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Old 31st May 2004, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default Chinese new 845

No mica @ the top!
Similar with early Amperex 845
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Old 1st June 2004, 03:41 AM   #2
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Default beautiful copper base

beautiful copper base
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Old 1st June 2004, 03:48 AM   #3
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This is graphite-plate version.
The metal-plate sample will come soon.
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Old 1st June 2004, 03:44 PM   #4
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What does this thread tell us? It looks dangerously like advertising. Making a valve with a pretty appearance is not the important thing.

I'm afraid Chinese valves don't have a very good reputation, as I can attest from first hand. Ten years ago, I bought some Shuguang EL34 and they were rubbish. They lasted six months of light use before their emission fell to 30%. Last weekend, I tested eight EL34 branded Chelmer but of identical appearance to the Shuguang. These EL34 had also had light use but the envelope was stained and their emission was almost non-existent.
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Old 1st June 2004, 04:01 PM   #5
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NOS stock 845's sell at high prices for a reason. There a lot better than the Chinese types. There is no reason that they could not be made as good. But, they do not seem to have the know how at this point.
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Old 1st June 2004, 05:38 PM   #6
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I'm afraid Chinese valves don't have a very good reputation, as I can attest from first hand.
There are some interesting cultural issues at play, I think. One thing that really struck me during my visits to China (and Taiwan, HK, Singapore) was how much more important appearance and prestige were valued relative to performance, reliability, and sound. At a show I went to in Taipei, the big deal was the fit and finish of the metalwork and the status of the brand, not innovative or high-performance circuitry.
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Old 2nd June 2004, 02:24 AM   #7
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Quote: What does this thread tell us? It looks dangerously like advertising.

I would be willing to guess that Yu can provide a place to purchase this animal.


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Old 2nd June 2004, 02:54 AM   #8
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Hi,

Personally I don't mind being informed of what's new from the Shuguang factory...

He never made a secret of it anyway:

CHINESE TUBE BARGAIN BIN...

SUPERTNT.

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Default No secret

A google search for yu****, shows that he has posted similar threads under that name on other fora. All eventually point to the source.

It's a thin line between advertising and information. This is right on the line...
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Old 2nd June 2004, 12:55 PM   #10
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After the rather clinical and efficient gutting by EC8010, I would declare this to be a quite futile ad.
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