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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    I ordered in a couple of nos Amperex 6dj8/ec88 tubes D getter bugle boys to roll in my Vac Renaissance Preamp. They did a great job smoothing out the Kt150s in the amp without loosing the great bass or the dynamics. Much smoother than the stock Electro-Harmonix 6922 which “almost “ over the top. Oddly enough they don’t help The KT88s in fact I think they make them play a little thin. I have about 40 hours on them so if they are truly nos they still need some more breaking in.
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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    I have not seen these tubes before (the KR 150's in a previous post)... Do any of you know more information? I also just went to the KR Audio website, but this tube was not listed.

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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    Larry

    If you want to "smooth" out the VAC preamp you are going to have to try Mullard (expensive) or Matsushita (Japanese Mullard) less expensive. Best honest source for both is Andy at VTS.
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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    The RK version is exclusively made for Lampizator and those again can only be bought at www.best300b.com. But I'm not sure if they are already listed there but you can contact them and see what is going on.

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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    Quote Originally Posted by Golum View Post
    The RK version is exclusively made for Lampizator and those again can only be bought at www.best300b.com. But I'm not sure if they are already listed there but you can contact them and see what is going on.

    Cheers
    Hi Golum,

    Couldnít get your link to work but tried the US distributor which in turn led me to The Cable Co.

    They didnít have the KR Audio 150 tubes on display, but did have other KR tubes. They are pricey. The KR Audio 845s retail for $1,895 pair!

    If the KR150s run anywhere near the price of the 845s, retubing my VAC Statement 450 monos would run around $15k. Ouch!


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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    http://best300b.com/ is the correct link - apologize for that.
    For regular KR KT150 you might contact directly Eunice at Kron Audio and the RK version is only or will be only available via best300b...
    Price for RK should be around half what you mentioned for 845 and KR should be cheaper. But still for your VAC it gets ouch comment..
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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    Quote Originally Posted by Golum View Post
    http://best300b.com/ is the correct link - apologize for that.
    For regular KR KT150 you might contact directly Eunice at Kron Audio and the RK version is only or will be only available via best300b...
    Price for RK should be around half what you mentioned for 845 and KR should be cheaper. But still for your VAC it gets ouch comment..
    Hi Golum,

    Thank you, the new link works perfectly.

    And thanks also for clarifying that there is a regular KR tube and an RK (Riccardo Kron) version.

    Glad to hear both the regular KR and RK versions will be cheaper than the 845s.



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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    Quote Originally Posted by Golum View Post
    http://best300b.com/ is the correct link - apologize for that.
    For regular KR KT150 you might contact directly Eunice at Kron Audio and the RK version is only or will be only available via best300b...
    Price for RK should be around half what you mentioned for 845 and KR should be cheaper. But still for your VAC it gets ouch comment..
    Thanks for posting the link. I spent quite a lot of time yesterday trying to find a vendor who sells the KR KT88 and KT150, and was not successful!
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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    If anyone would compare:
    -New production Gold Lion KT88 to KR KT88
    -KR KT88 to Tungsol KT150
    -KR KT88 to NOS Gold Lion KT88
    I would be grateful!

    I know Mike loves the NOS GL KT88’s, but I have yet to find a tube seller who has more than 2-4, and usually those are OS, not NOS, and not well matched.
    Analog source: AMG Viella 12; Ortofon Anna cartridge
    Digital source: Totaldac d1-seven DAC, Totaldac d1-server with Gigafilter
    Pre amp: VAC Master with phono
    Phonostage: ​Constellation Andromeda
    Amps: VAC 200iQ monoblocks
    Speakers: Magico M3 with MPods
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    Re: Kt150ís and My 200iq

    I had a quad of KR Kt88’s on loan and I preferred them to the new production Gold Lions. To me they were a lot more linear and well balanced. More definition in the bass region specially and somewhat smoother.
    Larry


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