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Old 26th April 2009, 05:50 AM   #21
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My favourite is 811. Nothing sexier than a ST-16.
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Old 26th April 2009, 06:23 AM   #22
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All of the Bendix tubes have a distinct appearance.

5992 flouresces like crazy and sounds good.

829 and 832 are interesting looking - my wife keeps an 829 on the computer because she likes the way they look.

The brown base, cobalt blue, Tesla EL34's look great and sound good, maybe the best of that type.

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Old 26th April 2009, 06:39 AM   #23
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This is absolute gold!

I'm sorry Sy, that 703a is the weirdest looking tube I have seen.

Some of the others however are pretty special. I had not really looked at the Emission Lab tubes before - they make an awesome looking tube - but the cost!!

So far I like the look of the Emission Labs 300b and some of their rectifier tubes. I could throw in a couple of 0B3's to regulate the bias voltage I guess.

The 205d is a beautiful tube but a quick search seemed to indicate that they are not produced now and the NOS versions look quite $$.

As for the triodes with the thoriated tungsten - love them of course but having just built an 845 I am going to go for something a little more subtle - I do love those gold mesh 300b's.....

Keep the suggestions coming.

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Thats my next project for some plasma tweeters LOL,,,,, Really it is.



What's the dissipation on the 8078? It looks like something used for induction heating rf sources.

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The 833A or better the 833C is a super tube for a self excited RF power oscillator to run plasma speakers. Here is a poor resolution shot of an 833A I had on the bench. I will follow with a better picture of the 22" discharge. This would have made quite low audio frequencies if a 500 watt plate modulator had been wired into the plate supply of the 833A.
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Lively little beast!
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Old 26th April 2009, 08:36 AM   #26
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If you like 811A's, here is a quad of them warming my hand.

Best not to try this at home kids. Skilled driver, private course, bla bla bla. Done improperly, this parlour trick can kill.
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Old 28th April 2009, 04:06 PM   #27
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arcturus blue nipple tip or an RCA 813 with the RCA logo painted on the tube in red.
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Haha, a lipstick tube.

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My favourite is 811. Nothing sexier than a ST-16.
ST-19.

I like the looks of the Lewis and Kaufman UH50 and 100TH. Great for 1950s jazz.

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