- Jan 15, 2006
I just received 3 different tubes in the mail today, 2 are International C Brand NOS 1S5 tubes, and 1 tube was a Sylvania NOS 1S5 tube also. So when I plugged in the pair of International C tubes and I listened to it out of my line out on my iPod, I expected bliss...But what I got was a sound that I could barely hear with my LDII turned all the way to MAX and MAX on my iPod volume. So I tried to replace one of the Int. Tubes witht the Sylania and as soon as I flipped it on, I got a loud crackling sound in the left ear and no sound at all came out. I'm now afraid I might have damaged the left ear of my SR225s and also nothing gained from the 3 tubes I purchased...Were these fake "NOS" tubes that were already used when I received them? Does the LDII just somehow not work with these tubes? What's going on?