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post #931 of 10948

Thoughts on these?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMPEREX-D-GETTER-6922-PREAMP-TUBE-PAIR-SAME-DATE-AS-PINCH-WAIST-TEST-DATA-/271352534556?pt=US_Radio_Comm_Tuners&hash=item3f2ddf161c

post #932 of 10948

 

The first D-getter but non-Pinched Waist US Amperex tubes, basically. Probably excellent tubes, but just D-getter white label 6922. Should be fine tubes though, a little better than the more common O-getter white label 6922 and with the typical US Amperex sound. Not sure I'd pay $380 for them though...

 

What's interesting is that the only US-made Pinched Waists I've ever seen also had the "7L4" batch code, so their - rather misleading - claim that these are some of the first non-PW Amperex tubes made in the US is probably true.

 

Holland-made PW stopped after batch 7L3 (all 7L4 are just D-getter E88CC). I'm not even sure whether or not the New York Amperex factory ever even made the four batches before 7L4 actually, seeing as I've never bumped into one...

post #933 of 10948
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Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post

If money is not a problem, then a pair of Amperex Pinched Waist 6922s is the best.
The normal market price is US$600 per matched pair.

What is unusual in this hobby is that they still show up regularly on Ebay.
They can also be bought from Brent Jesse Audio.

Last I checked (about a month ago) Brent didn't have any more of these.

I picked up a second pair on eBay; they show up there fairly regularly.
post #934 of 10948
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

The thing is that some great tubes are ungettable :-( You have to patience to get them. Like the Lorenz, RTC1966 and Dario Miniwatt.

 

I have Siemens CCa, Siemens E88CC, Siemens E288CC, Amperex Bugle Boys and Amperex Orange Globes. Like them all, but I'm only keeping two: E88CC and E288CC. Love them both. Rest I'm either selling or trading.

 

It all depends on what kind of sound you like. I want a wide soundstage so the E88CC (with insane bass) is great. E288CC has an even wider soundstage but less punch. So it depens on my mood which tube I'm going to use. Also looking for Telefunken E188CC or E88CC to check them out :-)

 

Fearless1 has tested over 200 tubes so you should really pick his brain, I did too and I'm very happy with the E88CC I picked because of that. 

Sent you a PM.

post #935 of 10948

Anybody who has experience with the Philips E88CC SQ (gold pins, grey shield)?

post #936 of 10948

yes, very nice tube. You can still pick them up at keen prices also.

post #937 of 10948
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Originally Posted by Nic Rhodes View Post
 

yes, very nice tube. You can still pick them up at keen prices also.

Good to know. How do they sound?

post #938 of 10948

Is there a difference between the Telefunken ECC88 and the Telefunken E88CC? I can get the ECC88 but not sure if I should.:o

 

I have Siemens E88CC and E288CC (and some other that I'm selling). Will the Telefunken be a good addition?

post #939 of 10948
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

Is there a difference between the Telefunken ECC88 and the Telefunken E88CC? I can get the ECC88 but not sure if I should.:o

 

I have Siemens E88CC and E288CC (and some other that I'm selling). Will the Telefunken be a good addition?


ECC88 is a 6DJ8, E88CC is a 6922 , in my experience the  6922 is usually the better sounding tube (most of the time).

post #940 of 10948
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post
 


ECC88 is a 6DJ8, E88CC is a 6922 , in my experience the  6922 is usually the better sounding tube (most of the time).

Yes, I know that ;) You taught me well hehe! Just wondering if there is a sonic difference in this instance. I've read that they sound the same but that E88CC has longer lifespan. But the persons who stated that were selling their ECC88:rolleyes:

post #941 of 10948
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

Is there a difference between the Telefunken ECC88 and the Telefunken E88CC? I can get the ECC88 but not sure if I should.:o

 

I have Siemens E88CC and E288CC (and some other that I'm selling). Will the Telefunken be a good addition?

I have Telefunken ECC88's in my Lyr and they sound fantastic!  I was running Amperex Orange Globes previously, and I thought I loved the OG.  Took a chance on the Telefunkens and I am so glad I did.

post #942 of 10948
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Originally Posted by okcameradude View Post

I have Telefunken ECC88's in my Lyr and they sound fantastic!  I was running Amperex Orange Globes previously, and I thought I loved the OG.  Took a chance on the Telefunkens and I am so glad I did.

Good to hear! Just paid for them should be hete in two days. Hope I like them as much as you do.
post #943 of 10948

Holy **** Fearless1 you are in Pittsburgh too?! Dude I gotta get your recommendation on tubes.

post #944 of 10948

Really really liking the Telefunken ECC88 so far. 

post #945 of 10948
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

Is there a difference between the Telefunken ECC88 and the Telefunken E88CC? I can get the ECC88 but not sure if I should.:o

 

I have Siemens E88CC and E288CC (and some other that I'm selling). Will the Telefunken be a good addition?

 

There is definitely a different sound. I've found the 6DJ8 to be more dynamic and the E88CC to be cleaner sounding.

 

Personally I have come to like the 6DJ8 more. There is also the issue of rampant E88CC fakery with many used tubes being relabled and sold in fake boxes. It's become very difficult to find the real deal as genuine NOS, so much so I would say they are pretty much extinct.  

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