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icravcarver

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Post Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:08 pm

Another bonus find!!!

Well, last week when I was on my "staycation", the family and I took a ride down to Ithaca, NY (just south of CNY - our two newest members from CNY will know where I am talking about) and stopped at a stereo shop just outside of town. Looky, looky at my newest addition to the family.

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Man, am I stoked. Got it real reasonable. Came with working remote. CD tray was sluggish, so they put a new belt on it, while I watched. The only thing I cant figure out is the tubes. They are ECC88, but state "USSR" on them and have what looks like "OTK1" on them. Can't find anything about them on tubeworld.com or the likes.

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Any of you tube guru's got any ideas?

EDIT - I mean about the manufacture - I can find plenty on ECC88 (am not a total tard!) - sorry about edit!
OCCD claims another victim!!

Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: TFM-55; C-16; SD/A-490t; TD-1770; BEDROOM: HR-772
Non Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: Dual CS-530 TT w/Ortofon Super OM10; POLK SDA-1C's; Phillips CDR-775 CD Burner; BSR EQ-300; BEDROOM: T.B.A.

"I may be poor, but I am rich in sound!!"
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engtaz

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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:16 am

Re: Another bonus find!!!

Congrats on the tube cd player.
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C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
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thuffman03

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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:46 am

Re: Another bonus find!!!

Very nice player. Mine is playing some Floyd right now.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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BillD

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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:54 am

Re: Another bonus find!!!

When I was at Reeses, I heard my first SD/A-490t (and a 390t, too). I must say, they sound very nice, but it was hard to tell if it was the players, the Sunfire Vacuum Tube preamp (or the C-19), the Silver 9ts (or 7ts), or the bi-amped Platinums. The one thing I can say about the 490t is that it's a bit more finicky than current players. And, the 390t allows the disks to slide around in the carousel if you move it!

I think if you are pairing the 490t with solid state gear, you'll be very happy.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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dok

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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:11 pm

Re: Another bonus find!!!

CONGRATS! Mmmmm tube CD players are so nice. Thats great that thaey put on a new belt for you and I am sure you are loving that sound!!
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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:21 pm

Re: Another bonus find!!!

Damn nice find!!! We applaud you! =D> =D> =D>
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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:54 pm

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Nice score Neil. =D> =D> =D>
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Jag_97470

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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:43 pm

Re: Another bonus find!!!

You are really starting to piss me off! :lol: :lol: :lol: I never find great buys like this!!! ](*,) , just messing with ya.
And > They are ECC88, but state "USSR"
ummm, just a guess, they are ECC88 Russian tubes?
alot of tubes are made in Russia.
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icravcarver

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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:11 pm

Re: Another bonus find!!!

Yeah - great find, however - I had to pay a price to the Carver Gods!! My tranny went in my car - and she ain't worth fixin. Just paid off the other car though, so will be doin the 1 car deal for a little bit. Then, back to some kind of car payment - unfortunately.

Oh well - the price to pay for great audio gear!!!
OCCD claims another victim!!

Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: TFM-55; C-16; SD/A-490t; TD-1770; BEDROOM: HR-772
Non Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: Dual CS-530 TT w/Ortofon Super OM10; POLK SDA-1C's; Phillips CDR-775 CD Burner; BSR EQ-300; BEDROOM: T.B.A.

"I may be poor, but I am rich in sound!!"
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BillD

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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:24 pm

Re: Another bonus find!!!

The reason you see a lot of Russian and Chinese tubes is that they haven't figured out the transistor yet. They can make copies, but they don't understand them. They really understand tubes, and have a lot of cheap labor to make them. Plus, they're still used in their spacecraft. :lol:
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
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Jag_97470

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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:45 pm

Re: Another bonus find!!!

BillD wrote:The reason you see a lot of Russian and Chinese tubes is that they haven't figured out the transistor yet. They can make copies, but they don't understand them. They really understand tubes, and have a lot of cheap labor to make them. Plus, they're still used in their spacecraft. :lol:


Tubes rule!

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icravcarver

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Post Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:13 pm

Re: Another bonus find!!!

This is the only place I could find any reference to what I have in my 490t.

http://www.woodang.net/VacuumTubes.htm

Towards the bottom it appears exactly what I have in my setup.

Doesn't tell me much else about them.
OCCD claims another victim!!

Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: TFM-55; C-16; SD/A-490t; TD-1770; BEDROOM: HR-772
Non Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: Dual CS-530 TT w/Ortofon Super OM10; POLK SDA-1C's; Phillips CDR-775 CD Burner; BSR EQ-300; BEDROOM: T.B.A.

"I may be poor, but I am rich in sound!!"
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Post Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:20 pm

Re: Another bonus find!!!

Congratulations on a great find! =D>
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icravcarver

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Post Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:03 pm

Re: Another bonus find!!!

Okay - I am really torn. I was liking the sound of vinyl again, now I am finding new feeling for my CD collection. Definitely a much nicer sound than I had experienced before. And me likey lots!!! :D :D :D :D :D
OCCD claims another victim!!

Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: TFM-55; C-16; SD/A-490t; TD-1770; BEDROOM: HR-772
Non Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: Dual CS-530 TT w/Ortofon Super OM10; POLK SDA-1C's; Phillips CDR-775 CD Burner; BSR EQ-300; BEDROOM: T.B.A.

"I may be poor, but I am rich in sound!!"
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peck555

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Post Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:33 pm

Re: Another bonus find!!!

*5* excellent
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