Guess what I just ordered.....

organorgan Posts: 5,022
edited September 2003 in 2 Channel Audio
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


http://www.thetubestore.com/mullardgz34.html

All you tube heads better get them before they're completely gone. Or you can buy a whole bunch and make a lot of money by selling them on e-bay in 10 years:).

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Maurice
CD Player: Original CD-A8T
Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
"I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
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  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited September 2003
    Rectifier? The next obsolete part... Good call!
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • JstasJstas Posts: 13,767
    edited September 2003
    I would if I had a use for it.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • organorgan Posts: 5,022
    edited September 2003
    madmax,
    They're not the next obsolete part. There are plenty of GZ34 rectifiers that are currently in production. This one is special because it's a Mullard. According to audiophiles, these are THE best rectifier tube you can find. They've been out of production for over 20 years and are becoming very rare. They are the best sounding GZ34 tube that provide the most warmth and vintage sound. Their price increased 4x in the past 8 years.

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited September 2003
    Thanks for the heads up organ... bagged two plus a Sovtek and a Tesla for playtime...
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
  • organorgan Posts: 5,022
    edited September 2003
    That's super cool Tour. Where did you order them from?
    Let me know how the Tesla sounds. I'm currently using the Sovtek. People who have tried Sovtek have a love/hate relationship with them. Some say it produces crappy highs and find NOS to be "fuller" sounding.
    Did you get the JJ/Tesla or a NOS Tesla before the JJ?

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,031
    edited September 2003
    Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to get one (at least).
    Make it Funky! :)
  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited September 2003
    organ... tubestore and the tesla is a JJ.

    Also got free shipping upgrade due to size of order...
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
  • organorgan Posts: 5,022
    edited September 2003
    You lucky ****:). I once ordered a quad of EL-34, a pair of 7199 and a GZ34 from the tubestore and did not get free shipping:(. Anyways, the tube should arrive tomorrow and I get out early from school. I'll be running home to play with it. If you're getting more rectifiers, DON'T get the Chinese(Sino). Even though they're suppose to sound really good, they have problems with ST-70's. That's how they got the name "fire cracker in a bottle".
    I'll give the Mullard a good listen and report back tomorrow on how they sound compared to the Sovtek. btw, what speakers/pre/source do you have hooked up to the ST-70?

    gidrah,
    One Mullard is good enough. Some inmates at the audio asylum have been using them for 30+ years and they still test good.

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
  • organorgan Posts: 5,022
    edited September 2003
    Tour and gidrah,
    I received the tube today and I've been listening to it for about 2 hours. I think you guys are going to be very impressed:).

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited September 2003
    Mine arrived as well. Will be a while before I get a chance to play with them. I'm Variac huntin' now.

    But will check them out on "new" TV7 D/U I nailed last week on ebay...

    Oh, and the shipping I got. It was just a free upgrade to air, which apparently Jon recommends for tubes... less handling, etc.
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
  • organorgan Posts: 5,022
    edited September 2003
    That's cool. thetubestore is about a 1.5 hour drive from where I live. I always get my orders in less than 48 hrs. Please let me know what you think of them after you try out the different rectifiers. I want to make sure I'm not hearing things:). To my ears, the improvements I got is bigger than any pre-amp or EL-34 tube upgrade.

    Soon I'll be variac hunting as well. I've been reading some posts on audioasylum and several people recommended a variac for the ST-70. Back then, the power outlets had 117V AC. They say that using a variac will be easier on the power tranny. The extra 3 volts we're getting now makes the PT run hotter. I checked the back of the unit and sure enough it says 117V~50/60Hz.

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
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