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    I'm awaiting their arrival Grant. In my previous tube experiences I've always found Mullard to be a cut above though with that something special I can't quite put my finger on.

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    wil heear your verdict when arrived then
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    My mum worked for Mullards down here in Southampton in the 1960s.
    Their factory still stood less than a mile from my place till not so long ago - maybe ten years at the most ?

    Not sure if she ever helped make any high-end hifi components though .. would've been handy if she'd had a valve amp though
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    Interesting Paul, cheers. You're sure she hasn't got a stash of vintage tubes in the loft? I call dibs!
    My mum worked for Quad assembling 303 power amps. Her and an old friend of hers were very useful when I had a broken 303 many years ago.

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    So the Mullard arrival has happened.

    The Firebottle is now an all Mullard affair. I'm sure there are many technically minded folk who'll say there's no difference between tubes. Stuff them this is my kit.

    For me there is a richness and fullness to the sound of vintage Mullard tubes. An extra layer to the audio hologram if you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    So the Mullard arrival has happened.

    The Firebottle is now an all Mullard affair. I'm sure there are many technically minded folk who'll say there's no difference between tubes. Stuff them this is my kit.

    For me there is a richness and fullness to the sound of vintage Mullard tubes. An extra layer to the audio hologram if you will.
    Tubes/Valves do sound remarkably different IMO and that's been my experience. Luckily for you Alan builds phonostages with valves that are under the Radar. I'm stuck looking for ecc83's.

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    Yes that's a wonderful thing. Keep at it though. I had Mullard ecc83's in an amplifier a while back and they were night and day to the modern variant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    Yes that's a wonderful thing. Keep at it though. I had Mullard ecc83's in an amplifier a while back and they were night and day to the modern variant.
    I'm in no rush tbh. I quite like how clean the Watford valves reissue sound.

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    I've got a few various ECC83's Oliver if you want to try them, they are doing nothing. There might even be a Mullard and an RCA in there
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    Cheers Al!

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