And your observations were with AKG 701's?
post #31 of 90
10/31/08 at 3:17pm
Yup, that's what I'm saying, Skylab...I don't get how sites say that the 7236 is the "computer rated version of the 5998", when they are completely different...very different construction, totally different shape, etc. And the ONLY difference between the 421A and the 5998 is that the 421A has black plates, and the 5998s have grey. I seriously doubt they sound that much different, no matter what any site selling 421As would have you believe. I'm pretty sure a Tung-Sol 5998 and a Western Electric 421A from the same year will sound identical. I guess it's just the limited amount of 421As and hype that have driven the prices so high. You can get matched pairs of 5998s for around $100, and SINGLE 421As for $350 or so. That's just stupid, lol...