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Post by Paul Barker » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:58 pm

Then I went and ordered these


http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0308738641

What a Wolly?
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Post by Firebottle » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:37 am

There is no cure,silly :?

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Post by IslandPink » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:39 am

D'Oh !
I've got an unused pair of Taylor 811A's upstairs you could have had !
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Post by Paul Barker » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:51 am

Thanks Mark I have a quantity of 811a and 572b. Just fancied the one without a top attachment.
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Post by IslandPink » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:02 pm

Ah yes . So, is this going to be an SE amp or are they for a shunt-reg power supply ... ?
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Post by Paul Barker » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:54 pm

I thought an amp.
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Post by jack » Thu May 07, 2015 6:33 am

These are really a most attractive tube.

What does it sound like?

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Post by Paul Barker » Thu May 07, 2015 1:42 pm

Not arrived yet, but many years ago I hooked up a RCA 811a and it was probably one of the most sublime mid ranges I ever heard.

Right now we have a person living in the flats underneath who won't tolerate e slightest sound, so I can't thump out base and listen to everything quiet. Might as well use these then.
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Post by Paul Barker » Sun May 10, 2015 8:50 am

Should have paid attention to my instincts. One dead filament.
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Post by Paul Barker » Tue May 19, 2015 7:26 pm

Seller came good. Sent me a replacement FOC . As I had paid duty plus £8 post office collection of duty charge on the original package he agreed to my request to put free gift on the replacement.

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Post by pre65 » Tue May 19, 2015 7:33 pm

Paul Barker wrote:Not arrived yet, but many years ago I hooked up a RCA 811a and it was probably one of the most sublime mid ranges I ever heard.
Was that class A or class A2 Paul.

I must re-visit 811a. :)
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Post by Paul Barker » Tue May 19, 2015 8:33 pm

It was just class A but it would need A2 for any meaningful result.
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Post by IslandPink » Wed May 20, 2015 5:38 pm

Paul Barker wrote:Seller came good. Sent me a replacement FOC . As I had paid duty plus £8 post office collection of duty charge on the original package he agreed to my request to put free gift on the replacement.
All is well that ends well.
Phew !
Glad that was sorted. Pretty bad luck on a robust ( new ) valve like that.
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Post by Paul Barker » Wed May 20, 2015 6:36 pm

It's the filament not liking the post office obstacle race.
Good to know the seller is a top person. Price is very fair as well.
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Post by jack » Thu May 21, 2015 10:02 am

I got a pair of these too, after reading your comments - mine arrived a few days ago in good condition.

Most attractive valve - I'd have preferred a medium-µ variant, but the price was more than fair and its always good to be pushed a bit outside what you would normally do.

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