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    Default Are Ruby tubes El34's any good?

    I found a set of 2 nos for 25.00 and local pickup.. worth while?
    Ruby EL34 BSTR Tubes
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    I've heard they are not so good but have never tried any.
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    They are some common brand with the best ones branded "Ruby" tubes. I have never been too impressed with what I've read but then again, I cannot remember who makes them. If you have ever seen the "golden dragon" ones for some stupid price they are the best Shaguang tubes rebranded. There are only a few companies that make tubes. All the other ones just offer some matching services and have them re-branded for a huge amount.
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    Ruby tubes are just re-branded tubes like SED, EH, etc. They do more testing, burn-in and everything for better reliability, and then they put on the Ruby stamp. They're overpriced IMO. I've never had a problem with tubes from thetubestore.com.

    DON'T buy the Ruby. The reason is your ST-70 use four MATCHED EL34 tubes. The ones you're getting from me are matched quad of 30mA plate current with 5% tolerance. Never mix tubes if they're not matched.

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    Ok, these ruby's were 25.00 bucks for 2 new in box.. i wasnt going to buy them, was just wondering about them as the e-bay seller was local.. the auction ended with no bids....

    Hey Organ, did you get my pm? did you send those tubes today? or was you gonna wait? Lemme know...

    later, it's late
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    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
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    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    Yeah. Just PM'ed you back.

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