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  1. Item: Various lot of tested working tubes/valves. 40 plus tubes Location: Western suburbs - Melbourne Price: $100 neg for the lot or See below if you want specifics... Item Condition: See below Reason for selling: Surplus and taking up space Payment Method: Pickup preferred - Cash on pickup, Paypal (buyer pays Paypal fee) Extra Info: Tube lot have passed qualitative tests i.e emissions, shorts and grid leakage, I had these tested by somebody who owns the necessary equipment to carry out the tests to sort out the working and tubes that measure good to strong from tubes shorted and measure weak. The lot consists of the following tubes/valves: 6AQ5/6005 (EL84/6V6 cousin, works with adaptors), 6SQ7, 6SN7, 6N3, 12BY7, 12BZ7, 1S2, EF80, 6BX6, 1D5, 1A5, 1K7, 6J8, 6U7, 1C7, 12SC7, 6BQ6, 6DQ6, 1H5, 1N5, 1A7, 6AV6, 6J6, 6FH5, 6C4, 6CJ6, 3A5, 1R5, 1T4, 6A8, 3V4, 6U9, 6Y9, 6CM7, 6BA6, 6V6, 6AL5, 6U8, 6K6, 6EM5, 6V4, 6AW8, 6HS8, 6BX8, 6CG7, 6CH6 and many more. I will edit this post listing the exact quantity and brand for each tube type lot. Pictures: Will upload them soon.
  2. STAX owners thread

    Why is the vaseline there? Cheers,
  3. Vintage HiFi

    Not even remotely true as I own both high end modern and vintage gear. If you compared for example a well regarded, sought after, quality made statement piece that cost $4000 from the golden-era you'd need to spend twice that amount as a minimum in most cases nowadays to get a modern piece built in a similarly quality fashion. The sound may be different but the parts used is a far cry from the golden days of hi-fidelity and high-end audio. Companies were pushing boundaries and investing lots of money and time into R&D and manufacture of parts during the late 60-early 80's, for the most part they weren't even breaking even from sales. It'd be downright insane for any company/manufacturer to follow the practices and standards imposed from the hey-day's to things nowadays, they'd be flat out broke before they can sell 1 amplifier or speaker. Things were hand-tested and made in specified quantities back then, while most things are nowadays are mass-produced garbage. Consumerism is to blame for this because people have always wanted cheaper; cheap, quality and reliability - pick only 2, can't have all 3. Cheers,
  4. Vintage HiFi

    Not even remotely true as I own both high end modern and vintage gear. If you compared for example a well regarded, sought after, quality made statement piece that cost $4000 from the golden-era you'd need to spend twice that amount as a minimum in most cases nowadays to get a modern piece built in a similarly quality fashion. The sound may be different but the parts used is a far cry from the golden days of hi-fidelity and high-end audio. Companies were pushing boundaries and investing lots of money and time into R&D and manufacture of parts during the late 60-early 80's, for the most part they weren't even breaking even from sales. It'd be downright insane for any company/manufacturer to follow the practices and standards imposed from the hey-day's to things nowadays, they'd be flat out broke before they can sell 1 amplifier or speaker. Things were hand-tested and made in specified quantities back then, while most things are nowadays are mass-produced garbage. Consumerism is to blame for this because people have always wanted cheaper; cheap, quality and reliability - pick only 2, can't have all 3. Cheers,
  5. Show us your tubes

    I found 2 interesting balloon tubes in the pile, a UX171 and UX201A, are these of any use for audio purposes nowadays? Cheers,
  6. Looking for a tech for my technics SP10

    Chamila @ rfwaves, Perth.
  7. Check the input jfets on the preamp and equalizer board (modern equivalent N and P-channel drop-in's can be used as long as the parameters are similar or higher rated, ensure IDSS grade and value is within the same range as original). Have you changed out any coupling, smoothing and snubber film capacitors? If so, check that you have replaced with the right type, the incorrect type of film capacitor in the power supply for example will cause oscillation problems with the power supply to the boards. If not, check and measure all film capacitors, don't skip and skimp on them. One way of troubleshooting these sort of things is work in blocks and isolate each stage of the amplifier as you're working on you think the problem is related to i.e. Amp blows fuse on power up? Check the output transistors and PS rectifier for shorts, no power supply voltage on the rails? Check the PS stage and raw transformer winding AC voltage, no input? Check the input or interstage, Problems with output and driver stage? Check the current source and output devices etc etc. Cheers,
  8. Show us your tubes

    Hi Mark, Lot's of 807's of English, Australian and USA Jan make. Lot's of rectifiers from what I've been told by my tech, most of them are rare and sought after models and brands from what I've been told. Lots of Radiotron, Mullard, Philips 6SN7, lots of European make ECC81, E81CC, ECC801/802, ECC186, ECC82, 7316, 6060's and lots of odd tubes for radio or TV. My tech will sort it out for me. Cheers,
  9. Show us your tubes

    I had these picked up for me today for very little money. Did I do good? (Most were tested like new by somebody else and pictures sent to me). Cheers,
  10. Hi John, Take it to an authorised Apple centre or a computer retailer with technicians who know what they are doing with Apple products. Good luck. Cheers,
  11. Use Easeus Backup free edition. Works well for me. Cheers,
  12. Yes for me, I own a few Esoteric, Accuphase and other Japanese branded vintage and relatively new model amplifiers and turntables which I run on Tortech step down's. For the price I paid for those amplifiers and turntables, one has to simply forget about or even dream about paying the prices I paid for, here in Australia. As much as I like to support local retailers/brick and mortar walk in audio stores, the prices on a lot of international brands are grossly over marked-up for me to even consider buying locally. Why pay $19,000 for a Esoteric source combo when you can buy one for $10000 shipped from Japan, spend another $500-800 on step-downs and still save enough cash in your wallet to put towards something else? If you're lucky and hit home, sometimes the units come with a multi-voltage plug or jumper that needs to be moved or soldered/bridged inside the unit, omitting the use for a step down. Not to mention Tortech step-down's are very well regarded here and every other person I meet/talk to who runs equipment off them. Cheers,
  13. Those are very old Wima film caps, most likely fkp2 or mkp10. Quality has to turned to **** with some of the Wima's production in China. Cheers,
  14. Need second...opinions on a problem

    What did Paypal/ebay do with your case? Cheers,
  15. Need second...opinions on a problem

    Thanks eltech.
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