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Planet Audio / Re: Astin Trew Owner's Thread
« Last post by Jsen on Today at 10:28 »
back to being an AT owner after getting the phono.

Anyone else using the AT8000?

Congrats bro. What's the characteristic of the AT's phono? Thanks bro.
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Looking for Cardas Clear Reflection speaker cable with a length of 2.0m to 2.5m. Termination at both ends can be spade or banana.
It need to come with a Cardas numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
If you one pair consider to let go, please PM me for further discussion.
Thank You.  :)
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Planet Home Theater / Re: Soundbar discussion thread
« Last post by YANG on Today at 10:07 »
No wonder the ShockWafe 9.2 configuration disappears from Nakamichi US Ebay page...
...because of
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Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 DTS:X (2018) hardware while supplies last, quantities limited. To be replaced by Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 SSE (2019)
*Dolby Atmos, Vision and SSE require firmware upgrade (available end Dec 2018) for Ultra 9.2 DTS:X 2018 model.

Nakamichi Official US sale page
https://www.ebay.com.sg/sch/nakamichi-usa/m.html?item=273591559339&hash=item3fb353e4ab%3Ag%3ATXQAAOSwVxpbNW9Q%3Ark%3A3%3Apf%3A0&LH_BIN=1&rt=nc&LH_PrefLoc=2&_trksid=p2046732.m1684

interesting setup information on the side/back satellites
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/757848_38e5f6b60cac4d808b7f0b534a0aecbb.pdf

however compare to the active subs used on the 7.2 configuration that doesn't support ATMOS...
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/757848_138a887ab3a44f34ade7c59d501abb03.pdf
...U can't change the powered subwoofer to other "better" makes with more power compare to the limited 35w Nakamichis
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interest call/sms/watsapps/email--91454638-wilson/ wilsonzxjtube@gmail.com (overseas and local registered postage services are available)

6sn7 5692 vt231 cv1988 6h8c

kenrad vt231 6sn7gt black glass U.S military 1940's new old stock(nos) strong pair--$180
test results--96/95, 94/96
https://imgur.com/a/6Rm8QTA
these kenrad black glass 1940's tube have great bass, drive, sweet midrange, good bandwidth. Bass is definitely it's strong suit.

kenrad 6sn7gt vt231 black glass U.S Navy1940's new old stock(nos) strong single--$180
test results--96/98
https://imgur.com/a/Utc7nAH
these kenrad black glass 1940's tube have great bass, drive, sweet midrange, good bandwidth. Bass is definitely it's strong suit. On the other hand, the highs are more grainy then other tubes.

sylvania vt231 6sn7gt US (jan) joint army navy 1940's strong pair--$130
test results--100/100, 98/98
https://imgur.com/a/bS3I9xV
these vt231 gives wide bandwidth, well balanced, excellent sound stage and air. Imaging is precise

kenrad vt231 6sn7gt black glass U.S military 1940's new old stock(nos) strong pair--$180(sold)
test results--105/100, 104/104
https://imgur.com/a/9KL96Oj
these kenrad black glass 1940's tube have great bass, drive, sweet midrange, good bandwidth. Bass is definitely it's strong suit. On the other hand, the highs are more grainy then other tubes.

raytheon jan(joint army navy) 6sn7gt vt231 test good pair--$80
test results--92/100, 86/92
slightly below strong on 1 side of that 1 tube, but no effect on the sound, the test results show they should last for many years, at a bargain price
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/raytheon%20jan%206sn7%20vt231%20test%20good%20pair?sort=3&page=1
Extended highs, a crystal clear midrange lacking some of the Sylvania's warmth, and an extended bass response. level of detail seems higher than it is with Sylvania's, and the bass impact of these tubes really comes through. are much more forward in their presentation

cbs 6sn7gt new old stock(nos) new in box(nib)--$70
test results--104/96, 97/104
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/cbs%206sn7gt%20new%20old%20stock%20new%20in%20box?sort=3&page=1
Quiet and musical, the best of the non-military tubes, most mellow and have the most refined sound. Very smooth and airy up and down with a nicely detailed high end

