You are here: Home > APRIL 2018 Newsletter
We found 0 results matching your criteria.
New Arrivals -April 8, 2018 Newsletter

NOTE: EBAY Customers. You already have a login on our web site. Click on forgot my password to get your login.
Email us if you need help in logging in.

Before you start rolling, recommend using socket savers (end of the page) to save your expensive gear. Loose sockets can also cause noise and static issues.

Brand Spanking New MINT NOS NIB 1960s GE 7025 Special Low Noise version of 12AX7/ECC83. Made in USA. Tested and matched on Top of the Line Calibrated Hickok 580 Lab Grade Tester. 65% = 1000 mmhos for 12AX7 on this tester.

GE 7025/12AX7A 1960s MINT NOS NIB Special Low Noise version of 12AX7/ECC83 - Made In USA - (Singles/M. Pairs/M. Quads)
Single Tube = $70.00. ITEM 1320

Brand New MINT NOS 1975-76 Production Tungsram ECC83 tubes. Made in Hungary. These tubes are hard to find these days.

Tungsram ECC83 12AX7 - MINT NOS 1975-76 - Made in Hungary (M. Pairs/Singles)
Single Tube = $55.00. ITEM 1321

Single Tube, Like New 1964 Mullard Blackburn Production Orange Old Shield Logo - BVA. Etched Mullard Blackburn Date codes Rev I63 B4xx. Made in Great Britain. Highly desirable tube for Audio and Guitar use.

Mullard ECC83 12AX7 Like New 1964 Orange Old Shield Label BVA. Blackburn Production. Made in Great Britain
List Price: $100.00
Sale Price: $80.00
You save $20.00!. ITEM 1322

MINT NOS Sept-1972 Original Tesla E88CC 6922 Gold Pin Tubes with Gray Risers and 32 Factory Code for Tesla Rožnov n.p. Závod Vrchlabí in former Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic).

Tesla E88CC 6922 NOS (NOT JJ) - MINT NOS SEPT-1972 Gold Pin tubes with Gray Supports - Rožnov n.p. Závod Vrchlabí Czech - Same Date/Batch (Singles/M. Pairs)
Single Tube = $50.00. ITEM 1276

Brand New, Rare MINT NOS NIB 1980-82 Original TESLA EF806S, Premium Grade EF86 tubes. Rated for 10K hours. Made by Rožnov n.p. závod Vrchlabí. Produced in former Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic).

Tesla EF806S NOS (NOT JJ) - MINT NOS NIB 1980-82 Rožnov n.p. Závod Vrchlabí Czech - Premium version of EF86 rated for 10,000 hours
Single Tube = $55.00. ITEM 1318.


For the price of a pair of tubes, add a fun portable Analog source to your setup.

Story behind why we decided to carry Walkman type cassette players
Recently, our tech visited New Sennheiser Flagship showroom and was horrified to see sales people demo high end headphones with tiny iPod like players. It was excruciating to listen to 10 seconds of paper thin, anemic audio with such demo source. He recalled he was listening to far superior audio decades ago with 1981 Sony Walkman WM-2 cassette player and Yamaha Mario Bellini Design YH-2 Orthodynamic headphones.

Cassettes - the closest portable analog op
tion to Vinyl. Sweet, pure analog sound (no Nyquist limitations, no digital monkey recreating waveforms with anti-aliasing filters). Sound just as the nature intended.

Play with your favorite headphones, or through your tube-headphone amp or your regular Amplifier (with headphone plug to RCA Cable).


Specially curated SONY (Japan or Malaysia made) or
Panasonic (Japan or Taiwan made)
Walkman Cassette Players from 1993 - 2002 when this technology was at the peak.
Both NOS/NIB models (scarce) and Like New Reconditioned Models.


- Advanced and compact models just slightly bigger than a cassette (much smaller than early production Japan and late production bulky models made in Malaysia)

- Metal Body and Electronic Controls (more reliable than the mechanical controls of early production and late production models that were made in
Malaysia
)

- Most with DOLBY B (which many early models and late production models from SE Asia lack). Dolby is a must since most all tapes are encoded with this NR. For those who do not care for Dolby, we have a few models without Dolby.


- Most units with newer features like Auto-Reverse and Music Search etc.


- Except for sealed NOS players, like New Players are Reconditioned with New Belt, Cleaning of Tape Path, Tape Head Degaussing and speed adjustment.

Brand NEW - SEALED - 1993 Model Panasonic Portable Cassette Player RQ-SX52 - PINK Color - Made in Taiwan.

Brand NEW - SEALED - 1993 Model Panasonic Portable Cassette Player RQ-SX52 - PINK Color - Made in Taiwan - DOLBY
Our Price: $350.00
1 in stock!

PAN-RQ-S52-P
Like New 2000 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX610 with Original Box - Made in Malaysia - Reconditioned - DOLBY

Like New 2000 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX610 with Original Box - Made in Malaysia - Reconditioned - DOLBY
Our Price: $300.00
1 in stock!

