Vacuum tubes

A. Joseph Ross
Sat Aug 27 21:32:35 EDT 2005

Last week I managed to get hold of an old RCA Victor table model AM-FM radio.  Despite 
the hum from a bad filter capacitor, it has a really rich sound, and (unlike newer sets) it has 
no trouble picking out WCRB from all the other strong signals around Brookline.  I've ordered 
replacement capacitors online, and when they arrive and I get them installed, I'll have a really 
great radio.

In a conversation with a friend, the topic came up about the supposed great sound quality of 
vacuum tube receivers.  I've heard this before, but I've heard some pretty bad sound from 
some old vacuum tube equipment, too.  Is there really a different sound quality from vacuum 

A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                           617.367.0468
 15 Court Square, Suite 210       
Boston, MA 02108-2503           

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