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    Experience of 5963 tube

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    Dahlberg

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    Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by Dahlberg on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:17 am

    This was an interessting articel.

    http://www.jacmusic.com/nos/ECC82/5963/5963-index.htm
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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by 10-E-C on Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:14 pm

    Dahlberg wrote:This was an interessting articel.

    http://www.jacmusic.com/nos/ECC82/5963/5963-index.htm



    I run 5963s in my M125s and also in my ST-70. I found some Phillips 5963s that sound wonderful in my M125's and A JAN 5963 in my center position of my ST70. I don't think you can go wrong with the 5963s.

    TM

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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by Jim McShane on Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:08 pm

    I would caution however that the 5963 often tends to be microphonic. While they are used in less sensitive positions in Bob & Roy's gear they can still cause you grief.

    Be sure the tubes you get are tested for microphonics!
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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by Dahlberg on Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:26 pm

    I bought two separate sets of four today, JAN Philips and a set of RCA's. 50euros/set.
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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by Rabindu on Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:44 pm

    I'm using an RCA USN CRC 5963 with black plates and a foil "D" getter of 1958 vintage in the centre voltage amplifier position in my ST-120 with excellent results.

    Also have in the left and right phase splitter/inverter positions a matched pair of RCA JRC-5814A with 3 micas, black plates and a square getter of 1959 vintage. Got these NOS tubes from a reliable seller on ebay.

    Mike Kampman
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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by peterh on Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:40 pm

    Dahlberg wrote:I bought two separate sets of four today, JAN Philips and a set of RCA's. 50euros/set.

    That was expensive ! I hope the sound is accordingly.
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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by Dahlberg on Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:55 pm

    peterh wrote:
    Dahlberg wrote:I bought two separate sets of four today, JAN Philips and a set of RCA's. 50euros/set.

    That was expensive !  I hope the sound is accordingly.

    Do you have a better price ?

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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by eickmewg on Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:09 pm

    I got some GE 5963's awhile ago. I found them to be rather noisy and I went back to 12BH7's for my ST120.
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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by peterh on Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:05 am

    Dahlberg wrote:
    peterh wrote:
    Dahlberg wrote:I bought two separate sets of four today, JAN Philips and a set of RCA's. 50euros/set.

    That was expensive !  I hope the sound is accordingly.

    Do you have a better price ?
    On ECC82/802 /12au7 ? Yes. 120 swedish crowns, including sales tax.
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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by Dahlberg on Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:51 am

    Nothing wrong with those prices but this was for the 5963 and the conclusion of the
    articel. I'm guessing you have a different opinion about the virtues of this tube ?

    I'll give you a call for some more tubes.

    Edit: Couldn't find a phone nr on your homepage ? PM maybe ?
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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by peterh on Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:46 am

    Dahlberg wrote:Nothing wrong with those prices but this was for the 5963 and the conclusion of the
    articel. I'm guessing you have a different opinion about the virtues of this tube ?

    I'll give you a call for some more tubes.

    Edit: Couldn't find a phone nr on your homepage ? PM maybe ?

    I had 5963 in my vta-70 as delivered. But one of them developed hum after
    some 1000 hours so i replaced them ( no use replacing only one), the remains
    was given to a curious customer for free.
    What did i use ? JJ-ECC82. It still sounds good.

    http://tubular-well.se

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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by eickmewg on Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:01 am

    I agree that the JJ ECC82 is a very good tube; cheap and quiet.  Unfortunately, I had a trio of these tubes in a plastic bag and my dog managed to pull it off the counter.  By the time I got them back, he had done a  number of the pins on one of them!  I now have a duo Mad
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    Re: Experience of 5963 tube

    Post by peterh on Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:17 am

    eickmewg wrote:I agree that the JJ ECC82 is a very good tube; cheap and quiet.  Unfortunately, I had a trio of these tubes in a plastic bag and my dog managed to pull it off the counter.  By the time I got them back, he had done a  number of the pins on one of them!  I now have a duo :x
    I hope the dog did not swallow any of the pins, they might puncture the internals.
    At least you have 2 left, you can listen to stereo with them !

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