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  1. caute

    caute Lana Del Gayer than you

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    That's so weird, I put down a note to try those two exact input tubes when I get home tonight! Now I will try them w the TS/Chatham Gas7g too! I remember liking that tube a bit more than some of the others...
     
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    Trying to catch a few examples that I haven't seen listed so far:

    12au7 type:
    Amperex welded plate 45 degree slant getter
    Telefunken G73R (it also looks pretty cool with the black shielding, but easy to fake, beware!)
    Tungsram welded plate circle gettter (MUCH more affordable than the other two)


    6080 holy grail type:
    Western Electric 421A

    Honestly, though, as a couple people have mentioned, cleaning up my source and chain made a bigger difference than TOTL vs "good" tubes. I got more bang for my buck moving my system location away from some wifi interference than I did with some shmancy GEC tubes.
     
  3. Josh Schor

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    looking for recommendations for trustworthy tube sellers with fair prices t. I have used Vintage tubes for the last 25 years with good results he just takes forever to ship the tubes out.
    best,
    Josh
     
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    I second Brent Jesse. Langrex on eBay is great too but their tubes are dwindling where you can’t find any of the better/unicorn tubes. There’s a guy in Greece I’ve dealt with before and I’ve bought some very hard to find tubes from him. I can give you his contact info you’re interested. I have a few tubes as well (bunch of power tubes and a few nice driver tubes).
     
  6. Josh Schor

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    any recommendations on what to buy for a quad of kt88 tubes, great sound for a resonable pirce
    best,
    Josh
     
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    rhythmdevils MOT: rhythmdevils audio

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    I just asked Brent Jesse what his favorite new production KT88 tubes are a week ago and he said the JJ Blue Glass version KT88 and he sells them matched really well himself. Let me know if you want his email address. I don't know how important matching is, but it's good to support Brent because he's really good guy. But you can also get the same tubes at TubeDepot.

    for NOS, the GEC's are the best probably. But I also like Tung Sol. NOS will be expensive though to get a Quad.
     
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    thanks all for the help with this
    best
     
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    Looking for some guidance on power tubes, Im getting a Lance Cohcrane kt88, 6550, el34 or kt77 power tubes. I am really only familiar with el34. Its a speaker amp and Im not sure which to try and what to buy if anyone has some expertise would be appreciated.
    best,
    Josh
     
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    rhythmdevils MOT: rhythmdevils audio

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