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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

AnakChan, congratulation for your purchase.  We are all waiting for your listening comments to know how it compares to the TU-05

 

Also, do you think it is possible you take some picture of THE INSIDE of your unit ?  I'm VERY curious to see what's inside compared to our TU-05 !!

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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

AnakChan, congratulation for your purchase.  We are all waiting for your listening comments to know how it compares to the TU-05

Also, do you think it is possible you take some picture of THE INSIDE of your unit ?  I'm VERY curious to see what's inside compared to our TU-05 !!
Thank you :-). As I mentioned to Ian for some reason this sounds different from the demo review I did before (based on memory) however my unit most likely has different tubes from the demo.

I may be able to open it when I come back to Japan as I'm currently on my way to Oz for my holidays (transiting in Malaysia & wondering if should whip this big boy out or if it'll freak the other passengers wink.gif).
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Nah, go on, whip it out, it looks like a cold war spy radio set! Safe travels.
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I'm going green!!! biggrin.gif
Shikada san will change my LED's to green, it means the amp will be gone a little longer but I can live with that!


So, edit to this, Just had a note from Shikada san saying he thought I meant just the volume knob. It turns out he would have to rebuild the amp board to do green LED's for the tubes and I do not want him to go to the extra time and effort for that as he is not charging me for this change and also he has lots of new amps to build and I do not want to slow production!

So, I am going old school, to amps I remember when I was a lad that had orange glowing tubes and a green led on off light glowing. The volume knob will glow green, the tubes orange, I must say, I am even more excited about that! Ya gotta have a bit of colour in your life!

I found an image of another amp with this effect, I think it looks great!


Edited by ianmedium - 8/8/13 at 8:28pm
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

I'm going green!!! biggrin.gif
Shikada san will change my LED's to green, it means the amp will be gone a little longer but I can live with that!

I found an image of another amp with this effect, I think it looks great!


As long as you don't have a différent colour per tube :-)))
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No posts since 26 hours !  eek.gif everybody's gone ? wink.gif

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Guys,

 

I thought that these valves would interest the thermionic historians among you -

 

 

Well you're probably thinking "What's so unusual about a pair of Brimar 1T4?". Well let's rotate the valves...

 

 

What an unusual sticker!

 

 

I've never seen anything quite like these `stamps' stuck on valves before and the Bulgarian seller knew nothing about them. So thermionic sleuths over to you... smile.gif

 

Cheers,

Andy.

 

P.S. My brief internet search has revealed that `ADUANA' appears to be the Cuban customs authority, so as Bulgaria is a former Eastern Bloc country and Cuba is still `Socialist', I wondered whether there is some connection.


Edited by smial1966 - 8/10/13 at 2:29am
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Well firstly Andy. I think the title of most beautiful valve now passes on to you, these out-do my Marconi's by a country mile!
Secondly This is the first of our type of Valves that I have seen a Brimar with non military markings which is very unusual.

Even more unusual is the Eastern block connections. These are D getters which would probably place them early 1950's. Now the revolution took place over 5 years, ending in 1959 If i remember correctly so it was non Communist until then so these are British Valves in Cuba pre revolution. Now, this is just a guess but perhaps in an effort to establish distance from imperialistic influences the stamps were applied.. But then why not cover up the Brimar instead?
Did they come with any boxes? Also, Are there any numbers visible on the tubes and if so what are they?

My initial thought when I say them were that some one stuck stamps on the tubes!

Fascinating Andy, Fascinating.
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OK, Whomever will be getting new TU-05's in the near future are probably going to be getting some very very rare tubes in their amps!

Shikada san just posted on his FB page what can only be described as "tube porn"! Some exquisite and ultra rare tubes, the rarest being Western Electric! I never knew they made tubes of our type!

Here is a link!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.403660436412406.1073741828.262588443852940&type=3

Oh, and someone asked for an internal shot of the new 06'.. He just posted this, a thing of beauty!

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Edited by ianmedium - 8/10/13 at 3:04am
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Excellent deduction Ian.

 

What is even more intriguing is the box they came in, as it is undoubtedly old and has this printed on it -

 

N17-S-60615-3661

SWITCH, ROTARY

1 EA.

WECO # KS-9497 , L-1

NAVY ORDER #N1265-35101 (P)

NAVY TTEM 1

WESTERN ELECTRIC CO., INC.

KEARNY, NEW JERSEY

 

So British valves with Cuban stamps and an American box. Very strange.

 

Cheers,

Andy.

 

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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Well firstly Andy. I think the title of most beautiful valve now passes on to you, these out-do my Marconi's by a country mile!
Secondly This is the first of our type of Valves that I have seen a Brimar with non military markings which is very unusual.

Even more unusual is the Eastern block connections. These are D getters which would probably place them early 1950's. Now the revolution took place over 5 years, ending in 1959 If i remember correctly so it was non Communist until then so these are British Valves in Cuba pre revolution. Now, this is just a guess but perhaps in an effort to establish distance from imperialistic influences the stamps were applied.. But then why not cover up the Brimar instead?
Did they come with any boxes? Also, Are there any numbers visible on the tubes and if so what are they?

My initial thought when I say them were that some one stuck stamps on the tubes!

Fascinating Andy, Fascinating.
post #1571 of 3704
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Oh, and someone asked for an internal shot of the new 06'.. He just posted this, a thing of beauty!

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Very clean design indeed, and here there is plenty room for a 1/4 or XLR headphone jack ! ;-)

 

OK, so now, let's hear the comments from those who got their TUR-06.

 

--> I am very interested to hear how it sound COMPARED to the TU-05 !


Edited by bmichels - 8/10/13 at 4:07am
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I wondered whether clear acrylic sides are possible on the TU-06, as having a `skeleton' version would be very cool.

 

Andy.

 

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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

OK, Whomever will be getting new TU-05's in the near future are probably going to be getting some very very rare tubes in their amps!

Shikada san just posted on his FB page what can only be described as "tube porn"! Some exquisite and ultra rare tubes, the rarest being Western Electric! I never knew they made tubes of our type!

Here is a link!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.403660436412406.1073741828.262588443852940&type=3

Oh, and someone asked for an internal shot of the new 06'.. He just posted this, a thing of beauty!

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post #1573 of 3704

got a nice email from shikada san apologizing for any inconvenience with the output jack asking for details.

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i had a look inside the tu-05 - so it is possible to integrate a neutrik 6.3 mm jack, but....

 

version 1:

- the bias battery pack has to be moved to another position

- the output transformer has to be moved

- then the neutrik jack could be build into the amp instead of the 3.5 mm output jack drilling the nessesary hole.

 

version 2:

- moving the power jack from the rear position to the front drilling a hole above the input jack

- drilling a hole for the neutrik 6.3 mm jack where the power jack was as additional headphone out

 

so my first cradle prototype maybe would be an easier solution.


Edited by GermanGuy - 8/10/13 at 5:17am
post #1575 of 3704
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Originally Posted by GermanGuy View Post

i had a look inside the tu-05 - so it is possible to integrate a neutrik 6.3 mm jack, but....

 

version 1:

- the bias battery pack has to be moved to another position

- the output transformer has to be moved

- then the neutrik jack could be build into the amp instead of the 3.5 mm output jack drilling the nessesary hole.

 

version 2:

- moving the power jack from the rear position to the front drilling a hole above the input jack

- drilling a hole for the neutrik 6.3 mm jack where the power jack was as additional headphone out

 

so my first cradle prototype maybe would be an easier solution.

much more crawped than the TUR-06.  Not easy to move thing around ! 

 

 


Edited by bmichels - 8/10/13 at 6:10am
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