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Old 12th April 2003, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Buying new tubes

I'm planning to buy some new tubes.
These tubes will mainly be small-signal and driver tubes.
But I hoped that somebody here could help me and recommend some tubes which I should consider to buy.

These tubes are already in stock:

6C45
6922
ECC82
12AX7WA
12BH7

Not very many, so I think i will need some more.
especially I need some tubes which i can use as input tube in my current amp project. It's an amp which uses 12BH7 as drivertube and KT88.

I'm going to order the tubes from:

http://www.demostenes.no/
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Old 12th April 2003, 11:39 PM   #2
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For ECC82 & ECC83 ( and possibly 12BH7) , I like RCA cleartops. They sound very good, and they also look really cool! I wish I had more. A bit different from the rest of the tubes out there.

I am not too impressed with Philips Miniwatt/ Amperex BB, they sound a bit ho-hum in my opinion. Too "lush" for me.
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Old 12th April 2003, 11:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Buying new tubes

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I'm planning to buy some new tubes.
Whoa...just had a funny thought... A guy walks by a dark alley; a guy wearing a heavy, black trenchcoat appears from the shadows...he cracks his coat, revealing shiny tubes...he wispers "yea, whaddya want"... etc.

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Old 14th April 2003, 12:09 AM   #4
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Hi,

Gunderz,

I'am not sure what it is you're asking here.

Do you look to add more of the same types you hold already or are you in the market for other interesting tubes to give you more possibilities?

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Old 14th April 2003, 11:14 AM   #5
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Hi,

for ecc83 & 82, Best one I like the amperex long plate d getter.
For best result nut quite reasonable price pls try to choose.
Philip Miniwatt Ecc83 or ECC82.

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Old 14th April 2003, 01:45 PM   #6
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sorry.. my english is awful.... What i tried to say is that I already have the tubes mentioned earlier.
But I'm going to buy some new tubes, so i hoped somebody could recommend some good tubes which i should consider to buy.
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Old 14th April 2003, 01:52 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by ShiFtY
...I am not too impressed with Philips Miniwatt/ Amperex BB, they sound a bit ho-hum in my opinion. Too lush for me.
Perhaps it's the paint they use?
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Old 14th April 2003, 01:58 PM   #8
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hi,

amperex Bb had three type.

Long plate square getter, short plate & short plate with miusic
label also good.
Miniwatt that was not expensive but quite good & real NOS.
for example Cv181/6sn7. many people say good. also many people say not good.
Depend their taste.

If U love them U will find one million excuse that they were good.If U not like them U can find one billion excuse that they were bad.

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Old 14th April 2003, 02:11 PM   #9
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Default For goodness Sake !

I do hope you're not going down the '6SN7/CV181' route ! 6SN7 is a completely different valve to the ECC32/CV181 , only sharing the same pinout and filament voltage . Everything else is different , including the shape , the cost of Cv181 is atromonical and hardly good value for money compared to a 6SN7 . This is 'tuberolling' at it's very worst , ensue the valve used is the one the circuit was designed for or at the very least within 20% tolerance of the parameters . 6SN7 and Cv181 hardly fall into this category at all . I don't know about everyone else but I found the ECC32/CV181 to give a very uninspiring sound , Brimar 13D3 is to be preferred . It shares exactly the same characteristics but is on a B9a base at about $10 each . 7N7 has tested some of these for distortion and it appears to be an overlooked gem

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Old 14th April 2003, 02:34 PM   #10
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I found the 6DUMB7 to be an overlooked gem too.
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