After spending a couple of days looking for tubes (this is my first time, and there are so many numbers and brands, I really think it's a jungle out there!), I'm not even sure how much I care, if they are cheap. Just want them to be good. Everyone around here praises the Tung-Sol 5998, but they are hard to find.
Skylab (or others), can you recommend me an internet tube shop, where I can pay with VISA, and where I might find these RCA's?
I once ordered Tungsol 7236 from WooAudio, but they turned out to be defective within one day. So they sent me new one but this time Sylvania 7236. I liked Tungsol 7236 little better than Sylvania for having little more full body sounding. And the red printing on Tungsol was beautiful! But the SQ difference was small I didn't care to send them back for Tungsol. Jack liked Sylvania 7236 more than Tungsol when I asked him in e-mail. I also have asked Skylab and he liked Tungsol more, like I did.
But in the end, I think Tungsol 5998 is THE tube to use for the full body sounding. If you own WA2 you gotta try Tungsol 5998!!!
I really won't know what to do if my set of 5998 dies... It is so hard to find matched pair!
Speaking of matched tubes, do we only need matched tubes for power tubes? I am trying to get a pair of EZ80, but I am not sure if they need to be matched. any help?