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    Default Tesla 12AX7's Are these worth anythng?

    Snagged these from a guy at the flea market Saturday, and paid $30 for the pair. I plugged them in, and they sound really nice. They are made in Czechlesovokia so they are pre czech republic. Boxes and tubes appear to be authentic with a little age on the boxes marked E83CC , but the tubes are new unmarked. NOS is my guess, but since i am a tube noob i fugured I couldn't go wrong for $30.

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    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    Wow I can't type for snit
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    Played about 3 cd's so far, and am noticing a level of detail that I didn't hear with the mullard reissues i had rolled. The amp and speakers did what I thought was a great job with cymbals but these sound incredible... Cymbals were a little on the flat side before but now very noticable...Vocal detail is amazing so far they sound great and seem to be openng up after app 1.5 hours... So far very impressive.
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    They will be better than the reissue Mullards for sure.

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    So this is what I ID'd them as:

    http://www.tubemongerlib.com/gallery...hlab_.jpg.html

    Value estimated at $75- $100 each.
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    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    I have a pair of those in my DAC (along with some RCA 5751's) and they are phenominal tubes! You got an extememly good deal on those!! Yours appear to be real Tesla E83CC's. The ones in the link below are fakes, and in the future beware of these fakes! Enjoy!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-matched-Pa...item3cb5a65973
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    By far these are a huge upgrade to the stock chinese tubes, and the mullard reissues.
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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    nice..I would like to have those for my guitar amp...

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    Quote Originally Posted by krabby5 View Post
    nice..I would like to have those for my guitar amp...
    I am going back to the flea market this weekend. Sometimes after sifting thru miles of poo you can come up with a nugget. My brother back in the late 70's scored a '61 Telecaster for $45 bucks, they lady wanted $50, but my brother only had $40 and I had $5. He still has it in his collection today. But you have to get there early and be willing to haggle and walk away to get a good price. There is a lot of junk, but some hauls of decent stuff from estate sales show up, and you can get lucky and find somethingvaluable at a bargain like once a year if you go about 20 times.

    Now I am going to look at old radios a little more carefully. I know a guy who has relatives in Argentina who went to visit and he came back with a Telefunken Radio Circa 1930 that is in amazing shape with what looks like all original tubes in it. Don't know what it's worth, but he is holding on to it.
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's VR3 LSi 9's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS4 Directv Genie HD DVR Samsung 64" Plasma

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's SDA SRS 2.3's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre

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