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    The 7199 Tube

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    denny9167

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    The 7199 Tube

    Post by denny9167 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:32 am

    It seems to me that with the increased popularity of Dynaco and other tube products, that there would be enough of a demand to start production again of the infamous 7199, I know Sovtek made one for a long while. But it was also not a true 7199 from what I gather. It seems to me that any of the higher end tube producers could make a high quality 7199 at a reasonable price, at least half of what they're going for right now.

    peterh

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    Re: The 7199 Tube

    Post by peterh on Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:52 am

    You can mail JJ direct ( it's the only tubemaker i can think of that could and maybe want
    to do this. The market however is limited and most amps are beeing rebuilt for other tubes.

    denny9167

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    Re: The 7199 Tube

    Post by denny9167 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:56 am

    peterh wrote:You can mail JJ direct ( it's the only tubemaker i can think of that could and maybe want
    to do this. The market however is limited and most amps are beeing rebuilt for other tubes.
    All triode front ends seems to be the rage, lower noise floor etc. but I think with the technology of today
    A good 7199 could be designed.

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    Re: The 7199 Tube

    Post by peterh on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:14 pm

    denny9167 wrote:
    peterh wrote:You can mail JJ direct ( it's the only tubemaker i can think of that could and maybe want
    to do this. The market however is limited and most amps are beeing rebuilt for other tubes.
    All triode front ends seems to be the rage, lower noise floor etc. but I think with the technology of today
    A good 7199 could be designed.
    Nope, it is already designed. We don't want another sovtek "7199", we should have a replica
    of the original if anything. That is not design it's implementation.


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    Re: The 7199 Tube

    Post by denny9167 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:12 pm

    Amen! On that one, where is RCA when you need them!!!

    sKiZo

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    Re: The 7199 Tube

    Post by sKiZo on Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:41 pm

    Not to say old is always better. The TungSol KT120 is a industrial redesign of the 6L6GA and people who got em seem to like em.

    Still take some twiddling about to make them work to their full potential in an amp not designed for them. I got a set for my ST-120 (which I haven't built yet) and am hoping everybody isn't just pulling my leg ...

    (hey, look ... we got another one ... sucker!!) rabbit

    I'm going for the "sound" which is supposed to be excellent for my listening tastes, the headroom, and the durability - won't be working all that hard and they should last forever in this amp.

    Point being ... TungSol went ahead and did the deed, and now it's catching on. Quite a few mfgs are using them now. So hey, shake the tree, and see what happens!

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