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post #1771 of 3704
So funny this news comes as today my AK120 was waiting for me when I got home. I am not worried though, if one waits for technology one waits for ever. This player has all I want and more and the rest, well, I can live without. Now all I have to wait for is my amp to come home and hear both together!
post #1772 of 3704

Guys,

 

I've received an email from Steve (www.mullardmagic.co.uk) about the Brimar valves with the decorative stamps. He writes - 

 

"Hi Andy, how very strange. We do see in the 1950's many receipts having a stamp attached to them, so I wonder if this is some sort of tax levy applied by the Cuban authorities.  The valves predate the 1963 Cuban crisis.  These red label Brimar's allegedly are special quality devices, these look to be genuine 1950's red Brimar's  - a good catch and I hope they sound well". 

 

So I think that ianmedium nailed it when he effectively surmised the above in an earlier post.

 

Cheers,

Andy.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by smial1966 View Post

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.

post #1773 of 3704
Quote:
Originally Posted by smial1966 View Post

Guys,

 

I've received an email from Steve (www.mullardmagic.co.uk) about the Brimar valves with the decorative stamps. He writes - 

 

"Hi Andy, how very strange. We do see in the 1950's many receipts having a stamp attached to them, so I wonder if this is some sort of tax levy applied by the Cuban authorities.  The valves predate the 1963 Cuban crisis.  These red label Brimar's allegedly are special quality devices, these look to be genuine 1950's red Brimar's  - a good catch and I hope they sound well". 

 

So I think that ianmedium nailed it when he effectively surmised the above in an earlier post.

 

Cheers,

Andy.

 

A pair of those just arrived to me yesterday. biggrin.gif

post #1774 of 3704

my next (small) project will be to make small rings out of transparent, colored plastic foil that can be applied on the illuminated ring around but under the volume knob so it is possible to customize the color based on your taste (my amp has white led's).

post #1775 of 3704
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtthefirst View Post

A pair of those just arrived to me yesterday. biggrin.gif


would be interested in your impressions how they sound. after my brimar df91 arrived i gave them one hour of burn-in and listened to them with different dl92's or compatible tubes but was not that impressed, i missed soundstage, bass and bass texture, all combinations somewhat bright and soundstagewise flatter sounding.

 

maybe they need more burn-in time.


Edited by GermanGuy - 8/21/13 at 1:24pm
post #1776 of 3704
Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanGuy View Post


would be interested in your impressions how they sound. after my brimar df91 arrived i gave them one hour of burn-in and listened to them with different dl92's or compatible tubes but was not that impressed, i missed soundstage, bass and bass texture, all combinations somewhat bright and soundstagewise flatter sounding.

 

maybe they need more burn-in time.

I'm still waiting for my TUR-06 to arrive. Hope that shikada san can finish it by the end of next month. biggrin.gif

post #1777 of 3704

some unsorted thoughts:

 

 i had to modify my felt protective case due to the new rear neutrik 6.3mm jack

 

- the only (but minor) problem now is that i have to unplug the headphone before removing the felt case and changing tubes.

 

the small red headphone connector release button of the neutrik jack didn't move when pressed. maybe a drop of superglue causing the problem.

 

- i solved the problem with a hammer.

 

the white led light of the volume knob is to bright

 

- could not find the small switches inside that someone mentioned to adjust this.

 

i will again rip all my cd's this time to pure .wav format

 

- a long time ago i ripped all my cd's to vbr192, abr128 and cbr320 mp3 format, but as sd storage is that cheap this is no longer a reason to use compressed formats.

 

- the music survival kit on each of my players is a mixture of that formats, at least for older rips.

 

- so some work needed here.

 

the more i listen to the valvo df91 red label - tesla 1L33  combo the more i love that combo.


Edited by GermanGuy - 8/21/13 at 1:48pm
post #1778 of 3704

started to look for a tube tester and also a tube regenerator to take care of and extend the lifetime of my tubes for the next decades.

 

btw, found a picture of a would call it overkill version of that in a german tube forum:

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 75

 

the reason is that one of the valvo df91 is used and starts to distort at high level volume and bass, so i switched to the telefunken 1u4 mil-spec - lorenz dl92 combo but don't want to destroy this ultra rare valvos.


Edited by GermanGuy - 8/21/13 at 2:43pm
post #1779 of 3704
Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanGuy View Post

some unsorted thoughts:

 

 i had to modify my felt protective case due to the new rear neutrik 6.3mm jack

 

- the only (but minor) problem now is that i have to unplug the headphone before removing the felt case and changing tubes.

 

the small red headphone connector release button of the neutrik jack didn't move when pressed. maybe a drop of superglue causing the problem.

 

- i solved the problem with a hammer.

 

the white led light of the volume knob is to bright

 

- could not find the small switches inside that someone mentioned to adjust this.

 

i will again rip all my cd's this time to pure .wav format

 

- a long time ago i ripped all my cd's to vbr192, abr128 and cbr320 mp3 format, but as sd storage is that cheap this is no longer a reason to use compressed formats.

 

- the music survival kit on each of my players is a mixture of that formats, at least for older rips.

 

- so some work needed here.

 

the more i listen to the valvo df91 red label - tesla 1L33  combo the more i love that combo.

 

 

I like the way you think.

 

Please post if you can tell a difference. I think I can.

post #1780 of 3704
GG, I highly recommend XLD to rip your CD's.
I noticed a slightly richer sound compared to ripping with iTunes!

As for those Brimars. I have given up on the seller. I mailed him last week and never heard back!
post #1781 of 3704

I received an email from Shikada-san that my TU-05 is completed and ready to ship. I will be using it primarily on my desk and today completed my order and paid for a Metrum HEX Dac to use with the TU-06 via RCA to 3.5mm......XLR to the V200 bigsmile_face.gif 


Edited by spkrs01 - 8/22/13 at 1:57am
post #1782 of 3704
That's great news! Congrats! Complete package?

I need to ping him about the case. He still owes me that. Not a big rush but just an ETA would be nice.
post #1783 of 3704
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

That's great news! Congrats! Complete package?

I need to ping him about the case. He still owes me that. Not a big rush but just an ETA would be nice.

 

Thanks !!

 

I was given an ETA for the TUR-06 for Mid to Late September.

 

Actually the Case for the TU-05 was not ready....not until the end of this month. I decided to have it sent along with the TUR-06.

post #1784 of 3704
Quote:
Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

GG, I highly recommend XLD to rip your CD's.
I noticed a slightly richer sound compared to ripping with iTunes!

As for those Brimars. I have given up on the seller. I mailed him last week and never heard back!

i have precisely none, no,  zero, 0 apple products or software in use. up to now i used audiograbber, but will have a look on XLD then.


Edited by GermanGuy - 8/22/13 at 4:18am
post #1785 of 3704
Quote:
Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

 

 

I like the way you think.

 

Please post if you can tell a difference. I think I can.

 

?????????????????? confused_face(1).gif ????????????????????? no idea what you mean ! ........

 

15 minutes later ........

 

 

okay i did not solve the glue, but the release button now moves !


Edited by GermanGuy - 8/22/13 at 4:41am
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