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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#829548
Picked this up earlier today, going to replace the tubes with some NOS Russian EL84's as they're all currently Chinese ones

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Sounds great :thumbup:
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BY GrantB
#829551
Ohh nice. Chinese make a good toob...you may not hear a difference.
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BY Slowy
#829555
The Russian ones will handle more vodka spills.

Taste tested half a dozen sets of '84s in that old grey panel AC30 I had for a couple of years. The winners were the Sovteks.
I didn't expect that.
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BY sizzlingbadger
#829563
Using NOS tubes in AC30 is bit of a waste, they would be better put to use in a Hi-Fi amp where they will last for years. They will get a hard time in an AC30, those Chinese tubes are bloody good. The EHX (Sovteks) and JJ EL84's both sound great in AC30's.
Last edited by sizzlingbadger on Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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BY GrantB
#829564
I had some NOS PhilIps I put in my JMI AC30 and they got wasted after about 12 hours. $200 down the loo.
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BY TmcB
#829576
Was that the $650?
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#829577
Reg18 wrote:I can’t believe the price that went for! You got a great score there Jim!


TmcB wrote:Was that the $650?


Think there was an AC30 last week that went for $650, but that one didn't have the Alnico Blues in it. I got this one for $750, which is not bad at all considering they're $2,299 new :thumbup:
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BY TmcB
#829580
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Reg18 wrote:I can’t believe the price that went for! You got a great score there Jim!


TmcB wrote:Was that the $650?


Think there was an AC30 last week that went for $650, but that one didn't have the Alnico Blues in it. I got this one for $750, which is not bad at all considering they're $2,299 new :thumbup:


That is an incredible score!!!
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#829587
Molly wrote:Dibs, Jim!

Do these recent ACs have a EF86?

Funny, I was just reading up about them because the guy I get my valves from mentioned it. No, these ones just have your standard 12AX7's (saying that I've put a nice 12AT7 into V1) and I am led to believe they're not interchangeable. Dan talks a bit about them here



Oh and dibs noted... but you'll be waiting a very long time. Famous last words those :lol:
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BY sizzlingbadger
#829598
That is a great price.

Although a 12AT7 will work in a 12AX7 position the valves characteristics are quite different, I find they take all the sparkle out of an amp if used as a direct replacement in a 12AX7 slot.

A TungSol re-issue in V1 usually works really well in most amps. V2 in the AC30 is cathode follower so I would only use a Chinese or JJ valve in that position if you want it to last more than a few hours.
Last edited by sizzlingbadger on Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.