I did a brief shootout betw a Shu Guang 6N5PJ, Svetlana C Winged 6N13, Tungsol5998 :
Attack : TS , CWinged, SG
Air : CWinged. TS, SG
Soundstage : CWinged, TS, SG
Resolution : TS,CWinged, SG
Bass Quantity : TS, SG, CWing
Mids/Liqudity : SG TS, CWing
( Above In order of Most to Least..the 2nd n 3rd are closer/equal to each other)
The ShuGuang is slightly rounded in the attack, very pleasant to listen to, good soundstage, excellent for vocals, not weak in bass..quite balanced.
The Cwinged Russian is airy, tall big soundstage..music embracing me all around. comparatively thinner than the other two, but not a weakness still..v good for orchestra music.
The Tungsol is an attack dog, the bass impact n attack on the notes make itself known straightaway.
If u like slamm with a little bite...this is the tube. For Rock/Jazz music?
Out of this shootout, i found an interesting GEM in the chinese tube.
It is like a chinese MULLARD of sorts to my ears...on this particular setup.
Do keep one in your tube-chest :P
(Setup : audiogd nfb10.32..DV336se. front tube is a Psvane CV181Tii ...DT150)
Edited by Lorspeaker - 9/5/14 at 7:29pm