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RE: Tubes tested & burned in for 48 hours at audio research

'Is it as good sonically as the one from ARC , that I dont know .'

Easy question to answer: yes. A tube is a tube. There is nothing magical or particularly special about ARC's burn-in and testing process. Their process is no better than say the burn-in and screening you get from Jim McShane.

I have purchased tubes for my ARC gear for over a decade from Jim McShane. The quality is excellent it does not get any better. I would say his burn-in, screening and testing get no better. His matching of power tubes is actually better, tighter than ARC matched power tubes.

Bottom line is a Soviet 6550WE is going to sound the same from Jim or ARC. The only difference is ARC will charge $90 for the tube and Jim will charge around $30.

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