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post #91 of 101
Of course, the "final" step in your quest to get the most from your ASL would be to come up with a Sylvania 5751 triple black plate GOLD. These are harder to find than the Raytheon/windmill........and consequently, damnably expensive. I got one (hope to get another for backup) and put the Raytheon's into my cache of backup tubes for the Ming Da.
post #92 of 101
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Of course, the "final" step in your quest to get the most from your ASL would be to come up with a Sylvania 5751 triple black plate GOLD. These are harder to find than the Raytheon/windmill........and consequently, damnably expensive. I got one (hope to get another for backup) and put the Raytheon's into my cache of backup tubes for the Ming Da.
mate you need to upload some pics for your triple black plate 5751^^
how's it sound?
post #93 of 101
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It's a little hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks like yours are the better black plate versions. If so, nice find at that price!
^^ha lucky me if like you said so. But I have to say the grey plate 6BQ5s are really hard to find...
post #94 of 101
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^^ha lucky me if like you said so. But I have to say the grey plate 6BQ5s are really hard to find...
Hey, I saw you sig and was wondering, how does the ASL sound with the MS2s and the AD700s? Did tube rolling help the sound a lot with these cans?
post #95 of 101
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Hey, I saw you sig and was wondering, how does the ASL sound with the MS2s and the AD700s? Did tube rolling help the sound a lot with these cans?
didnt try the AD700s, but I have to say maybe MG Head is much more suitable for the high impedance cans. The transformer output can drive ms2i well, but what we want from this $500 amp is the OTL output right? However, they can sound very good, but only under transformer output.

The Sylvania 5751 did make sounds smooth and limpidity, both under Ms2i and K601 ^^

Hope these can help.
post #96 of 101
Here comes more pics....



post #97 of 101
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Originally Posted by CapQ View Post
didnt try the AD700s, but I have to say maybe MG Head is much more suitable for the high impedance cans. The transformer output can drive ms2i well, but what we want from this $500 amp is the OTL output right? However, they can sound very good, but only under transformer output.

The Sylvania 5751 did make sounds smooth and limpidity, both under Ms2i and K601 ^^

Hope these can help.
Thanks. Yeah, I thought it was only for high impedance cans and was wondering how others sounded.
post #98 of 101
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^^ha lucky me if like you said so. But I have to say the grey plate 6BQ5s are really hard to find...
Seriously? I see those all over the place...
post #99 of 101
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Seriously? I see those all over the place...
i cant find them everywhere....
how much are they normally for a pair?
post #100 of 101
6BQ5's are not cheap tubes - but you can get Sylvania Grey-plates on EBay from relable sellers for $50 or less...
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Vintage tubes sound much better to me with this unit than higher end modern tubes do.

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