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Old 17th January 2004, 12:38 PM   #11
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.. where abouts in the Hunter Valley are you?

I'm in Broadmeadow !!
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Old 17th January 2004, 12:47 PM   #12
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I'm in Belmont North :P

Hiya from over the hill :P
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Old 17th January 2004, 12:48 PM   #13
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Remember tho, I'm nothing special..just a normal young bloke.
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Old 17th January 2004, 12:50 PM   #14
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I may have a picture of a German city hall as my logo and a name just as confusing, but I'm who I am.

I am not an expert in valves so don't come over asking for help :P

or asking for help :P

It would be kick-*** though to hear boths sets once they are completed?
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Old 17th January 2004, 02:42 PM   #15
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Sorry for the delay, I mean I haven't got /any/ spare parts :P

I could help out in wiring and possibly gauging wire for jobs, I'm no good at construction for free or woodwork...

Sorry it's just that many locals have asked for freebies in the past and I don't want to sell anything. I'm a collector nothing more.

Besides you'll be okay if you keep away from holding the chassis while tightening up a cap terminal with a short screwdriver or using soldering irons with a steel envelope or loose wiring.

And never cut out the tranny (no magnetic isolation) or take off it's plastic protection.

Sorry i'm just turning 20 and if anyone comes here for electronic help i'll turn them away because as other people here in this forum want or anyone else, cept for maybe lawyers, is someone dying on my/your advice.

Anyway, I would LOVE to hear your amp when it's complete if you ever have the courage to drive here, hehe.
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Old 17th January 2004, 02:54 PM   #16
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I purchased Sovtek KT88's to replace Svetlana 6550C's in my amplifier. I couldn't be happier.

I also purchased a quad of Electro Harmonix 7591A tubes for my old HH Scott model 299C. I am thrilled with the EH tubes.
The old 299C is performing better than it did nearly forty years ago.
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Old 17th January 2004, 03:24 PM   #17
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HMMM SO Svetlana isn't any good!?

What made you change them? damage or ?
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Old 17th January 2004, 03:34 PM   #18
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Of the four original Svetlana 6550C tubes that I installed in my amplifier, two failed completely within twelve months. The other two wouldn't meet specs from the very first day. These two required more bias voltage than the other tubes.

I am very happy with my Sovtek KT88 tubes. I adjusted the bias when I installed the tubes and have not re-adjusted in the two years that they have been in my amplifier.

I'd like to hear some reports on the Electro Harmonix KT88 (6550A) tubes.
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I would like to hear more reports of Svetlana /and/ Sovtek's tubes?
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Old 17th January 2004, 04:11 PM   #20
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Hi,

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Of the four original Svetlana 6550C tubes that I installed in my amplifier, two failed completely within twelve months.
I've heard similar stories about the Svet 6550C.

Never had any trouble with other Svetlana types or Sovtek for matter.

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