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Old 12-29-2013, 12:52 PM
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I had an ARC LS16MKII for several years, (I was also an ARC dealer for many years). I found the "DR" version of the 6H30 tubes to be FAR superior in sound over any of the regular 6H30 variety, including any gold pin type.

IMHO, the "DR" really is a major improvement and well worth the investment. Plus they last a very long time.
I totaly agree with you, but you have to find tubes older than 1980, and it is very difficult...
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:21 PM
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I have ordered the cryo-treated EH Gold Pins from the recommended source, and will try and search out the proper DR versions. It always pays to have backups! :^)
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I have ordered the cryo-treated EH Gold Pins from the recommended source, and will try and search out the proper DR versions. It always pays to have backups! :^) Happy Holidays, and Thanks! Regards, Jim
Jim...please let us know what you think of the cryogenic-treated gold pins as I am also interested in them. Thx
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Jim...please let us know what you think of the cryogenic-treated gold pins as I am also interested in them. Thx
Will do, any info on burn in time etc?
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:43 AM
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Please oh please where can i buy dh 6h30 matched tubes??
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:53 AM
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Willy, there are only two sellers I trust to sell genuine, matched DR's being The Parts Connexion (PCX) and The Tube Store. PCX is normally cheaper, but that is a moot point as both are out of stock. If you're very keen, i'd send an email to Chris at PCX to enquire if he may be getting stock in future. But if stock does becomes available, expect a price hike
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Willy, there are only two sellers I trust to sell genuine, matched DR's being The Parts Connexion (PCX) and The Tube Store. PCX is normally cheaper, but that is a moot point as both are out of stock. If you're very keen, i'd send an email to Chris at PCX to enquire if he may be getting stock in future. But if stock does becomes available, expect a price hike
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:06 PM
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Another one is conus audio.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:29 AM
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Another one is conus audio.
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:42 PM
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I recently purchased a pair of matched 1979 vintage 6H30-DR for my LS-26. They appear, using all recommended indicators, to be genuine. They sound great. I'm very happy with them.

It appears the mods have edited out where I bought them. Strange considering other vendors are identified here.

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