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Photo of the Week by kasperbergholt

Black & white photo featuring a Leben CS-600 amplifier, lid removed - showing two sets of tubes: Four 6CS7 tubes form the driver/preamp stage and four driver tubes, in my current setup, they're Russian 80s productions from Reflector of the 6P3S-E type (semi-equivalent to the 5881/6L6).

The 6CS7 tubes are from the 70s, and the driver tubes are from the 80s. Both sets aquired as New Old Stock (NOS).
Uploaded30/12/2023 - 13:07
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Posted 01/01/2024 - 16:07 Link
Congratulations on POTW

That's a beast of a HiFi amp!

Cheers
Mike
GIULIO57
Posted 02/01/2024 - 05:55 Link
Nice and original POTW.
PPG
kasperbergholt
Posted 02/01/2024 - 10:53 Link
MikeInDevon wrote:
Congratulations on POTW

That's a beast of a HiFi amp!

Cheers
Mike

Thank you
-- Kasper Bergholt
kasperbergholt
Posted 02/01/2024 - 10:53 Link
GIULIO57 wrote:
Nice and original POTW.

Thank you
-- Kasper Bergholt
Flan
Posted 02/01/2024 - 16:24 Link
Well done on POTW.
I also dropped over to your site, very nice indeed
Spad
Posted 03/01/2024 - 01:19 Link
Love this!!!

But...

I've known them as Valve Amps.... that's what me (I am a guitarist) and every other guitarist, sound engineer, guitar tech, roadie, and... i say this with regret.... bass players (:lol I have run in to call them!
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beginning there was nothing... which exploded
Edited by Spad: 03/01/2024 - 01:21
tommyt
Posted 03/01/2024 - 10:43 Link
Congrats on POTW, nice and original, looks good in B&W.
kasperbergholt
Posted 03/01/2024 - 11:42 Link
tommyt wrote:
Congrats on POTW, nice and original, looks good in B&W.

Thank you
-- Kasper Bergholt
Posted 03/01/2024 - 11:58 Link
Fascinating. Not only the subject but the way you've captured it. Well deserved POTW.
Be well, stay safe, but most of all, invest in memories
kasperbergholt
Posted 03/01/2024 - 11:58 Link
Spad wrote:
Love this!!!

But...

I've known them as Valve Amps.... that's what me (I am a guitarist) and every other guitarist, sound engineer, guitar tech, roadie, and... i say this with regret.... bass players (:lol I have run in to call them!

Thank you - and good point! American English seems to favour 'tubes', whereas British English favours 'valves', both words of Latin origin, 'valva' vs' 'tubus'.

Here in Denmark, I've mostly been exposed to the American usage, so I've used 'tubes' in the description.The manufacturer of the amplifier, Japanese Leben Hi-Fi Stereo Company, use 'tube' on their website and manuals. So both should work

Google has 5.5 million hits for 'tube amplifier' vs '527,000 for 'valve amplifier'.

On a related note, most of the common tube/valve varieties have two designations, e.g. 'ECC82' in European usage vs '12AU7' in US usage.
-- Kasper Bergholt
kasperbergholt
Posted 03/01/2024 - 11:58 Link
Urbanmeister wrote:
Fascinating. Not only the subject but the way you've captured it. Well deserved POTW.

Thank you
-- Kasper Bergholt
Spad
Posted 03/01/2024 - 18:39 Link
kasperbergholt wrote:
Spad wrote:
Love this!!!

But...

I've known them as Valve Amps.... that's what me (I am a guitarist) and every other guitarist, sound engineer, guitar tech, roadie, and... i say this with regret.... bass players (:lol I have run in to call them!

Thank you - and good point! American English seems to favour 'tubes', whereas British English favours 'valves', both words of Latin origin, 'valva' vs' 'tubus'.

Here in Denmark, I've mostly been exposed to the American usage, so I've used 'tubes' in the description.The manufacturer of the amplifier, Japanese Leben Hi-Fi Stereo Company, use 'tube' on their website and manuals. So both should work

Google has 5.5 million hits for 'tube amplifier' vs '527,000 for 'valve amplifier'.

On a related note, most of the common tube/valve varieties have two designations, e.g. 'ECC82' in European usage vs '12AU7' in US usage.

Learn something new everyday!!!
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beginning there was nothing... which exploded
Edited by Spad: 03/01/2024 - 18:40

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