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Randy in Caintuck
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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #15 - 12/19/07 at 21:57:45
 
Howdy Bill,

I just ordered some ..... but there was a "detour" when I went to pay .....

It seems that the seller cannot directly accept PayPal and uses a third party to receive funds.

Even so, it was no big deal and I'm looking forward to checking out the tubes.

Thanks for the heads up .....  8-)

Randy
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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #16 - 12/20/07 at 01:36:28
 
Hello Randy,

I'm glad you were able to source some. It'll be a good Christmas in Caintuck !!!  :)  ( Where the hell is that anyway ?)      :)

Be advised they benefit from some break-in, but they still beat the VA's right out of the box to my ears. And the price is certainly right.

Merry Christmas                                     Bill

P.S.    I thought that might be you when I checked out the listing today.
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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #17 - 12/20/07 at 02:12:39
 
Crazy Bill the Eel Killer wrote on 12/20/07 at 01:36:28:
Caintuck !!!   ( Where the hell is that anyway ?)      :)



Well ..... the legend goes that it was a derivation of the name used for Kentucky by the original inhabitants ..... and associated with Daniel Boone.

A quote from The Meade County Messenger © says :

"Born in Pennsylvania, Boone spent most of his life exploring the new West and is credited with leading settlers to the new found “Caintuck.”

In later years, finding his new home “crowded,” Boone took his family further west, settling in the “wilderness” of Missouri. It was here, in 1820, he was buried, prior to his relocation to Frankfort.

While in “Caintuck,” which was later “anglicized” to become the present-day Kentucky, Boone explored, fought Indian tribes during the Revolutionary War, built forts (one of which is well preserved and now a state park), surveyed, farmed and told his friends to settle here."

I decided to incorporate the name when planning The Caintuck Audio Fest which has the dubious distinction (as far as I know) of being the only audio gathering in history where Steve Deckert and Ed Schilling were both in attendance .....  8-)

The "Randy in Caintuck" moniker was coined in respectful imitation of another forum poster, John in CR (Costa Rica) .....  :)

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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #18 - 12/20/07 at 16:29:09
 
Randy in Caintuck wrote on 12/19/07 at 21:57:45:
Howdy Bill,

I just ordered some ..... but there was a "detour" when I went to pay .....

It seems that the seller cannot directly accept PayPal and uses a third party to receive funds.



Yep. Paypal transactions are not (yet) authorized to the Ukraine.

Quote:
Thanks for the heads up .....  8-)


Agreed!  After a bit more research I contacted the seller and ordered 6 of the NIB black plates. I'm really enjoying Steve's  6P15P-EV Russian (military SV83) in my Select and I'm hopeful these military grade 5C3S's will complement those nicely Smiley

Thanks!

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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #19 - 12/20/07 at 17:17:14
 
Well, looks like he's doing some good business this week! I ordered a quartet as well. I experienced the same issues as Randy, but muddled through it.

We'll see how they stack up against the Sophia mesh plate and TJ 274b. The price sure is right!

Thanks for the tip Crazy Bill.
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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #20 - 12/21/07 at 03:59:24
 
Hello all,

Thanks for the history lesson, Randy. Enjoyed reading that immensely !!

I'm glad you all were able to source those tubes. I really love what they do to my amp. You should have them in a couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to hearing your impressions.

The next step in the journey will be to have them cyroed. I have a pair of 6p15p-ev, and 3 prs of the same tube cyroed. No contest, cyro version clear winner. I expect the cyroed rectifier will outperform the standard version.

FWIW, to those of you who like the 6n15n-ev, I would source a pair of the 6n14n-ev. These are true EL84 types, whereas the 6n15n-ev are SV83 types, The EL84 variants to my ears have a little fuller upper base and lower midrange. I prefer them, but YMMV. the only way to tell is to listen to both. They're still cheap on Ebay. Make sure you get only the EB or EV versions.

Happy holidays to all !!

Cheers,               Crazy Bill                  :)

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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #21 - 12/21/07 at 13:31:19
 
It seems that the seller in Ukraine is a straight up guy .....  8-)

I received an email from him this morning with the following attachment :



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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #22 - 12/21/07 at 14:51:13
 
Sweet! I didn't get a picture, but he said it was in the mail. Wait... where have I heard that before?  ;)

Okay Crazy Bill- stop it. Now I've got to not only find a place to cyro a couple of the 5U4Gs, I now need to try a pair of 6p15p-ev and 6p14p-ev! Next you'll suggest some input tubes. Aaargh.. Smiley

No, keep those suggestions coming! For the price of those 5u4Gs I can stand to find and try different tubes.

Thanks.
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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #23 - 12/22/07 at 01:40:16
 
Sorry Scrap !!           Smiley

http://cgi.ebay.com/6N1P-EV-6DJ8-ECC88-Tubes-Lot-of-10_W0QQitemZ160192192297QQih...

Buy these now. You won't regret it  !

MY CHOICE for the input tube. But be advised I also changed the bias to suit these tubes over the 6922 types. While the Select can use either, Steve's chosen operating points favor the 6922 types over the 6n1p types. But they both sound great where Steve is hitting them. At this price, buy em and you decide which you like best.

Happy hunting !!!                        Crazy Bill         Smiley

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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #24 - 12/22/07 at 13:20:32
 
10 tubes!!!  Hehehehe...

How will these work in my Taboo?

Thanks!
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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #25 - 12/22/07 at 16:06:40
 
Just got a batch of 6n1p from this guy on E Bay. Very good shipping within 2 weeks. He does take PayPal.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190174515224&ssPageName=...
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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #26 - 12/23/07 at 11:24:38
 
DrN wrote on 12/22/07 at 16:06:40:
Just got a batch of 6n1p from this guy on E Bay. Very good shipping within 2 weeks. He does take PayPal.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190174515224&ssPageName=...


Den sent me a couple of these to try out and as a driver in the Select, I like it (them) very much. Very detailed. Best part was hearing more of Diana Krall's breathing and lips parting (sorry Elvis C. - are they still married?).  8-)

Tube is marked "6H1N-EB".

Thanks again Den!

- Ray
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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #27 - 12/31/07 at 21:12:18
 
hello i have a se84b amp will 274b rectifier work. any sujestions
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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #28 - 01/01/08 at 20:50:40
 
Thanks for the heads up Crazy Bill, Order two lots from Sergay which I understand are now in transit to England.

Bit of a crazy way of ordering and paying but like several others a bit of muddling and i got through it.


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Re: Sophia 274 in Select?
Reply #29 - 01/27/08 at 03:38:37
 
Hello all,

In case you're wondering whether you got a good deal, here they are

http://thetubestore.com/nos-5u3c.html

Have you got them yet, and let's hear some initial impresssions.    

Cheers,              Crazy Bill                         Smiley

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