Welborne Laurel IIX 300B SET amps on sale!
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Yeah I'm a bore about these but they are one of the very best ways to power your AKG K1000s. The basic kit for a pair is going for $1550, including TJ mesh plate 300Bs - I think they are easily as good as the Western Electric tubes and maybe better. This kit is a bargain but you have to build it very carefully - it took me a few days of testing, poking and prodding to make it right. (The custom transformers I have mentioned are not necessary for the K1000s.)

http://welbornelabs.com/laurel.htm

I'm very curious to see what is coming next.
 
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you like the sophia's aeberbach?
me too. using em on my cary. The w.e.'s are good but lack the oomph and upper freq rez of the sophia's. I save the w.e.'s for when im goning to listen to the worst of my recordings, which really arent worth putting in just to listen to a few cd's.

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Great tubes. All they are missing is the cherry box :) Compared to the WE tubes they are bigger in every respect, from the sound to the physical weight to the pins.
 
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definately. more oomph and gain all around.
great 300b's.
Hell of a lot more reliable too. Ive had to replace one of my w.e.'s and im going to have to replace the other. its really rediculous.

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I think I'll eBay the WE, there's just no need to keep them. And if you say they are unreliable, it's a risk I don't want to carry. Better off with two more sets of TJs as the price will have to increase once word gets back to the makers that they have the reputation.
 
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$1550 for a pair of Welborne Laurels with the TJ Meshplates is a good deal. If I didn't already have a pair of Bottlehead Paraglows, I'd buy a pair and add the ultimate upgrade kit.

Ron's gear is of supreme quality!
 
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