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post #181 of 823

I paid 100.00 each for my backup I bought.

post #182 of 823
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Originally Posted by finaltheorem View Post

I was watching an eBay auction today for a type 596 rectifier and was somewhat surprised to see it sell $310.  This is the first 596 I've seen listed on ebay since I began searching a month ago, and I'm curious to know if that is the standard price for NOS 596s presently.  Could anyone who's been keeping an eye on these longer than I have provide some insight?

I have two pairs for sale, they are matched pair.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/696669/matched-596-ts-bgrp-6sn7-and-6f8g-gec-6as7g
post #183 of 823

I have seen the price of the USAF 596 rise consistently since purchasing mine.  The price is what the market will bring.  I will not be selling mine, and I don't have a back up 596.  They are not easy to come by. I would not be surprised to see the price go higher.

post #184 of 823

I want to thank you so much for your recommendation. This NOS Western Electric 422A [274B 5U4G Sub] Rectifier is truly amazing!!!

post #185 of 823
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I want to thank you so much for your recommendation. This NOS Western Electric 422A [274B 5U4G Sub] Rectifier is truly amazing!!!

 

:beerchug:

post #186 of 823
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post
 

I think that is the most it has gone for.  It is hardly worth it unless this is a tube you desperately need.

 

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+1

 

200 is about the going price now and 250 would probably be as high as anyone should go. whoever paid 310 for it got ripped off, i would be sad to see it be a head-fier too.

 

$320 can get you a Cossor GZ37 or a U52, and they are far superior to the 596. Also $320 is about what a metal GZ34 would go for (from cheaper sellers or for used tubes). and the gz34 is what i would consider the "upgrade" from the 596.

 

Thank you DG and dminches - I was willing to go $170 on that tube, but now I'll be considering other options.  Probably will end up with a princess, just for looks if nothing else :D.  Thanks for your help and the awesome effort you put into sharing your experiences with the community :wink_face:

post #187 of 823

When they get to the EML range then its time to look elsewhere for those tubes. I like them and have a backup pair but there are other tubes that do well with my amps too. I think I will roll the Princess 274B in this week to get a comparison.

 

I am trying to find some more  Sylvania and RCA 5URG to keep stocking up a they are disappearing,

post #188 of 823
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When they get to the EML range then its time to look elsewhere for those tubes. I like them and have a backup pair but there are other tubes that do well with my amps too. I think I will roll the Princess 274B in this week to get a comparison.

 

I am trying to find some more  Sylvania and RCA 5URG to keep stocking up a they are disappearing,

 

i just gave away 2 sylvania 5u4g when i sold a bunch of my cheaper rectifiers all at once...

 

i thought the sylvania 5u4g was kinda mediocre and only served as a nice budget tube, the rca 5u4g is really nice though.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 1/30/14 at 9:04am
post #189 of 823
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i just gave away 2 sylvania 5u4g when i sold a bunch of my cheaper rectifiers all at once...

 

i thought the sylvania 5u4g was kinda mediocre and only served as a nice budget tube, the rca 5u4g is really nice though.

 

Tried the Sylvania and TS 5U4G, they are mediocre like you said, I have not tried the RCA yet but the GZ34 sounded really good with Sylvania 7236.

post #190 of 823
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

When they get to the EML range then its time to look elsewhere for those tubes. I like them and have a backup pair but there are other tubes that do well with my amps too. I think I will roll the Princess 274B in this week to get a comparison.

 

I am trying to find some more  Sylvania and RCA 5URG to keep stocking up a they are disappearing,

 

 

I much prefer the 596 over EML and Princess.  

post #191 of 823
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I much prefer the 596 over EML and Princess.  

 

596 upgrade = GZ34 metal base (dynamic and cool)

 

EML upgrade = GEC U52 (warm and euphonic yet clean)

 

Sophia upgrade = Cossor GZ37 (Warm and full)

 

 

the Cossor has a really nice full bass to it.

post #192 of 823

That explains why I liked the metal based GZ34 so much.  When I had the WA22, I feel the Sophia is too forgiving and lost details compare to 596 or EML 5U4G and 274B.  

post #193 of 823
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That explains why I liked the metal based GZ34 so much.  When I had the WA22, I feel the Sophia is too forgiving and lost details compare to 596 or EML 5U4G and 274B.  

 

yeah thats exactly how i would describe sophia.

 

it sounds so different due to its bass and smooth treble/forgiving nature.

 

the bass becomes a little too much at times and one-noted and the treble adds a sort of veil, not as resolving. it works best with brighter headphones

 

the really good thing about sophia though is soundstage, its not bad at all.

 

 

 

oh and then theres the WE422A...... :D


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 1/30/14 at 9:35am
post #194 of 823
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yeah thats exactly how i would describe sophia.

 

it sounds so different due to its bass and smooth treble/forgiving nature.

 

the bass becomes a little too much at times and one-noted and the treble adds a sort of veil, not as resolving. it works best with brighter headphones

 

the really good thing about sophia though is soundstage, its not bad at all.

 

 

 

oh and then theres the WE422A...... :D

 

 

One good thing about the Sophia I like is my old school 128 bits collection from ages ago sound really good especially old school rap.  

 

I really need to try out the WE422A and U52, maybe when I get the next level Glenn amp.  A 5U4G, C3g, and 300B...

post #195 of 823
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I much prefer the 596 over EML and Princess.  

Only heard the EML briefly and have to used the Princes sin this WA5 so dont know what I would. like better.

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