Originally Posted by nmculbreth
To be honest I didn't really care for the JJ tubes, I sounded unnaturally smooth and they sapped the dynamics right out of my system. I thought they sounded OK with female vocal music but overall I thought they were by far the worst 6922 type I had ever heard. On the other hand I actually thought the Electro Harmonix 6922 sounded pretty decent, they didn't have a lot of warmth but I thought they sounded clean and polite. It's been awhile since I've used them but from memory they didn't really excell in any particular area but they didn't really have a glaring weakness either.
Can`t tell about the JJs too, since one tube of the pair didn`t work.
Maybe I make them EHs worse than they really are, might be bad luck that my pair became microphonic. Their sound certainly had "musicality" (=fun), if you get the drill. A bit to much bass, for my system.
Probably the gold Version might be worth a try.
|I don't have any experience with the white label Amperex tubes but if they sound anything like the Bugle Boy or Orange Globes I've used they should be a big upgrade over anything you have now.
Those Amperex white label are described as being identical with the Bugle-Boy-Logo-type.
As for the Philips-JAN-6922-tubes, I have them running since yesterday, and after around twelve hours running there`s no microphonic so far.
I find them extremely detailed, in a sometimes astonishing amount. They certainly transport everything the DAC offers them, almost "analytical".
They sound rather bright, rather transistor-like, if not "digital" (if you get the drill).
I certainly can imagine how these tubes are annoying in a phono
Everything is "there", including the bass, but I wouldn`t call them "fun" to listen to. They lack of musicality.
I guess will48 nailed it by calling them "anaemic".
I`ll wait and see if they improve a bit more, but so far I don`t see them running in my player for to long.
Received your PM, sorry, forgot to reply.
Don`t need tubes right now, there are interesting ones on their way.
Thanks for the offer!