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Can that adapter be used with both the 6CG7's you provided and the 6GU7's? I asked Earl this very same question, but I believe that he overlooked it (he was fielding quite a few other questions in his defense).

Also, I tried to use one of the RCA Cleartop 6CG7's with that adapter, but I couldn't fit the tube in the sockets. It appears that one of the sockets on the adapter has some sort of build-up inside. Is there anything I can do to remedy this without harming the adapter? I am prepared to accept the fact that I made need to buy another ECC#2 adapter from Mikhail, albeit at a steep cost.
It should work just fine, I just never had time to test it. If there is a problem with the adapter you can send it back to me and I can send it back to the builder for repairs. It'll just be postage to and from Canada...
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Won.

50 bucks.

Zu sells it for 100 bucks per meter at their main site: http://www.zuaudio.com/birth.asp

...

Worth a try, anyway.

I mean ... I'm just reading reviews and then ...

It all becomes like walking around blindfolded ...arms stretched out in front ... trying not to break something but still wanting to get somewhere.

I'm interested in your impressions... I haven't been too impressed with my previous encounters with that cable manufacture, but I haven't had any experience with their power cords.

for cheap power cords I've heard good things about iron lung jellyfish and volex cords.
PS audio should have some good ones
I have a signal cable magic power digital reference that seems to work well. I also have a few of my own making that work quite nicely. I'm going to be ordering some more parts to try a few different ideas with a local friend and will hopefully come up with something really good that I can share
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I'm interested in your impressions... I haven't been too impressed with my previous encounters with that cable manufacture, but I haven't had any experience with their power cords.

for cheap power cords I've heard good things about iron lung jellyfish and volex cords.
PS audio should have some good ones
I have a signal cable magic power digital reference that seems to work well. I also have a few of my own making that work quite nicely. I'm going to be ordering some more parts to try a few different ideas with a local friend and will hopefully come up with something really good that I can share
Like Aura, ... I'm a skeptic.

(I was an IC skeptic too ... but that's certainly changed)



So I'll be rather brutal in my assessment of it's value.

The banter online, especially from Paradisea owners, seem to indicate it's a winner.

BTW, I too have read similar favorable things regarding the Volex and Lung cables.

Feh, ... re: the Zu power cable:

If it angers me or displeases me in any way ...

Then thank the consumptive gods for parachutes:

"60-Day money back Satisfaction guarantee
Lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship
Manufactured by ZU Audio in Ogden, Utah -- U.S.A."


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Same reason I shop at Fry's ....

    
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Jacob - I'm gonna have to send it back to you. I was able to get the tube in with some force, but when I positioned the adapter and the 6CG7 and warmed it up, I was getting crackling and no sound when the cdp was running.

Send me a pm for pricing on shipping. Thanks.
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Jacob - I'm gonna have to send it back to you. I was able to get the tube in with some force, but when I positioned the adapter and the 6CG7 and warmed it up, I was getting crackling and no sound when the cdp was running.

Send me a pm for pricing on shipping. Thanks.
I'll email the builder and get back to you.
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Jacob - I'm gonna have to send it back to you. I was able to get the tube in with some force, but when when I positioned the adapter and the 6CG7 and warmed it up, I was getting crackling and no sound when the cdp was running.

Send me a pm for pricing on shipping. Thanks.
Maybe a previous owner of the adapter had used it with something like the Walkers compound I posted about a few weeks ago.

My Paradisea (which had recieved a treatment of the goop to it's tube socket) also started distorting and crackling after I applied the Wakers Silver compound.

Needless to say ... I was utterly freaked and crushed.

So ...

I carefully cleaned all the Walkers compound off of the tube socket insert points (with toothpicks!) and this solved the problem.

...

Just an idea ...

I've since sworn off all conductive "contact enhancing" compounds as they all seem to share the same ugly trait of (over time) solidifying and starting to flake off of their initially applied points ...

In many documented/expressed cases online, this results in shorts and the sort of ugly crackling/distortions that I experienced a few weeks ago.

...

Random ideas.

Good luck.

    
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Maybe a previous owner of the adapter had used it with something like the Walkers compound I posted about a few weeks ago.

My Paradisea (which had recieved a treatment of the goop to it's tube socket) also started distorting and crackling after I applied the Wakers Silver compound.

Needless to say ... I was utterly freaked and crushed.

So ...

I carefully cleaned all the Walkers compound off of the tube socket insert points (with toothpicks!) and this solved the problem.

...

Just an idea ...

I've since sworn off all conductive "contact enhancing" compounds as they all seem to share the same ugly trait of (over time) solidifying and starting to flake off of their initially applied points ...

In many documented/expressed cases online, this results in shorts and the sort of ugly crackling/distortions that I experienced a few weeks ago.

...

Random ideas.

Good luck.

nope, commissioned a professional amp builder to build it for me, just never got around to using it.
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Maybe a previous owner of the adapter had used it with something like the Walkers compound I posted about a few weeks ago.

My Paradisea (which had recieved a treatment of the goop to it's tube socket) also started distorting and crackling after I applied the Wakers Silver compound.

Needless to say ... I was utterly freaked and crushed.

So ...

I carefully cleaned all the Walkers compound off of the tube socket insert points (with toothpicks!) and this solved the problem.

...

Just an idea ...

I've since sworn off all conductive "contact enhancing" compounds as they all seem to share the same ugly trait of (over time) solidifying and starting to flake off of their initially applied points ...

In many documented/expressed cases online, this results in shorts and the sort of ugly crackling/distortions that I experienced a few weeks ago.

...

Random ideas.

Good luck.

That's what it looks like. I can see a strange silver residue inside the sockets. I took a toothpick and tried pressing on them a little bit to see if they had any give, but it was completely solid. I hope my forcing the tube into the sockets has not extrapolated the issue.

But as Jacob just noted, this adapter has really never seen use, so I'm not sure what it is.

Anyhow, I dropped my Ken-Rad VT-231 back into the gain position and got the amp back to normal. It's very scary to hear a new purchase crackling.
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brian, try a different tube. I sent an email on your behalf.
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I just ordered myself the Razer headphones and audio card!
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