Modern Tube computing

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Wed Jan 21 16:53:16 2004

Quothe Gordon JC Pearce, from writings of Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at
03:55:40PM +0000:
> On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 15:43, William Donzelli wrote:
> Well, I call it as I see it. I have literally dozens of new old stock
> valves, in their original cardboard sleeves. Some are useable, some are
> absolutely shagged. It's not all just cheap brands, too.

That makes me wonder if some of those tubes were actually used tubes
put in the cases of new tubes when tubes were replaced. Of course,
tubes can develop leaks and become gassy. Also, some of those boxes
may have been dropped over the course a few decades or so.

> I don't know why anyone would use a valve hi-fi amp, that just seems
> silly. But they look good...

Tube amps can sound good as well. Hint: use bi-amping or tri-amping.
For the low-end, use a big solid-state amps with huge filter
capacitors, and use tube amps for the higher frequencies.

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