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Thread: What vacuum tubes do you have in your life?

  1. #31
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    Albany, NY
    Bel Canto amp with WW2 vintage 845s and Amperex 12AX7s
    Conrad Johnson Premier 14 with Mullard 6GK5s
    Conrad Johnson Premier 12 with NOS Tung-Sol 6550s

  2. #32
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    In the vintage dept. RCA Black Plate, Siemens, Tesla (real ones), GE, Hytron, Mullard, Sylvania, Telefunken, Amprex, Brimar, RFT, JAN Philips, the list goes on. What can I say I like tubes.

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    Senior Member tagheuer's Avatar
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    Wow... lots of KKF members here who love tubes.

    Well, you can see my avatar on tube that I'm using currently.

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    McIntosh mc-240Attachment 22216

    Photo from audio classics.

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    Senior Member Keith Sinclair's Avatar
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    Happiness is being in your speakers sweet spot grills off,listening to favorite music in the dark,only the glow of vacuum tubes.

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    Very late to the party. I went with Rogue and NOS EH KT90's. Sad thing is it's a dual use room and the mono solid states sound so good the tubes don't get a fair shake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    yeah, Philco sounds rad! pics!

    here is a pic of the headphone amp.

    the cd player (which is on the speaker rig) has internal tubes, so no real pics of the tubes...

    Sennheiser HD800's ?

  8. #38
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    I build/modify most of my own tube gear. National Electronic branded East German 6CA7s for my main single ended triode connected amp with 6N1P drivers, a SV83/6pi15ev - 6N1P SET, modified MG Head headphone amp with SV83s only - no driver, modified MGHead into guitar amp! JJ 12AX7/EL84, JJ 12AX7s - RCA blackplate 6V6GTs for my Trainwreck Express inspired guitar amp one of which is pretty much worn out but they still sound glorious.

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    Hi all,

    New member SixCats! here. I must say I'm surprised to find a thread on Tubes here at KKF. I am a loooong time (early member) of
    I mostly have/listen to MONO Tube Amp system. I have a PILOT AA-903B ("the Baby with the Bite" EL84's) a HEATHKIT A-9C (6L6), a FISHER 500 MONO Receiver (EL37), a SCOTT 222D Stereo Integrated Amp (7189's) and a FISHER 400 (I can't recall). I also have a beautiful pristine vintage GOLDEN LION (?) something or other stashed away somewhere.

    My main speaker :

    This is an interesting picture of a Charles Eames/Stephens Tru-Sonic collaboration sent a while back by Thomas Patrick Shortall, Jr. aka Sixcats! with another intriguing speaker in the background Robert Stephens was part of the Shearer Horn project before starting his own company. I have seen a few Stephens drivers and the quality of construction is comparable to an Altec or JBL. But I never saw or heard this particular speaker system which according to a brochure in Hi-Fi Lit contained a 15" woofer in a folded horn chamber, compression driven 10 cell horn midrange + super tweeter. It is a rare piece and probably samples have been snapped up by mid-century modern collectors long before audio aficionados became aware of the sonic virtues of vintage equipment.


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