I use my NOS tubes. Why save them and use something inferior? Tomorrow, I might get hit by a bus.
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Plug them in so you can enjoy your music to the maximum.
Invest in spares NOW, so when these die you wont' be frustrated. Later on, should you decide you don't want them, say two to five years from now, they will be worth more than you paid. What else in audio can you purchase and value goes up instead of down, even if you don't want them :^)
I currently have about 200 NOS tubes that I'm not using. If I need any popular type, good quality ones are on hand. Some of these were bought in 1998 for (literally) $6.00 each and are now worth $100.00 +.
NOS tubes, you guys are so 20th century, the real vanguard of the ultra high end extreme underground is NOS solid state chips. People are rummaging through yard sales and pawn shops and taking apart 60s and 70s era amp/receivers looking for vintage silicon chips. Something about that sharp, edgy sound bringing back the magic of Grand Funk on the Panasonic combo receiver/turntable. I'm so glad I keep my Nehrus!