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post #4816 of 10643
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post
 

Do these expensive tubes really sound that much better?  Stavros tube collection is unbelievable he only shows a few every now and then.

 

To me, they are much better than US and Russian made 6AS7 tubes, more refined without being "tuned-down" or lose any PRTA , I just love those round cup base 6AS7G.

 
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

Glenn,

 

Mahler Symphony No. 2 not because of the performance but the engineering of the CD was so bad. It was on 2 disks and the first disk was just 20 minutes long and the second disk was chopped up into so many parts even a track break in a middle of a song. Just horrible! It was just a cheap used CD so I did not lose out much. I thought about having a 300B based amp but recent health issues is taking up the funds. The key thing I can say is just to have fun and enjoy the company and happy in spite of the limitation that life sometimes throws in your path.  I think that the many posts here and the talk about food are showing off the fun we are having.

I heard Mahler Symphony No. 2 at a guy's house I was selling my KT88 mono to. He used a Denon CDP -> Pass Lab 250 -> Martin Logan a model similar to Theos. They sound terrible together but the guy loves it, so I took the money from him and ran, I did not want to stay in his house for any extra second. The second time I talked to him and found out he has hearing lost at HF...... so that godness of treble energies did not bother him.

 

 

I agree there are personal perspective about music and gears, but there is also a common ground for what is good sound. Glenn's amp sound good compare to ...... regardless they suit one's taste or not.

post #4817 of 10643
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

And speaking of food, I'm thinking about making a Dutch apple pie this weekend like the one I had in Amsterdam and all while listening to Melody Gardot.

 

Then I will devour the pie while listening to Robert Plant and Alison Kraus Raising Sand LP.

 

AppleMark

You should try some fried green tea icecream too

post #4818 of 10643

Sorry for having been quiet but I've been really busy (and I'm in holiday). I had a friend over from Asia and I spent the last few days with excellent (famous) company at a secret location. How's that for a teaser! :rolleyes:

 

Now I have to get looking for some of those osram or other round base 6AS7G, thank you Stavros...

post #4819 of 10643
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post
 

Do these expensive tubes really sound that much better?  Stavros tube collection is unbelievable he only shows a few every now and then.

 

Glenn, to me all these expensive & rare tubes are not worth the money, unless you are a collector or crazy like me.

When I did some extensive tests I found out that similar tubes of different production did sound different.

That was based on Sylvania 6SN7W's and Mullard Ecc33's.

Then again I get all my listening pleasure from cheap tubes GR Super 10 on 6BL7's.

 

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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

Glenn,

 

For me the biggest limitation is the recordings and wanted to have some funds left over to support the arts. Yesterday I threw out a recording of Mahler Symphony No. 2 not because of the performance but the engineering of the CD was so bad. It was on 2 disks and the first disk was just 20 minutes long and the second disk was chopped up into so many parts even a track break in a middle of a song. Just horrible! It was just a cheap used CD so I did not lose out much. I thought about having a 300B based amp but recent health issues is taking up the funds. The key thing I can say is just to have fun and enjoy the company and happy in spite of the limitation that life sometimes throws in your path.  I think that the many posts here and the talk about food are showing off the fun we are having.

 

Thanks John, you are ever so right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

And speaking of food, I'm thinking about making a Dutch apple pie this weekend like the one I had in Amsterdam and all while listening to Melody Gardot.

 

Then I will devour the pie while listening to Robert Plant and Alison Kraus Raising Sand LP.

 

AppleMark

 

Clayton stop it please, It's past lunch time and I can't look at these nice dishes............or else I'll have another late lunch

post #4820 of 10643
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

 

Glenn, to me all these expensive & rare tubes are not worth the money, unless you are a collector or crazy like me.

When I did some extensive tests I found out that similar tubes of different production did sound different.

That was based on Sylvania 6SN7W's and Mullard Ecc33's.

Then again I get all my listening pleasure from cheap tubes GR Super 10 on 6BL7's.

 

 

Thanks John, you are ever so right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Clayton stop it please, It's past lunch time and I can't look at these nice dishes............or else I'll have another late lunch

Stavros

 

I know you collect these rare tubes more then anything and show pictures of them to get people drooling.

And You never know Santa may give you some more strange collectable tubes for Christmas.

 

I do have to get a new source because the amp I made for Stavros sounded better at his house then mine

when I was testing it.

 

Oh and it will be lunch here soon but I have nothing that looks that good.

post #4821 of 10643

Glenn one way to encourage people take an interest in tubes is by showing some nice examples.

 

BTW I only show tubes I can use in my amps, I don't collect tubes for display.

 

Please note I said interested  NOT addicted.

post #4822 of 10643

Oh I thought it was addicted and I am not helping the situation .

I will be good for awhile and not send you any contra ban.

post #4823 of 10643

You know me too well I am afraid............

 

post #4824 of 10643

You are not the devil only when it comes to certain things.

But your nice examples are way over the budget for most tube newbies. 

I will take some pictures of very old odd tubes and I do have equipment that uses them.

Though not audio

Still use my grandfathers battery charger that uses a Tungar Bulb for a rectifier tube.

I will take a picture of that neat tube and post it. The charger was made in 1917.

post #4825 of 10643

Glenn you'll be very surprised how much I payed for some of these tubes, and I am talking within the last few years.

Sometimes one gets lucky, and then again for the same tubes I spent a lot, it just depends.

 

But I'll say it again, my amps are running with cheap tubes, I even use a cracked base TS Mouse Ears 6SN7 which is one of my all time favourites.

 

One doesn't have to spend a fortune to enjoy the music.

 

Soon I'll post photo of one of the rarest tubes I have and does't cost a fortune.

post #4826 of 10643
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

Glenn one way to encourage people take an interest in tubes is by showing some nice examples.

 

BTW I only show tubes I can use in my amps, I don't collect tubes for display.

 

Please note I said interested  NOT addicted.

Uh huh.....Sure.....:veryevil:

post #4827 of 10643

Almost sounds like a cry for help doesn't it?  :tongue_smile:

post #4828 of 10643

A sad and pitiful cry....sniff...:ksc75smile:

post #4829 of 10643

Et Tu, Brute?

post #4830 of 10643
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

And speaking of food, I'm thinking about making a Dutch apple pie this weekend like the one I had in Amsterdam and all while listening to Melody Gardot.

 

Then I will devour the pie while listening to Robert Plant and Alison Kraus Raising Sand LP.

 

AppleMark

 

When the question is whether or not to make and eat pie, the answer is always yes.

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