rca 6sn7gtb coin base pair--$50
test result--106/104, 102/98
http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/wisonzxj/library/rca%206sn7gtb%20coin%20base%20pair?sort=3&page=1

ge 6sn7gtb coin base pair--$40
test result--98/92, 95/92
http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/wisonzxj/library/ge%206sn7gtb%20coin%20base%20pair?sort=3&page=1

fivre 6sn7gt Italian made 1950s strong single--$60
test result--92/94
http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/wisonzxj/library/fivre%206sn7gt%20Italian%20made%201950s%20strong%20single?sort=3&page=1
this might be one of the finest 6sn7. very detail, good mid vocal. beat some of the highly rated 6sn7.

tubes are tested on tv-7 tube tester use by U.S army and airforce where minimum good for 6sn7 is 50/50. strong start around 85/85

6sl7 vt229 6c8g

nation union 6sl7gt vt229 black glass U.S military 1950's strong pair--$80
test results--53/54, 52/52
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/national%20union%206sl7gt%20vt229%20black%20glass%201950s?sort=3&page=1
articulate, and crisp vocals. Great mid-range which is fairly neutral, maybe with a pinch of warmth. Handles sibilance really well. Highs are extended, airy, and detailed without being etched. Bass has good impact, but can be a touch more defined. very balanced sound, great all around imaging, excellent dynamics. Very very enjoyable, and unfatiguing tube to listen to, without sacrificing detail. I should also add that this tube reproduced the best musical timbres, expecially of brass (adding "bite" to the brass when needed) and piano

tubes are tested on tv-7 tube tester use by U.S army and airforce where minimum good for 6sl7 is 32/32. strong start around 50/50

6c8g/6sl7 substitude

national union 6c8g (6sl7) substitute with adaptor nos(new old stock) nib(new in box) strong pair--$60--adaptor add $30
test results--53/54, 52/52
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/national%20union%206c8g%206sl7%20strong%20nos%20nib?sort=3&page=1
the 6c8g have more dynamic, bigger soundstage, deeper. great for 6sl7 substitute

kenrad 6c8g 6sl7 U.S Navy strong nos nib (6sl7) substitute with adaptor nos(new old stock) nib(new in box) strong pair--$80--adaptor add $30
test results--54/50, 50/48
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/kenrad%206c8g%206sl7%20US%20Navy%20strong%20nos%20nib?sort=3&page=1
the 6c8g have more dynamic, bigger soundstage, deeper. great for 6sl7 substitute

RCA 6c8g 6sl7 JAN(joint army navy) (6sl7) substitute with adaptor nos(new old stock) nib(new in box) strong pair--$50--adaptor add $30
test results--52/52, 53/52
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/RCA%206c8g%206sl7%20JAN%20strong%20nos%20nib?sort=3&page=1
the 6c8g have more dynamic, bigger soundstage, deeper. great for 6sl7 substitute

sylvania 6c8g 6sl7 US Navy (6sl7) substitute with adaptor  strong pair nos(new old stock)--$60--adaptor add $30
test result--48/48, 54/48
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/sylvania%206c8g%206sl7%20US%20Navy%20strong%20pair%20nos?sort=3&page=1
the 6c8g have more dynamic, bigger soundstage, deeper. great for 6sl7 substitute

tubes are tested on tv-7 tube tester use by U.S army and airforce where minimum good for 6c8g is 32/32. strong start around 45/45

interest call/sms/watsapps/email--91454638-wilson/ wilsonzxjtube@gmail.com (overseas and local registered postage services are available)
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ecc82 12au7 cv4003 6189

rare mazda 6189 12au7WA/H 12au7 3 mica grey plate 5 star France military strong pair--$130
test results--95/95, 95/96
https://imgur.com/a/ZbLqtY1
Grey plates, and triple mica, with twin silver top getter supports. WAH 1960s French military tubes. Excellent, 1960s vintage long lived 12AU7 types with the distinct European vintage flavor that a modern tube just cannot capture! some of the best sounding 12au7 they gives.

