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post #16 of 36
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I just bought a Mazda 5Y3GB and Sylvania 5Y3G. If they are good candidates I'll report back.
post #17 of 36
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Now, in my speaker amp, that's a different story...

 

Which is where mine are.  I think the greatest thing about tube amps is the ability to tune them to what you're using, and the sound you're looking for.  Like everything else in audio it's an ongoing learning experience.  And a new way to cause my wallet pain.  

post #18 of 36

I would be in if you were to allow those tubes to come up to the cold white north...

post #19 of 36
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I would be in if you were to allow those tubes to come up to the cold white north...

 

Are there customs charges for items that insured for value but aren't actually being sold?  I've never done anything like that before.

post #20 of 36

Not supposed to if it is a « gift »... As in « I’m giving this to a friend but I want it insured for $XXX in case something happens. »

 

Not a 100 % certain of that though.

post #21 of 36
Nyvar, I liked the HD800 through the CSP and Taboo. Sure it was a bit wooly, but it was also extremely comanding. It made the HD800 play almost like the LCD3s to my untrained ears. I loved it, Nick felt it too warm. Go figure. That is the joy of this hobby. I can't wait to put it all together and experiment.
post #22 of 36
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Sure it was a bit wooly, but it was also extremely commanding.

I could agree with this, though I'd go more with warm than woolly. I still hear great sound stage, detail, and imaging.  Ultimately it's not so much about a theoretical best sound. as about finding your own ideal sound. In addition to the opportunity to audition some great tubes w/o having to buy them, what I'm also looking forward to is hearing other's impressions, and factoring their thoughts over mine.  A great opportunity to increase my listening skills and knowledge.   Can't wait.  

 

Oh, and though they don't get daily use, my HD800s are going nowhere, I love them.

post #23 of 36

count me in

post #24 of 36
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count me in

Cool! Glad to have another to add to the list.
post #25 of 36
Bump! Lets get this party started soon!
post #26 of 36
Thread Starter 

Regrettably, due to lack of interest and the fact that rectifier tubes are now plentiful and cheap (and collected obsessively by Decware-ians the world over), I'm withdrawing the TDSP idear. BUT there's no reason why we can't "roll local", Landman. I've got way more than six of 'em here. :)

post #27 of 36
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('cept the 596... already sold it)

post #28 of 36

Nick, thanks for offering a great resource!

post #29 of 36
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('cept the 596... already sold it)

 

I'm disappointed as well, since it would have been a fantastic opportunity. And I know it's just a matter of time before I buy an EML because it's another I'm really interested in hearing.  However I also have a big grin on my face.  :)    

 

ND thanks for making the effort even if it didn't come to fruition.  As you three locals sample the tubes I'd be interested in hearing each of your thoughts on them.   

post #30 of 36

Bummer, even though I would probably not been able to hear them myself, I was looking forward to all the insight from various people regarding those tubes.

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