Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Read 18385 times.

JakeJ

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 3241
  • You know I'm right, Charlie Brown!
Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #40 on: 12 Apr 2009, 03:04 pm »
AUGGGHHHHH!!! NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Listens2tubes

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #41 on: 15 Apr 2009, 12:14 pm »
AUGGGHHHHH!!! NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

 :o "Looks like we lost another one to hollow state" murmured the minions.

iGrant

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #42 on: 15 Apr 2009, 02:05 pm »
Shuguang FU80, supposed to be about 1500 of them left in China, saw and heard a 200w/ch SET amp using them last year, it was stunning.



Cheers,
Ian

JakeJ

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 3241
  • You know I'm right, Charlie Brown!
Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #43 on: 15 Apr 2009, 02:34 pm »
:o "Looks like we lost another one to hollow state" murmured the minions.

Hi Listens,

I've had a toe in the hollow state since about 1981 when I acquired my first high-end preamp, a Precision Fidelity C7A (which I wish I still had).  But I really went over the deep end in the late '90s when I stated collecting vintage gear and tubes.

But my reaction was to Kyrill's desire for a photo of Zero's pant flying off.   :nono: :jester:


Ian,

That is one big, beautiful, bottle!  I would love to see that thing in full glow.

Have a great day,
Jake
« Last Edit: 15 Apr 2009, 05:04 pm by JakeJ »

rpf

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #44 on: 15 Apr 2009, 02:36 pm »
More in this series by Jason Schlachet:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/schlachet/sets/72157594394019745/




Hey Nathan, you beat me to it. It's just as well as I could never produce a photo like that.  :lol:

That is a RCA 829B, used in the Dodd Mono 50s (which I own). It puts out 48 watts and IME sounds closest to a KT66.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=gallery;area=browse;album=5525&pos=13

Rob


nathanm

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #45 on: 15 Apr 2009, 04:36 pm »
The "FU80"  Nice! :lol: Cripes, you could build a model ship inside that thing!

kyrill

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #46 on: 15 Apr 2009, 06:32 pm »
If it sounds the way it looks...
 I would love such an amp
if my wife would enter then,  my dedicated FU 80 room
i would appreciate her to make a little bow to the amp first
and when leaving the room by walking slowly backwards with her back to the door

Yeah I would like that :green: :green: :thumb:

iGrant

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #47 on: 15 Apr 2009, 06:55 pm »


Don't quite see this one making into the wife's living rm :)

Cheers,
Ian

nathanm

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #48 on: 15 Apr 2009, 07:13 pm »
I bet you could still touch 'em if you really tried.

JoshK

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #49 on: 15 Apr 2009, 07:56 pm »
Ian,

Those look like 833s.  If so, those are super triodes, capable of serious power but run on exceedingly high voltage (>2kv typically).  Scary, not to mention the heat production.

Whoops, just saw you said it was the FU-80.  Probably in a similar family. 




iGrant

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #50 on: 15 Apr 2009, 11:57 pm »
Ian,

Those look like 833s.  If so, those are super triodes, capable of serious power but run on exceedingly high voltage (>2kv typically).  Scary, not to mention the heat production.

Whoops, just saw you said it was the FU-80.  Probably in a similar family. 

Not really sure about the details, looked in thru the power supply (lower box) and didn't see anything really heavy duty for HV. Tried hard to get one shipped in for testing, maybe later this year :) The picture doesn't do it justice.

Cheers,
Ian





Bemopti123

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #51 on: 16 Apr 2009, 03:38 am »
From a thread in HeadFi about the beauty of tubes glowing in the dark....


Watson

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 385
Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #52 on: 16 Apr 2009, 03:46 am »
From a thread in HeadFi about the beauty of tubes glowing in the dark....

Great pic! Can you provide a link to that thread? I'd be interested in reading it.

cryoparts

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #53 on: 16 Apr 2009, 05:31 am »
From a thread in HeadFi about the beauty of tubes glowing in the dark....

Great pic! Can you provide a link to that thread? I'd be interested in reading it.

Here you go:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/best-looking-tube-amp-417493/

Lee

arthurs

Re: Physically Beautiful Tubes. Post Photo Thread.
« Reply #54 on: 19 Apr 2009, 02:23 am »