Mullard M8136 cv4003 ecc82 12au7 box plate mitcham UK factory R code british military new old stock(nos) new in box(nib)--$180
test result--94/92, 95/93
https://imgur.com/a/BNoIxdV
sweet tube sound, great mid. The sound stage opened up and became more holographic with so much more detail. Made the phono stage on my preamp come alive. Great bass, thumping! Listen to a piece with lots of quiet space. Absolute blackness between notes. True quality.

rare mazda 6189 12au7WA/H 12au7 3 mica grey plate 5 star France military strong pair--$130(sold)
test results--93/98, 94/100
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/rare%20mazda%206189%2012au7%203%20mica%20strong%20pair?sort=3&page=1
Grey plates, and triple mica, with twin silver top getter supports. WAH 1960s French military tubes. Excellent, 1960s vintage long lived 12AU7 types with the distinct European vintage flavor that a modern tube just cannot capture! some of the best sounding 12au7 they gives.

telefunken ecc82 12au7 smooth plate diamond bottom strong pair nos(new old stock) nib(new in box)--$130
test results--96/100, 100/100
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/telefunken%20ecc82%2012au7%20smooth%20plate%20diamond%20bottom?sort=3&page=1
telefunken made one of the best 12au7, 12ax7, 12at7, you will not be disappointed.

rft ecc83 12au7 east germant strong pair nos(new old stock)--$30
test results--112/112, 116/112
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/rft%20ecc83%2012au7%20strong%20pair?sort=3&page=1
these tube give transparent sound

rare mazda 6189 12au7WA/H 12au7 3 mica grey plate 5 star France military strong pair--$130(sold)
test results--97/94, 94/94
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/rare%20mazda%206189%2012au7%203%20mica%20strong%20pair?sort=3&page=1
Grey plates, and triple mica, with twin silver top getter supports. WAH 1960s French military tubes. Excellent, 1960s vintage long lived 12AU7 types with the distinct European vintage flavor that a modern tube just cannot capture! some of the best sounding 12au7 they gives. clean sound

rare siemens 5814 ecc82 12au7 3mica 17mm long plate strong pair--$150
test result--99/97, 97/101
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/siemens%205814%20ecc82%2012au7%203mica%2017mm%20long%20plate?sort=3&page=1
These Siemens is energetic, precise, and dynamic, the tube I like to wake up sleepy or softish vintage. Very quiet, with an extended powerful bass.

siemens ecc82 chrome plate strong pair--$140
test results--94/92, 95/95
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/siemens%20ecc82%20chrome%20plate%20strong%20pair?sort=3&page=1
Excellent, long lived 12AU7 types with sonics similar to the much more expensive and rare Telefunken ECC802S goldpin! These have the distinct European vintage flavor, and a phono-grade low noise floor, that a modern tube just cannot capture! Audiophiles rave about these nickel plate versions, and they are getting very scarce.

Mullard M8136 cv4003 ecc82 12au7 box plate mitcham UK factory R code british military new old stock(nos) new in box(nib)--$180(sold)
test result--100/100, 98/100
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/Mullard%20M8136%20cv4003%20box%20plate%20nib?sort=3&page=1
sweet tube sound, great mid. The sound stage opened up and became more holographic with so much more detail. Made the phono stage on my preamp come alive. Great bass, thumping! Listen to a piece with lots of quiet space. Absolute blackness between notes. True quality.

telefunken ecc82 12au7 tektonix selected smooth plate diamond bottom strong pair--$150
test results--106/104, 108/107
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/telefunken%20ecc82%20tektonix%20select%20smooth%20plate?sort=3&page=1
telefunken made one of the best 12au7, 12ax7, 12at7, you will not be disappointed.

tubes are tested on tv-7 tube tester use by U.S army and airforce where minimum good for 12au7, ecc82 is 56/56. strong start around 85/85

ecc81 12at7 cv4024 

valvo 6201 ecc81 12at7 gold pin hamburg factory D code good pair--$80
test results--80/75, 76/74
https://imgur.com/a/gvE90PQ
the test results are test good, a bit lower than test strong like new that should last for many years at a bargain price

Very rare Valvo Hamburg factory marked. These are the low noise audio screened, 10,000hr. rated heater life 12AT7, military spec like the 12AT7WA. These excellent tubes are very similar to the Telefunken ECC801S, at a big savings. 

