William Donzelli wrote: >>Why would you buy audio tubes, or valves as we call them over here, from >>eBay, when they're cheap enough in Maplins? > > > Because a 12AX7 (ECC83) made by ICC and an identical 12AXY (ECC83) made by > Telefunken makes ALL the difference. Mmm. To the gold-plated speaker cable brigade, perhaps. Gordon.