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post #2986 of 10643

I have sent plenty of stuff  to Greece with USPS no problen not even once.

post #2987 of 10643

I have sent plenty of stuff  to Greece with USPS no problen not even once.

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I see all the 300B amps so far are manual bias.  I'd love to hear a little bit about why you went this way vs. a self-biasing design.  Does cathode or self-biasing come with a sound quality penalty perhaps?

post #2989 of 10643
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

I see all the 300B amps so far are manual bias.  I'd love to hear a little bit about why you went this way vs. a self-biasing design.  Does cathode or self-biasing come with a sound quality penalty perhaps?

In a self biasing amp will have a cathode resistor and bypass capacitor electrolytic capacitor that don't sound the best.

In a manual bias the cathode is grounded through the bias meter that is less then 1 ohm no nasty bypass capacitor needed.

Self bias is better for the tubes supposedly but I never had a problem with fixed bias.

So I feel manual bias sounds better at least that is my opinion.

post #2990 of 10643
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post

I have sent plenty of stuff  to Greece with USPS no problen not even once.

 

Let's put used and $200 then?

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Doh! Better put money aside then for the VAT, Import, registration and administrative costs. That's about 30% of the value you will tell USPS, so maybe we should keep it low indeed ($200?) and hope they miss the amp during check-in. And pray they don't lose the amp or damage it a lot. With tracking I presume?

 

I would avoid a courier, USPS is the most reasonable service with the lowest customs duty.

post #2992 of 10643
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

I see all the 300B amps so far are manual bias.  I'd love to hear a little bit about why you went this way vs. a self-biasing design.  Does cathode or self-biasing come with a sound quality penalty perhaps?

 

 

The BA uses 300B's and PX4's and has a self biasing circuit.

The WA5 is also self biasing I think.

 

The manual bias system is more flexible as you can use other tubes too.


Edited by rosgr63 - 5/21/13 at 12:04am
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I would avoid a courier, USPS is the most reasonable service with the lowest customs duty.

Out of experience I have always had most problems with USPS, highest taxes and longest declaration process (the courriers have their own dpt, usps uses national customs). With Usps i have had to wait several times for almost 2 months before they released my package frown.gif
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Edited


Edited by 2359glenn - 5/21/13 at 8:00am
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Picture  of Ultra's amp with 596 rectifier

 

 

 

 

With the RK-60 rectifier

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That RK-60 looks like it has bunny ears...biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
That RK-60 looks like it has bunny ears...biggrin.gif

And the 596 has grasshopper antennae...

tongue.gif


Edited by Clayton SF - 5/21/13 at 7:02am
post #2998 of 10643

Glenn remember Hios still to come!!!!!!!!!!

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I am not sure what you mean?

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We have lots to plan for next year remember?

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