Playstereo® is an online audio shop specialized in high quality audio components and accessories, with your same passion in mind.
Installing and accurately optimizing an hi-fi system is essential to live in a more involving and exciting way your listening experience. Since our own mission is to improve, to enrich and to play up your audio set, we decided to create a unique choice of excellent products, hard-to-find hi-fi accessories, highly precision selected tubes, rack stands, cables, accessories for vinyl and so on, with many audiophile brands.
Internet has already changed the way in which audio enthusiasts retrieve information, evolve, select and purchase their home entertainment equipment and our wish is to make available the maximum information for each product. Every request from you will be attached high priority and after your purchase you are going to experiment a 1st Class service before and after sale. This means that you can choose the products you want, at competitive prices, you can make the payment using a credit card, and you will receive them at home within very few days.
If you love music like we do, you'd like to listen to the best sound possible. Playstereo helps you to play up your music. We thank the audio enthusiasts for their support and the suggestions which, directly or not, help the development of this project.
Resources of playStereo - Your reference center for the independent information
Wishing you to choose the best for your needs we created a section at the end of many product pages. It allows you to immediately enter into reviews, listening tests, forum discussions, mailing lists, interview and any other independent source of information for that product.
You can easily find Resources of playStereo section because, when it is available for a certain product, it is always at the end of the product description and is marked by the orange icon above and a yellow rectangular frame. So, you can begin now to find further information about the products of your interest.
Resources of playStereo is constantly updated and if you wish to point out reviews, links or any other resource relating to a product, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember that on playStereo it's also YOU that can write a review or a comment on a product, simply clicking on the green button 'Reviews' on every product page. Sharing your opinions on a product you bought or you know well, helps very much all other readers. Thank you.
Playstereo tube matching details
- Power tubes
All pairs and quartets of power tubes sold on playstereo.com are matched using a digital high precision tester, measuring in real working conditions both the plate current and the transconductance value. The tester is one of the best available today because it can match tubes to 1% accuracy on both parameters. All selection gears are always connected to a 220V electro-mechanical voltage regulator. You will find indicated all measured values for every tube you purchase with absolute precision guaranteed. In this way you are sure to buy only precision selected tubes, and in the future you could also require us a certain spare tube with specified current values, without substituting the entire quartet.
- Signal tubes
Regarding the signal tubes, we accurately measure the gain for every valve section, and also we perform the balance test for cathode current match. Not only: we listen to every tube to find the noise and microphonic components. Therefore, only the tubes with a low threshold of noise and microphonic become selected and will be matched with identically gain ones. While testing, selecting and matching processes take much longer to do and many tubes weeded out, only in this way we can offer to you the certainty to buy only highly precision selected tubes with low noise and microphonic.
- New Old Stock (N.O.S.) Tubes
When we buy NOS tube stocks coming from the same production run, we apply on them the same selection process done on current production valves. In this way, if you use to listen to new-old-stock tubes, you can be sure that they are absolutely new and precision selected tubes.