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Another bonus find!!!

Post by icravcarver » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:08 pm

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!
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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.

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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by engtaz » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:16 am

Congrats on the tube cd player.
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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by thuffman03 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:46 am

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

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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by BillD » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:54 am

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.
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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by dok » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:11 pm

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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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by kingman » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:21 pm

Damn nice find!!! We applaud you! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by beemers417 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:54 pm

Nice score Neil. =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by Jag_97470 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:43 pm

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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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by icravcarver » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:11 pm

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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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by BillD » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:24 pm

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:
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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by Jag_97470 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:45 pm

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:
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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by icravcarver » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:13 pm

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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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by peck555 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:20 pm

Congratulations on a great find! =D>

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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by icravcarver » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:03 pm

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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Re: Another bonus find!!!

Post by peck555 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:33 pm

*5* excellent

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