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Current Marketplace for Vacuum Tubes?
Thought I’d follow up now that I have marketed and sold a dozen pairs of vintage tubes.Audiogon ads received little action, rendering the cost of a basic ad plus photo at $9 a poor value. I spent $45 on ads for items that didn’t sell (and received... 
Current Marketplace for Vacuum Tubes?
Listed tubes on US Audio Mart, AudioAsylum, and a few on E-Bay. 
Current Marketplace for Vacuum Tubes?
"I currently only trust tubes from ARC for my ARC pre-amp enough to justify paying a higher price than I might elsewhere. Especially when it comes to noise levels for use in prime slot in the phono section."You might consider Andy Bouwman at Vinta... 
Current Marketplace for Vacuum Tubes?
Mapman, your comment about E-Bay re: fair market value is in keeping with my thoughts. Your advice regarding testing the waters is well taken.Back four years or so on Audiogon, one could trust certain sellers to provide high quality tubes, and whi... 
Current Marketplace for Vacuum Tubes?
^ "Wasn’t sure if your inquiry was intended to provide you with potential outlets for selling your tubes OR give you a glimpse of current tube prices."Potential outlets for selling my tubes. Getting up to speed on current prices will also be helpf... 
Current Marketplace for Vacuum Tubes?
Thanks to those who read my question correctly and offered good information. I discovered US Audiomart, which looks like a reasonably good alternative. I never had much luck selling on AudioAsylum. jea48, thanks for the link for reference pricing.  
tube monoblocks and preamp recommendations
While it's not a mono block amplifier, the stereo McIntosh MC240 paired with Altec 19 is a classic combo.  
What happened to Jfox
Something tells me Bill is alive and well in AZ...and in the forums. Good to see!;) 
What happened to Jfox
07-01-14: BobheinatzHi Tvad,I bought some Wright 2a3 mono amps that I still use along with another set of tube amps. The George Wright Signature 2A3 mono blocks are phenomenal amps. I sometimes regret selling them. Enjoy! 
What happened to Jfox
06-30-14: Charles1dadTvad ,you always struck me as some one who loves music and not just an equitment geek.Guilty of both. My interests wax and wane. I have been in the wane phase. Waxing to follow... 
What happened to Jfox
Does this mean that once you put your great system together, your interest waned in both Audiogon and in listening to your system? Yikes!Yes and no. Reading Audiogon forums last night for 15 minutes pretty much reinforced my decision to leave the ... 
What happened to Jfox
Hello all! Turned on the system tonight for the first time in about a year and decided to surf Audiogon. I put together a wonderful frankenstein Audio Note system (meaning not 100% Audio Note), and once the audio chase was over my interest waned. ... 
XLR to RCA to XLR
FWIW...Steve McCormack uses Jensen transformers in his VRE-1, and I assume in his Flex-Connect unit as well. He's extremely particular and thorough in his evaluation of parts, so I have to assume he's done his homework and has concluded the Jensen... 
XLR to RCA to XLR
FYI, Jensen Transformers PI-XX or PI-2XX can be custom ordered in any configuration one requires. Dbphd purchased my PI-XX, which were custom ordered with XLR inputs and RCA outputs. One could order RCA>XLR, RCA>RCA, or XLR>XLR. Whatever ... 
Top rated passive preamps
SMc Audio VRE-1C (or VRE-1, or VRE-1B - all are earlier iterations of the same essential design).Not a pure passive preamp by definition. A hybrid really...but with the purity of a passive.