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Mar 21, 2020 at 6:16 PM Post #617 of 1,684

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After going through this thread I’ve been on the lookout for a few different 6922 variants that have been recommended here. Today I saw this used matched pair on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/BALANCED-AND-MATCHED-PAIR-OF-6DJ8-ECC88-AMPEREX-BUGLEBOY-VACUUM-TUBES-D-GETTER-/223952184060?nma=true&si=6OZMy04rSDOz3Bej05o2%2BskH8RE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

I‘m not sure if this is one of the 6DJ8 Bugle Boy D getters I should be looking for, or how to spot a real one, or even how to interpret the described condition of “used but ‘tests as unused’”. But it was in my price range and has free 30 day returns so I thought I’d take a chance. Any input or advice would be appreciated.
 
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Mar 21, 2020 at 7:01 PM Post #618 of 1,684

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After going through this thread I’ve been on the lookout for a few different 6922 variants that have been recommended here. Today I saw this used matched pair on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/BALANCED-AND-MATCHED-PAIR-OF-6DJ8-ECC88-AMPEREX-BUGLEBOY-VACUUM-TUBES-D-GETTER-/223952184060?nma=true&si=6OZMy04rSDOz3Bej05o2%2BskH8RE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

I‘m not sure if this is one of the 6DJ8 Bugle Boy D getters I should be looking for, or how to spot a real one, or even how to interpret the described condition of “used but ‘tests as unused’”. But it was in my price range and has free 30 day returns so I thought I’d take a chance. Any input or advice would be appreciated.
I believe they are 59 D getters based on the date code on the tube on the right in your ad. Here is what a D getter tube looks like. Notice the "D" at near the top of the tube.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amperex-6D...rentrq:ff51b8d91700a688a3d65f67ffcefe6a|iid:1
 
Mar 22, 2020 at 5:36 AM Post #620 of 1,684

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If you guys can get a Heerlen 6922 58 or 59 D getter for your LP, I highly recommend them. Avatar is my pair. Around $200 max for a pair is decent. Tubes are not worth the high pricing on most Ebay sellers right now.
That is the next pair I am on the hunt for, and they seem to be getting higher and higher priced.
 
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Mar 22, 2020 at 5:58 AM Post #621 of 1,684

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The Sylvania D Getter arrived on Friday, and I have been burning them in and have about 20 hours on them. This is a top tier tube for sure, and sounds very similar to my beloved 7316 long plate foil d getter. The Sylvania d getter has deep, tight and very powerful bass, with forward mids and vocals that just pop out, and extended highs with zero fatigue. Just like the 7316, the Sylvania D getter has this warm and powerful, yet detailed and delicate sound and a very holographic soundstage. The Sylvania D Getter is incredible in the LP, and thanks @jb77 for making the suggestion. The detail is incredible, and the bass is insane. Sylvania sure knew how to make great tubes, and makes me proud to be an American!

Stay safe and healthy and happy rolling!

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These tubes are the real deal, and can be found for around $100 a pair, and hang with the big boys no doubt.

Sylvania D Getter 6922 63' with LP.
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DO NOT use anything that takes more than 350mA heater current. If you do you might see longer term problems. The DC/DC converter that supplies the heater current has a MAX of 400mA. If you draw close to this or any more than this that converter is at risk. 350mA MAX protects the other parts of the heater circuit.

Be careful with what you are doing.
So I just did some research on how a 6dj8/ecc88 has a heater current of 365ma, and a 6922/e88cc has a heater current of 300ma. Seeing as Alex suggest not using a tube with more than 350ma, then am I causing damage using the 6dj8/ecc88? I always thought that 6dj8 and 6922 were equal, but now I am not so sure? Also, in the advertisement for the LP on Monoprice website, it says 6922 and 6dj8 for possible tubes to be used? Anyone have thoughts on this, or more info? @runeight any thoughts on this?
 
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So I just did some research on how a 6dj8/ecc88 has a heater current of 365ma, and a 6922/e88cc has a heater current of 300ma. Seeing as Alex suggest not using a tube with more than 350ma, then am I causing damage using the 6dj8/ecc88? I always thought that 6dj8 and 6922 were equal, but now I am not so sure? Also, in the advertisement for the LP on Monoprice website, it says 6922 and 6dj8 for possible tubes to be used? Anyone have thoughts on this, or more info? @runeight any thoughts on this?
Not sure on the heater current, think E188CC is a tad higher than 6922 tubes. I wouldn't worry about it as ECC88 is 1 of the approved line of tubes. I can say this to add, ECC88, 6922, 6N3P, 7316, 396A, 2C51, PCC88 all work in my LP.
 
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Not sure on the heater current, think E188CC is a tad higher than 6922 tubes. I wouldn't worry about it as ECC88 is 1 of the approved line of tubes. I can say this to add, ECC88, 6922, 6N3P, 7316, 396A, 2C51, PCC88 all work in my LP.
Thanks for that! The E188CC is a bit higher, but still not as high as the ECC88. I was a bit worried, but now I am over it. . .I did not even run the ECC88 that long (only about 200 hours total), and have rolled the Sylvania 6922 D Getter in, so all is well with my beloved LP. :o2smile:
 
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Thanks for that! The E188CC is a bit higher, but still not as high as the ECC88. I was a bit worried, but now I am over it. . .I did not even run the ECC88 that long (only about 200 hours total), and have rolled the Sylvania 6922 D Getter in, so all is well with my beloved LP. :o2smile:
That death grip on the sockets loosen up? Remember I was deathly afraid of cracking tubes at the beginning.
 
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That death grip on the sockets loosen up? Remember I was deathly afraid of cracking tubes at the beginning.
I was really concerned about the death grip and breaking something, as well. However, it sure has loosened up quite a bit, and now it is quite easy to roll tubes without a socket saver.
 
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Mar 25, 2020 at 10:49 AM Post #628 of 1,684

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Hey ya'll! I have a new number 1 tube for my LP, and it is the Philips Miniwatt SQ E188CC 63'. This tube has the best bass I have heard with the LP, killer euphonically textured mids, and extended but never harsh highs. The bass is powerful, tight and deep, and the soundstage is huge with this tube, as well. The euphonic texture in the mids is insane, and you can almost touch and feel the notes in front of you. This tube is on another level, and really has that tube magic.

I wanted to ask Wes, if you were fine with sharing, how much was a pair of these 63 tubes because I found a pair of 62 tubes of same type(supposedly) shipping from Canada for 150$
 
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I wanted to ask Wes, if you were fine with sharing, how much was a pair of these 63 tubes because I found a pair of 62 tubes of same type(supposedly) shipping from Canada for 150$
That is a great price for a pair of Heerlen E188CC. I paid $150 for my pair, that I bought a couple of years ago. Also, for my system the E188CC has been dethroned by the Sylvania 6922 D Getter.

The Sylvania, is my new number 1.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Sylvania-USN-CHS-6922-Gold-Pin-Horseshoe-getter-1963-Vacuum-Tubes/324108518417?_trkparms=aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160908105057&meid=1b5c4260dcb745d5b6d4b9e2ed176fa6&pid=100675&rk=2&rkt=15&mehot=none&sd=202787203062&itm=324108518417&pmt=0&noa=1&pg=2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci:61eb8ab0-6eaf-11ea-b1bc-74dbd18019fc|parentrq:125cf01d1710ad4ea1b11eaeffd050b7|iid:1
 
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