If you have had to regularly replace fuses then no matter what else send it back to its maker, he needs to see it.
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Slow down a minute.
put the old set of tubes in it and turn it on. if it functions then use what you have til your ready willing and able to buy whatever tubes you want.
and set the damn thing on a table and towel before fiddling with it.
it’s a minor setback in the grand scheme.live and deal with it.i do feel your pain-
party on garth...
Always sorry to hear about an audio tragedy. We've all been there.
IMHO the RM-9 is well worth fixing & keeping. I built a big bad 2-channel system around one in the late '80s. Loved that sound.
I still have two RM-9s in storage. I had Roger convert each to triode-switchable (w/a pentode-triode switch installed adjacent to each output tube). Hearing this amp in all triode mode is still one of my greatest audio experiences.
I'm sure "better" tube amps are out now (including those made by Music Reference). But I would happily go back to the RM-9 if I had a big living room system again.
And for what it's worth, I never changed a fuse on either RM-9. Kind of surprised to read about that...
Maybe I e missed something in all the replies but if you only damaged the tubes why do you need to send it anywhere. Just pull the broken tubes out and replace. Vacuum out any glass you can and be done. That's of course if no internal damage that I didn't see is also an issue. Other the the cost to buy new tubes. At least you will know you are good for a couple years after. Why are you also replacing fuses? Did they blow Nd is that a regular occurrence or do you change get them for fresh ones ( imo that's not necessary unless they are decades old)