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post #2281 of 2287
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Originally Posted by abvolt View Post
 

Your right about tubes getting noisey fast, I've just had a very nice pair of my jan salvania 6SN7WGT's go so noisey just over night they no longer usable one is much worse then the other too bad but it does happen sucks when its  more pricey tubes.. 


I am a 6SN7 addict and hoarder.  I have had many microphonic N7s but none that are noisy untouched etc.  If you have some microphonic tubes don't worry unless they create a feedback loop.. I would get Sylvania 6SN7WGTs again if that is the sound you liked and they are a good choice in my book.  Be aware though that the earliest namely the GTs are the most prone to be microphonic.  That said I still seek them and their ilk.

post #2282 of 2287

Hi rollers. 

 

I was thinking about giving the Sylvania 6080 a go -  I noticed there are some labelled Sylvania 6080 and there's also a JAN, Military 6080WC or WB variants -  is there any difference between them all or one in particular to look out for?

 

Thanks! 

post #2283 of 2287
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Originally Posted by Jeb Listens View Post
 

Hi rollers. 

 

I was thinking about giving the Sylvania 6080 a go -  I noticed there are some labelled Sylvania 6080 and there's also a JAN, Military 6080WC or WB variants -  is there any difference between them all or one in particular to look out for?

 

Thanks! 

 

Generally, the older the tube, the better. The WA-standard was set up in the 50's (?), which was superseded by the WB standard in the early 60's, which was in turn replaced by the WC-standard in the late 60's. I personally would pick WA over WB-tubes and avoid the WC-stuff because these come from the 70's or 80's. Many tubes from that age sound worse than their earlier counterparts. I have the 6080WA and 6080WB and I thought that the WB-tubes sounded less transparent. But I didn't use them for long, it could very well be that I was biased by my expectations. 

post #2284 of 2287

Thanks Puzzles - nice explanation, I appreciate your thoughts.  I'll keep it all in mind while I'm looking for tubes. 

post #2285 of 2287

I can tell you that the 6080 Sylvania with no affixes, are very good tubes indeed.  I think they are well worth seeking out, with the usual provisos. Try to get them with substantial/full gettering , I see so many really used up tubes these days it's frightening. I can also tell you prices are all over the map, I forget the exact amount I paid but they were somewhat more expensive than some of the other offerings.

Good Luck hunting them down.

post #2286 of 2287

Thanks Mechans!  Most of what I'm seeing are the JAN WC or WB variants - I have seen one or two that are just plain Sylvania 6080 labelled, though I wouldn't know if some of these were rebranded tubes.   eBay is a bit of lottery.... as ever!

 

Thanks again

post #2287 of 2287
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Originally Posted by Jeb Listens View Post
 

Thanks Mechans!  Most of what I'm seeing are the JAN WC or WB variants - I have seen one or two that are just plain Sylvania 6080 labelled, though I wouldn't know if some of these were rebranded tubes.   eBay is a bit of lottery.... as ever!

 

Thanks again

 

Hello jeb you might also want to consider either the tung sol or the chatham 6080's really nice and of course mullard makes one that's great sounding too..

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