I cannot speak with authority on the topic- but I sure hope not. I wish to buy some vintage amplication for some vintage speakers I own. I want to re-create The older sound which had a much warmer tone to it as I remember it. Modern tube equipment seems to be more precise and tends in many cases to eliminate extraneous signal paths. Due to limitations on source, (being all older analog all the time) you'll find all sorts of filters on vintage equipment which manipulates the signal. I am actually looking forward to it. I own a very clean modern tube amp that I tube roll to tweak the sound. The reason you see high tube prices for old stock is the desire to give a little color to the sound, but thats just my humble opinion. Look at today's Classifieds and you'll see a quad of Mullard EL 34s being advertised for $450.00. Mullards have a deep rich tone, that is hard to get from modern tubes, thus the asking price.
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