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I hope you are not saying that I said that a 396A would not work well in this amp or that amp, just expensive if my memory serves me correctly.  I also roll a lot tubes, the raison d'etre  for the Ember. As for your love of adapters for all causes I will now make the statement I hadn't of late.  Understand that these are not my words, but those of many other audio engineer people, thus no specific attribution.  That there are strongly held 'audiophile' tenets which hold...
It sounds like a very expensive tube replacement choice.  There are a lot of adapters switching XXXX  tubes into 6SN7 tubes because of the great abundance of high quality NOS and OS 6SN7s. I have personally purchased an adapter of that sort, in order to use 6SN7s in a Garage 1217  "project Ember" .  The adapter itself is a 1217 product.  It is the only such adapter I own.
I have no vintage system running right now except for a tube Fisher 400 receiver, which I have not hooked up to speakers in a while. I remember getting a subdued bump /thump from the Fisher.  I recall getting a thump from the  Kenwood KA- 7100 I used for over 20 years.    I tried to buy another KA-7100 for my son who wanted to have what I used as a Teenager.  I  was unable to buy one without serious issues.  I was astonished by sellers who say it's 'working' if a light...
I would have to dig through a couple of storage boxes to be certain.  I recall the Brimar black glass brown base CV1988 is also designated 6SN7GTY but not in every case. The other tubes may not have CV1988 however. As for sound quality preference I agree that the Brimar GTY is a very good tube and one of my favorites.  I also really like the Sylvania W,  Tung Sol RPs and the Mullard ECC32 and 33  .  I see no need to declare one above the rest unless you are pushing...
Yes I have listened extensively to the WGT and the W. The WGT is a very quick and well balanced tube.  The WGT  sounds very accurate  and precise, with a very clean top end.  I have friends who prefer the WGTs to other variants.  I warn you though to be wary of some of the less well liked  and as usual made later,  WGTA is not that good .  You want to know why? Well I am afraid that there  is only so much words can convey about sound.   I know it is not a popular notion...
"What is the difference between the 6SN7W and GTB? They do sound very balanced from end to end; good bass response and very revealing with little details."   There is a great deal of difference but hearing it can depend on your equipment.  In general terms the Ws  can produce a soundstage or 3D image of the sound as well mas can be expected from an  tube.  The midrange on a W is also about as good as it gets having a remarkable tone lush and pretty.  The treble is...
I stand corrected I am evidently almost a log off.  The 10,000 mark seems quite reasonable if each sale was 2,000 or more.  It is good sign, and reflects a demographic of people who care about the quality of ..or at least nature of their sound.  The audio lovers world has been in a state of contracture after contracture of late I hope we have finally hit bottom and are witnessing a turn around, time will tell.  
When I bought mine and probably you bought yours there was a rather dire warning that these headphones were a limited edition product.  We were told that only 500 were going to be sold and that was all AKG, had agreed to make. I don't remember how many of these of 500 at a time sales took place.  10,000 is 20 times. There must be someone who can recall. I don't subscribe to Massdrop .  (I have disdain for their word for a sale of one item, I think of droppings for some...
Does the Bendix 6080WB go by any other name.  I ask because Bendix had purpose built tubes for fairly specific applications (read  as  'uses' which is what the word meant before smart phones)  I would like to buy a pair and would appreciate any help finding dealers who sell them. Somewhere in the bottom of a box I own some Bendix tubes that I was told were super EL-84s.  They are remarkable tubes construction wise.  These tubes have very  thick ceramic spacers and the...
Man am I confused.  The first bit of confusion is the notion that it is the transformer , which continues to provide power making low level music via residual power from the transformer after the amp is turned off.  I am not an EE or even an ee or e, but I thought that power came from the electrolytic capacitors.  After reading the strongly worded cautionary statement regarding about not  leaving headphones attached,.  However my personal history seems to  contradict this...
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