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807's for Rachel
01/11/20 at 15:44:48
 
I have purchased quite a few pairs of NOS 807's from different vendors and am usually satisfied. That being said, I have purchased a few pair of 807's from Roger at RAM Music labs and have bought tubes from him since the late 80's. New tubes but good testing and sorting. Roger has passed on now and I wonder if Steve / Decware would consider offering 807's. About every year or so I get stock Decware replacement tubes for our gear as a base line for tube rolling. I know Decware has a lot on their plate with just normal production but....sure would be cool to get 807's from someone who you trust completely. Happy listening, Chris.
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Reply #1 - 03/11/20 at 22:21:14
 

Any particular 807s you really like?

I found some British military ones that really look Russian that I just fell in love with. Big and tight bass, and very "musical". I bought several sets planning on keeping one and selling the rest...but I just can't do it!

I'd love to find some others that sound this good in my Mystery Amp that don't break the bank.
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Reply #2 - 03/12/20 at 02:33:01
 
Raven - I have purchased some RCA's back in 2017 (I don't remember from who) that ended up having some hiss after a few months. I then bought some labeled CV124 (British me thinks) from Viva tubes that were/are pretty good and also three pair of 807's from Roger at RAM Labs. These were Chinese tube that he matches and actually have been the quietest so far. The Brit tubes may have sounded overall best, with some new 5U4's in all the pieces everything is sounding very deep, extended at the top and bottom and more definition in the area of attack and decay. I do think that the SED 5U4-G Black Plate from the tubestore (Jon) have been the best rectifiers I have used so far.I like then better than the GZ32's I got off of Kevin at Upscale (although those are nice nice). For the price of the 807's its a fun excercise without dropping a jillion dollars. Happy Listening, Chris.
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Reply #3 - 03/12/20 at 05:24:22
 
Try Vintage Tube Services, I"ve had good products from him.
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Reply #4 - 03/16/20 at 02:12:26
 
1940's Canadian Westinghouse are really good. I used them in my Torii MK IV and they are great. The Soviet 807s are OK, too, but will probably last only a year. I am currently running a pair of 1970's RCAs in my Mini Torii. They work well. I had been using some World War II National Unions that tested out at middling level. The RCAs tested very high.
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Reply #5 - 03/16/20 at 21:55:35
 

I happen to have some of those Canadian Westinghouse as well. I think I sold my spare set to Palomino though.

I found out I might be getting furloughed for two months, so I'll be spending a lot of time at home working on the house and listening to music...may be selling some tubes instead of buying some to make ends meet.
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