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    can someone comment on makers of new tubes.
    Brands like
    psvane and shung
    Sophia electric
    amd what ever others that do make various models for audio use.

    analog stuff.
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
    sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
    new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
    thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
    thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
    kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
    phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
    speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
    mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
    digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
    Dacs lampi various

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    Kron is a plant in eastern Europe that specializes in boutique tubes. Eunice Kron is the contact. Kron (also KR) has been in business for about 25 years to the best of my knowledge.

    Psvane, TJ Music and I think also Sophia are Chinese-made boutique brands. We have a number of customers that like to roll tubes in our gear; the feedback we have from them is that all three of these brands sound as good as the best NOS, usually without the tradeoffs. That's a pretty powerful statement! One should keep in mind though that just because its a boutique tube does not mean that it won't be noisy or microphonic so they should be auditioned for these issues immediately, as usually they have a 90 day warranty.

    Shuguang is a Chinese vacuum tube plant. The Psvane tubes might be built in that plant.


    • Dr.Ears
      Dr.Ears commented
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      Shuguang does make the Psvane series of vacuum tubes with specs provided by different engineers. They also make the Sophia Electric line of vacuum tubes