Originally Posted by toschek
Single leg like the one in your picture.
We did a little mistalk, I meant single leg support with DIMPLE DISC getter ( http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/jagster/sep2200.jpg ) (I have this one and it`s not called "bugle boy", it was made between bugle boys for short time and is real deal). The one toschek has is with D-getter like he showed me @ PS: http://cdn.head-fi.org/2/2e/2e433bf8_bbone.jpeg - this should be a real "bugle boy" ;) I just wanted to be sure he doesn`t mix up my tube with his bugle boy.
Btw, here is a list of tubes that should fit for Aune T1: 6DJ8, ECC88, 6922, E88CC, 7308, 6N23P, 7DJ8, PCC88, 6N27P, E188CC, ECC86, 6GM8, PCC189, 7ES8
Last two are basically same as PCC88 with littlebit higher heater voltage but should work flawless like my Tungsram PCC88.
Just had little talk in RG forum with Mike:
And about that PCC88 voltage... who cares if it takes long time to "poison" (if at all) and sounds great? From the link you gave:
Langford Smith says (so it must be true) that under-running the heaters on valves won't, in general, damage the valves unless the cathode currents are sufficient to exhaust the space charge. The nominal operating current for the ECC88s in the amp you mention is a little over 6mA. The PCC88 is capable, with the correct heater power, of delivering up to 25mA from the cathode. So I don't imagine that you will damage it.
Btw, as I have read, they are supposed actually last longer than 6,3V since it don`t get so much heat and difference between 6,3 vs. 7(7,6)V is quite minor since even 6,3V rated E88CC/ECC88`s can be in reality actually working @ higher/lower mA & V, like GrimJoseF @ UK Vintage Radio forum tested.
And about that different genres with different tubes I am still at same opinion. For example electronic music like ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz82dyC-zHo ) vs. Metallica ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovBNnm4EqRE ) are just way too different for using same tube. You just can`t listen to Metallica for example with 6922EH properly because guitar riffs, percussion and vocal just get some sort of "lost" in that wide soundstage, aint so well identifiable and concrete. And with electronic music it is much more enjoyable to listen with airy/wide soundstage. You can listen to electronic music like I brought for example with narrower/foward sounded 6N23P but it sounds somewhat "dull".
But well, it`s matter of taste. If someone is happy with using same tube for everything then it`s ok ;) I prefer 2 different tubes. Maybe even 3rd for classical but I don`t listen to it much.
Edited by CoiL - 1/27/13 at 7:04am