Modern Tube computing

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Wed Jan 21 09:43:38 2004

> The problem with NOS is that the glass is slightly porous and the valves
> will have gone a bit soft by now.

This is basically false.

Just like the old devices, some NOS tubes are awful (various Chinese
brands). The same holds true for the oldies (Arcturus, Penn, Rad Tel,
etc.). Good stuff is good stuff, crap is crap.

This is why I really can't stand the tube audio world - there is too much
junk science, snake oil, prejudice, and false rumors. Anything to make the
rare old stock "sound" better.

William Donzelli
Received on Wed Jan 21 2004 - 09:43:38 GMT

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