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RE: Once In A Lifetime Find KT88's From 1956 & 57

This reminds me of something. About 10 years ago, or maybe less, I'm at an audio meet and the guy that was hosting said he had an old tube amp. I had brought my diy tube amp to the get together and it had been well received. Anyway, he wanted to know if I could take a look at it. Sure, OK. He comes to my house a few weeks later with a Macintosh amp with Genelex Gold Lion KT88 originals. But, and this is the thing that just kills me, he had broken one! He had no idea what they were worth. And this guy was an "audiophile", younger than I am.

At his event, he was showing off his transistor amp, don't remember what it was, and I just thought it sounded like crap. It was still some high-end thing. He had ceramic wire lifters, all sorts of tweaks, but it still didn't sound good, and some of the other guys I was chatting with thought the same. Then I put my amp on and everybody quieted down. When he told me about this McIntosh I couldn't understand why he didn't show it off. To him it was just an old piece of junk, except with a priceless set of tubes! And again, he considered himself an audiophile.

Find yourself a great amp to put those in, and enjoy it. Bring them up slowly just to make sure.

Edits: 02/17/17

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