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Good Luck!

 

BTW Reference to iTunes 11 I miss the album art from the side bar and the fact that when I clicked on the song playing it would take me straight to it, didn't have to use a menu.

 

The side bar album art feature was a good way to check the album art while scrolling through my library.

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I use to hear some on this forum speak ill of Cover Flow...I liked it. But, I mainly use Playlist features in Amarra & Audirvana Plus.


Edited by Silent One - 12/2/12 at 6:43am
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 Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours looking for a tube tester. Same effort early this morning to no avail. Last minute, decided to hold off until Spring 2013

I saw B&K 747B listed on ebay two weeks ago for $150. Just hang in there tight, they will show up again.

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I spent a couple of hours looking for a tube tester. Same effort early this morning to no avail. Last minute, decided to hold off until Spring 2013. 

 

If/when you decide to get a tester you should buy one from Bob Putnak at tubesound.com.  His testers are always in great shape and fully calibrated.  You may pay a little more but an uncalibrated tester isn't worth much.

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I spent a couple of hours looking for a tube tester. Same effort early this morning to no avail. Last minute, decided to hold off until Spring 2013. 

 

If/when you decide to get a tester you should buy one from Bob Putnak at tubesound.com.  His testers are always in great shape and fully calibrated.  You may pay a little more but an uncalibrated tester isn't worth much.

 

Yes, I perused his site too. No need for me to fret, I'm up shopping Needle Doctor & Sound Stage Direct for some vinyl. ksc75smile.gif

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I use to hear some on this forum speak ill of Cover Flow...I liked it. But, I mainly use Playlist features in Amarra & Audirvana Plus.

 

I like cover flow.

 

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If/when you decide to get a tester you should buy one from Bob Putnak at tubesound.com.  His testers are always in great shape and fully calibrated.  You may pay a little more but an uncalibrated tester isn't worth much.

 

Could not agree more, the best tube money I ever spent were for a calibrated tester from Bob.

One can get a surprise when they test the tubes they already have.

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Speaking of testers, what would be an ideal (value) model for someone who doesn't deal and mostly just listens and tries a new tube once in awhile. A link would be cool. Would be nice to able to test tubes when I sell them...
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One idea is to get the tube tester that I am currently using: Sencore Model TC-28 Hybrider Tube/Transistor Tester You can get one from BRENT JESSEE RECORDING web site at http://www.audiotubes.com/testhybd.htm  at just only $299 plus shipping. This is a great price for a working TC-28 that is clean as well. It comes with a 30 day guarantee It is all meter driven and a large one at that, no light except for the power. It however will not test the older 4 pin tubes or the 3DG4 without a hack. I use another tester for the 3DG4 as well for the older tubes. Brent has other tester for sale as well. There is another person that I can also recommend as well. I just have to pull up that information.


Edited by john57 - 12/2/12 at 7:56pm
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Another good place to buy a tube testers that are in good working condition is Bob at Tubesound. Bob is very knowledgeable on tube testers and will answer questions and his web site is full of useful information. Keep in mind that I use tube testers to weed out the bad and some of the weaker tubes NOT to rate them. Only using the tube in the amp can I be sure that the tube is even going to work well. As long you know what the limitations are the tube tester is a useful tool.

http://tubesound.com/test-equip-for-sale/


Edited by john57 - 12/2/12 at 7:49pm
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One idea is to get the tube tester that I am currently using: Sencore Model TC-28 Hybrider Tube/Transistor Tester You can get one from BRENT JESSEE RECORDING web site at http://www.audiotubes.com/testhybd.htm  at just only $299 plus shipping. This is a great price for a working TC-28 that is clean as well. It is all meter driven and a large one at that, no light except for the power. It however will not test the older 4 pin tubes or the 3DG4 without a hack. I use another tester for the 3DG4 as well for the older tubes. Brent has other tester for sale as well. There is another person that I can also recommend as well. I just have to pull up that information.

 

Can it test 6550 and KT88?

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Speaking of testers, what would be an ideal (value) model for someone who doesn't deal and mostly just listens and tries a new tube once in awhile. A link would be cool. Would be nice to able to test tubes when I sell them...

 

 

Bob is great to deal with and honest.

You need a tester that has a good leakage and shorts test as they are the most important parameters.

Which one depends on the tubes you want to test, need to know that first.

 

The best test is in circuit, but it's best to make sure a tube is safe to use and it's not testing very low without any life in it.

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Yes TC28 Mighty Mite VIII and the TC162 can test those two tubes as well. Here is more detail information about the Sencore from Bob web site

http://tubesound.com/2007/10/24/sencore-mighty-mite/  I classify Bob as a extreme expert.

 

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Can it test 6550 and KT88?


Edited by john57 - 12/2/12 at 9:57pm
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I studied both vendor's offerings yesterday but logged off with cool feet. Not exactly cold like this is not a purchase I'm going to make. But one I may want to take a little more time with, based on the boxes I saw and the big box of older tubes I just acquired. So, I need to cover both sides of a generation. 

 

Plus, they'll have other restorations going this winter that may appeal to me better.

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Wise thinking SO.

 

I have been running my amp with TS 5998's.

They sound so nice with Glenn's amp, it does bring out more detail and a nicer presentation compared to my other amps that are not specifically designed for them.

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I am trying my very first pair of 12SN7's.

 

They are a matched pair of TS 12SN7 BGRP oval mica, and they sound good!

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