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Old 16th January 2006, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default I Know Some Tube Flavors Are Worth More Than Others...

...But this seems a wee bit extreme...

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Telefunken-ECC...QQcmdZViewItem

...Whose nuts here, me for doubting that ANY signal tube is worth this, or the people that pay this price ?

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'reserve not met' at $610....
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Old 16th January 2006, 11:09 PM   #3
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Wow, and I thought only 300B's were out of my reach!
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Old 16th January 2006, 11:49 PM   #4
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Lets see....

1) I could build an S&B LCR based phono-pre using premium components throughout..

or

2) I could buy two 12AX7 variants.

...hmmm...this is a tough one.
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I flat out refuse to part with my octet of Slyvania branded "made in GT. Britain" 6CA7's with the small hole in the centre of the index pins for any price....
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Old 17th January 2006, 09:55 AM   #7
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The frame grid TFK 'X7 has carried an INSANE price tag for some time. Established dealers have been quoting $500. Given that fact, the buy it now price of $1100 for a closely matched pair makes some sense.

I don't care how good the TFK ECC803S sounds. Asking prices have long since passed lunatic levels. A Sovtek 12AX7LPS sounds good and costs approx. 10 bucks. No way is the TFK tube 50 times better sounding than the Sovtek.

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Dammit! I found a pair of ECC801S but they are not worth nearly as much unfortunatley...
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Just think about how much music you could buy for what those tubes cost...

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Just think about how much music you could buy for what those tubes cost...


Yah. I could sell my 6CA7's for the same price I've seen on some websites and be able to buy the Plitron iron for the amp I'd like to make ($250 US for the output trannies, and $200 US for the power tranny ) and have a small handfull of one cent coins to rub together......
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