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Old 05-26-2020, 07:00 AM
bwilson51 bwilson51 is offline
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[QUOTE=Analog Addict;1005664]Dennis has been busy...

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New 6V6'er running some 8417s I brought over...

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And running some US made WE 350Bs sent in by a customer...

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A mirror image set of QMBs running metal 6F6s

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A new fresh off the bench pre amp, tentatively named the CJ5 since it will run both 6C5s and 6J5s...

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And lastly, the mythical Inspire phono pre amp...

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Do you know the cost of the new preamp and Phonostage
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Old 05-26-2020, 05:05 PM
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Do you know the cost of the new preamp and Phonostage[/QUOTE]



I’ll bet $10k will get you the pair.

More seriously, contact Dennis for pricing.
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Old 05-26-2020, 05:53 PM
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And good luck getting a phono preamp out of him. But, as always, if you wave enough Benny's in his general direction, you'll at least get his attention, and while you have his attention, you'll want to talk fast.

As far as the 6V6'er, Straitwire can tell you more. I really liked it. After a little mod to the output sockets we ran everything from metal 6F6s to 8417s to 350B's. Everything sounded great.
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:07 AM
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thanks for posting the pics! Always great to see some gear, especially in these times when most of us don't have a chance to see different stuff very often.
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:32 AM
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And good luck getting a phono preamp out of him. But, as always, if you wave enough Benny's in his general direction, you'll at least get his attention, and while you have his attention, you'll want to talk fast.

As far as the 6V6'er, Straitwire can tell you more. I really liked it. After a little mod to the output sockets we ran everything from metal 6F6s to 8417s to 350B's. Everything sounded great.
How do you get his attention.
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:55 AM
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Send a message to radioman731 on E-Bay...
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:36 PM
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So I've been running 4 other tube amps over the past month, one being the Inspire SE EL84. My big Inspire SE HO has been sitting in the corner. This afternoon it finally got back into play.

Immediately it was obvious this was a step or two up over all the rest. Hum levels hard to detect, such clarity to the music, separation of instruments and voices much better.

Perhaps not as lush & warm as a couple of the others. But so much more natural sounding. A joy to listen to.

Did have to turn my preamp volume control up quite a bit, this amp is much less sensitive than the others, with the other Inspire being similar.
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