Posts filed under: Exotic Parts

This is a giant tube. With around 500 grams of weight, definitely this is a heavy weight class. It’s a Pentode with shadow grid to reduce the screen current – so we should call it a Hexode. Its filament rated...
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EIMAC tube is well known as high power (we are talking ‘K’ in Volts). The current requirement also quite heavy. But the best thing from them is they are beautiful with Thoriated Tungsten filament. I’m collecting some EIMAC tube. And...
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Finally they are arrived – two custom toroidal transformer from Primrose Audio (also known as Richard Sumner Technology). This is Canadian based company specialized in manufacturing the toroidal transformer. For regular customer, they use SumR name, while for the audio...
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Upon searching for a value Chassis RCA for my ASUS Xonar Essence One upgrade, I remember one of new audio brand owned by local colleague. The brand is Vermouth Audio. So, I order the highest grade, CR-M02-Rho (which is surprisingly...
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One of my friend bought my Duelund VSF Cast Cu (Copper). Actually I always keep some pairs for my own use, but as you know that I’m a bit slower when running my own DIY Project later these days, so...
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I believe you still remember this one? After some listening test, I decided to have another revision. It was a good capacitor, but I was thinking if I could improve some of its aspect. Well, I could be wrong, but...
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I believe you still remember this one? I think it’s time to give a short review of it. As comparison, I will use Jensen 4-Pole capacitor as both has same capacitance (470 uF). Caveat: The Jensen 4-Pole has been used...
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Before your mind gone wild, let me give you a clue: This is not a film capacitor… Specially designed capacitor based on my ‘short’ experience testing a lot of capacitors. No name yet, until it passes the sound quality test...
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This is just another simple shoot. I don’t know why, the appearance of Mesh Plate tube always bring something special. I’m testing my burn-in tube rig actually. It’s good to power up old tube slowly, to prevent ‘heart attack’ since...
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I was thinking what was the alternative to replace my standard Pulse Transformer PE-65612 on my QLS QA-660. Actually I had several options, but after some simple research, eventually I ended my journey on Scientific Conversion product, the SC947-02 “SUPER”....
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Just looking around and found something that looked interesting. Hope I’m right 😉...
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After a session on Bintaro, I decided to purchase this Sony 2SK82 for SIT Amplifier project. Don’t know when I will (ever) build this amplifier, but surely it’s nice to have some key parts on hand first....
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