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:dt880smile: You mean, audio gear having a functional purpose?

post #5417 of 10188
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post
 

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

 

That he's in Brooklyn should've tipped you off! :D

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:dt880smile: You mean, audio gear having a functional purpose?

 

I like it.............

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He might be opinionated but he will give good deals on tubes.   Brooklyn ? Ware do you think I am from.

You have to remember that I was selling the 596 for $40 and the adapter for $35 until I went into the hospital

and got ripped off.  Then we had group buys from someone in China and some company bought all the 596

tubes in the USA and was selling them at a ridicules price.

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He might be opinionated but he will give good deals on tubes.   Brooklyn ? Ware do you think I am from.

You have to remember that I was selling the 596 for $40 and the adapter for $35 until I went into the hospital

and got ripped off.  Then we had group buys from someone in China and some company bought all the 596

tubes in the USA and was selling them at a ridicules price.

 

I remember when you first asked me to audition the 596 with adapter at no cost. When was that? You originated the practice of adapting the 596 for 5U4G use. Genius! :)

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I just bought a pair of RK60s.  Now I need an adapter.  Anyone know anyone who makes them? :wink_face:

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Next time I change 45s I'm going to switch the rectifiers to 6BY5GA at the same time.  The high pitch whining noise the current ones make really bothers my ears.  I am hoping that not all tubes of this type do this, but since they are TV tubes I fear that might be the reality.

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Which are TV tubes?

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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post
 

He might be opinionated but he will give good deals on tubes.   Brooklyn ? Ware do you think I am from.

You have to remember that I was selling the 596 for $40 and the adapter for $35 until I went into the hospital

and got ripped off.  Then we had group buys from someone in China and some company bought all the 596

tubes in the USA and was selling them at a ridicules price.

 

:D You call it like you see it, too! I lived in Brownsville for a time...

 

Speaking of "The Mighty 596," (not sure where that moniker came from :rolleyes:), I was dealing with a military surplus broker in Florida (likely a transplanted New Yorker), and she was absolutely clueless on what the tube was and who else but contractors would even need the high altitude glass.

 

We exchanged a handful of phone calls and emails over a week's time - she had to check with her sources. She eventually located a couple of thousand. Asked how many I needed and replied "6." What I wanted to pay for each, "$36" I returned. After getting my company info and drawing up an order, she proposed something like (can't remember too well right now...) to get my price I had to buy a 1,000 count. :blink: I balked! Then balked again at a 100ct.

 

She had to take care of other deals but wanted to resume negotiations the next day. Boy, did she ever! Said she felt something very odd about my out-of-the-blue inquiry for this tube. Consulted with her sources and they couldn't determine anything about my interest either.

 

So she looked up the tube on the internet and found a bunch of forum chat from head-fi.org stretching a couple of years, with most of the chat heating up in the last couple of weeks. That was her "Ah ha!" moment. And felt she had me under her thumb. She called and threw it in my face! Telling me she knew the tube was in demand and can't be found anywhere, otherwise, I wouldn't be talking to her in the first place. Basically told me to pay $360/20ct or $500+ for individual tubes or get lost! :mad:

 

Yeah, we do share key finds on public pages and this is one example of it coming back to bite us.

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(likely a transplanted New Yorker)

 

I resemble that comment....

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:normal_smile :

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Clayton, that is awful! I think I would spend the day with my foot up enjoying my favorite amp and headphones....I hope you will be back to full speed soon!

Thanks, longbowbbs.

 

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Get well soon C! Music (and cookies) will make healing easier.

For my birthday I would like my gf to say yes when I finally propose to her ;)

My friends and family keep asking me the same thing, but I wouldn't know. I'm happy as it is (although if someone surprised me with a Leben 300CX, they'd get an extra drink :rolleyes: )

Thanks, Ultra-friend

 

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:( Sorry to hear about your new reality and wish you a speedy recovery.

Thank you, O Silent One. :)

 

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Sorry to hear about the foot Clayton.  I know what those troubles are like.  It's doubling frustrating when it is the same injury in the same place twice, feels like progress isn't being made.  Hopefully things will be back in order soon.

Thanks, Xcalibur255, left foot is better now.

 

 

Thanks to all of you. My foot is 75% better. Work even paid for my cab rides to work for 2 days.

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Originally Posted by dminches View Post
 

 

I resemble that comment....


I have to say compliment

post #5429 of 10188
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

Which are TV tubes?


The rectifiers.

post #5430 of 10188
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Never heard from Clayton and Eric, I wonder why........................

 

Probably too busy listening to music.

Busy work week. I get home tomorrow after 4 nights out...(Bringing home my new Vandersteen 2Ce Signatures!) I have a bid in on a 596 on e-bay. trying to rebuild my collection. I did drop an e-mail to the shop Glenn mentioned. I need more free time...:(

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