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Aug 25, 2019 at 9:33 AM Post #22,457 of 23,494
Hey TK! I finally got around to rolling a 58' Holland ECC82 foil d getter / long plate, and first off it is dead silent so that was a plus. I just fired it up a couple of hours ago, but from first listen it sounds glorious, and I can already tell I am gonna like it. Seems, I might have saved the best for last! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Let the burn in begin.
I want you to try any GE tube you have next, want to see if my theory of last tube in is the best ever. Seriously the D getter ECC82's Heerlen tubes are that good.
 
Aug 25, 2019 at 10:25 AM Post #22,458 of 23,494
I want you to try any GE tube you have next, want to see if my theory of last tube in is the best ever. Seriously the D getter ECC82's Heerlen tubes are that good.
Sorry, can't help you on that one, as I don't have a single G.E. tube. in the house. I could only imagine the difference between the two, would be night vs. day. :wink:
 
Aug 25, 2019 at 10:38 AM Post #22,459 of 23,494
Sorry, can't help you on that one, as I don't have a single G.E. tube. in the house. :wink:

You are obviously a man with astute wisdom. This may be bothersome though to @TK16 as GE's are some of his favorites. :stuck_out_tongue:
 
Aug 25, 2019 at 10:53 AM Post #22,460 of 23,494
You are obviously a man with astute wisdom. This may be bothersome though to @TK16 as GE's are some of his favorites. :stuck_out_tongue:
Don't know about that, I recently took apart my GE dishwasher to make sure there were no GE tubes in it. Was worse than I thought, it has LM E 2C51's square getters. That explains why the dishwasher is scolding hot.
 
Aug 25, 2019 at 11:12 AM Post #22,461 of 23,494
Don't know about that, I recently took apart my GE dishwasher to make sure there were no GE tubes in it. Was worse than I thought, it has LM E 2C51's square getters. That explains why the dishwasher is scolding hot.

My dishwasher's name is Mary. Same last name as mine though. :smiley::smile:
 
Aug 25, 2019 at 11:17 AM Post #22,462 of 23,494
If anybody has been looking for one of these, now's your chance. These Hickok Meldrums are super rare -- in fact I think this is the only one in existence. :slight_smile:


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Aug 25, 2019 at 11:49 AM Post #22,464 of 23,494
Aug 26, 2019 at 8:27 AM Post #22,466 of 23,494
Just to elaborate a bit on the 58' Holland Long Plate D foil getter, if I could use only one word, it would be organic. This tube is just right for me, and is not quite as airy as the 7316, with a bit more weight and depth, in the lower mids and bass, while still being just as resolving. There is not a hint of harshness and I can listen to this tube all day long. The Holland long plate foil d getter 58', is a killer tube, and hangs with all the greats for sure.

Current tube 12au7/ECC82 tube rankings -

CBS/Hytron 5814a 50's bent getter = 7316 long plate foil d getter = Brimar CV4034 = Mullard ECC82 Blackburn long plate square getter = Sylvania Gold Brand or JHS 5814a triple mica grey plate square getter = Amperex ECC82 long plate foil d getter = Brimar 56' ECC82 square getter

All tied for #1, so take your pic depending on your mood, as they are all killer tubes.

I love the 12au7!
 
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Aug 26, 2019 at 1:38 PM Post #22,467 of 23,494
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Aug 26, 2019 at 2:13 PM Post #22,468 of 23,494
Just to elaborate a bit on the 58' Holland Long Plate D foil getter, if I could use only one word, it would be organic. This tube is just right for me, and is not quite as airy as the 7316, with a bit more weight and depth, in the lower mids and bass, while still being just as resolving. There is not a hint of harshness and I can listen to this tube all day long. The Holland long plate foil d getter 58', is a killer tube, and hangs with all the greats for sure.

Current tube 12au7/ECC82 tube rankings -

CBS/Hytron 5814a 50's bent getter = 7316 long plate foil d getter = Brimar CV4034 = Mullard ECC82 Blackburn long plate square getter = Sylvania Gold Brand or JHS 5814a triple mica grey plate square getter = Amperex ECC82 long plate foil d getter = Brimar 56' ECC82 square getter

All tied for #1, so take your pic depending on your mood, as they are all killer tubes.

I love the 12au7!
Got my replacement 57 Heerlen ECC82 in. Tested slightly better then the bad tube @ 510-1,500.
New one 2,150-2,125. Still have not heard back from that seller for a return, I'd never buy from that guy again, linked seller earlier in the thread.
 
Aug 26, 2019 at 4:09 PM Post #22,469 of 23,494
That's why I don't do business, with that guy! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: I think he might have been a good seller in the old days, but I consistently see crap from him, as of the last 2 years.
Yes my last transaction with him he tried to palm off a Sylvania as a Tung Sol; when I complained and he agreed to exchange I got another Sylvania. His website is a fun read, but never again.

The Bugle Boy talk is making me think of putting my 1958s in to replace the 7316s finally. I like the sound on them as well.
 
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Aug 26, 2019 at 4:43 PM Post #22,470 of 23,494
Yes my last transaction with him he tried to palm off a Sylvania as a Tung Sol; when I complained and he agreed to exchange I got another Sylvania. His website is a fun read, but never again.

The Bugle Boy talk is making me think of putting my 1958s in to replace the 7316s finally. I like the sound on them as well.
I actually prefer that ECC82 Holland to the 7316, as it has stronger bass, and a little more weight to the sound.
 

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