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Amazing how long these folks take to get the product to the buyer....like buying Russian tubes from an ebayer in Siberia except that in Russia the postal tracking system is updated more frequently.   I ordered my drivers December 17th.  DHL notified of order December 23, processed in Singapore terminal December 27.  Thats it!   I hope they're worth the wait.
Are you using the 14mm distance?  I made one set of limba cups with the 14mm spacer built in.  I haven't used them yet for a couple of reasons:  I love just listening to the MS1s (with distancers and G-cush) that I've only had a couple of weeks, and the turbulent X drivers I ordered haven't arrived yet. Should be here in a weeks. I'm not sure how the limba cups will sound because I put a load of oil and wax on them before I realized I probably shouldn't do that.
The "black plate" refers to the vertical plate in the tube.  These are generally various shades of gray but can also be black or silver, The mica is the horizontal "stabilizer" that helps hold everything in place.  The triple mica generally signifies a higher quality tube.....often for the military. Just do a Google image search on "triple mica black plate vacuum tube" for a picture.
The Sylvania might be a little hard to find. There are other triple mica black plates that are quite similar and preferred by some.  You might take a read of Joe's Tube Lore (he reviewed most of them) and see which of these you might want to go with.  There are a few of these at good prices on the bay right now. I had pretty much switched to using Russian tubes, but now I am using Alessandro "Grado" headphones I am back to the American/European standards.  The Grado...
Mouser, I assumed that you had gotten a Russian tube with your Sunrise 2.   I tend to like the Russian tubes although all but a couple of my 20+ tubes sound great. There are just slight but appreciable differences.   My hobby is actually the equipment, not the music.   Yes, both the 60s 6N23P-EV and the 60s 6N2P are Russian.  I left in the mention of the 60s because with the Ruskie tubes I believe the year (best between 60s and early 80s) does make some difference that...
 I expect spaced evenly would be best but I doubt it is crucial.
Haven't owned or read any reports on this specific tube.  I have a 1958 Tung-Sol but I haven't listened to it for quite a while.  How does this tube and your Mullard compare to the Russian tubes you have heard?   I am particularly interested in your opinion because I recently got a pair of Alessandro MS1i and I love the Grado sound.  I also have found that these headphones change my taste in tubes a little.  I really like the 60s 6N23P-ev that I have and I even like a...
When I got my Sunrise II I went on a hunt and bought all the tubes I read about where many people like them. The Amperex Orange Globes were among them as was the TJ Full Music. I believe the Orange Globes are good tubes and you can't go wrong with them but I would say it depends on your tastes and the headphones you use. With my Sunrise 2, my favorites are the early 60s 6N23P-EV and the 6N6P. If you like what may be a slightly "bright" sound with extended highs I would...
Thank you for the review.  I will be making a few sets of cups over the winter and I was looking forward to the review.   I expect cherry will be added to my wood selection.  I already have limba and iroko.   Do you like the Sennheiser sound as much as the Grado's?  The PX100 are pretty cheap so I may just have to try them.
Thanks!  I haven't ordered them yet.... I finished my first set of limba wood cups, and as a test, I put into them the 40mm drivers from a set of $10 Auvio headphones I got at RadioShack on Black Friday.  They improved the sound of the Auvios quite a bit and now I'm trying to decide what to do as a next step.  I can put the drivers from my Alessandro MS1i in the limba wood cups, however, I am really reticent to rip drivers out of a brand new set of headphones that I truly...
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