Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tube or Transistor Amplifier is better!?

I find this website is very good in telling us what is the best choice for you: Tube or Amplifier

go and browse

HK Snob

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mullard 12AX7 Long Plate Toast Getter with Frosted Glass

 Note half black bottle looking from Top view, that is Mullard 12AXT Long Plate

Good Printing like new

Toast Square Getter could be seen
Frosted Glass

Yesterday, I have luck to buy these two bottles from one Old chap at Tak Fat, and I have tested at Audiotronics, ther are perfectly matched.

Beautiful bottle and it is super rare


Clear, not as people say "Blurred" hi definiteion clarity, Flat and wide responde, Sweet, good mellow Middle range

Only one thing is that the bass is not as Deep as the Famous Telefunken ECC803S, and more quietness, still need to have AB test. and it is not too fair to test today as the tube is not yet run-in.

The cost if just 30% of the ECC803S, I paid HKD$4,500 for a pair!

What a super good performnce per dollars, I will go and snap all he has....

HK Snob

Vacuum Tube fever

Aftermath, after I have been using these two great bottles, I can say it sounds BETTER than Telefunken ECC803S...

Don't believe? go and get two and try... but I think it is damn hard to buy one pair nowadays

Monday, December 8, 2014

Telefunken ECC83 pair

I bought this matched pair ECC83 at Audiotronics as the logo is still clear and they are macthed pair in great condition.

HK Snob

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Telefunken ECC803S Vacuum Tube

Today, I bought a Matched Pair Telefunken ECC803 from Boss of Audio Space, This is coming with Box, Dennis own Collection. He said I can always cash back from Him.
I insert into one of his Mini 1998, well immediately we heard a lot a lot of difference, the vocal is so vivid and dynamic. That is the strength of Telefunken ECC803S- wide and flat freqnency response and dead slient!
Sham Shui Po Snob

Saturday, December 22, 2012

I found some of the ECC803s

I was glad that I found one box of ECC803S... see attached ..., when I moved all my CD fro one place to other.

HK Snob

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Great tube on sale, WE300B, gold Lion KT77, Mullard EL34

There are some of my collections,

WE300B dual with original Box and Cert 1995 used for about 50 hours HKD$20,000
WE300B dual with Origianl box and Cert 1997 used for about 50 hours HKD$18,000
Gold Lion KT77 Quad slightly used - HKD$14,000
Mullard EL34 Quad Used HKD$7,000
Telefunken ECC803S used - HKD$5,000
Raytheon 1957 Gold Pin 7729 x2 - HKD$4,000
HK Snob

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Some Great tubes

These are some of my collections of Tubes
HK Snob

Sunday, January 1, 2012

How Mullard Tubes were Made

An interesting website to see how a Mullard Tube was made, imagine that kind of industrial Automation is hardly to be duplicate as of today at a profitable cost. So the vintage Mullard tubes prices will soar up.
HK Snob

Friday, May 6, 2011

Gold Lion KT77, The replacement of Mullard EL34

After I bought the Marantz 8B, I had been changing tubes for best tunes.
Well, this is KT77 Gold Lion sent from a good friend from UK… I had immediately inserted onto the 8B and turn on the volume and listen carefully. Well. In fact, you do not have to listen carefully as the audible difference is greater than I expected.


Comparing with the Mullard EL34, KT77 is more powerful, more musical and have a lot of well defined images, the dynamic is unlimited… The more the volume, the more the power and less effect on the resolution. This is the second day of the amplifier using the new KT77. the tubes had been run in a bit and the sound is more mellow , less HOT than Yesterday, very smooth and delightful way of Presenting her sexy voice for Dustin Spring field on her “Look of Love”

This is so far the best for EL34 variety, well, I still have to try the famous Telefunken EL34.

That requires me to pay another HKD$6,000 dollar for the quad tube.
UK Snob

Monday, April 4, 2011

Telefunken 6211

This is the replacement version of 12AU7. Lower working Voltage.

HK Snob