Oct 22, 2010 at 10:22 PM
- Aug 3, 2008
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- Aug 3, 2008
Four for $800? does it worth the money? Are driver tubs very important on WA5-LE?
Yes the driver tube imo will have the most impact on your amps overall sound.
As far as being worth the money, yes these tubes are worth the money. Good luck finding tubes like these they are brand new!!!
You just got a $5000 amp, why look for so called bargains with these tubes.
Example, a good seller on ebay was just selling the TSRP's for $175 each. I got one of these tubes but I had to send it back because it had a loose base and two of the pins looked like there was a spark arcing. There was at-least one other buyer that had to send a set back because of a loose base.
When you are buying CLT (USA Navy) TSRP's or any military tube, the military (in this case USA Navy) will inspect the batch of tubes and if found not to meet there standards will be rejected by the military. In the case of the tube I sent back there where no inspection stickers on the box, however with the link I gave the boxes have these stickers on them. I am not suggesting you buy from this seller all I am doing is showing you what to look for. Matter of fact in your case I would not buy all four unless you have somebody that wants two of the four.
btw; the tubes you just got, I think you will need adapters for those tubes. Be careful were you place the external wires on the adapters, you don't want the wires to touch each other or touch your power tubes. In my case there is no way I would use those tubes.
1st, because of the adapters and wires. Can cause harmonics.
2nd, the size of these tubes. You will find that these tubes (same as with the CV181Z) will be a very tight fit and come very close to your power tubes. This is one reason why I went with the TSRP's because they are a much better fit and most anybody will tell you that you can't go wrong with these tubes. .