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RE: Dog sh*t pinched waist E88CC

I have found the various versions of the European (Philips and Valvo) E88CC "pinched waist" tube to be very good in the circuits that require them in my 2 channel stereo set up. I have had many examples of this pinched tube (including the American one) that have manufacturing dates from the earliest 7L0 version in 1956 (Eindhoven, Holland) through to the last 7L3 version made in 1958 in Heerlen, Holland. I purchased many of them years ago when they were not that expensive and have returned to them again and again after trying so many of the other variations and makes of the tube E88CC/ E188CC tube (including the American and European 7L4 and 7L5 versions that replaced the pinched waist). I have found after many years of careful listening that this very early version of the E88CC tube is the most transparent one for my system. I do believe there is something more than an irrational fetishization for this tube type gong on out there.


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