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She really isn't.  That's how great she is.

 

Of course, I also tell her to buy herself anything she wants.  Fortunately for me she isn't a big spender because we would be broke if she spent on herself what I spend on equipment.

 

And she knows my work week is grueling.

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That's great.

 

Every time the postman rings the bell my gf gets cold sweat running down her spine.

 

I am trying to cut down but it's not so easy, so many tubes and equipment out there.

I will try and be as strong as Xcalibur............I know I said it plenty times before.

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wink.gif I really like audio stories with a happy ending. Sometimes as much tongue_smile.gifas song lyrics themselves.

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That's great.

 

Every time the postman rings the bell my gf gets cold sweat running down her spine.

 

I am trying to cut down but it's not so easy, so many tubes and equipment out there.

I will try and be as strong as Xcalibur............I know I said it plenty times before.

 

When it comes to new purchases the last three years, I made a deal with myself. Or with dude in the red suit. No, not Mr. Clause... the other dude. very_evil_smiley.gif rolleyes.gif

 

Anyway, the deal was I could only make new purchases by liquidating any unused current asset (recycling?). This often took time. And you know how we want audio goodies Johnny-on-the-spot! Instead of raising the cash in 6 days to 6 weeks, sometimes my efforts to save up took 6 months. mad.gif

 

wink.gif However, the silver lining for me is that I'd often be first in line for new releases... eventually. biggrin.gif

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$1800 a pair....Wow!

 

:thumb: I choose to see it as a long term investment. And would pull evil_smiley.gifthe trigger!

I love my friends, they always supportive of my needs...biggrin.gif

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$1800 a pair....Wow!

I balked at the price when I saw how much the Takatsuki 300B's go for.  I am still looking for a decent budget pair for my new amp, but buying the amp itself was already a decent chunk of change.

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$1800 a pair....Wow!

I balked at the price when I saw how much the Takatsuki 300B's go for.  I am still looking for a decent budget pair for my new amp, but buying the amp itself was already a decent chunk of change.

That seems to be the unforseen cost for the tube newbies is that tubes could be more than the amp....Until you understand this you could be in for some real sticker shock.

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If one is truly fortunate, fine-tuning could be had elsewhere in the system, without spending a fortune on glass alone. 

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If one is truly fortunate, fine-tuning could be had elsewhere in the system, without spending a fortune on glass alone. 

One of the great benefits of Glenn's work and Steve Deckert at Decware too is that they both strive for great sound with inexpensive tubes.

 

This is much appreciated!

 

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One of the great benefits of Glenn's work and Steve Deckert at Decware too is that they both strive for great sound with inexpensive tubes.

 

This is much appreciated!

 

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The Studio saved me a fortune! Understandably, shipping charges back-and-forthrolleyes.gif were unavoidable. Our resident designer knows we appreciate his art! wink.gif

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That's spot on Eric.

 

We should all get a chance to enjoy this hobby without spending a fortune, it's not just for the privileged ones.

 

I personally like my least expensive low end set ups as much as my expensive high end ones.

 

When the music starts I enjoy it so much I am happy with whatever I am using.

 

Down to he bilges again.........

 

 

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Down to he bilges again.........

 

 

Remember to wash your hands before dinner!

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So you prefer the KR tubes over EML Stravros?

BTW don't tell Glenn he can't leave the control room,there will be nobody to build my amp then!
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I just found some used EML Solid Plate 300B on Echo Audio for $300 due to a nice member posting a link...have preferred them on my amp against the mesh plates and they will back-up/vary the KR PX-4 I have. So patience and luck can help with the popular tubes too.

 

These unusual tubes Glenn uses are less expensive, interesting, and some are really beautiful or cool. I am very interested in hearing some Glenn configurations!


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I just found some used EML Solid Plate 300B on Echo Audio for $300 due to a nice member posting a link...have preferred them on my amp against the mesh plates and they will back-up/vary the KR PX-4 I have. So patience and luck can help with the popular tubes too.

 

These unusual tubes Glenn uses are less expensive, interesting, and some are really beautiful or cool. I am very interested in hearing some Glenn configurations!

 

I'm leaning toward getting some EML mesh plates for a budget upgrade for 300B tubes eventually.  Ordered a few NOS 6SL7's for the time being and see how the output tube affects the sound of the EC Equilibrato SE I picked up.  Also would help if I can find time to set up the amp in a permanent position but I've been so busy lately.


Edited by daigo - 8/23/13 at 4:34pm
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