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RE: Vintage Tubes

Jim
There are a couple reasons for that.The new productions have caught up or dramatically narrowed the sonic gap.The other thing is,new production tubes you can buy in matched pairs and matched quads where the vintage tubes are a lot harder to do so.
There are still vintage tubes I prefer over new production.One is the 6SN7 TS round plate and the others are the 5751 windmill Raytheons,the Telefunken 12AX7 smoothies,the RCA and Raytheon 12AX7 and 6CG7 black plates,
the RCA 6L6gc black plates,the EL37s,and the TS 6550 black plates.
If they were to reissue these tubes,I think it would pretty much kill the high prices those tubes fetch.
Here is the problem.The exotic new production tubes like the KR and the Chinese exotics,are priced higher than their vintage cousins in many cases.Price a pair of upscale KR300B or 845 tubes and you will see what I mean.


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Edits: 03/02/17

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  • RE: Vintage Tubes - Michael Samra 06:53:56 03/01/17 (2)
    • Exactly - Mossback 08:41:33 03/02/17 (1)

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