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post #181 of 2474
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Originally Posted by Ricey20 View Post
How do I find out the year? Also I'd like to give whoever it was who PMed me first a shot first, since it seemed they really wanted one for their new Havana
tk3 told me that he was getting a Bendix off you so I think it should be him...

About tubes, I've now gone back to preferring the Tesla 6CC42 compared to the Bendix 6385. I guess I prefer a less laid-back more warm sound (but at the expense of detail).

S1rrah: Is there any difference between the Bendix 6385 I sold you and your original one?
post #182 of 2474
Ah, ya I believe it was him
Yea, I like warm but only to a point. Too much seems too muddy to me. I like a nice balance of warm, smooth, detail so the 6385s seem perfect for me. And I find it odd that my box has 6385 printed on the cardboard flap while others have the entire info printed on the box.
post #183 of 2474
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
I find your comments on the stock tube vs. the 396A to be *exactly* as I would describe it.

BTW: the Bendix should be there in 5 to 6 days.

Great tube. Didn't want to sell it but figured with the low power draw that the Havana puts through the tube ... my 6385 will probably last for the life of the DAC.

Post some thoughts re: Bendix once you get it ...

Thanks for selling it to me. I'll post impressions within a day of receiving it. The dac will probably also be ready and burned in enough by then
post #184 of 2474
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Originally Posted by Ricey20 View Post
or don, you could go for
Translated version of http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e83547474



1964 packaged in November. Sadly my boxes only say 6385 and no package date and year.
starting bid of 1000 yen meaning around 10 dollars for a 6385. Wow!
post #185 of 2474
Man, been listening to the Havana with the 6385. I've never been this satisfied with my setup before, its a new feeling It just sounds so right. I guess I should say, FINALLY.
post #186 of 2474
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
starting bid of 1000 yen meaning around 10 dollars for a 6385. Wow!
Yep, I bought mine for 10,000 yen in the end. It comes out to around $65 for one after fees through Kuboten and such. Still very worth it IMO. Mine came with a spec sheet for the 6385 too for some reason lol.
post #187 of 2474
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
post #188 of 2474
not sure, I went from a WE396 to the 6385. Don't have a bendix 2C51. I do agree with my WE396 it was already a very noticeable difference to the stock GE tube. The stock tube is ok, but theres apparently way better. Now I want to try a 6CC42, but I'm in no hurry.......yet
post #189 of 2474
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Originally Posted by Ricey20 View Post
Man, been listening to the Havana with the 6385. I've never been this satisfied with my setup before, its a new feeling It just sounds so right. I guess I should say, FINALLY.
Wow, that's amazing!
Glad you are throughly enjoying your new Havana.
post #190 of 2474
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
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.

BTW:

@XXII ...

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!



Best ya'll.
post #191 of 2474
ahh cant wait! hehehehe got a feeling i'm really gonna love the bendix
post #192 of 2474
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
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.
You know what? one of my tubes looks like the more normal 6385 with the lettering on the tube centered, but the other one I have has the "Bendix" name off center and bit larger font I think. Is this what your talking about? Which one is the more lush to you?

Also, the one with the centered lettering was tested to have a higher mA, 4.53/4.54 compared to 4.36/4.16 of the one thats off-centered.
I might have to compare the 2. If they do sound different, I might have to hold on to both.
post #193 of 2474
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Originally Posted by Ricey20 View Post
You know what? one of my tubes looks like the more normal 6385 with the lettering on the tube centered, but the other one I have has the "Bendix" name off center and bit larger font I think. Is this what your talking about? Which one is the more lush to you?

Also, the one with the centered lettering was tested to have a higher mA, 4.53/4.54 compared to 4.36/4.16 of the one thats off-centered.
I might have to compare the 2. If they do sound different, I might have to hold on to both.
Here's a pic showing the difference between my current fav 6385 and the other one I bought:

...



...

Strangeness for sure.

But I like my original tube best.

post #194 of 2474
Hmm, the other one I got is like the 3rd but off center. The one I'm using is like the 3rd one though. Let me take a picture of it.

Edit: Here. Its completely off center. Not sure if its any different.
post #195 of 2474
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Originally Posted by XXII View Post
tk3 told me that he was getting a Bendix off you so I think it should be him...

About tubes, I've now gone back to preferring the Tesla 6CC42 compared to the Bendix 6385. I guess I prefer a less laid-back more warm sound (but at the expense of detail).

S1rrah: Is there any difference between the Bendix 6385 I sold you and your original one?
Yes, that was me.

About the different Bendix 6385, I asked a guy about that who had them for sale, and he said this about them:

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I have current stock 5pcs BENDIX 6385 Red Bank Type TE21
in Military Boxes(7,000 Japan yen each) .

Also, I have current stock 48pcs BENDIX 6385 Red Bank Type TE21
in Military Boxes(6,000 Japan yen each) .

These either tubes are same internal construction and same printed on tubes.
These either tubes are NOS(New Old Stock) and good condition.
But these either tubes are different in Military boxes.

Tubes of 7,000 Japan yen cost are in the military boxes of detailed descriptions.
Tubes of 6,000 Japan yen cost are in the military boxes of simple descriptions.
He says the print is the same though, which is not the case on the pictures below.
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