Liquid Platinum Tube Rollers.
Jul 30, 2019 at 9:57 AM Post #541 of 1,686

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Aug 4, 2019 at 3:30 PM Post #542 of 1,686

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I've been doing some tube rolling and experimenting with ECC82 (12AUX) tubes using the Tubemonger adapters. I've had the Liquid Platinum since January and I'm fully enjoying its sonic delights, but E88CC (6922) tubes tend to get expensive so I followed jb77's advice have tried a few ECC82 tubes.
I enjoy a very musical sound with good timbre and good bass reproduction.

Here is the list of tubes I've tried in order of preference:

1. Brimar ECC82 MINT NOS 1970s HALO-DISC Getter Short Plate Mazda LABEL - Thorn-AEI - England
2. Amperex Philips ECC82 - MINT NOS 1957-58 Long Plate D-Foil Getter - Heerlen Holland
3. Brimar E88CC (Made in England)
4. TUNGSRAM 6922/E88CC
5. Genalex Gold Lion E88CC/6922
6. Electro-Harmonix 6922

I have some Tung-Sol 12AU7W/6189 tubes on order too.

Happy rolling!


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I've been doing some tube rolling and experimenting with ECC82 (12AUX) tubes using the Tubemonger adapters. I've had the Liquid Platinum since January and I'm fully enjoying its sonic delights, but E88CC (6922) tubes tend to get expensive so I followed jb77's advice have tried a few ECC82 tubes.
I enjoy a very musical sound with good timbre and good bass reproduction.

Here is the list of tubes I've tried in order of preference:

1. Brimar ECC82 MINT NOS 1970s HALO-DISC Getter Short Plate Mazda LABEL - Thorn-AEI - England
2. Amperex Philips ECC82 - MINT NOS 1957-58 Long Plate D-Foil Getter - Heerlen Holland
3. Brimar E88CC (Made in England)
4. TUNGSRAM 6922/E88CC
5. Genalex Gold Lion E88CC/6922
6. Electro-Harmonix 6922

I have some Tung-Sol 12AU7W/6189 tubes on order too.

Happy rolling!


"Live music is better, bumper stickers should be issued"
I found the ECC82/12AU7 tubes to be my favorite variant. There are 6922 variants that can be in The same ball park, but those tubes are from the 50's and more expensive.
 
Aug 4, 2019 at 7:27 PM Post #544 of 1,686

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I found the ECC82/12AU7 tubes to be my favorite variant. There are 6922 variants that can be in The same ball park, but those tubes are from the 50's and more expensive.

Agreed, I am pleasantly shocked by how good the Amperex tubes sound for $15/each (Tubemonger says they tested bad, but they sure sound good!).
 
Aug 4, 2019 at 8:46 PM Post #545 of 1,686

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I've been doing some tube rolling and experimenting with ECC82 (12AUX) tubes using the Tubemonger adapters. I've had the Liquid Platinum since January and I'm fully enjoying its sonic delights, but E88CC (6922) tubes tend to get expensive so I followed jb77's advice have tried a few ECC82 tubes.
I enjoy a very musical sound with good timbre and good bass reproduction.

Here is the list of tubes I've tried in order of preference:

1. Brimar ECC82 MINT NOS 1970s HALO-DISC Getter Short Plate Mazda LABEL - Thorn-AEI - England
2. Amperex Philips ECC82 - MINT NOS 1957-58 Long Plate D-Foil Getter - Heerlen Holland
3. Brimar E88CC (Made in England)
4. TUNGSRAM 6922/E88CC
5. Genalex Gold Lion E88CC/6922
6. Electro-Harmonix 6922

I have some Tung-Sol 12AU7W/6189 tubes on order too.

Happy rolling!


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Glad to hear you are enjoying the ECC82/12AU7 variants, there are some fantastic tubes in the ECC82/12AU7 family and normally can be found for a more reasonable price compared to ECC88/6922 tubes.

The Brimar ECC82 1970s HALO-DISC Getter Short Plate Mazda LABEL - Thorn-AEI - England, are some of my favorite tubes in the Liquid Platinum.
The Amperex Philips ECC82 long plate foil D-getters are also very good tubes.

Happy Listening!
 
Aug 27, 2019 at 2:06 AM Post #546 of 1,686

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For anyone who might be interested, Tubemonger is having a Labor day Day 10% off sale, it started today and ends on Sept 4th.

The discount is applied at checkout as it is not currently listed on the main page while browsing.

Here is a link for their site:

https://www.tubemonger.com/default.asp

Edit: it is now showing the discount


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Aug 29, 2019 at 4:46 PM Post #551 of 1,686

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Do those require any sort of adapter? I want to keep things as stock as possible save for the tubes.

As the LP is rated for 6922 tubes, you can use all of these 6922 variants with No adapters needed:
6DJ8, 6922, 7308, ECC88, E88CC, E188CC, CV2492

My recommendation if you start to tube roll (more than one pair) I would highly recommend these socket savers from Tubemonger
https://www.tubemonger.com/NOVIB_Socket_Saver_1960s_NOS_British_McMurdo_B9A_p/novib-mcmurdo.htm
As the sockets in the LP have a ‘death grip’ and I really thought I was going to break my LP when I was removing the stock tubes, ever since then I have been using the Tubemonger socket savers and have been very happy with them.

I also have the pair of tubes that @Wes S recommenced and they are great tubes! No adapters needed for these as well.
 
Aug 29, 2019 at 4:54 PM Post #554 of 1,686

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I really need to stop recommending tubes, all the stock is drying up on everything I recommend.
I wholeheartedly recommend buying GE variants from now on as the quote possibly be better than anything I ever heard.




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