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post #256 of 1202
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Originally Posted by doco View Post

i'm looking into a 6SN7 tube to match with a JAN 6AS7 G Tube RCA NOS 1967 6AS7G (red text) i bought earlier. i'm going to pair it with the hd650.
For the HD 650, I recommend:
- Sylvania 6SN7GT "Bad Boy"
- RCA 6SN7GT "Smoked Glass"
post #257 of 1202
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Originally Posted by StalkerAssassin View Post


For the HD 650, I recommend:
- Sylvania 6SN7GT "Bad Boy"
- RCA 6SN7GT "Smoked Glass"

is this from your own experience? i see you own an hd650 and the la figaro 336c which is almost the same as the DV 336SE. i'm guessing it's because the HD650 is a laid back headphone and a pair of RCA tubes on this OTL amp will give the aggressiveness it needs?

post #258 of 1202

I will vote for the mouse ears from tung sol instead of the RCA although they are good too.

 

But Sylvania sounds so smooth and sweet on my setup <3

post #259 of 1202

what is the sound like on the mouse ear vs the slyvania...i am curious..cos those ears are cuteeeeeeeee.

i love the slyvania btw. 

post #260 of 1202
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Originally Posted by doco View Post

is this from your own experience?
Yes.
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i see you own an hd650 and the la figaro 336c which is almost the same as the DV 336SE.
La figaro 336c improved version DV 336SE.
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i'm guessing it's because the HD650 is a laid back headphone and a pair of RCA tubes on this OTL amp will give the aggressiveness it needs?
If you want aggressive sound, then look in the direction of headphones Denon, but for them DV 336SE not suitable.
post #261 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

what is the sound like on the mouse ear vs the slyvania...i am curious..cos those ears are cuteeeeeeeee.

i love the slyvania btw. 

 

First let us calibrate our taste/hearing XD. What do you like about the Sylvania? To me they sound very smooth, lush midrange.

 

The mouse ears are more solid-state-ish sounding. More linear, quicker and dryer relatively.

 

 

Which is strictly in my opinion!

post #262 of 1202

in that case i will pass over the mouse... :P

post #263 of 1202

Is it cool if I ask for recommendations? I'm not about to dig through 117 pages of comments... I'm basically just looking for the best-value cheap tubes for the 336SE. It's gonna be pushing an HD600. I really like the normal sound sig, but maybe it could use a little bit more top-end sparkle. Any suggestions?

 

Edit: I'm talking like under 40 a tube.


Edited by Circuitbender - 8/12/13 at 9:19am
post #264 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Circuitbender View Post

Is it cool if I ask for recommendations? I'm not about to dig through 117 pages of comments... I'm basically just looking for the best-value cheap tubes for the 336SE. It's gonna be pushing an HD600. I really like the normal sound sig, but maybe it could use a little bit more top-end sparkle. Any suggestions?

Edit: I'm talking like under 40 a tube.

I would try asking in the 6SN7 and 6AS7 threads. There's more ppl and impressions of each tube. The combo I ran that's within your budget range is the Tung-sol 7236 & Sylvania 6SN7GTA or the Tung-sol 6SN7GTB. The TS7236 set me back 36 from vacuumtube.net and the other 2 were about $10/each from eBay. The TS7236 & TS5998/Chatham 2399 were the only ones that I paid big for, all the other tubes in my profile were around $10-15 each from eBay. Just have some patience. Happy rolling. smily_headphones1.gif

btw: Hope you're enjoying HD600s smily_headphones1.gif
post #265 of 1202

i lined up the decware csp2+ as pre amp to a darkvoice336se....hook up my hd650,

and the soundfield became highly saturated with details...

i could hear MORE, hear DEEPER...

little musical interplay going on in the background of complex music are more evident.

u guys go try it, if u have another tube amp lying around.

post #266 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

i lined up the decware csp2+ as pre amp to a darkvoice336se....hook up my hd650,

and the soundfield became highly saturated with details...

i could hear MORE, hear DEEPER...

little musical interplay going on in the background of complex music are more evident.

u guys go try it, if u have another tube amp lying around.

I'm just curious, if you have a csp+ that is a fine headphone amp on it's own. Why would you hook it as a preamp to another headphone amp? I only ask this cause I am thinking of ordering the csp to use as a headphone amp (they have a new csp3 version coming out). 

post #267 of 1202

i find the depth of soundstage just thicken more....from front to back. denser sounding. 

 

 

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anyone ever tried using a ecc88 to 6sn7 adaptor  on the front slot...and rolled with ecc88tubes on the darkvoice??

if so ...is it "better"? or not worth the bother n the risk.

post #268 of 1202
I just got my new 336SE today. I had ordered a good assortment of tubes ahead of time.

RCA 6AS7
Delco 6AS7
GE 6AS7
GE 5 star 6080
RCA 6080
National Electronic 6080

Tung Sol Mouse Ear 6NS7
Tung Sol Round Plate 6SN7
Sylvania Yellow label 6SN7
Sylvania Red Label 6SN7
Zenith 6SN7

All of the Power tubes sounded great with my favorites being the RCA 6AS7 the GE 6AS7 and GE 5 star. As for the 6SN7's I preferred the Sylvania Red Label and the Tung Sol round plate The Sylvania being more crisp and the Tung sol being more buttery.
post #269 of 1202

agree,I would be happy to spend more on my interconnects for the IPod but I need advice on the products available

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post #270 of 1202

i bot a svetlana 6N13s, 1960s...sounded airy, i liked it.

The other is a Westinghouse 6as7....also v airy.

both are inexpensive ..from ebay.

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