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post #5521 of 10225
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

I've been giving away my 596 tubes. I don't use them much anymore. But they do look cool. I also like the sound and look of the GZ37 but since I am usually listening to music and not my amp, I prefer the old standby 5U4GB like the Tung-Sol.

 

Ultra-, keep the 596 and sell it in 20 years and use the profits to finance your future child's college education ;)

 

ill take one if ur still giving away :D 

post #5522 of 10225
Dang, too late DG beat me to it..
post #5523 of 10225

Is anyone giving away a pair of 300Bs? :rolleyes: 

 

Like I just told Clayton, I'm going for coffee tomorrow with Jan Meier from Meier Audio. Let's see if he can surprise me :cool:


Edited by Ultrainferno - 10/19/13 at 7:57am
post #5524 of 10225
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
ill take one if ur still giving away :D 

 

I've already given away my allotment of 2 (Ultra- and longbowbbs), but DG, you will be next in line if I decide to give another one away. I get bitten with the "share the wealth" bug every once in a while. Tubes are of no use to me when they are gathering dust :D

post #5525 of 10225
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
ill take one if ur still giving away :D 

 

I've already given away my allotment of 2 (Ultra- and longbowbbs), but DG, you will be next in line if I decide to give another one away. I get bitten with the "share the wealth" bug every once in a while. Tubes are of no use to me when they are gathering dust :D

And we are most appreciative!

post #5526 of 10225
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

Based on Glenn's comments it seems like rectifiers don't have their own sound but instead affect the sound of the other tiubes. If so, they should sound differently in different circuits.

 

This comment is spot on! I've made the comment myself previously a time or two (understatement). I'll put my vote down for variety... :wink_face:

post #5527 of 10225
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

To be honest I can't understand the 596 hype.

They have the same plates as the 5U4GB and probably sound very close to them.

 

I do have a pair but never bothered with them.

 

 

 

:thumb: One size doesn't fit all? Imagine!

 

When evaluating my 2359glenn custom built OTL along side my WooAudio WA 6 Special Edition, I did so with a primary focus on two tubes: 

 

- Tung-Sol Black Glass Round Plate VT-231

- USAF 596

 

To my ears, with the way the Woo is voiced, both returned a certain magic that I enjoyed with the presentation. And when I dropped each into the OTL, things quickly went from dramatic-to-diminished. There was still a bit that magic retained but barely so... and nearly negligible. 

 

When it comes to tubes, I really don't have a preference. Because I can be emotionally moved in different ways at different times. I'm more interested in what a tube can do for me in this light and the possibilities will change along with what the tubes are working with.

post #5528 of 10225
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

Based on Glenn's comments it seems like rectifiers don't have their own sound but instead affect the sound of the other tiubes. If so, they should sound differently in different circuits.

 

Perhaps that is the reason some high-end amps like the Leben CS-300XS and CS-600 and the popular PrimaLuna power amps do not have tube rectifiers. If you can design your amp with excellent ss rectification, then you eliminate one link in the coloring of sound and let the other tubes shine or, in this case, glow.

post #5529 of 10225
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

 

I've already given away my allotment of 2 (Ultra- and longbowbbs), but DG, you will be next in line if I decide to give another one away. I get bitten with the "share the wealth" bug every once in a while. Tubes are of no use to me when they are gathering dust :D

:biggrin:

post #5530 of 10225
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

We can do that indeed. Looks like you'll be getting an amp like min, but with the Lundahls?

Guys, I love the 5U4GB RCA sound, it's my fav rectifier. Ok, it looks less cool, but the sound is awesome in Glenn's amp.

Yep, I think that will be the final configuration as long as Glenn think it is good.
post #5531 of 10225
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

I have a Sylvania 5U4G that I really like.

 

 

It was great in the Decware. I need to find a twin for it t use in the Cary.

 

Very nice Eric, Is that Svetlana or Sylvania???????????

 

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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

Based on Glenn's comments it seems like rectifiers don't have their own sound but instead affect the sound of the other tiubes. If so, they should sound differently in different circuits.

 

That's right David, even in the same circuit a different rectifier will affect the supplied voltage and could change the way the other tubes sound.

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

I've been giving away my 596 tubes. I don't use them much anymore. But they do look cool. I also like the sound and look of the GZ37 but since I am usually listening to music and not my amp, I prefer the old standby 5U4GB like the Tung-Sol.

 

Ultra-, keep the 596 and sell it in 20 years and use the profits to finance your future child's college education ;)

 

Makes two of us, that's why I never write reviews, the music exerts a magic on me and I get drawn in.

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

:thumb: One size doesn't fit all? Imagine!

 

When evaluating my 2359glenn custom built OTL along side my WooAudio WA 6 Special Edition, I did so with a primary focus on two tubes: 

 

- Tung-Sol Black Glass Round Plate VT-231

- USAF 596

 

To my ears, with the way the Woo is voiced, both returned a certain magic that I enjoyed with the presentation. And when I dropped each into the OTL, things quickly went from dramatic-to-diminished. There was still a bit that magic retained but barely so... and nearly negligible. 

 

When it comes to tubes, I really don't have a preference. Because I can be emotionally moved in different ways at different times. I'm more interested in what a tube can do for me in this light and the possibilities will change along with what the tubes are working with.

 

 

SO I am with you 100%

 

Clayton sorry for repeating myself but SP amps use SS rectification and don't sound bad at all.


Edited by rosgr63 - 10/19/13 at 10:13am
post #5532 of 10225

BTW If anybody uses 310A tubes I just found a gold mine................

post #5533 of 10225
Thread Starter 

What's an example of amps that use the glass?

post #5534 of 10225
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

I have a Sylvania 5U4G that I really like.

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It was great in the Decware. I need to find a twin for it t use in the Cary.

 

Very nice Eric, Is that Svetlana or Sylvania???????????

 

It is a Sylvania. 

post #5535 of 10225
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

What's an example of amps that use the glass?

 

My Tektron uses them that's why I collect them.

 

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

 

It is a Sylvania. 

 

I thought you'd have a go at me for been naughty............again

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