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post #1681 of 1695

I have a lot of RCA 6AS7G tubes and only was noisy. Are you buying them on ebay only ?

I can't agree the RCA's are noisy, like it's been said above, I think you just were unlucky

post #1682 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I have a lot of RCA 6AS7G tubes and only was noisy. Are you buying them on ebay only ?
I can't agree the RCA's are noisy, like it's been said above, I think you just were unlucky

Damn why am I so freakin unlucky?

Yes ebay. My only option where I live.

Annoyes me that I get the bad ones. Nothing I can do from here as well.

Seriously three sets at full price and only two tubes are not noisy. The other 4 are crap. Also worried that the two that are good are not matched. One does look more used than the other.
post #1683 of 1695

Can't you just order via the web in a brick and mortar shop?  Or here on head-fi in the for sale/trade forums?  Nothing's ever a sure thing but Ebay is always a gamble although I only got ripped off once, with 2 Thomson tubes that looked pristine but were in fact totally exhausted.  And one Chatham 2399 that's noisy but I got 4 at a very decent price so on balance it was still an ok deal.

post #1684 of 1695

I agree with Nic and Ultra, I like the RCA and don't find them noisy.

post #1685 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I have owned several dozen pairs of Tung-Sol 6AS7G tubes and I've never seen one that could possibly have been a relabeled RCA. And many pre-date Tung-Sol's acquisition of Chatham Electronics. Doesn't mean it never happened on occasion though. I have a Tung-Sol .6SN7GT which is definitely Sylvania made, which is funny because Tung-Sol made LOTS of 6SN7 tubes.

 

This Tung-Sol looks very much like an RCA to my eyes: steel grid posts, metal shields below the bottom mica, a single D-getter, and even the 8-sided polyhedron on the glass with a small gap in the outline, which some say can be used to date RCA tubes.

 

But of course, this is just my best guess.....

 

post #1686 of 1695

yes you will find many of us fans of the russian 6as7gs (both types) and they are still dirt cheap.

post #1687 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Nic Rhodes View Post
 

yes you will find many of us fans of the russian 6as7gs (both types) and they are still dirt cheap.

 

When you say "both types", do you mean both the 6N13S and the 6N5S? 

post #1688 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Nic Rhodes View Post
 

yes you will find many of us fans of the russian 6as7gs (both types) and they are still dirt cheap.

 

I am for sure the winged C 6N13S is a bit of a bargain imo compared to the RCA ,Sylvania, 6as7g and recently I have bee hearing good things about the 6N13P Dawn Star which I have yet to try.

post #1689 of 1695
Okay I have rolled in the Russian tubes this morning. So far so good.

No hum, no noise. So far the sound is good.

I will roll with them for a while.
post #1690 of 1695
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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post
 

 

When you say "both types", do you mean both the 6N13S and the 6N5S? 


 Yes, the Russian did a good job with these tubes.

post #1691 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Nic Rhodes View Post


 Yes, the Russian did a good job with these tubes.

Okay. I'm fast becoming a Russian convert. I have listen to about 12 hours since yesterday. They seem to tick all the right boxes. Dynamic and clean. Can I hear a tad of mellow mid-range and slight treble roll off???? If so I like it.
post #1692 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Badas View Post


Okay. I'm fast becoming a Russian convert. I have listen to about 12 hours since yesterday. They seem to tick all the right boxes. Dynamic and clean. Can I hear a tad of mellow mid-range and slight treble roll off???? If so I like it.

 

Hi Badas.

 

My new Feliks-Audio Elise that I have just received uses the 6N13S, and I must admit I'm already VERY impressed with them. Am looking forward to seeing just how they compare to the GEC CV2523s...

post #1693 of 1695
I like the wingC ..the mainstay on my dv336se
post #1694 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

I like the wingC ..the mainstay on my dv336se

Yeah. I missed the boat on that one. I'm going to buy stock of them now.
post #1695 of 1695

Hi all,

Another fan of the Svetlana 6AS7G variant here. Got 2 pairs on ebay, from the seller in Ukraine. Nice balanced sound.

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