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a new set: NU 6SN7 GT (with a chipped base) + GE 6080 (not a 5-star and a bit cosmetic-challenged).

 

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remember the mystery black glass RCA? (see above and previous page for pictures). i see two things differernt: this NU has a clear bottom (no chrome coating); the top plate is round. does this mean the mystery black glass RCA is not from NU but Ken-Rad?

 

hummed about two hours. quiet now. :)

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hi everyone, just bought the la figaro 336c.  I'm really excited to receive it soon.  So I'm new to this tube rolling thing and I will be spending time to read this thread and figure it out.  This 99 page thing is really daunting haha.  Anyways, are there any MUST get tubes, sorta like the standard typical good upgrade.

 

If this helps, I like listening to electronic music and rock from 5-10 years ago and I will be using a dt880 250 ohm 2005 version.

 

Any recommendations for the price ranges of

 

<30 dollars

30-50 dollars

50-70 dollars

 

for both tubes?

 

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

 

edit: oh just noticed the part 2 thread.. even more reading to be done :) it has a nice first post

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/348833/darkvoice-336i-336se-tuberolling-partii

 

 


Edited by rontruong - 6/5/11 at 12:02am
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Did the fitz mod on my Darkvoice 336SE - 220 uF output caps - to fit my HE-400. It is a dream come true ! o2smile.gif

For me, the Shuguang 6N13P sounds best and beats the best 6AS7 and 6080 from US and russian origin (did not expect that). Well, the HE-400 is dark, so I guess the NOS bp 6AS7 is kind of an overkill, leading to a dull presentation. The Shuguang Treasure CV181-Z is unbelievable nice sounding. Beats every NOS 6SN7 from US and russian origin. For my ears only ?! wink.gif


Edited by vintage64 - 9/22/12 at 6:05pm
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reading the first 15 or so pages from this thread made me pull the trigger on two 6AS7s; a grayplate Sylvania 6AS7G and a RCA 6080.

I'm searching for 6SN7(s) as I'm typing this post.

 

and I haven't even owned the amp. tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by vintage64 View Post

Did the fitz mod on my Darkvoice 336SE - 220 uF output caps - to fit my HE-400. It is a dream come true ! o2smile.gif

For me, the Shuguang 6N13P sounds best and beats the best 6AS7 and 6080 from US and russian origin (did not expect that). Well, the HE-400 is dark, so I guess the NOS bp 6AS7 is kind of an overkill, leading to a dull presentation. The Shuguang Treasure CV181-Z is unbelievable nice sounding. Beats every NOS 6SN7 from US and russian origin. For my ears only ?! wink.gif

 

Personally - my favourite is also the Shuguang treasure cv181 for my DV336se. Not too expensive and sounds magical. ...I have a Jadis cv181, too. I can tell you, it's also sounds great...

 

But I never tried that 6n13p yet.... hm... rolleyes.gif I have only tungsol 5998,7236 and rca 6as7 tubes. Unfortunately I never  tried the legendary A1834 gec either.. Did you compared this Shu 6n13p to these or some of these?

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I dont use the shu 6n13p any longer. At the moment, the Sylvania 6AS7G is my favorite. Havent tried the tubes you mentioned, still a lot to tube roll ...
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I recommend that before spenging alot on boutique NOS tubes, get some sylvania 6sn7s as they seem to have the best chance is not humming. I have noisy tubes in about every brand that are noisy except the sylvanias. I am 5 for 5 with those and 2 for 3 with tung sols
post #1478 of 1496
A bit oftopic..but i have a good deal for u guys if u wanna upgrade to a better darkvoice

..as i know the 337 is not wellknown (a big disgrace!) its not easily sold...
So i decided to sell the TS tubes seperately and sell the 337 (last model 2010) with the svetlana's (rare vintage 70ties) and the rca 5693 red hot in it.

And now the interesting part for u guys:

My MATCHED pair of 5998 (chatham) and my super rare TS 6sg7gt mesh plates (totally silent!!!!) tubes i will be selling seperately..both are MATCHED pairs and were NOS when i bought them (5988 has 200hours, mesh plates 250)

For the 5998 i want 200usd and for the meshplates 60usd

And sell my (modded) 337 for the rediculously low price of 450 euro!

This is a great deal guys..this amp is very very very good as u guys maybe know...especially with the senheiser hd650/600, the hifiman he400/500 and grados! And the tubes..well..no words needed!
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Can someone recommend tubes that are widely viewed as being a step up from the stock ones (like how everyone agrees that mullards are usually the go to tubes on the little dot mk3)

 

(and from what I understand, the bigger tube in the back is the power tube, does that have to be replaced?)

 

Pretty clueless..

 

just want to buy a toob amp and have it make beautiful music for me :3

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I'm trying to find power ratings for the DarkVoice 336SE, all I can find was Amazon showing 1W. Anyone know if that's per channel or total? And is there a Darkvoice website?

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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

I'm trying to find power ratings for the DarkVoice 336SE, all I can find was Amazon showing 1W. Anyone know if that's per channel or total? And is there a Darkvoice website?

Me too I think it might be good with the HE-4s.

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Couldn't resist pigeon drop and ordered a Darkvoice 336se . Does anyone know if the new units have been redesigned so that the capacitor fix is not needed?
Website for darkvoice http://darkvoice.net/en/intro.asp?loca=173&tlb=3
Power is rated at MORE than 2 watts. rolleyes.gif
I corrected original post!!!!!of less than 2 watts
Edited by dguitarnut - 3/12/14 at 9:24am
post #1483 of 1496
According to that link it's greater than 2w...
Quote:
Originally Posted by dguitarnut View Post

Couldn't resist pigeon drop and ordered a Darkvoice 336se . Does anyone know if the new units have been redesigned so that the capacitor fix is not needed?
Website for darkvoice http://darkvoice.net/en/intro.asp?loca=173&tlb=3
Power is rated at less than 2 watts. rolleyes.gif
post #1484 of 1496
Quote:
Originally Posted by dguitarnut View Post

Couldn't resist pigeon drop and ordered a Darkvoice 336se . Does anyone know if the new units have been redesigned so that the capacitor fix is not needed?
Website for darkvoice http://darkvoice.net/en/intro.asp?loca=173&tlb=3
Power is rated at less than 2 watts. rolleyes.gif
 

Characteristic parameters:

Driven Resistance Range:          32 ~ 600
Frequency Response:           10Hz ~ 30kHz (-1db)
Signal and Noise Ratio:              > 100db
Output Power:                       > 2W
Alternating Current Power:          220V/50Hz

 

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post #1485 of 1496

Sorry a dyslexic moment!:o

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