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  1. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    I want to build an amp in the next year and will maybe use those ClarityCaps. I may just stick with those vishays for the DV. They should fit fine and that is the big restriction here.
  2. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    I forgot about those big blue capacitors. It really sounds like the height limitation will restrict us. I thought it would be fun to fit real foils. let me know what else you think of. Do you think using hifi resistors like z-foils on the shunted pot would make much of a difference? Also there...
  3. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    To quickly go back to the French Thomson 6080.. I let it burn in all day, for about 16 hours and popped in a Ken-Rad late this evening. Nice combo.. The tube now sounds a little more versatile after the burn in and with this pairing. I would assume several other output tubes with a low-end or...
  4. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Good to know. You’ve done the homework and I pulled the second measurement out of you. Consider my parade rained on. I’ll keep searching or accept Vishays. Are the resistors on the pcb only for the preamp output signal?, if so, I could remove them.
  5. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    I am considering these 10uf caps - ClarityCaps 10uF 250Vdc, CSA Series, Metalized Polypropylene Film Capacitor +/- 3% Tolerance Features: Guaranteed 3% tolerance The end product of 2 years of research Tightly packed windings that reduce resonances Compact, inexpensive form factor Unique...
  6. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Yeah, it’s a nice tube for the money. Langrex has them on eBay. I’m going to let it burn in over today and tomorrow.
  7. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Oh yes but sir, both use dual triodes and 6.3v. Same tubes.
  8. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Thomson - 6080WA - France :french_bread: - $15 NOS I always read positive reactions about how the Thomson 6080 sounds and for $15, I wanted to own one. It will not replace your Mullard or GEC. However this tube surprised me and it still needs to burn in. If I notice any changes after it has...
  9. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Yeah, you mean the red label Bendix. Good luck with it. I hope all it needs is 750 degrees of iron. Haha.
  10. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    New arrivals: Thompson 6080 nos 1930s Zenith 6j5g engraved base
  11. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Buy low, sell high enough to break even or even turn a profit to buy other tubes. Try out many for yourself. RCA is still my least favorite power tube. However, many love them.. you can find them cheap enough to try out. (Edit: still waiting on bcowen to send me a GE)
  12. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Ah that could be the problem. I do think the Sylvania’s pair best with the 5998 or 7236, sorry to say. :ksc75smile: Just not as good of a match with a mullard. And I am not someone who usually prefers the 5998 with all of my tubes. However if the output tube is more mid-focused, it balances out...
  13. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    I believe you, an opinion in audio should never be considered sacrilege. The endless combinations with power tubes, tube manufacturers variances, headphones, amp modifications, the music choice used, preferences, etc. You are always bound to find something unexpecting or goes against someone's...
  14. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Nice! I wish I had the space for a workbench or even a basement or garage. Then I could attempt to restore a unit and try to calibrate it.
  15. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Hmm maybe I should know my date codes better before speaking but, “6529” I thought was 29th week of 1965. The new arrival is marked “6038”. Perhaps they were using leftover parts in 65’ and the thinner ceramic micas were not first choice. Who knows..
  16. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Third time is a charm, I think. This Chatham from 1960 isn’t damaged and tests well at 90/90 %. My previous one with a cracked mica was 1965. I also notice the 1965 has thinner micas side note: does anyone have an extra tube tester laying around they are willing to part ways with?
  17. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    I’m in the 33.33% camp who hears a 13.99% improvement.
  18. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Yeah sorry I didn’t mention that, it’s brought up often. That was my first tube myself with an RCA. The hum was there I think in my left channel only. The bake for me I think took about 12 hours or so and the tube was silent. Just check back once in awhile
  19. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    I’ll try a higher temp for the next pin job. I see your logic here for de-soldering as the shortest amount of time the better. I’d also note that using a liquid flux would be a good idea? I always use a flux dispensing pen. Now is it recommended for pins?
  20. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    I use it one handed by pressing it against the cabinet to load it
  21. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    How does it sound?
  22. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    usually around 400 F
  23. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Well you have a new soldering iron station on the way right? Also with as little soldering as we do it’s probably good, yeah? But, I’d return it if you want.
  24. therremans

    Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

    Yes friend exactly. One day we may be so lucky as to snag one at a good price. Or I’ll just get rich enough and buy everyone GECs. Let me know when you give yours the first listen.
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