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NOSValves last won the day on November 20 2013

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    Hale, Michigan
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    Grand Kids, My Jack Russell Max, Fishing, Boating, Camping, Hunting, Drag racing, Baseball, Audio, Music and enjoying life.
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    NOS Valves NBS preamplifier, NOS Valves VRD amplifiers, Sony 333-ES SACD player, PC computer music server, Schiit Bifrost DAC with the full schiit, Sota Jewel Turntable w/ Rega RB-300 arm and Denon DL-103R, JVC QL-Y5F Turntable w/ Denon DL-160, Klipsch Modified Lascala's known world wide as Frankenscala's

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  1. Funny thing is NO TEST EXIST that the answer comes back to confirm NOS or a truly measured and accurate life test. A tube tests the same for 90% of its life and than drops like falling off a cliff.
  2. Buy those vintage 7189A tubes if you can confirm they are truly NOS the N stands for New. I say this because the definition of NOS has been abused to include used tubes for years. Yeah the 299B is a 7189 amp it can use the 7189A just fine.
  3. Eric.....No amount of thinking or design are going to make $300 in materials worth $3700....not in my opinion. I do believe I have a right to my opinion.....
  4. The work looks to be nicely done. The brown faced LK72 with a nice face plate fetch pretty good money so I say even $950 isn't a bad deal if you can audition to confirm proper operation.
  5. Nope the LK72 is indeed the kit version of the 299C the LK72B is the kit version of the 299D
  6. I've got a rather large Doors collection I'd be willing to sell you!
  7. If the listing is honest that was a great price. A lack of a wood case or a SUT is no reason not to grab is at that price. I just hope the listing is legit for whomever did buy it. Tom is still available to build a cabinet and the same SUT as I installed inside the preamp can be ordered for external use from K & K Audio.
  8. Not sure why one would own Bells if my room and placement is best served "in the corner toed 45 degrees" might just as well have Khorns. The main reason to own Bells or Lascalas is to get away from that limited placement at the price of lower frequency response. In the corners yes if possible.... 45 degrees not so much. I'd suggest toeing them so they merge anywhere from just in front to just behind your head.
  9. cordless drill and about 2 seconds....
  10. My gosh old buddy where you been? I thought you fell off the face of the earth! Good to see you posting.
  11. Man my job just got easier... rather then try to get all the amps I work on and build as quiet as possible I'm going to start making them hum....it makes them sound better. Gosh I wish I had thought of that a long time ago....
  12. My system can no longer handle hot sources....😉
  13. whatever wild scheme you guys come up with as long as a 1 year or more delivery with a crazy high price is included I'm in!
  14. why cause I'm making your gear worth more
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