on the LCD2. I will be getting those headphones soon.

With that being said, what are the best tubes for the HE-500s? I also have a Schiit Lyr.

 

Lorenz Stuttgart PCC88 are the best tubes I've heard so far for the HE-500.

 

ckc

post #7881 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Cakensaur View Post

Can anyone name some reasonably priced dark sounding tubes?

I Will be running some T1's with a Lyr and i would like something that takes away a small bit of treble energy.

 

thanks.

 

Try Bugle Boys with Large O or D getters. They pair well with T1 and won't break the bank.

 

ckc

post #7882 of 8735
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post

Well the Voshkods have been under re-evaluation with the assertion that more time is required. I created a 38Ohm dummy load and so far they have around 48hrs on low resistance. .....

I'm glad you brought this up because I just learned about it.

 

 

This might be helpful.
This is from the designer of the 300B valve amp I built...   "Always have headphones connected when the amp is on. Without a load, you can actually destroy the output transformers.  Some people put a large resistor (560 ohm, 2 W would probably work fine in your case)"

 

A Lyr does not have OPTs, (It's solid state) so it may not apply.  I used a 60Ω resistor to match my LCD2's.  If anyone would like such a plug, I'd be happy to make them for parts and postage.  Parts would be under $10.  It depends on the plug.  I'm sure there are inexpensive ones for $5 or so, the resistors are pennies.
post #7883 of 8735
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Originally Posted by ckc527 View Post

 

Lorenz Stuttgart PCC88 are the best tubes I've heard so far for the HE-500.

 

ckc


I totally agree. But since the Lorenz Stutts are unobtainium, I have found that BB D-getters are really not too far behind...only lacking slightly in bass extension. Keep in mind that's in MY audio chain.

 

To my ears, there's a big difference in instrument separation between the BB D-getters and large halos, and that's comparing '59s and '62s. I haven't heard BB's from any other year.


Edited by OldSkool - 6/23/13 at 10:42am
post #7884 of 8735
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Originally Posted by ckc527 View Post

 

Lorenz Stuttgart PCC88 are the best tubes I've heard so far for the HE-500.

 

ckc

 

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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post


I totally agree. But since the Lorenz Stutts are unobtainium, I have found that BB D-getters are really not too far behind...only lacking slightly in bass extension. Keep in mind that's in MY audio chain.

 

To my ears, there's a big difference in instrument separation between the BB D-getters and large halos, and that's comparing '59s and '62s. I haven't heard BB's from any other year.

Hurry here:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-PCC88-7DJ8-ECC88-6DJ8-SUBS-VINTAGE-LORENZ-STRONG-/190858455235?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2c700ce8c3

 

Good Luck!

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

PS - No, I am actually not bidding on these...  Believe it or not, I am very happy with the Mullard 4109s... eek.gif


Edited by HK_sends - 6/23/13 at 2:48pm
post #7885 of 8735

I saw that eBay auction also, I guarantee that price isn't going to be that low pretty soon.

 

I just bought the Amperex Philips 6DJ8 ECC88, which are the exact same model as the Orange Globes but with Philips logo on it. I'm super excited. I've been looking for a bit more of a bass slam than the stock tubes I got from Schiit.

 

I'm just worried I'm going to get addicted to buying tubes.redface.gif

 

Since these tubes are so old, how many hours will I be able to use them for?

 

EDIT: LOL as soon as I made this comment it's now up to 53 bucks.

post #7886 of 8735
Yeah I don't plan on being the winner, but I'm not going down without a fight! smily_headphones1.gif
post #7887 of 8735

Well if you are going to bid on it, then I won't. Good luck!

post #7888 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Alexnova View Post

Well if you are going to bid on it, then I won't. Good luck!

Oh, the Skulduggery on this thread biggrin.gif

 

Also.  Only "Orange Globes" are orange globes.

They are different than the Philips Label.   IMO

 

You want 1960's OG's  Might take a bit to find, might cost another $20-$30.

Pay it.


Edited by sceleratus - 6/23/13 at 4:52pm
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

Oh, the Skulduggery one this thread biggrin.gif

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But seriously I won't bid. I got a Bifrost and new headphone cables to buy.

post #7890 of 8735
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

Oh, the Skulduggery on this thread biggrin.gif

 

Also.  Only "Orange Globes" are orange globes.

They are different than the Philips Label.   IMO

 

You want 1960's OG's  Might take a bit to find, might cost another $20-$30.

Pay it.


According to mercedesman6572:

 

These tube are the EXACT same tubes as the highly sought after ORANGE GLOBE models made by Amperex. They were made in the same factory by the same workers, but labeled for the Philips corporation.

 

Also I got them at a pretty good discount, too.

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