45 SET amp addiction

You are twisting my arm. I'm thinking there should be a nice 45 amp in my near future. Seems like something everyone should experience. Curse you. 😋

A this point, it might be worth sending a message to those folks that believe it is mostly the speakers that matter. They might be, but don't undersell the importance of the amplifier. It all matters. The amplifier and speaker are a system... and being able to accommodate these low power SET amps matters. Well, at least to a few crazies.

Loving your adventures!
 
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Fran604g

Just Call Me Junior
Public service announcement; @MrEd, @Audionut, @shoshin, @Fran604g – don’t do drugs, just stay away from this shit.



But if you do have the inkling for a taste, and think you can pull back when it goes bad, let me tell you...
:)
Last week I was telling Sharon that I might pull the Get*SET*Go apart and see what I could build from the parts. Thar's James iron in that thar amp...🤔

But I'm already so happy, and amazed, when the voices sometimes literally come out and touch me. Spooky stuff.

It's a paradox.
 
Public service announcement; @MrEd, @Audionut, @shoshin, @Fran604g – don’t do drugs, just stay away from this shit.



But if you do have the inkling for a taste, and think you can pull back when it goes bad, let me tell you...
:)
Trouble is I have a few old mesh plates that are un tested.
Not sure if they are any good, maybe someone here has a tester for 4 pin DHTs and could check them for me.
It would be another fun project to add the list.
 

billfort

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I have to go all-in now, so popped these in last night; RCA UX-245 globe. These always make me a little nervous - an 80 year old tube (!) with a very simple, fragile looking internal structure and something I doubt I'd find/buy again.

They warm up without drama, go real quiet with a tweak on the hum pots and quickly remind me of why in some ways, they are the best I've heard here - and also why they don't stay in this amp long-term.

I'm going to circle back through some stuff I've played recently and finally get to some vinyl - London Calling is Calling. I love these, but find I might be missing that solid bass foundation and better sense of having 'enough' power that the TJs deliver.


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I have to go all-in now, so popped these in last night; RCA UX-245 globe. These always make me a little nervous - an 80 year old tube (!) with a very simple, fragile looking internal structure and something I doubt I'd find/buy again.

They warm up without drama, go real quiet with a tweak on the hum pots and quickly remind me of why in some ways, they are the best I've heard here - and also why they don't stay in this amp long-term.

I'm going to circle back through some stuff I've played recently and finally get to some vinyl - London Calling is Calling. I love these, but find I might be missing that solid bass foundation and better sense of having 'enough' power that the TJs deliver.


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I'm sure they sound wonderful. The old globes are out of reach for me. It took a long time to find really good mesh 27 tubes for my preamp.
 
I have to go all-in now, so popped these in last night; RCA UX-245 globe. These always make me a little nervous - an 80 year old tube (!) with a very simple, fragile looking internal structure and something I doubt I'd find/buy again.

They warm up without drama, go real quiet with a tweak on the hum pots and quickly remind me of why in some ways, they are the best I've heard here - and also why they don't stay in this amp long-term.

I'm going to circle back through some stuff I've played recently and finally get to some vinyl - London Calling is Calling. I love these, but find I might be missing that solid bass foundation and better sense of having 'enough' power that the TJs deliver.


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That’s exactly what I hear with my globe 46 tubes vs ST. The globes have genuine magic in the midrange and treble but they just don’t have enough weight in the bass.
 
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