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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwiefel View Post
    None operational. I have a few from a period console radio that i swiped when i was a kid....good memories though. I bet a bunch of folks list amps though

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    not thought of toobs until this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    sideways Laphroaig.
    How do you hear anything over all that peat?
    "I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin0505 View Post
    How do you hear anything over all that peat?
    It's sideways, so the peat leaks out before it hits my ear!

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    long time ago i used to have a melos sha-1 headphone amp and ran sylvania 6922 and amperex white label pq. now it's naim headline, no more tubes. i guess it's like going from carbon to stainless, haha. except the naim is very carbon-like. where as with knives i did the opposite, go from stainless to carbon. i have seen the light!

    just like i used to think listening to vinyl was stupid because of the inconvenience of it all, now it's all i listen to when i want to actually sit there and enjoy an album instead of streaming internet radio (slacker) which i must admit is pretty awesome in itself for its purpose (background music).

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    long time ago i used to have a melos sha-1 headphone amp and ran sylvania 6922 and amperex white label pq. now it's naim headline, no more tubes. i guess it's like going from carbon to stainless, haha. except the naim is very carbon-like.
    holy ****! I used to have a pair of Grado HP-2, and the SHA-1 was high up on the amp I wanted to try with them, since it was made for those phones. Never got it.

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    i preferred the RS-1, i have since stopped using headphones except on the rare occasion which i only have akg k-271 now. you might wonder why i have the naim headphone amp, i use it as a preamp into active studio monitors, killer setup and doesn't take up a ton of space like a full hi-fi system does.

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    I want a grado too

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    Nice work, brianh!

    The biggest, most expensive tube I've ever seen was in the amplifier of a vibration test system at Lewis Research Center in Cleveland (now the Glenn Research Center). You basically had an amplifier and gigantic speaker with a metal cone--you could bolt test articles on it and shake the dickens out of them--that tube was probably the length of my forearm. BIG, BIG, tube. They had to have the tubes custom made by hand when they died, to the tune of about $15K ea.

    These days it's hubby involved with tubes. The last couple weeks he's been drooling over Fender tube amps on the 'bay.
    Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucretia View Post
    Nice work, brianh!

    The biggest, most expensive tube I've ever seen was in the amplifier of a vibration test system at Lewis Research Center in Cleveland (now the Glenn Research Center). You basically had an amplifier and gigantic speaker with a metal cone--you could bolt test articles on it and shake the dickens out of them--that tube was probably the length of my forearm. BIG, BIG, tube. They had to have the tubes custom made by hand when they died, to the tune of about $15K ea.

    These days it's hubby involved with tubes. The last couple weeks he's been drooling over Fender tube amps on the 'bay.
    Thank you! Silverface Fenders are not too $$$ these days. Or, build his own!

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    I used to have a Quad 22/II amplifier that I inherited from my dad, the power amps use the classic KT66 tubes.
    but the maintenance was a bit daunting so I entered the 'dark side' recently and got a Naim Nait 5si - not as charming but hassle free

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