tubes are tested on tv-7 tube tester use by U.S army and airforce. Calibrated in U.S by Dan Nelson. where minimum good for 12at7 is 50/50. strong start around 75/75 and above

interest call/sms/watsapps/email--91454638-wilson/ wilsonzxjtube@gmail.com (overseas and local registered postage services are available)
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Planet Audio Equipment Sales / ecc83 12ax7 cv4004 5751
« Last post by wilsontube on Today at 09:11 »
holygrail rare Marconi Italian made ecc83 12ax7 1956-1958 long black plate square getter early Italy version ecc83 12ax7 type--$400
test results--44/46, 45/45
https://imgur.com/a/qTb2wnm
another magic tube, very detail, good dynamic, wonderful mid great from top to bottom, very sweet good mid, well control bass, silky high. very very hard to pass by these rare tube.
(note-->some of these marconi are made by rca with look quite similar to these italian made marconi, you get the right italian made marconi black long plate square getter ecc83 12ax7, you will hear some of the holygrail of ecc83 12ax7)

telefunken ecc83 12ax7 smooth plate diamond bottom strong pair--$170
test result--45/48, 48/48
https://imgur.com/a/gnK8mnY
telefunken made one of the best 12au7, 12ax7, 12at7, ecc88 you will not be disappointed.

telefunken rebrand dynaco ecc83 12ax7 smooth plate diamond bottom strong pair--$110
test result--48/47, 49/46
https://imgur.com/a/PqRfC1p
telefunken made one of the best 12au7, 12ax7, 12at7, you will not be disappointed. Telefunken ribbed plate have better detail, wider soundstage and more bass while the smooth plate have better high frenquency

philips miniwatts/amperex holland hereen factory ecc83 12ax7 big O getter strong pair--$130(sold)
test results--45/50, 48/47
https://imgur.com/a/094nqYA
A nice tube that is identical to the Bugleboy tubes listed above, and were made in the same factory. These all have Heerlen, Holland early date codes, 4 seams in the top glass, large O top getter rings, and most with the old style white label. These were industrial stock and some were made for many different brands of amplifiers, with various labels, but many are Philips Miniwatt. The early large halo getter 12AX7 is a really fine and sweet NOS Dutch tube.

holygrail rare Marconi Italian ecc83 12ax7 1956-1958 long black plate square getter early Italy version 12ax7 type--$400(sold)
test results--48/50, 49/48
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/rare%20Marconi%20Italian%20ecc83%201950s%20long%20black%20plate?sort=3&page=1
another magic tube, very detail, good dynamic, wonderful mid great from top to bottom, very sweet good mid, well control bass, silky high. very very hard to pass by these rare tube.

telefunken ecc83 12ax7 ribbed plate diamond bottom strong pair--$150
test result--43/44, 45/43
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/telefunken%20ecc83%2012ax7%20ribbed%20plate%20diamond%20bottom?sort=3&page=1
telefunken ribbed plate have a very detail, wide soundstage, good bass. telefunken made one of the best 12au7, 12ax7, 12at7, you will not be disappointed. Telefunken ribbed plate have better detail, wider soundstage and more bass while the smooth plate have better high frenquency

telefunken rebrand dynaco ecc83 12ax7 smooth plate diamond bottom strong pair--$110
test result--49/46, 49/48
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/telefunken%20rebrand%20dynaco%20ecc83?sort=3&page=1
telefunken made one of the best 12au7, 12ax7, 12at7, you will not be disappointed. Telefunken ribbed plate have better detail, wider soundstage and more bass while the smooth plate have better high frenquency

brimar ecc83 12ax7 black long plate square getter made in 1952-1956 strong pair--$280
test results--44/44, 44/45
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/brimar%20ecc83%2012ax7%20black%20long%20plate%20square%20getter?sort=3&page=1
this are rare babies made by brimar in the 1952-1956 with black plate. unlike other UK made tubes with warmer sound or less detail and sometime slow, these brimar black plate are different animal from other UK made tube, give stunning good high, detail, great mid, bouncy, tight bass, good dynamic, very smooth sound. do magic in sound system.

