Kevin's description on the Upscale website,"97% of these test Platinum or better", so I ordered Gold like you. However my pair were:T1-11500,T2-14200 and T1-11700,T2-14800, noise and microphonics "A". Just the luck of the draw so to speak. So for my backup pair I just ordered a couple days ago I specified Platinum. BTW, what is the math equation you use to derive % matched? My favorite recording at the moment that really shows the micro-details these Tele's reproduce is Pat Metheny's "Unity Band" His drummer, Antonio Sanchez is amazing, master of the cymbals! There is a lot going on in this album, and other tubes I have used sound congested compared to the Tele's. It is very complex straight ahead Jazz, not to everyone's liking. It won the Grammy Award last year for Best Jazz Recording. satwilson
Well the math is pretty straight forward: take the higher minus the lower reading/lower reading. For example on mine 14,800-13,900/13,900= 6.47%.
Luck of the draw for sure.
Edit- Did I say Dave! I mean Pat - Love American Garage
Edited by rb2013 - 6/6/14 at 5:07pm