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    Need Help Not knowing the full history of the unit or the...

    Not knowing the full history of the unit or the length of time you have the preamp, I speculated the possibility and advised you to troubleshoot the simpler things to check and replace.

    The...
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    Need Help +1 to What F1 said. May be the rectifier tube...

    +1 to What F1 said.

    May be the rectifier tube is used up.

    I hope you have at least two extra (new) good known 6SN7.

    Start replacing the 6SN7 one at a time if replacing the rectifier tube...
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    Need Help Did you check to see if the correct mains voltage...

    Did you check to see if the correct mains voltage is set (120V)?

    Check the two 1A fuses behind the power chassis to see if they are both good.

    Remove and reinstall the tubes and the umbilical...
  4. Yes, try to compare the stock vs. CV-181,...

    Yes, try to compare the stock vs. CV-181, Mullard, Tung Sol and RCA; etc. You owe it to yourself to try out for better tube but stock tube is undoubtedly sux! But you'll be spending a lot of $$$ to...
  5. Congrats! SLP-05 is awesome to say the least. But...

    Congrats! SLP-05 is awesome to say the least. But you really need to try Psvane (formerly Shuguang Treasures) CV-181 for 6SN7.

    We had a shootout between 4 different types of NOS 6SN7 variants last...
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    SS gears can sounds incredibly good while giving...

    SS gears can sounds incredibly good while giving more natural tone across the entire Audio Frequency Spectrum.

    But that seemed to be a chorus preached by some Tubes Aficionados who hasn't tried...
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    Rich, You are always welcome to move to the...

    Rich,

    You are always welcome to move to the Sunny Cali if you grow tired of IL windy cold weathers. :P

    Or you can always move to some island near N.Y to catch an Ocean breeze while listening...
  8. Need Help You fixed it! Congrats! That amber / brown...

    You fixed it! Congrats!

    That amber / brown stuff in the picture seems to be some kind of glue (same stuff you see underneath the caps).

    I think it is some kind of contact cement to make sure...
  9. Tom, Pitt, and the other folks, You guys are...

    Tom, Pitt, and the other folks,

    You guys are very welcome! :)

    For some of you who are more inclined for the technical aspect of the Tubes, here is a good source for the samples, circuit ideas...
  10. Need Help 5MF probably means the part number or the company...

    5MF probably means the part number or the company that came from.

    But you need to use 6A fast acting at 125V rating fuses.

    RatShack probably don't have the 125V fuses. If they only has 250V...
  11. Need Help I see that's some confusion. I think CEE...

    I see that's some confusion.

    I think CEE means the country in the Central and Eastern Europe. These countries uses Timed 6.3A fuse.

    For US and Canada which I think has STD designation uses the...
  12. Need Help Ok! Check the markings on the fuse that came out...

    Ok! Check the markings on the fuse that came out of the amp. It should say the voltage as well as the amp.

    What does it look like?

    F6A = Fast Acting 6 Amp
    T6.3A = Timed (Slow Blow) 6.3Amp....
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    Yeah, I know! I know there is no going back from...

    Yeah, I know! I know there is no going back from that combo you have. :D



    I agree! Selah is very worth checking out.



    I think Rich Meant something much bigger than the Selah Tempesta....
  14. Need Help You are absolutely fine to use the 6A fuse...

    You are absolutely fine to use the 6A fuse instead of the 6.3A fuse.

    One thing you need to make sure is the voltage rating of the fuse that you need and the type (fast acting or slow blow or...
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    If you haven't looked, check out the Vapor Sound,...

    If you haven't looked, check out the Vapor Sound, Evolution Acoustics, and ClearWave offerings for under 5K.

    I would banged this all day long.
    ...
  16. Nice thread, Tom! I think I don't see these...

    Nice thread, Tom!

    I think I don't see these sites below so allow me to add them.

    http://www.emissionlabs.com (Maker of Super Nice DHT Tubes)

    http://www.jacmusic.com (Very informative Source...
  17. I want to A/B the hand made Bhulley amps and the...

    I want to A/B the hand made Bhulley amps and the Essence Jasper to see which one wins.
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    My condolences to the family! RIP Norm!

    My condolences to the family! RIP Norm!
  19. Well, the good Jasper is the one I used to cut...

    Well, the good Jasper is the one I used to cut circles on the MDF sheets and it doesn't called Essence Jasper for a good reason.
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    All the Great advises given here! Run far away as...

    All the Great advises given here! Run far away as fast as you can and never look back! Shoot the foot that wants to turn back.

    Permanently shuts down all connections on all the social networking...
  21. Need Help These are sure spendy tubes. Around 2 bills on...

    These are sure spendy tubes. Around 2 bills on the bay for 12AU7 type. I hope they are worth it though.

    As the saying goes; you never know till you tried it. I guess worse case is you won't lose $...
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    Thanks for the visual! I got it now. Cool Looking...

    Thanks for the visual! I got it now. Cool Looking Mirror!
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    So, you have two big windows on the opposite...

    So, you have two big windows on the opposite sides of the room? And one windowed wall meets the wall with the Chimney?

    You have two big windows and a chimney and mantel that sticks out about...
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    FYI Edit : Don't know why but this is a double post...

    Edit : Don't know why but this is a double post to the above.
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    FYI I think you have been lucky to find the tubes...

    I think you have been lucky to find the tubes with mostly intact text / lettering on them to decipher the year and the plant they are they are manufactured in.

    I have been not so lucky since the...
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