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has anyone tried 'cool dampers'? Are they any good? What is the collective experience and view of Wammers?

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Super Wammer

When I bought my amplifier the dealer gave 4 cooler dampers in the price for the ECC 82's and 83's. I think they give the music a bit more body but I do mean 'a bit'. They say the tubes last longer using dampers but cn't comment on that. Look pretty sexy though.

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Guest adamus

I'll give a massive recommendation for www.bluebellaudio.com

The chap that runs it goes beyond customer service! he basically debugged an amp over the phone for me.

Whole heartedly recommended for valves and valve DIY parts.

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Guest murray johnson

I'll second that. Philip Ramsay is a top bloke!

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TheMooN wrote:

goomer wrote:
Purchased a quad of Winged C 6550s from http://www.tubedepot.com on Tuesday at 3pm, arrived here with me at 12.26pm today - pretty good delivery time from TN, USA, especially as they very kindly declared them as a 'Sample' so no duty to pay.

What were the shipping costs on those g? mulling over some El34 SED's

Hey, friend. those SEDs are the business. I used all sorts of EL34s before being turned on to those (from the same store) and ive used them for 2 years now. Love them!

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Super Wammer

Great site is cryoset.com All valves cryogenically treated at very little extra cost, posts quickly, advices via emailand marks them as a gift.

Cryogenically treated? We aren't talking massive improvements but subtley better imo.

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i_should_coco wrote:

Required reading:

http://members.aol.com/sbench101/ - Steve Bench is just about god in tube circles. Start here.

Data:

http://www.tubedata.org/ - The most comprehensive archive of tube data sheets. Several mirrors.

http://www.nj7p.org/Tube.php - Alternative to TDSL.

http://free-hosting.infodiv.com/audiotube/ - More Audio Tube Data Sheet

Shops:

http://www.crowthornetubes.com/ - Gerry's a really good bloke, tubes, testers, manuals, repairs and lots of generally cool stuff.

http://www.tubesandmore.com/ - Antique Electronics Supply in the US. Great service.

http://eifl.co.jp/ - Tango/Tamura iron, rare tubes, etc.

http://www.acoustic-dimension.com/ - Tango/Tamura/Black Gate, etc.

http://intactaudio.com/ - Magnetic volume controls, LR phono stages, etc.

http://www.diyhifisupply.com/ - DIY amps, TVCs, components, tubes, yadda, yadda. Brian is a great guy.

http://www.jacmusic.com/ - Tubes, Lundahl iron, sockets, euro tubes, etc.

http://www.hificollective.co.uk - UK based, Audio Note & Glass House kits, componets, etc.

Enthusiast sites:

http://www.vt52.com/ - Jim de Kort's tube project - excellent site.

http://www.dhtrob.com/ - Some more cool projects

http://www.triode-dick.com/ - Even more cool prjects, but in Dutch.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GM70/ - Boatanchor amps Yahoo! group. Very scary stuff with extremely high voltages.

http://www.pmillett.com/ - Pete Millet's site, loads of data and data books.

http://www.oldradioz.com/ - Old radio info, datsheets, etc.

Books:

Radiotron designer's Handbook (RCA, 4th Ed.) - The bible.

Morgan Jones - Valve amplifiers - Theory, etc.

Morgan Jones - Building valve amplifiers - Focuses more on construction.

edit: added more stuff.

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i_should_coco wrote:

Required reading:

http://members.aol.com/sbench101/ - Steve Bench is just about god in tube circles. Start here.

Does anyone have an updated link for this? AOL shut down Hometown and while I've looked for alternative sites hosting Steve Bench's wisdom I've not found any (yet).

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i_should_coco wrote:

My hero! :^

Ta ever so much.

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Added link to the Hong Kong Tube Audio Club comparative listening testsfor various valves within my original post.

Paul

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