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Currently at Konstanz now and will head to Zurich this Friday before flying back.

Outstanding! Hope you find some vintage glass and have a safe return.

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Outstanding! Hope you find some vintage glass and have a safe return.

 

 

If I can't find any, I will try to find some in Osaka or Hong Kong next week.

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If I can't find any, I will try to find some in Osaka or Hong Kong next week.

:thumb: I envy your frequent flyer miles and I'm an Air Force Brat! Some day I'll get to the Land of the Rising Sun!

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:thumb: I envy your frequent flyer miles and I'm an Air Force Brat! Some day I'll get to the Land of the Rising Sun!

 

 

It comes with a price but with the miles I will fly the family to Disney...  :D

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It comes with a price but with the miles I will fly the family to Disney...  :D

Anaheim or Orlando? 

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Anaheim or Orlando? 

 

To be decided by the boss but I think it will most likely in Orlando.

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To be decided by the boss but I think it will most likely in Orlando.

Deferring to the boss creates a more peaceful listening room. :normal_smile :

post #10253 of 10867
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Clayton

Can you stow me away in your back pack just like having a monkey on your back.

Then I can rent a car in the Netherlands and start driving due south and visit my buddy in southern Europe again.

 
What a great thought..........
I am sure you can fit more people in the car.

 

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Stavros or Oskari maybe know one, but I haven't heard of any Swiss tube stores yet. Sorry. Let's hope they know one.

 

Sorry Lieven, I never got past the restaurants, never looked for tubes in Switzerland, too busy eating and driving around.

But I have some Swiss friends who sell tubes.

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The only true / significant NOS tube store I have ever seen is in Akihabara in Tokyo. One of my favorite places to go biggrin.gif
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Stavros or Oskari maybe know one, but I haven't heard of any Swiss tube stores yet. Sorry. Let's hope they know one.

 

The only one I can recall is (was?) Micronetics, in Geneva, I think. The website seems to have disappeared.

 

 

There could be boutiques with some tubes available in Zurich but I've never looked for them while in town.

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Glenn,

 

Do you use constant current sources (CCS) as plate loads in any of your amps? What do you see as the pros and cons of these devices?

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Here are a few pictures of my latest amp I am building.

 

Front with Amphenol military grade 4 pin XLR and 1/4" TRS jacks.

Gold point stepped attenuator.

 

 

 

This one shows the 6AS7 to 5998/6336 switch.

 

 

That is fantastic looking.  Love the simple form to the design and the black I think really makes it stand out.  One of these days I may have to be talked into one.

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Glenn,

 

Do you use constant current sources (CCS) as plate loads in any of your amps? What do you see as the pros and cons of these devices?


No I believe in the Kiss principle. (Keep it simple stupid)

Really 1/2 of the 6AS7 is a CCS for the other. And I run the 6AS7s at high current.

To drive low impedance head phones especially if using 6336s

Even worse if using 6336s. A  SS  CCS would require large heat sinks and produce allot

of heat under the chassis.

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Thanks for the explanation. I think I understand. So, for example, as the Crack has only one 6AS7, using one of the triodes as a CCS is simply not possible. And as the Crack doesn't run a lot of current through the 6AS7, a SS CCS is a much more viable, and perhaps, attractive option.

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The only one I can recall is (was?) Micronetics, in Geneva, I think. The website seems to have disappeared.

 

 

There could be boutiques with some tubes available in Zurich but I've never looked for them while in town.

 

 

Thanks for the info, I think I will wait until next week when I'm in Asia.  My coworker tells me how much more expensive everything is in Zurich, I don't think I can afford anything there.

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