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RE: 845 replacements

I not looking to improve the sound I'm already getting I was simply wondering where to start looking when I eventually need replacements. I haven't run valve power amps for decades due to a terrifying experience with an Audio Research power amp a long time ago that made me utterly phobic about valve power amps until what I heard from the Icon Audio's made me overcome my fears. I still cringe though every time I turn them on.
The input valves ( maybe they're power supply valves? I'm too ignorant to know) are labelled on the chassis itself as '6SN7 & 6SL7. I can't properly read the wording on the valves themselves but they appear say "Treasure Se?????? Sh????????" or something like that. As the output 845's themselves are labelled 'Shaguang 845C I guess the input valves are also Shaguans .These amps are giving me more goose bumps than anything I've ever owned so I'm not looking to fiddle with a successful design until it's time to replace aged valves. The only solid state amps I remember as anything like the Icon Audio's equal were Nelson Pass mono blocks whose model number I've forgotten - - Aleph? ( they were driving very different speakers than my present Usher BE10's though so it's hard to be sure.)



Edits: 08/01/12

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