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Warranty Information and Return PolicyWarranty Period: 3 months
All our tubes are guaranteed for 3 months from the date of purchase. (Any exceptions will be noted on that tube's Warranty tab)
If you receive a tube that does not perform to the manufacturer's specifications, please do the following:
- contact us to get a return authorization
- return it via regular mail within 90 days from when we shipped it, and we will provide an exchange or refund of the full purchase price of the tube.
Returns not related to warranty or defect will be considered at our discretion, and are subject to a 15% restocking fee.
We can not accept returns that don't have an authorization, are past 3 month, or are returned improperly.
These guidelines may be updated without notice.
Ratings & Reviews
First Impressions - Tung-Sol5AR4
by Jim Taylor
This tube has been in use about a week. It replaced a Sovtek 5AR4 that came with the ModWright 9.0 power supply. The player is a Sony XA5400ES with ModWright Ultimate Truth mods.
It is a definite though subtle improvement. Well worth the cost. It has a curious effect of making every CD sound like a new improved version like the Paul Simon reissue of Rhythm of the Saints. On an instrumental, when there is a solo, the musician appears to step ahead, do the solo, then step back. There is a bit more clarity most noticeable in the midrange. The bass also seems to be slightly more powerful.
The tube needs about 100 hours of break in.
I cannot recommend these.
I bought two of these to replace the stock 5AR4 that came with my Prima Luna D100 pre-amp. Very disappointing. Total lack of clarity and definition with poor separation between instruments. This was not money well spent but you don't know if you don't try. I am back to the stock tubes.