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BrianT
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Look What Showed up

Post by BrianT » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:29 pm

At last, my order of 30 x KT-120 tubes showed up.

I will change them over the weekend and see how it sounds.

At the same time I am changing the rectifier tubes, with EH Gold 12BH7 and Rogers 12BY7

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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by PDR » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:45 pm

WOW......WOW.....now thats a stack of tubes.

I like your Raysonic 168 Brian....I have a lowly 128 in black. What are you running for tubes in it?

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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by Snoop65 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:05 pm

PDR wrote:WOW......WOW.....now thats a stack of tubes.

I like your Raysonic 168 Brian....I have a lowly 128 in black. What are you running for tubes in it?
Wow wow wow wow wow :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by tinpan » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:13 pm

Very nice, I guess we'll next hear from you Monday =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by Snoop65 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:41 pm

Brian please let us know how it sounds!!!! [-o<
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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by kingman » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:58 am

What a stack!!! Hope they sound great. \:D/
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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by Zoot Horn » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:36 am

Eh Brian,, what speed were you playing those tubes =D>

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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by BrianT » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:04 am

PDR wrote:WOW......WOW.....now thats a stack of tubes.

I like your Raysonic 168 Brian....I have a lowly 128 in black. What are you running for tubes in it?
Perry.

Little known to you, but you where the reason i stared to look at a Raysonic, in one of your threads you said how nice a unit it was, so when I started to look for a replacement
CDP I looked at a couple of other units and a Raysonic and I ended up with the Raysonic 168.
To answer your question, 4 x Gold Lion 6922. I like the sound have not tried any other tubes, been busy looking at other tubes.
tinpan wrote:Very nice, I guess we'll next hear from you Monday =D> =D> =D>
Robin.

I have a lot going on this weekend and next, My wife Pat is not felling well and does not want music on too loud .
Do not think I will have any time to check them out probably until I come back from vacation in June.
Snoop65 wrote:Brian please let us know how it sounds!!!! [-o<
Snoop.

As I said to Robin, a full review will have to wait until June, busy working in the garden in the rain, with going away in May
no other time to do it.
kingman wrote:What a stack!!! Hope they sound great. \:D/
Wayne

So do I, but I was using KT-120's in my set of Cherries and I really liked them, do not see any reason I would not like them
in the Silver Sevens. You could ask tinpan his opinion on the KT-120's, I think now he's a convert.
Zoot Horn wrote:Eh Brian,, what speed were you playing those tubes =D>
Very funny George =D> :lol: =D>

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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by angelod307 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:09 pm

wow, your stuck now. way over your head in tube land.......before long, you are gonna start to catch up with the bobfather in your collection of tubes..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by BrianT » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:20 pm

angelod307 wrote:before long, you are gonna start to catch up with the bobfather in your collection of tubes..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Angelo

Theres no way ANYBODY could catch up to the bobfather for tubes, he's the king \:D/
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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by angelod307 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:32 pm

All kidding aside, no shit to that Brian. He is a tube Aholic for real. Most people have food in the kitchen cabinets, linens and clothes in closets, and cars in the garage. Well to say the least not bob. That museum he spoke of is throughout his snohomish home now turned into a lab/work/test site. Cabinet packed with tubes everywhere, closets full of vintage tube pre's, amps and speakers. Garage full of tube stock, prototype products and so on. What a great experience this all is. He is such a humble guy with it all.
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Re: Look What Showed up

Post by nooshinjohn » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:06 pm

angelod307 wrote:All kidding aside, no shit to that Brian. He is a tube Aholic for real. Most people have food in the kitchen cabinets, linens and clothes in closets, and cars in the garage. Well to say the least not bob. That museum he spoke of is throughout his snohomish home now turned into a lab/work/test site. Cabinet packed with tubes everywhere, closets full of vintage tube pre's, amps and speakers. Garage full of tube stock, prototype products and so on. What a great experience this all is. He is such a humble guy with it all.


I can attest to this... His home is a workshop, and a shrine of sorts to all the things he has collected over the years. It's almost like being able to get inside his mind or something. Completeing my amps on the Bob-father's bench was an awesome experience.

Bill... what say you on the KT-120's and the Silver7 combo?
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