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1612 Tubes

So I was so interested in the 1612 Tubes I got to play with...I started a hybrid design. The concept is a vari-mu style compressor using the 1612s as the front end after a Jensen XFMR. I am thinking of then running LA2 style buffer and driver amplifier into a Jensen output XFMR. But the side chain willl be solid state and use either a LOG amp or a THAT audio engine.. Sort of a complex blend of 50's tech with more modern tech...
The panel below is the feature set that I would want...I interested to hear your thoughts or wants for a compressor like this...

Changing Tubes - ART Tubeopto 8


Ive read a few threads about changing the tubes on the ART Tubeopto 8. I got my hands on some vintage telefunken ecc83 smooth plates and I can’t wait to hear how these sound! Several of the threads I’ve found note that you need to remove the tube snubbers before you pull out the tubes and replace them after.

I’ve only ever changed tubes on amps where there are no snubbers involved. They seem pretty glued in. I was wondering if any of you have experience with this, and if so how you got the things out?

Changing tubes on UA LA-610 - worth it ?

This video shows the process of changing tubes and comparing the before and after sound. I've did the mistake of recording with low gain to get the cleanest sound possible, before and after.. but it seems the sound is very similar but gets different with higher gain settings.. Anyway I hope it will be of interest to you nonetheless !

Let me know what you think !

Tubes failing in ART Tube Opto 8

Not sure if this counts as pro gear, but it seemed the most appropriate forum.

I've had this unit for some time now, as my second 8 channels in my setup.
Over the last 18 months, I've had all the tubes go bad three times.
I chalked the first two times to having removed it from the rack and traveled with it, but...
This most recent set has lived in the rack, and just like before, all at once, all the tubes go bad - bad as in presenting high-frequency overtones/distortion on every channel, regardless of gain settings.

AC701 tubes for Neumann, Schoeps, etc. mics

Just got off the phone with Eurotubes (http://www.eurotube…"]Eurotubes - Vacuum Tubes by JJ Electronic - ECC83, 12AX7, 6L6. 6L6GC, EL84, EL34, KT77, KT66, KT88[/]="http://www.eurotube…"]Eurotubes - Vacuum Tubes by JJ Electronic - ECC83, 12AX7, 6L6. 6L6GC, EL84, EL34, KT77, KT66, KT88[/]). Seems like us Neumann, Schoeps, AKG, etc. mic owners with units using the AC701 tube should express interest (and need) for a run of new affordable AC701 tubes.

LA-2A Tubes

I have two band new UA LA-2A, bought two sets of GE LP 12AX7 pair + RCA 12BH7, that were vintage new and matched and switched the stock LA-2A tubes out.

Was there a difference?

I used a Neumann M 149 into an SPL Premium mic preamp (which conveniently has two outputs per channel, (a cool parallel setup).

Help! Groove Tubes 6TM Power Supply cable Pin out schematic/ ADAT Elco to 1/4" snaKes

I have an old Groove Tubes 6TM mic with the PS1 Vacuum tube power supply. The mic end looks like the Groove Tubes EC7 cable in that it has a 7-pin connector. The power supply end looks like an 9-pin ADAT sync connector almost like a vga computer display connector. I am in need of the pin out configuration so that I can build one or a source to purchase one. Also does anyone have any ADAT 56-pin Elco to 1/4" snakes. I am in need of at least 2 and as many as 4. No luck from ebay or the usual suspects.
Thank you

Preamp tubes for ART Pro Channel preamp

Hey guys, I'm relatively new to the forum. I want to get better at recording, so I'm focusing on adding gear to round out my studio. Here's what I'm working with right now-

32-bit 3200+ amd pc running xp
Sonic Foundry Acid 6.0
M-Audio fasttrack USB interface
ART MP studio preamp
Logitech 2.1 speaker system
MXL condenser and Blue Encore 200 mic (oh man I love that mic)