Originally Posted by donunus
when we compare the bendix 2c51 and the 6385, are we talking minor differences in sound quality? or are they a bigger change in quality than the 2c51 vs the stock ge tube
As I've mentioned in previous PM's ...
The Bendix 2C51 and the Bendix 6385 both share the notorious Bendix detail, air and soundstage ...
But that said ... and regarding the certain and quite peculiar Bendix 6385 that I'm using (peculiar because the logo on the tube is different from the standard/most popular Bendix logo) ... I find that my 6385 is a bit more lush and "tubey" sounding than the Bendix 2C51 that I sold you, Donunus ...
That said, though ... they both sound amazing in my Havana ... so enjoy the tube. As I mentioned before ... I originally wanted to hold on to the 2C51 Bendix tube, for posterity if for nothing else ... but I figure my 6385 will last plenty long.
I liked my original Bendix 6385 better than the one I bought from you.
It is slightly warmer, thicker and more relaxed than the one you shipped me while also retaining the uber refined detail and soundstage that both tube variants exhibit.
No offense ... but I think my original Bendix 6385 is an earlier variant than the 1964 version you sent me.
BTW: My roommate purchased it from me for the same price I paid you ... and he loves it. He's using it 24/7 with his MHDT Paradisea DAC, for what it's worth.
So everybody wins!