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Understand that this information already contained inside the BHSE mega thread. But its so scattered so I think it might be a good idea to create a separate thread just to discuss this topic.

 

Can someone who have experience in rolling tubes for BHSE share here on alternative tubes outside the stock EL34 ? What's the type, est price and best if can enlighten on where to get it. A little review or impression would also be great.

 

I personally are ready to roll some tubes so long its not going to cost me an arm and leg. I'm still on stock now.

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Anyone?
post #3 of 10

Yes the info is scattered but may be easily aggregated.

While in the BHSE thread, run a search. Use "rolling" as the keyword.

Lots of good stuff there, much to consider.

 

Also would like to hear of some recent considerations & recommendations.

I'm building a BH and will be starting with a quad of JJ EL34s.

They are cheap and have a good rep in audio circles. 

I have yet to experience them though.

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stupid question......at amazon it says $57 matched quad. does this mean the price of quad of 4 el34's or each is $57? but you can get a matched tubes up to 4 pcs?

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$57 will be for all 4, most likely

 

I had tried the JJ EL34 but preferred most of the other new production tubes

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stupid question......at amazon it says $57 matched quad. does this mean the price of quad of 4 el34's or each is $57? but you can get a matched tubes up to 4 pcs?

 

Yup. $57 for the quad....total. Match numbers written on each box and good packing.

That's where I got mine, with free shipping through Amplified Parts / Amazon.

post #7 of 10

Last set of JJ's I tried was pretty bad but I just bought an octet for the Megatron so we'll see how they stack up.  My favorite new production tubes are the SED Winged C. 

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Last set of JJ's I tried was pretty bad but I just bought an octet for the Megatron so we'll see how they stack up.  My favorite new production tubes are the SED Winged C. 


Thanks. its around $35 each. How much better compared to the stock el34 justin supplied? thanks


Edited by forbigger - 12/21/12 at 3:44am
post #9 of 10

Quite a bit better IMO.  They are also the most rugged of all the new production tubes. 

post #10 of 10

Has anyone tried Tung-sol EL34Bs?  There are some good reviews of them for other applications,  but not sure if anyone with the BHSE has tried it or if it would even work.

 

TIA

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