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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    Awesome Joe... looks like a cool "little" machine...
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    Joe

    You can sweeten/fatten it up a bit with early issue Mullard but the cost even from Andy would be high. I tried it briefly with labeled Mullard and with Matsushita's made in the Mullard tooled factory in Japan. Not bad but I went back in the other direction. The Reflektor and the Tungsrams' for the BHK amps were good.
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    Randy

    It is actually much bigger than it looks in the photos and heavy.
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    I'm going to give it a week or two and get really familiar with it, then roll some of what I have. I am smiling right now and can't believe the level of performance with this thing. Wow!


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    Joe

    You can sweeten/fatten it up a bit with early issue Mullard but the cost even from Andy would be high. I tried it briefly with labeled Mullard and with Matsushita's made in the Mullard tooled factory in Japan. Not bad but I went back in the other direction. The Reflektor and the Tungsrams' for the BHK amps were good.
    Joe

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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

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    Randy

    It is actually much bigger than it looks in the photos and heavy.
    Yea Jack, that was tongue in cheek because Joe had mentioned that it was bigger than he expected ...
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    I ran a set of the Siemens like you bought for a little over a month and may go back, but trying the 12 volt family now. The 12AU7 lowers the gain a good bit which for me was a good thing.
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

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    Interesting ... Which Lampi was it compared with?

    Lol , i thought we were punking Norman .....

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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    Makes getting it out of the rack a bit tricky as it is really tail heavy.
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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

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    Looks good underneath .....

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    Re: First new toy of 2017 - Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 By End of Day

    Hmmmm, using AKM chips... interesting....
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