Originally Posted by mordy
Probably some truth that people have found some great tubes and are busy listening to them. In addition, AFB who is one of the main contributors is abroad - I think he said Japan, and we have not heard from him in a while.
Another thing that surprises me are that a number of people participate regularly and suddenly disappear. Perhaps they switched to a different type of amp or gave up on tubes - who knows?
Acapella 11 - we miss you.
SonySlave - what's up?
inphu510n: any good deals on tubes?
Hypnos1 - what's going on?
John57 - did u ever get to clean up your desk?
And the mysterious (and ambitious) thread starter - Dept_of_Alchemy: What do you think about where we are now? No more Pentodes, Triodes, Triode/Diodes or Heptodes. Only glorious Dual Triodes.....
Bitten by the vacuum tube bug:
Oh no - another one!
WOW mordy, LOVE those bugs - they look how I feel after many hours of analysing/evaluating/comparing etc. etc. Not to mention frustrating indecision! Are we all certifiable, or what?!
Addiction has a fascinating array of elements and emotions...and would we have it any other way? I think NOT!
Yes, I have been quiet. And yes, it's because I continue to be blown away - still - by my C3gs, in a way I have never encountered before. I could swear the LD (MKIV SE at least) was made for these beauties - which is rather surprising, as in my search to gain more info on said tubes it appears that even aficionados have had problems getting the best out of them, in their high-end set-ups. And yet this humble machine hasn't encountered the slightest hiccough, even after many 15+ hour sessions. On the contrary, they have continued to get better and better.
I suspect they have been helped by my minimising connections from the tube pins to LD - ie mechanically attached and soldered 1.2mm silver wire (soft-annealed), basically acting as extended pins. A bit fiddly but, I believe, well worth it...
And so, as I believe I would have to spend BIG bucks for only little gain (which I am loathe to do in any area of life), I think this is where I shall be happy for a very long time.
Anyway folks, in my search I came across a mind-blowing video of a tube set-up like no other I have come across, and which you might find interesting/amusing. It is not a head-amp, but as a part of the 'beast' he has used C3gs, which must say something for them, methinks...
Oh dear, wrong again - still haven't managed a clickable link, but at least I've managed an address! Will try again - but AFTER I have posted this!!
Edit. Well what d'ya know - the link IS clickable when submitted...yipeee!
Edited by hypnos1 - 2/12/14 at 1:21pm