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How long do VR tubes last? (Read 178 times)
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How long do VR tubes last?
08/29/14 at 13:22:58
 
Dear fellow audiophiles, have you ever had to replace the VR tubes in your amp?

I don't have a tube tester which can test those.

Are there any owners especially Torii MK3 or Mini Torii users who have used the same set of VR tubes for over 2 years?
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Re: How long do VR tubes last?
Reply #1 - 08/29/14 at 14:39:57
 

I thought I recall people saying the good milspec VR tubes should live many years due to them being low temp devices. 2+ years should be nothing.

Still, I have a box with 5 pairs of spares because they don't make them anymore, and accidents happen.
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Re: How long do VR tubes last?
Reply #2 - 08/29/14 at 16:11:52
 
I have rolled a lot of VR tubes, but I have used one pair for more than two years with no degradation of sound quality, reliability issues, etc.
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