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Old 06-03-02, 11:38 PM
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See anything different about this motherboard?



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Old 06-03-02, 11:51 PM
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I see it ... but what does it do?
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Originally posted by namja
I see it ... but what does it do?
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Tube audio output stage
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I saw this earlier and lets just say I am very excited

Ah the faint glow of the tube it your case!

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They still make tubes? Who would want this, tubes were not particularly reliable in their time.
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Originally posted by icondude
They still make tubes? Who would want this, tubes were not particularly reliable in their time.
There are plenty of audiophiles who think tubes are vastly superior to solid state electronics.
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I'm not hoping for great performance, but it is different and if it is reasonably priced I will buy it.

I have a window in my Lian-Li case and seeing a glowing tube in there would freak some people out.

Mated with a few of the Wave amps from Antique Soundlab and a pair of efficient speakers this could be a nice custom PC idea
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Wouldn't the tube break easily? I'm somewhat rough on my pc (like tripping when carrying it somewhere or hitting it on stuff like my car door ) so I'd be afraid of breaking it.

I remember at a stereo shop a while back they had this thing with tubes, I think a poweramp, not quite sure, but it looked real neat.
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Besides being much less reliable then it's solid state counterpart, it will also consume more power and generate more heat. Definately a marketing ploy.
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My other generalization is that there is a tube where there should be some PCI slots.
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Why doesn't AOpen just skip this step and go straight to making a separate add-in card that has a bunch of vacuum tubes on it?
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Id hate to be the poor bastard in the PCI slot between that and a Ge4. "HELP ME... IM MELTING!!!"
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The original Star Trek series did get it right about future computers after all.



Vacuum tubes everywhere!
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Originally posted by Iron Chef
The original Star Trek series did get it right about future computers after all.



Vacuum tubes everywhere!
Along with hi-tech weapons that you actually have to aim by hand. The future is here!
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audiophiles want valve tubes but not as part of the motherboard.
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Once I got my HT up and running, I decided not to set up my audio system. However my amp has tubes. For those running out to get the tubed up PC keep an eye on your CAT. My CAT use to LOVE laying on my amp. As mentioned, those tubes put out a lot of heat. I was always cleaning out CAT hair!!!
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Originally posted by Sdallnct
Once I got my HT up and running, I decided not to set up my audio system. However my amp has tubes. For those running out to get the tubed up PC keep an eye on your CAT. My CAT use to LOVE laying on my amp. As mentioned, those tubes put out a lot of heat. I was always cleaning out CAT hair!!!
Disconnect chassis ground. Connect plate voltage wire to chassis.
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Originally posted by asabase


Disconnect chassis ground. Connect plate voltage wire to chassis.

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