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post #5401 of 10409
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:thumb: Perhaps. Man, I'm listening to Ronnie Laws and just taking in the Blue tubes...

post #5402 of 10409

Well the predominant thing is always about being naughty so I figured the police were coming for us.  Boys in blue.  Perhaps law enforcement in Greece doesn't wear blue like they do here?

 

Those Arcturus globes are lovely looking either way. 

 

Even after burn-in I feel the Sylvania 45 ST I'm running right now are too lit up in the treble and upper mids so I'm hoping the Tung Sols work out better.  The detail is mind blowing but they sound a bit etched at higher volumes, it can get to be too much.  Could also be a stage of burn-in on the caps too, who knows.  The RCAs sound more like what I was expecting the 45 to sound like, the first time I've actually liked the sound of an RCA tube I think.

post #5403 of 10409

I know I am always bad and was teasing you.

 

So far I take it your favourites are the RCA?

 

BTW when I got the 145s the ebay Gods were asleep and I got very lucky.

post #5404 of 10409
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Here are the Boys in Blue:

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Would love to see these tubes powered on.  Curious if they have any type of glow to them.  

post #5405 of 10409

Don't make me go find my pic of the party police again, you know what happens if you you activate the boys in blue :rolleyes:

post #5406 of 10409
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Don't make me go find my pic of the party police again, you know what happens if you you activate the boys in blue :rolleyes:

 

Arcturus Blue!

post #5407 of 10409
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post
 

Well the predominant thing is always about being naughty so I figured the police were coming for us.  Boys in blue.  Perhaps law enforcement in Greece doesn't wear blue like they do here?

 

Those Arcturus globes are lovely looking either way. 

 

Even after burn-in I feel the Sylvania 45 ST I'm running right now are too lit up in the treble and upper mids so I'm hoping the Tung Sols work out better.  The detail is mind blowing but they sound a bit etched at higher volumes, it can get to be too much.  Could also be a stage of burn-in on the caps too, who knows.  The RCAs sound more like what I was expecting the 45 to sound like, the first time I've actually liked the sound of an RCA tube I think.

 

While I may lack any hard evidence, experience tells me those caps need to have a run of its course. I remember returning my DAC-1 to Wyred4Sound to get Low ESR "Super Caps" installed. Good thing I'm not the type to jump up and accuse folks without thought. Otherwise, my reaction would have been "What the hell did you guys do:mad: to my amp?!"

 

I actually emailed Support thinking something :rolleyes:had terribly gone wrong. Some 500 hours later and :tongue_smile: WOWZA!

post #5408 of 10409
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

Don't make me go find my pic of the party police again, you know what happens if you you activate the boys in blue :rolleyes:

 

Go on Ultra, please show us the Boarding Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

We have to go to extra games for the Mundial, we see what happens on Monday.

 

daigo you can only see the hot elements from the top.

post #5409 of 10409
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

I know I am always bad and was teasing you.

 

So far I take it your favourites are the RCA?

 

BTW when I got the 145s the ebay Gods were asleep and I got very lucky.


They can't be the pair I was watching last week, those got bid up pretty high.  I'm not sure which is the right way to go, old globes or new EML.  If the EML are a more "modern" sound with even more lit up top end then they wouldn't be a good fit in this amp, but I'm not looking for a "vintage" sound either.  Resolution wise the EML are supposed to be the best, but the tone has to be right too in order for it to be enjoyable.

 

So far I have only tried the Emperor (RCA) and the Hytron (Sylvania).  I do prefer the RCA.  They are more harmonically rich in the midrange but they don't sound "thick" or overly lush like most RCA tubes do.  Just gobs and gobs of midrange tone and texture with good extension.  The Sylvanias are more extended and faster all around, more detailed too in some ways, but it is almost to the point of being hyper-detailed and is fatiguing over time.  Maybe some of this is still break-in related, I don't know.  The Duelunds have definitely opened up now, but they may not have truly settled yet either.

 

I would prefer not to have to buy both EML and globes in order to actually find out which I would like more.  :rolleyes:  Just too much money in it all.  There is also the inherent risk of buying 80 year old tubes.  I never did get to listen to my National Unions because one went gassy while Glenn was working on the amp.  Would hate to spend $300+ on globes and see the same thing happen.  At least with new production if they are bad right away you can just ask for a replacement.

post #5410 of 10409
Hi Tyrell

Buy a Sylvania #46 to match the one I gave you they are cheep tubes
post #5411 of 10409

I actually scored a mint pair of Tung Sol 46s very recently.  I need to clean them up and give them a try.  It's strange how the plate current spec is so much lower on them but they are rated for the same plate dissipation as the 45.

post #5412 of 10409

Tyrell, no it wasn't the ones you were watching, the seller would not ship here so I was just watching.

They had different plate types one early and one late production.

Mine are both early production.

 

You are right about the risk with vintage tubes.

A lot of risk buying old tubes.

 

I would dare say a strong vintage tube will outlast a modern production one.

post #5413 of 10409

I will post this supplier here  too.He has good prices on some old tubes and he is a good guy been in business forever.

http://www.leedsradio.com/

Tyrell you can try him for some #45s just send a E-Mail

post #5414 of 10409

Turns out that guy has a pretty cool blog.  He definitely doesn't pull any punches with his opinions though.  :)

post #5415 of 10409

Never heard from Clayton and Eric, I wonder why........................

 

Probably too busy listening to music.

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