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Post Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:24 am

Re: Tubes for CarverFest 11 Tube Amp

jerryj12 wrote:Yep DQ-8's
I sold them to Ray before I left............. Bad move on my part..... Good move on Ray's LOL


Did you get the others on Craigslist?
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Post Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:24 am

Re: Tubes for CarverFest 11 Tube Amp

bought the TAD EL84's, will post thoughts on them when I get them, thanks mark!! :-)
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Post Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:14 am

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frenchguy wrote:bought the TAD EL84's, will post thoughts on them when I get them, thanks mark!! :-)

Awesome!! I will anxiously await your thoughts! I've been curious about those for some time and just never got around to ordering any. Hope they're great!!

I listened thru another good session last night, getting more burn in time. I really got a huge kick out of turning the lights out and listening to the image of the performers floating out in front of me. There was just enough faint light coming thru the windows to see no speakers in front of me....just the performers. Of course, this morning I had to pick up the CD's from the floor where I missed the CD tray (just kidding...ha...ha...)!

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Post Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:20 am

Re: Tubes for CarverFest 11 Tube Amp

there are some that are cryo treated out there also!!http://www.cryoset.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=175&osCsid=96kba50l4bhjihonlgpuhbaet1 didnt order those but did order the ones you said, will let you know, thanks,Al
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Post Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:09 pm

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frenchguy wrote:there are some that are cryo treated out there also!!

http://www.cryoset.com/catalog/product_info.php?%20products_id=175&osCsid=96kba50l4bhjihonlgpuhbaet
I didnt order those but did order the ones you said, will let you know, thanks,Al

Thanks a lot Al! I could almost feel a hand reaching in my pocket as soon as you brought those up! :rolleyes:

I ordered a set of the Cryo...just couldn't resist!
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Post Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:18 pm

Tube suppliers.

Hey y'all, don't forget about the reference thread we have for tube suppliers. Just click the thread below and a plethora of tube suppliers are at your fingertips.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3309
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Post Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:55 am

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Joe's favorite 12AX7 tubes :

Telefunken (unobtainable)
Tall plate 13 or 17mm red text GE tubes
Amperex
Late 50's Mullards
Testla tubes
Military 7025 tubes (a very good substitution tube)


Joe's favorite 6BQ5 tubes:

Amperex (very good tubes)
Mullards (2nd best)
Sevtlana tubes (really good Russian tubes)
Black plate RCA's (not the best, but good)


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Sylvania tubes (inaduiqate)
GE tubes are inconsistent.. (lucky to get 2/5 that work as a matched pairs)

All Russian tubes are not a good choice of tubes, they are remarketed tubes, they are CLOSE to what they are called, but not 100% the right tube... Joe says that Russian tubes are noisey...


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Post Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:39 am

Re: Tubes for CarverFest 11 Tube Amp

bought 4 TAD EL84's & 4 Russian nos tubes 6P14P-EV & 4 EL84 Mullard Cryo Matched Quad. should be enough for awhile, will be interesting to see how they all sound!! should see the mullards & the tads soon, the russians are coming from russia so they will take a few weeks!! :-)
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Post Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:55 am

Re: Tubes for CarverFest 11 Tube Amp

Looking forward to you and Melody's reviews.
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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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Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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Post Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:22 pm

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Post Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:02 pm

Re: Tubes for CarverFest 11 Tube Amp

Anyone have any experience with these:

http://thetubestore.com/preferred7189.html

I asked the tube store if I could exchange/upgrade the JJ's and the graciously said yes.

This is one tube they recommended if there is a concern with higher plate voltages.

I'm still kind of stuck on the higher plate voltage on the other thread. It seems like that may limit the tubes these amps can use.

Thanks
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Post Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:08 pm

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I have been running the Mullard re-issues...link WAY back in the thread. They are good for 600v also. I have not had any issues and play the amp daily since CarverFest ended.
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Post Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:24 pm

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so i was reading the voltage at the cry tubes to be tested at 325. that may become an issue in the long run.
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Post Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:33 pm

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Spec sheet for Mullard EL84 shows Va(b) MAX as 550v
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Post Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:27 pm

Re: Tubes for CarverFest 11 Tube Amp

Thank you, I think I will go the Mullard re-issue route.

Wonder what the old Mullards are rated, my brother has a stash of old Mullards, I am not opposed to flat out stealing a couple sets if he isn't looking. :-"

He's into old guitars
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