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Originally Posted by Beef Anus View Post

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
Both tubes should be replaced from the stock. A good starter set is a RCA 6sn7 and RCA 6as7. Should be able to get both tubes for around $40 on eBay. "Best" tubes will vary depending on what you want
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Me too I think it might be good with the HE-4s.
OTL amps typically don't work well with low imp/ohm HPs. HE-4 is rated at 38 so I don't know if they'll play well. I think you'll lose out on the bass end unless you do the mod.
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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?
I have a 336 w/o the mods and I don't need to cap fix. It's only required if you hear a buzzing. Get it first and see if it's required.

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Both tubes should be replaced from the stock. A good starter set is a RCA 6sn7 and RCA 6as7. Should be able to get both tubes for around $40 on eBay. "Best" tubes will vary depending on what you want
OTL amps typically don't work well with low imp/ohm HPs. HE-4 is rated at 38 so I don't know if they'll play well. I think you'll lose out on the bass end unless you do the mod.
I have a 336 w/o the mods and I don't need to cap fix. It's only required if you hear a buzzing. Get it first and see if it's required.

I agree on both fronts. I replace with NOS RCA's. Both tubes cost me under 100$, and the difference was night and day.

 

I found the 336 to be winy, and gritty at first, but the tubes surely opened things up warmly.

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HE-4 + 336 = a money setup IMO. Make sure to pickup a sold DAC, and interconnects I use Yacco's. For 50$ they can't be beat. http://www.audioreview.com/cat/cables/interconnect-cables/yacco/whirly-wisp/prd_446064_5827crx.aspx

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Just received DV336se with stock tubes. Left channel has a low buzzing. Is this matter of burning in or I have some sort of problem? I know that stock tubes is probably not the best option however, I'm worrying that there is a problem with the unit. It actually sounds pretty good so far but that hum drives me crazy. Any advise?

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