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#373604 - 04/18/12 04:10 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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MarkS:

They do warm the room, but of course I don't turn on more than 1 or 2 at a time as they do contribute greatly to BC Hydro's coffers.

The tubed radios get used sparingly & I choose a different one everyday & then switch over to one of my SS rigs...

TAM

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#373640 - 04/18/12 11:06 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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Thanks for sharing the pics, exlab. I enjoy the look of those old radios, as well.
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#373651 - 04/19/12 02:03 AM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
2x6spds Offline
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Is das a Grundig?

What a beautiful collection of radios.
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#373653 - 04/19/12 02:07 AM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: 2x6spds]
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HH Scott Stereo Master tuner and Antique Sound Labs MG S1 15DT 5 wpc SET tube amp. Under shelf, Ah! Njoe Tjoeb tube output CD Player.
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#373680 - 04/19/12 12:31 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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2x6:

Nope, they are both from one of Grundig's many competitors at the time - Nordmende (both Othello models)- that are quite uncommon today. Grundig, Telefunken & Sata tend to dominate.

The upper one is an export model (stereo) for North America from 1960 that I picked up semi-locally (Victoria craigslist) for $50. A steal considering it is fully operational.

The lower one is a European model from 1955 & is a mono version as stereo was in its infancy at that time. It has been fully restored & is a jewel with its beautiful woodwork. Considering the time & work involved, the $200 (ebay from Quebec) that I paid was another bargain.

With their large speaker complement & tube amps, both sound full & wonderful.

Very nice gear that you have. What is funny, looking at your chess set, we had a carved alabaster set where my MC-100B now sits. I think that my wife prefers the chess set, ha!

BTW, I mustered up the courage to check the KT88 bias voltages yesterday & they are bang on & balanced - no tweaking required...

TAM

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#373707 - 04/19/12 03:33 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: Ken.C]
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Edited by Milford3 (04/19/12 03:34 PM)

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#373725 - 04/19/12 05:38 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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Ohhh, that is nice - and only 20X the price that I paid for mine...

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#373774 - 04/20/12 01:12 AM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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Better picture. Better unit. Beautiful.


Edited by 2x6spds (04/20/12 01:13 AM)
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#373784 - 04/20/12 07:10 AM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: 2x6spds]
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Better picture. Better unit. Beautiful.


OMG, we've gotten to the point where we're whipping out photos of our units to compare!!??!!
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#373835 - 04/20/12 12:09 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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Only if the units are unique or uncommon.

I'm not going to bore you with pics of my new Denon standard black box DVD/SACD/CD player, ha!!

TAM

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