SONY-WM-EX610-01
Like New 2001 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX621 with Original Box - Made in Malaysia - Reconditioned

Like New 2001 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX621 with Original Box - Made in Malaysia - Reconditioned
Our Price: $275.00
1 in stock!

SONY-WM-EX621-01
Like New 2002 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX631 with Original Box - Made in Malaysia - Reconditioned

Like New 2002 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX631 with Original Box - Made in Malaysia - Reconditioned
Our Price: $275.00
1 in stock!

SONY-WM-EX631-01
Like New 1998 Model Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX677 - Silver Color - Made in Japan.

Like New 1998 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX677 Silver - Made in Japan - Reconditioned - DOLBY
Our Price: $225.00
1 in stock!

SONY-WM-EX677S-01
Like NEW  Early 1990s Model Panasonic Portable Cassette Player RQ-SX30 - Blue Color - Made in TAIWAN - Reconditioned - DOLBY

Like NEW Early 1990s Model Panasonic Portable Cassette Player RQ-SX30 - Blue Color - Made in TAIWAN - Reconditioned - DOLBY
Our Price: $200.00
1 in stock!

PAN-RQ-SX30-B
Like NEW  Early 1990s Model Panasonic Portable Cassette Player RQ-SX50 - Green Color - Made in JAPAN - Reconditioned - DOLBY

Like NEW Early 1990s Model Panasonic Portable Cassette Player RQ-SX50 - Green Color - Made in JAPAN - Reconditioned - DOLBY
Our Price: $200.00
1 in stock!

PAN-RQ-SX50-G
Like New 2002 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX631 Blue Color - Made in Malaysia - Reconditioned

Like New 2002 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX631 Blue Color - Made in Malaysia - Reconditioned
Our Price: $200.00
1 in stock!

SONY-WM-EX631-02
Like New 1995 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX622 BLUE - Made in Japan - Reconditioned

Like New 1995 Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-EX622 BLUE - Made in Japan - Reconditioned - DOLBY
Our Price: $200.00
1 in stock!

SONY-WM-EX622-BLUE-01
Like New - 1990 Award Winning Design Panasonic Portable Cassette Player RQ-S33 - Black Color - Made in Japan - DOLBY

Like New - 1990 Award Winning Design Panasonic Portable Cassette Player RQ-S33 - Black Color - Made in Japan - Reconditioned - DOLBY
Our Price: $150.00
1 in stock!

PAN-RQ-S33

Save your expensive amps/gear from sonic and electrical problems. Use Novib Octal or Novib Noval adapters and save yourself costly visit to the repairman later. Sockets in your expensive gear can become loose with repeated insertions and expensive to replace. Loose sockets can be a source of variety of sonic and electrical problems.
(NOT MADE IN CHINA)

This Plug & Play, OCTAL-NOVIB Socket Saver© with 1960s NOS GE USA Bottom Plug Part and NOS CINCH USA Top Socket Part and Vibration Reduction Base is a perfect solution.

IS
NOVIB-OCTAL-GE-CINCH AN UPGRADE OR BETTER than the NOVIB-OCTAL GE-OMRON JAPAN version? - NO both are similar in quality. Just another flavor with Cinch USA top Versus OMRON Japan.

LIMITED EDITION - Since we could find only limited number of brand new NOS socket and plug components, this is a limited edition run of about 500 pcs. No more after this.

Sockets in your expensive gear can become loose with repeated insertions and expensive to replace. Loose sockets can be a source of variety of sonic and electrical problems. This Plug & Play, OCTAL-NOVIB Socket Saver© with 1960s NOS GE USA Bottom Plug Part and NOS CINCH USA Top Socket Part and Vibration Reduction Base is a perfect solution.

Top plug and bottom socket parts are Brand New NOS for snug fit, unlike cheap Chinese bases with thinner pins and flimsy sockets. Engineered in-house and precision manufactured for us with high quality materials overseas.
*all damping methods based on increased mass have limitations. It may or may not be very effective in your application.

Compatibility List:
Universal OCTAL socket saver for all tubes with OCTAL bases like EL34, 6550, KT88, GZ34, 6SN7/6SL7, 6V6, 6L6, 5881, GZ32, 5Y3, 5V4 ETC. ETC.


This Plug & Play, 9-pin B9A NOVAL NOVIB Socket Saver© with 1960s British McMurdo Phenolic Socket and Vibration Reduction Base is a perfect solution.

Top part is Brand New 1960s British Made McMurdo Phenolic socket. Anti-vibration Base* includes silicone to reduce microphonics. Tube pins are exact size of a typical NOS Philips tube for snug fit, unlike cheap Chinese bases with thinner pins that wobble in the sockets. Engineered in-house and precision manufactured for us with high quality materials overseas.

Permanent 10% Discount Club - Many of our repeat customers are already getting this discount. Once your cumulative purchases cross $2500, your account is upgraded for permanent 10% discount for all future purchases. If you want to find out your current cumulative balance, feel free to email us.