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Harboer Freight may have cheap storage or I got something at Home Depot with a built in handle. (Much smaller than the above.)
 
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Harboer Freight may have cheap storage or I got something at Home Depot with a built in handle. (Much smaller than the above.)
I organize the tubes in smaller boxes, then store in those.
 
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Too bad for Amir, he won't be able to measure the sound quality from these tubes.

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1578 nice tubes.
 
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Do you trust these tube guys?

vacuum tube valley 11_Spring_1999 9.pdf

GE 6SN7 GTA (1953). A tube with nice
imaging and a romantic, satisfying sound.
In addition, it had powerful bass and
detailed, accurate mids. Rating 94

I hate to rate tubes. And think it's insane to promote a specific tubes and argue with anyone if s/he doesn't like it. It's very important to add "for me" to that kind of statement. Otherwise it is at least misleading.
 

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Very interesting pdf, I'll add it to my vintage tube files. Thanks for posting! I've listened to a lot of those tubes and the descriptions are pretty much accurate to what I've heard. However, I didn't expereince sibilance with the Tung-Sol VT-231/6SN7GT...to me, they were always smooth and natural-sounding...perhaps they just had a bad tube. I wish they included the RCA VT-231/6SN7GT, I would love to see what they'd write for those as they're among my favorites.

But yeah, a hard number rating like that is curious...how do they decide so precisely?...
 
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Interesting reading, thanks for sharing.
Personal preferences and system synergy are critical factors too.
 
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Try and get a tube caddy can sometimes find very nice ones for me this is the best alternative .I have several of these cases keeps your investment secure
Damn, that is beautiful!
 
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Both. :wink:

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 
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It is beautiful.

is collecting tubes an investment or an addiction?????:smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp:
Obviously it's both. Another manifestation of fixation on electronic objects & the way they sound.

Plus tubes glow...a little electronic fireplace to gaze at.

I've had a new/gently used tube amp for exactly 3 days & already I'm scheming to buy a "unicorn" rectifier made in England in the 1960s & currently unfindable (ie, acting like an addict).
 
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You are getting hooked, careful!

Enjoy the music with your new amp.
 
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