philips miniwatts amperex ecc83 Long plate d getter holland hereen factory strong pair--$350
test results--48/48, 48/53
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/philips%20miniwatts%20amperex%20ecc83%20Lp%20d%20getter?sort=3&page=1
Getting rare 1950s date coded BugleBoy type tubes made in Holland. These are the early Holland types, long plate version with the rare foil strip D-getter. These tubes have nearly vanished from circulation. The sweet sounding essence of the Bugle Boy type, but with improved dynamics, top end, detail, airy and tight bass. These tubes do something that just makes all the instruments so real. I could swear the instruments are in the room with me. I’m not listening to recordings anymore. I now have live performances in my living room.

very rare brimar 14mm black half box plate square getter made in early 50's strong pair--$350
test results--46/47, 46/47
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/brimar%2014mm%20black%20half%20box%20plate%20square%20getter?sort=3&page=1
these are very rare babies made by brimar 14mm black half box plate square getter made in early 50's. unlike other UK made tubes with very warm sound or less detail, these brimar give stunning good high, detail, great mid, bouncy, tight bass, good dynamic, very smooth sound. do magic in sound system. one of the best ecc83 12ax7 you ever find

mullard cv4004 ecc83 12ax7 box plate mitcham factory UK made R code for British military new old stock(nos) new in box(nib)--$320
test results--44/44, 43/46
http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/llczxjlpolsy/library/mullard%20cv4004%20ecc83%20box%20plate%20mitcham?sort=3&page=1
These are Mullard with the Mullard factory code. These have that sweet British sound, unquestionable Mullard quality.

tubes are tested on tv-7 tube tester use by U.S army and airforce where minimum good for 12ax7, ecc83 is 32/32. strong start around 40/40

interest call--91454638-wilson/ wilsonzxjtube@gmail.com overseas and local registered postage services are available.
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Planet General / Re: Photography in XP?
« Last post by pschia on Today at 08:24 »
Nice!
How’s the AF performance?
As fast and accurate as a DSLR?
AF is very fast in good lighting, just like with DSLRs. It would struggle a bit in very low light and in scenes with very low contrast. But that’s my experience too with mirrorless cameras like my Olympus OMD. The Z6’s AF is a lot faster than that of the Olympus OMD though. I couldn’t feel any lag unlike with the Olympus OMD.
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Planet General / Re: Photography in XP?
« Last post by pschia on Today at 08:16 »
Wow!! Very nice cat pics. Thank you do sharing. Itchy liao.

Does your kit comes with FTZ adaptor? If yes, have you tried it with standard DSLR lens, and does it feel too front heavy?

May I know what is the special price (PM of to sensitive to post publicly)?

Yeah, the XQD is a bummer...I have so many CF & SD for my D800 system that I cannot reuse.


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I haven’t used the FTZ adapter with my FX lenses yet. Still playing with the nice kit lens. Although it’s focal length range is rather limited at 24-70mm, it seems to be quite macro as I can get quite close to the subject and still get it to focus. As for the other FX lenses, I think whether they would make the camera front heavy or not would depend on the lens. There is a discussion on dpreview on this.
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62021701

I paid about 10% less than the RRP for the Z6+lens+FTZ adapter kit and that’s with charging to credit card. If I had paid with cash, it would be another $60 less even.
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You will have 'handshake' (blinking or no picture) problem when using long HDMI cable more than 7m, therefore, SONY recommended not more than 5m
That's why you need to use active HDMI cable which has build in an amplifier to boost up the signal.
I connected this cable from my Marantz AVP to Sony HW55 projector to watch 3D movies without any single glitch.
You will see significant improvement in the PQ ... confirm, double confirm....  ;D



Product spec/ for your reference:
Sonic Sound Audio sells SGD800
http://sg.sonicsoundaudio.com/product_info.php?cPath=456_638_481_389_92_118&products_id=930

My price: $350, Length: 15m

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Luxman LV-105 Integrated Amplifier
Reviews
http://www.hifi-classic.net/review/luxman-lv-105-173.html
Photo
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jydgyB1vwhBHjMAc8
Selling price - $500
Please contact  9.0.0.3.6.0.2.8
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