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Message started by Greg12 on 08/16/13 at 15:27:42

Title: Mullard EL34 reissues.  Cryo'd matched quad
Post by Greg12 on 08/16/13 at 15:27:42

I ordered these in June of this year from Cryoset.  Nothing wrong w/ them, I just want to sell them so I can apply the money to a different brand.  I'm new to tubes so want to experiment w/ a variety of EL34's.

I've been swapping them out w/ the tung-sols that came w/ my MKlll so they don't have a lot of hours on them.  Maybe 200-400hrs.  Nice and broken in.

I paid $108 shipped,  would sell them for $90 shipped.  Paypal
I'll pack them w/ plenty of bubble wrap and packing peanuts so they survive the journey.  They will ship from Minneapolis Mn.

Thanks,

Greg

Title: Re: Mullard EL34 reissues.  Cryo'd matched quad
Post by Greg12 on 08/17/13 at 23:24:47

How about $85 shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Title: Re: Mullard EL34 reissues.  Cryo'd matched quad
Post by Greg12 on 08/20/13 at 02:19:04

$80 shipped to conus,  this will be the last price drop.

Thanks for looking,

Greg

Title: Re: Mullard EL34 reissues.  Cryo'd matched quad
Post by Doorman on 08/20/13 at 03:32:32

Good Luck with your sale.
These tubes make very sweet music in my SE34I

Title: Re: Mullard EL34 reissues.  Cryo'd matched quad
Post by Greg12 on 08/20/13 at 09:05:31

Thanks Doorman.  I bet they sound nice with your Rachael,  as they do also with my mklll.

Greg

Title: Re: Mullard EL34 reissues.  Cryo'd matched quad
Post by Greg12 on 08/26/13 at 11:12:48

Sold!

Title: Re: Mullard EL34 reissues.  Cryo'd matched quad
Post by will on 09/10/13 at 15:26:51

Thanks Greg. I appreciate how easy this was and finally getting a set of these Mullards to try. I have been tempted by them for a long while.

I am really enjoying them! I think they needed more play time than you had on them. They could very well be one of the power tubes that need a couple hundred hours or more to really show what they are.

Thanks,

Will

Title: Re: Mullard EL34 reissues.  Cryo'd matched quad
Post by Greg12 on 09/11/13 at 12:27:26

You're welcome Will.  I'm glad they made it safe and that you like them so much.  

Greg

Title: Re: Mullard EL34 reissues.  Cryo'd matched quad
Post by Doorman on 09/11/13 at 15:25:18

My experience with these tubes is there's been a very  consistent sound, with no change I can detect, from new.
As always, the usual disclaimer(s) apply.
Don

Title: Re: Mullard EL34 reissues.  Cryo'd matched quad
Post by will on 09/11/13 at 18:01:33

Doorman said:
Quote:
My experience with these tubes is there's been a very  consistent sound, with no change I can detect, from new.


Wow, that is interesting. These Mullard reissues I have are Cryo'd and when listening for weeks or months without keeping track it was a little tricky for Greg to know exactly the hours (we arrived at a minimum of 150 hours). But these tubes have changed notably since I got them.  

Maybe it is the Torii circuit, or that in combination with the HR-1s, but the bass/low mids have clarified and the upper mids and highs have smoothed. There was more disparity between mid/bass and mids, with too dense a bass/mid bass for my tastes, and a particularly (and not unpleasant) textural thing happening in the upper mids. As they clarify and smoothed out, I really like the balance between the tube's sweetish highs, its warm, open mids, and deep (now clarified enough) bass. I might have called them interesting before, but not balanced as I perceive them to be for the most part now.

I did play them in the Rachel I am auditioning, and they were particularly beautiful in it by my ears too. A different sound that was particularly friendly and musical. I would say sweet and musical with no down side.

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