Well, the price of some NOS 6922s was creeping into the stratosphere the past couple of years ...
at least the RAM tubes seem reasonably priced.
But I now see a brand NEW 6922/6DJ8/7308 equivalent being manufactured by EAT (EuroAudio Team). The design seems to be based on the uber rare ECC Telefunken.http://www.euroaudioteam.com/ecc88.php
Detailed Spec Sheethttp://www.savantaudio.com/eatecc88.pdf
Holy crow, they are going for $225 a pop each!
That would be nearly $700 to re-do my RM-5 preamp!
Can they ever be THAT GOOD to justify such a price premium?
These are among the most expensive I've seen going, save perhaps for some of the rare Amperex species from the 1950s which seem to pop-up at some greedy dealers.
They don't even grade them for noise which makes me wonder.