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What TUBES are you listening to right now?

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Tung-Sol 5998's and a Ken-Rad 6SL7GT in my Singlepower Extreme.

The 5998's are legendary, and with good reason. The Ken-rad 6SL7GT is an amazing sounding tube as well, and they make a great pair.
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JJ ECC99 and a JAN Philips 5751 in my MAD HD2. Need more tubes
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The bendix combo. 6080s and a 2c51.
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5998 / RCA smoked glass 6SN7


(waiting for new tubes to arrive)
post #5 of 109
Never again tubes for me.
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Sky, you will be interested in this one. A RCA 6EV7 for gain into two RCA 6AS7G's in my Extreme. The 6EV7 has the same pinout as a 6CG7/6GU7 and uses the ECC TYPE #2 adapter. This tube looks very similar to the 6GU7 but has a much higher gain; gain = 60.

NJ7P Tube Database Search
6EV7
High-Mu Twin Triode
Base & Bulb ( RCA RC-27 - 1973)

Substitute Data
Substitutes ................................... 6FQ7 6GU7 Application
Miniature type used as a relay control tube. Requires miniature 9-contact socket.
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Thread Starter 
Wow - very interesting! That's the kind of tid-bit I thought might turn up in a thread like this...thanks!
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JAN-CRC 6AS7/JAN-CRC dark glass 6SN7 in my Darkvoice 336i.
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12ae6a
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The Intertubes.
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Right this second? Sylvania triple-mica 12ae6a.

I need to build a real tube amp one of these days.
post #12 of 109
2x Raytheon 5751 w/windmill getter. Schweeet!
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
Sky, you will be interested in this one. A RCA 6EV7 for gain into two RCA 6AS7G's in my Extreme. The 6EV7 has the same pinout as a 6CG7/6GU7 and uses the ECC TYPE #2 adapter. This tube looks very similar to the 6GU7 but has a much higher gain; gain = 60.

NJ7P Tube Database Search
6EV7
High-Mu Twin Triode
Base & Bulb ( RCA RC-27 - 1973)

Substitute Data
Substitutes ................................... 6FQ7 6GU7 Application
Miniature type used as a relay control tube. Requires miniature 9-contact socket.
The 6EV7 is definitely good. The sound is very similar to the RCA 6GU7. But, the 6EV7 seems to have more treble extension and slightly more dimensionality. The sound has excellent clarity. I think you would like this tube. Some reading this would say this tube sounds to cold and analytical .... but the sound still has body and tone despite the excellent clarity.
post #14 of 109
General Electric 6GU7 tubes.

However, it'll be 6C33C-B tubes soon enough....
post #15 of 109
Brimar 6SL7GT.
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