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post #1231 of 3477
Amazed to see my Mazda Tubes arrive today, only 8 days from France!
I have them burning in now but from initial listening think sweeter Lorenz's, just a lovely sound so far. Also, ultra quiet tubes, not a ting, not a rustle. Also, next to the Marconi's I think these are my most beautiful tubes but for a different reason.

Firstly these are the cleanest pins I have seen so far, I think they may be gold plated as there was no corrosion and they were nice and shiny. I just cleaned them with alcohol thats all!

Second reason is that these have large cut-outs in the metal cylinder inside the tube so one can actually see very clearly the grid inside. Also the getter flash is very little so it is easy to see the shiny mica top plate and the D Getter (D getter means these are early tubes, probably no later than mid 1950's.

I have them paired with the Mil-spec Sylvania's and it is a lovely pairing. Those who ordered the Cifte's from this seller expect pretty much the same in terms of sound as both these brands are made side by side in the Mazda Suresness factory in France.

I have taken some pictures, a few more than normal as hopefully I have captured the details so you can see a bit of what is inside these types of tubes!
First up is a shot of the tubes fresh out of the rather attractive boxes (BTW, in case your wondering my desk top is an image sent by a friend of mine who is a Kondo Audio Note dealer and this shows the full Kondo Audio Note set up in his showroom including the new power amp and speakers!)
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Check those pins out, I swear, I had not even cleaned them with alcohol when I took this shot, nicely blued at the top of the pins to show they have gone through extra check at the factory so I am guessing these tubes are high grade ones.
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Next up a nice shot of the "D" Getter, though the Mica top looks dull it is in fact shiny.
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Lastly in the amp with the Sylvania's enjoying some burn in.. But look closely at the one on the far right, this is the cut out I was on about and you can see clearly the grid inside the tube! I will fiddle around a post a close up of that!
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Edited by ianmedium - 7/24/13 at 5:04pm
post #1232 of 3477
Here are some close-up's!

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And this is a close up of the pins, this is how they were right out of the box! I have never seen cleaner pins.

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Edited by ianmedium - 7/24/13 at 3:09pm
post #1233 of 3477
^ Phenomenal pics, Ian!! Love the look of that tube, for sure. Who is the seller with the Cifte's, I would like to try and get a pair.

On a side note, it wasn't me swiping all the Telefunkens from above.
post #1234 of 3477

Those are great pictures Ian.

Thanks for sharing.

 

Well, it could be anybody who swiped those Telefunkens... biggrin.gif

I was just surprised how fast the reactions.

Just hoping they were one of us here and mind to share their thought on the tubes as well.

Cheers for that... beerchug.gif

 

woodcans, I bought my Cifte from this seller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300607650634?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Pretty surprising as well, now they were gone too. blink.gif

May be you can drop them a message, in case they still have few stocks left.


Edited by Boringer - 7/24/13 at 7:22pm
post #1235 of 3477
It was not me! I have a pair of U4's coming from the States.

Boringer, that is the seller I got mine from, if you notice he is away until the end of the month so has probably suspended anyone being able to order until then. There were plenty left before he closed the store for his holiday so my advice is to send him a message saying what you want and then when he gets back he will be able to get in touch with you.

Very impressed with the tubes he sent me, the best condition of any NOS tube so far!

I have had a few chats with him now and told him about our amp so he is looking out for more tubes of our type from his suppliers!
post #1236 of 3477
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Originally Posted by Boringer View Post

Those are great pictures Ian.

Thanks for sharing.

 

Well, it could be anybody who swiped those Telefunkens... biggrin.gif

I was just surprised how fast the reactions.

Just hoping they were one of us here and mind to share their thought on the tubes as well.

Cheers for that... beerchug.gif

 

woodcans, I bought my Cifte from this seller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300607650634?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Pretty surprising as well, now they were gone too. blink.gif

May be you can drop them a message, in case they still have few stocks left.

 

 

Boringer,

 

Thank you so much. Your generosity is the epitome of this thread.

 

Regards,

wc

post #1237 of 3477

Hello all, In my search for the Telefunken DF904 - 1U4 I found a strange thing:

 

Some Telefunken tubes have printed on  DF904  and some ... 1U4 !  Are they the same ?  

 

(I would like to reproduce the combo "Philips-telefunken" that GermanGuy has done and it was with a Telefunken with 1U4 printed on the tube, not DF904.)

 

post #1238 of 3477
Yep, that is one in the same!

The 1U4 designation is normally regarded as a US tube or tubes aimed for the US market, the DF904 is European or aimed at the European market as far as I am aware.
post #1239 of 3477

i posted a picture of my tubes with the german forces eagle on the back. front printing is 1u4 and as mentioned before, the left picture handwritten 1u4 is identical on the cardboxes my tubes were delivered in.

 

edit:

 

i assume the mil spec ones are labeled 1u4, because

 

Bundeswehr - German Forces - NATO - English Language - US Army Standards


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/25/13 at 6:45am
post #1240 of 3477
Exactly GG, that would be my thinking also!

On a different topic, any updates of the DF96's and your wonderful wooden case?
post #1241 of 3477

df96  - working, amp ok, no problems.

case - bought additional brass metal parts - at the moment i think of how to use them.


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/25/13 at 8:48am
post #1242 of 3477
Excellent!

I really appreciate you trying out the DF96's, that opens up a whole new field of tubes for us to explore!
post #1243 of 3477

some pictures of the latest case study of my case studies:

 

 

 

 

post #1244 of 3477
I am really liking where your going with that case GG, I love the brass accents!
post #1245 of 3477
Ianmedium did always like his bling! GG if you could lacquer the wood in Luxman gold he'd be offering you sackfuls of cash for it! wink.gif

Cheers,
Andy.
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I am really liking where your going with that case GG, I love the brass accents!
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