you just ordered them? which kind?maxed out spec or the cheapest|? i haven't got them yet man
you know what i am pissed about\? i paid 270 bucks for regular teles from tubemuseumusa and that was on their lowest sale.
i paid 80 bucks for the national matsusita tubes on tubemonger where as upscale sells cryo platinum teles and nationals for the same price.--and I bought them again there because even if I can't return the ones I bought as worse deals, I am not passing off the better deals because I don't consider myself losing when I actually own double the stuff.--not that I will every finish 10k life on them. will they last a life time|? maybe, better than lasting only a year, what's wrong with having a spare pair if I can and want to afford it.
Well I am buying from upscale as the situation on Ebay is a total cluster**** and I have zero confidence in tubes from there.
Right now I am looking at several auctions that all have tubes with the same date codes, or variations of it.
So all of these tubes were made on June 12 1968 and end up on Ebay at the same time? I have serious doubts about this. This date code was not common in the past and the condition is too good.
These pics are more in line with what I have seen for NOS boxes and printing: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Six-Telefunken-EAA91-Tubes-with-Diamond-sign-Made-in-Germany-/181167768401?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2a2e70c351&_uhb=1
I have a pair of tubes with another one of these curious date codes that I bought from a well known vendor and as far as I can tell they are genuine Teles on the inside. But I can't tell if they are new or reworked or if they are actually E88CC.
Anyways I hope one of the more knowledgeable members here can set me straight.
Edited by Sanlitun - 7/4/13 at 1:57pm