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    Tubes for Dynaco Pas 3 Series II

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    TXFlyGuy

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    Tubes for Dynaco Pas 3 Series II

    Post by TXFlyGuy on Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:27 pm

    I have a Dynaco Pas 3 Series II pre-amp built by Sound Valves. Are there any other tubes recommended for this besides the supplied Sovtek's? This is a very good unit and I was looking to upgrade the tubes. Does anyone else have this pre-amp, or no someone that does?
    Thank you for your help!

    Bob Latino
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    Re: Tubes for Dynaco Pas 3 Series II

    Post by Bob Latino on Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:46 am

    TXFlyGuy wrote:I have a Dynaco Pas 3 Series II pre-amp built by Sound Valves. Are there any other tubes recommended for this besides the supplied Sovtek's? This is a very good unit and I was looking to upgrade the tubes. Does anyone else have this pre-amp, or no someone that does?
    Thank you for your help!

    Hi TXFlyGuy,

    The PAS-3 uses FOUR 12AX7 tubes
    The PAS-3 Series II (I believe) uses SIX 12AX7 tubes

    What I might try to do is locate some NOS or "like new" Telefunken 12AX7 tubes to replace the Sovtek tubes in your preamp. They will be expensive ($30 - $50 a tube) but should make a noticeable difference in sound quality over the tubes you are using now ..

    Not too many people have seen the PAS-3 Series II. See if you can post a photo of your preamp here on the forum. If you can't post a photo then send me a photo of your preamp as an attached file to an Email > Bob01605@aol.com and I will post it up here for the other forum members to see ..

    Bob

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    Re: Tubes for Dynaco Pas 3 Series II

    Post by GP49 on Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:57 pm

    ...and for those who don't know, 12AX7 tubes that are imprinted with the DYNACO brand or The Fisher are Telefunken.

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    Re: Tubes for Dynaco Pas 3 Series II

    Post by Bob Latino on Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:36 pm

    Hi,

    I would like to thank TXFlyGuy for providing some photos of the rarely seen Dynaco PAS-3 Series II preamp. A completely different front face and a different circuit than the PAS-3. Better built than the original PAS-3. Check the composite photo below for a quick look at the PAS-3 Series II preamp from Dynaco/Panor.

    Bob



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