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Post Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:38 pm

Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

Anybody played with the tubes in their Baby Blacks or CF amps? What are your favorites? What speakers are you driving with them?
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Post Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:52 pm

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

Yup, tried a few. Over all i like the sovtec ones . The bass was most impressive. I think i listened to some mullards as well as a few other flavors.
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Post Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:47 pm

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

I am using some TAD tube amp docters per radioengineer,s advice, now that I have some time on them I like them, also have some cryo mullards that I have yet to try, running some vintage jbl4401 control monitors with my carverfest amp along with a dared tube pre :D
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Post Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:34 am

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

I have been having good luck with some 5751 tubes like GE 5 stars and Sylvania triple mica black plates. Especially on the low end sub amp. For the tweeters Im using Brimar or Mullard 12au7's. I learned from Chauss that the 12au7 can be sub'd for a 12ax7 which opens up alot of different possibilities.
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0001
A Lightstar or two
Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
Dual CS5000 Turn Table
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:01 am

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

I have tried Mullard 10M 12ax7, Sylvania triple mica black plate 5751 and Siemens 12ax7. On the power tube side I'm using EH el84's and I have my eye on Siemens (German made ) el84's
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Post Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:51 pm

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

Speaking ofpower tubes I took them (EL84M sovtek) out and replaced with some 1963 Siemens E84L. They sound very nice with lots of detail, they are marked Sel Lorenz and the E84L handles more plate voltage than a EL84.

I tried some Telefunken's in the 12ax7 slot and they sounded terrible, I was really suprized because they sound good in the phono preamp.
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0001
A Lightstar or two
Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
Dual CS5000 Turn Table
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:56 pm

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

MRHP wrote:Speaking ofpower tubes I took them (EL84M sovtek) out and replaced with some 1963 Siemens E84L. They sound very nice with lots of detail, they are marked Sel Lorenz and the E84L handles more plate voltage than a EL84.

I tried some Telefunken's in the 12ax7 slot and they sounded terrible, I was really suprized because they sound good in the phono preamp.

I guess I'm going to pull the trigger on those Siemens el84's!!!! :D :lol:
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Post Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:02 pm

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

803s's are ultra low noise..... :shock: :D
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Post Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:17 pm

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

Chauss wrote:803s's are ultra low noise..... :shock: :D

Oh shit!!! You're alive!!!! :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Post Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:35 pm

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Snoop65 wrote:
Chauss wrote:803s's are ultra low noise..... :shock: :D

Oh shit!!! You're alive!!!! :shock: :lol: :lol:




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Post Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:36 pm

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

[/quote]I guess I'm going to pull the trigger on those Siemens el84's!!!! :D :lol:[/quote]

You wont be disappointed!!

Chauss I would have to sell a couple vehicles to afford some 803s tubes. :lol:
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0001
A Lightstar or two
Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
Dual CS5000 Turn Table
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:36 pm

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

I know those cars probably sound really s w e e t (I love the sound of HP too!) but can you listen to that music for hours on end without tiring? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Half the fun is in the hunt.... Sometimes the oddest combinations of tubes make the sound that is just right for YOU! ~Enjoy your journey~ O:) O:) O:)

MRHP wrote:I guess I'm going to pull the trigger on those Siemens el84's!!!! :D :lol:


---they are probably made by Telefunken- :D ........shhhhh! :-$
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Post Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:51 pm

Re: Tube rolling the Baby Black Beauty or CF amps

Chauss wrote:I know those cars probably sound really sweet.... like these nuts. t (I love the sound of HP too!) but can you listen to that music for hours on end without tiring? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Half the fun is in the hunt.... Sometimes the oddest combinations of tubes make the sound that is just right for YOU! ~Enjoy your journey~ O:) O:) O:)

MRHP wrote:I guess I'm going to pull the trigger on those Siemens el84's!!!! :D :lol:


---they are probably made by Telefunken- :D ........shhhhh! :-$

Gotcha this time Dan, the Telefunkens were made by SIEMENS!!!!!! Found that out on tube monger. :D
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Post Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:57 pm

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Should have never sent you along on your journey Snoop!.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Maybe dyslexia is setting in? :D
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Post Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:06 pm

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Chauss wrote:Should have never sent you along on your journey Snoop!.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Maybe dyslexia is setting in? :D

Lol!!! You are still the tube master!
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