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Jerome W 02-11-2018 05:48 PM

Western Electric 300B's on loan
 
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Hello friends,

A dear friend has been super kind to let me one of his pairs of NOS Western Electric 300B for my monoblocks. Yes, he is lucky enough to own at least 3 or 4 pairs of these legendary tubes.
The difference between these tubes and my Gold Lion reissue is very "severe".
To put it briefly, the Western Electric 300B's are magical. The bass especially gets to a level never reached before with incredible clarity, texture and dynamics. I just do not recognize my amps any more.
Now I understand all the excitement about them.
Along with my new Koetsu Urushi Vermillion, the WE 300'B make my system sound like never before. I am dreaming.
Now I need a pair.


https://www.audioaficionado.org/atta...8&d=1518385543



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jdandy 02-11-2018 05:58 PM

Jerome.......The Western Electric 300B is the cream of the crop. There is no going back once you have experienced the sound. You are ruined for life.

PHC1 02-11-2018 06:01 PM

Jerome, 300B is magic indeed. These KR 300B may get you very close. http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/eq...300bballon.htm

Jerome W 02-11-2018 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jdandy (Post 898863)
Jerome.......The Western Electric 300B is the cream of the crop. There is no going back once you have experienced the sound. You are ruined for life.



Yes Dan. That appeared obvious to me.

Jerome W 02-11-2018 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 898864)
Jerome, 300B is magic indeed. These KR 300B may get you very close. http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/eq...300bballon.htm



Thanks Serge. I heard about these tubes a few months ago. They are not expensive. Worth a try.
But have you seen that WE may start again making their 300B's ?

PHC1 02-11-2018 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerome W (Post 898866)
Thanks Serge. I heard about these tubes a few months ago. They are not expensive. Worth a try.
But have you seen that WE may start again making their 300B's ?

I've heard that sometime ago, not sure if it happened?

vintage_tube 02-11-2018 06:15 PM

WE has built a plant in Georgia -- I heard production has resumed. More here:

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/b...sville/111503/

and their website is here:

http://www.westernelectric.com/

Best Sirs,

Bob

Jerome W 02-11-2018 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by vintage_tube (Post 898869)
WE has built a plant in Georgia -- I heard production has resumed. More here:



http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/b...sville/111503/



and their website is here:



http://www.westernelectric.com/



Best Sirs,



Bob



Thanks a lot Bob !

PHC1 02-11-2018 06:26 PM

When 2 300B's simply will not do and you feel the need for 16 300Bs and there is $50k burning a hole in your pocket! http://westernelectric.com/products/97a.html

vintage_tube 02-11-2018 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 898874)
When 2 300B's simply will not do and you feel the need for 16 300Bs and there is $50k burning a hole in your pocket! http://westernelectric.com/products/97a.html

Talk about 80W of audio sex. Oh My.

Best Sir,

Bob


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