The TA-300B debuted as a made-in-Japan audio vacuum tube after the absence of new domestically produced audio vacuum tubes for 35 years. This product was further improved in precision and reintroduced.
Each and every TA-300B tube is manufactured and assembled with the utmost care using choice materials and under stringent quality control in plant in Japan.
From 6Moons Review: …by far the best tubes I heard in my life and only a direct comparison to the Western Electric 300B from old stock—really… old and not from the last reissue—might change that assessment but I wouldn’t bet on it. The smoothness and midrange saturation coupled to incredible energy shattered not only me. The two Create Audio tubes are fantastic and unbeatable for the money. They differ from each other to introduce valid choice. But the Takatsuki is in another league (also financially) yet when you look for something at the top, there are only the old Western Electric or the modern TA-300B.
From Dagogo Review: … The Takatsuki’s are the only tube which I would consider using in place of the [true NOS] Western Electric 300B
Highfidelity Review: Those are by far the best tubes I heard in my life and only direct comparisons with the Western Electric 300B from old stock (but really old, and not from the last re-edition) could change something about that. But not for sure.”
“Nevertheless I have no doubt about the value of the Takatsuki tubes. This is a real discovery – the Japanese created something like the WE of our times. And until I do not hear anything better, better organized, more mature, those tubes will be the reference for me”
Mint condition. Never use.