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Same adapter, don't let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out.
They are #5 on TK's 'Hit Parade' even though his are 1940's vintage. I have 5 and they are all the same date code in the 1950's. I really like them in the LP. To little $$$ to not give them a try.
To think that TK could easily have bought these for hoarding................then again they didn't test well enough for his level of hoarding, I suppose!
@TK16 -- My new buddy, @nwavesailor has caused me to reconsider my abrupt, yet well warranted departure. I will stick around, much to your chagrin, I'm sure -- if only to ensure your ultimate demise here at Head-fi!!
Thanks for the confirmation on the adapters, BTW!
As we all know except for @Ripper2860 , there is a huge sonic difference between a 51 and 61 WE 396A, predicting he likes the 51 channel compared to the 61.
Hah!! Finally revealed you for the Tube Fraud you are!! They ARE 51's -- 2C51 date code!! Booyah!!! Bazinga!!! My work is done here ...
Sure you can scrape some paint off on the 6 and make it a 5, Bangybangtubes style!
Wow!! I never thought of that. I take back everything I said about you.
After some thought and deep introspection, I've come to realize that when you post tube listings, it is not necessarily to share and encourage their purchase -- your postings are meant to serve as a warning NOT to buy the tubes. A most magnanimous and generous gesture to your forum friends that I have clearly misread. I had you all wrong, buddy -- and for that I am truly sorry. Boy, I feel like a total douche.
Well it's not like he points it out, he just leaves it ambiguous for some poor f**** to buy them only to find out 10 mins later he meant don't buy them...It's probably him that's selling them, and this is just a clever marketing trick.
Agree 100% what a douche!
Glad you're back. I came here hoping to learn more about tubes that might also work with my recently acquired Valhalla 2 (I don't own a Lyr1/2 but do own a Lyr 3). The VH2 forum is not a very active one and this one looked to be a great place to learn and get recommendations on tube types I'm not familiar with and might work with VH2. I'm not necessarily new to tubes, I've done a bit of research and participate in the pretty active Lyr 3 tube rolling thread, so I'm comfortable with 6SN7, however 6922, 6DJ8 and 12A*7 variants are all new to me. I do not have a lot of $$ and therefore rely on folks to help me navigate and find value tubes and any deals they may run across while I learn more about what are sought after tubes and how to identify them. Maybe this place isn't a place for newbies to this family of tubes, but I've been here a bit and I'm sorting folks out and getting the general vibe. I'll tough it out as the upside is pretty appealing. Did I mention I'm glad your back.
@nwavesailor -- Yeah! That's why the WE 396As can get so expensive. They were only made for 1 year!!
That's really slimy. What ticks me off though is that I didn't think of it first.
My top 15 tube list is riddled with bogus selections as well, anybody using that as a guide is screwed.
1. Mullard Blackburn ECC82 1957
2. Amperex 7316 D-getter 1958
3. Valvo CCa Heerlen Pinched Waist 1956
4. Valvo Hamburg Pinched Waist 6201 1959
5. Western Electric 396A 1946/1947
6. GEC A2900 2x mica 1971
7. HiVac ECC82 square getter
8. Lorenz Stuttgart PCC88 50's 3x mica
9. Lorenz Stuttgart PCC88 50's 2x mica
10. Brimar ECC82 1955
11. Valvo Hamburg PCC88 Pinched Waist 1957
12. Tesla 6CC41 double D-getter 1956 (dac tube)
13. Amperex 6922 1958 Heerlen D-getter
14. Mullard Mitcham 6201 1964
15. Foton or Reflektor 6N3P triple mica 1957
Obviously at least 12 junkers.
Yeah, I already figured there were some re-silkscreened GE's buried in that list. When you gonna add some Philips ECG's?
The better ones are GE thankfully re printed, some are Chinese (known for amazing sonics). Will produce some Philips ECG`s later today.