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Calling out to Huldra 6 and 7 owners


Tandbergista
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Are there any Huldra 6 or 7 owners out there in the world?
I am interested if any of you use this as a serious tube amp. Or just as a beautiful vintage radio.
I am just in the process of restoring two Huldra 7's. Soon also a Huldra 6.
Currently using one Huldra 7 as a 'normal' tube amp. With it's 2xEL84 output tubes I thought it can be used with modern sources as a hifi amplifier. It has two extra inputs and I run it with a DAC and a CD. I really like it's sound, it performs very well.
I wonder if anyone else out there is using 60'ies tube radio receivers like this, Tandberg or other brands.


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kissklas
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I got a H7 with the Huldra 9 I bought as a present. Still have the wood left to touch up, but I am using it as my office stereo already. The built in speakers aren't exactly amazing, but nontheless the sound of the amp is so damn pleasant. Now I frequently listen to the national broadcasting Jazz channel, which i have never done before. I blame the Huldra 7.


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Tandbergista
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@kissklas 
Good to hear from another user. I am surprised that older tube radios are not more well known in the audio community as being used today as amplifiers. They have aux inputs and it's easy to conntect them. Usually, like the Huldra 6 and 7, they have external speaker outputs as well.
The design is quite like any EL84 amp made today, with a very high build quality.
Then of course their fabulous design.
I like these 60'ies tube amps so much that I started collecting some other brands too, mainly the Swedish brands Luxor and Dux, but there others out there too, like Telefunken and other brands.

By the way, kissklas, do you have a national jazz channel in Norway?

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