Originally Posted by Slow_aetk
What would be the best tubes to match the "bright" Sony SA5000?
Would the Cryo Telefunkens match better with the HD650?
I can't wait to get my AE, first tube amp!
I tried some siemens, philips, Sovtek, JJ and EH on EMP.
Most of them match so well with it. They overcome the EMP's weaknesses which are I consider that is un-detail, slow, lacking energy. The Electro-Harmonix 6922/12AT7 gold pins combo is the best out of what I have tried with EMP. The Sovtek 12AU7 seems bring more power but less pliancy.
However, it does not mean these tubes can do the same on EMP AE.
EMP AE is detail, fast in pace, and delivered with energy and emotion. I found when most of these tubes are with EMP AE, highs become too too bright, and mids are losing textures. So, I am currently using the EMP's stock tubes with EMP AE. They are just wonderful driving my HD600 and my friend's SA5000.
the cental tube is marked, and two outside's are unmarked.
If any one here has these tubes came with your EMP, and you don't need them any more, please give me a PM, I want a spare set.
I will definitely pay for them. You are also appreciated to send them first to neilvg for his Amp Comparison Review.http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=144737
I havent tried some Mullard and Telefunken. They may be good. I shall see.