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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post
 

Brilliant post DG! This is absolutely brilliant for most Woo amp owners as well as many other head-fiers.

Just a suggestion, it might be a good idea to post a quick ranking of the tubes in terms of overall SQ and another ranking of the tubes in terms of value for money. Or to make things easier, give a grade (B, A, A+ etc.) or 5 star system to each tube in both areas. :)

 

now that i think i can do!

 

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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post

I can send you a 5U8C along with a adapter I gave them to some of the guys that have my amps
If nothing else it looks cool but It won't work in any other amps they can't
handle the 5amps the filament draws from the power transformer.

 

ok!

 

 

 

 

 

and Ultrainferno is this the same 5U3C u guys bought? looks like theres older black plate and also grey plate versions.

 

http://www.thetubestore.com/Tubes/5U4-Tube-Types/Winged-C-SED-5U4-G-Black-Plate

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-5U4G-5U3C-5C3S-SVETLANA-Tube-C-Black-Plate-1960s-/200987991030?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2ecbd15bf6


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 12/11/13 at 2:55am
post #47 of 377

Dubstep Girl, it's great to see your work come to light... fantastic!

:beerchug:

post #48 of 377
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post

I can send you a 5U8C along with a adapter I gave them to some of the guys that have my amps
If nothing else it looks cool but It won't work in any other amps they can't
handle the 5amps the filament draws from the power transformer.

I was asking about that tube not too long ago as well, do you think you could send one along with my amp? 

post #49 of 377

It's been quite some time since I've heard The Big Russian. Think I may pop that bad boy in for brief listening tonight.

post #50 of 377

DG, nice write up.

 

I don't see the value in ranking them since the order would/could change in the same amp with different power or driver tubes or another amp altogether.

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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
DG, or Glenn . Have you ever tried the Russian Svetlana black plates 5U3C (5C3S) rectifiers? They're pretty cheap

 

I bought a bunch together with Clayton in August, I wonder where I put them. Clayton have you listened to yours?

 

These rectifiers sound incredibly clean when used in my Glenn Amp mono blocks. Those are speaker amps. I really like the 1957 black plate versions. I haven't heard the ones you gave me--those are 1986 grey plates--but I am sure they'll sound equally as good. My hearing is not as acute as yours or DG's so I am not sure if you would like them when using headphones.


Edited by Clayton SF - 12/11/13 at 5:55am
post #52 of 377

That was my experience - recs moved up/down in prefs once I started rolling in drive/power tubes...

post #53 of 377

Wow Dubstep Girl, hat's off to you! That was a great writeup of droolworthy rectifiers, now you've tempted me to hunt down a WE422A or U52. I saw the U52 in Hong Kong going at cheaper prices than ebay, yet I stayed away as I thought I had enough rectifiers. But of course it is never enough. :tongue_smile:

post #54 of 377

WE422... get up and go get it kchew! :normal_smile : 

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Let's see if I can get lucky trying to snag one at a good price, the WE422A seems to command higher and higher prices since we've been praising them here.
post #56 of 377

The glowing and publicly indexed comments we make on tubes shall always come back :rolleyes:to haunt us.

post #57 of 377

Maybe I should trade 2 596s for a WE 422A....

post #58 of 377

By the numbers - if one '596' should meet an early demise, you've still got one! :wink_face:

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Let's see if I can get lucky trying to snag one at a good price, the WE422A seems to command higher and higher prices since we've been praising them here.

 Good luck. I have been hunting for a spare one last month. Be prepared to pay more than 300 dollars for used ones. To give you an idea. I bought a NOS WE 422a a few years ago from Tubeworld for 150 dollar. It is a crazy world. Best is to wait till the hype is over....But as they say: patience is a virtue, possess it if you can; seldom in a woman, never in a man.

 

Good hunting

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Maybe I should trade 2 596s for a WE 422A....

Recommended that to someone else who is considering a 422A

All the 400$ ones on ebay have sold, only the 750$ singles remain, there is a. Auction for a pair right now though...

Btw tejas tubes might have some still.....

http://www.tejastubes.com/nos-western-electric-422a/
Edited by Dubstep Girl - 12/11/13 at 8:40am
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