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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

just got my second GEC 6AS7G curved base. its slightly bigger than the other, so its not symmetrical frown.gif




Impression on both?
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i think the curved base is better than the straight base. the treble is smoother on these, the regular straight base has a slight edge at times cause of the extended treble. this one is very slightly warmer. maybe i'm just imagining things, i haven't really compared them to the other ones, i bet i won't notice much of a difference, but yeah these are nice tubes biggrin.gif

 

i can only imagine how a WA22 would sound with these tubes + GZ34, 596, or U52, and some TS 6F8G


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 7/16/13 at 5:46pm
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I agree, the curved one is smoother and has more depth.
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yeah i was just about to say that too. i feel they're a little more holographic. and the bass might be a little less dry. its such a small difference, but i feel that these sound better than the straight base, which can sound a little lean at times (when i first heard them i was like wow, these are bright, i thought these where supposed to be darker than ts 5998).

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Yea, I'm going to have to pull the bottom off my amp again and measure the bias voltages with this tube in there. Amp seems to run very cool with this tube....
Also seems a bit more sensitive to vibration, while not being microphonic, noisy, or self oscillating.
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(when i first heard them i was like wow, these are bright, i thought these where supposed to be darker than ts 5998).

Edited by GrindingThud - 7/16/13 at 6:38pm
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Yep, 6AS7G runs cooler than 6998/7236. 596/5U4G/274B runs cooler than GZ34 too.
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yeah GZ34 runs pretty hot on WA6-SE as well (black base, i need to get a metal base one of these days)

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DG, how are the GECs after 24 hours?
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

DG, how are the GECs after 24 hours?

 

EPIC!!

 

the T1 sound better than ever. and the hd 800s are really nice too. way better than straight base. the hd 800s actually sound quite lush with these tubes. the T1s sound about as warm as with the 5998s, but the GEC is obviously much better (except 5998 still has more bass)

 

also, decided i'm gonna buy TH-900, this week, or next week! tongue_smile.gif and the HE-500 stays for now! (unless i sell LCD-2 and HE-500 later this year for LCD-3)....


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 7/17/13 at 6:10pm
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

EPIC!!

 

the T1 sound better than ever. and the hd 800s are really nice too. way better than straight base. the hd 800s actually sound quite lush with these tubes. the T1s sound about as warm as with the 5998s, but the GEC is obviously much better (except 5998 still has more bass)

 

also, decided i'm gonna buy TH-900, this week, or next week! tongue_smile.gif and the HE-500 stays for now! (unless i sell LCD-2 and HE-500 later this year for LCD-3)....

You got the money together very quick. fair play. You must be working hard- saving dough. 

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@ DG

 

Whew! Maybe you'll stop for a hot minute and grab some lemonade... biggrin.gif

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You got the money together very quick. fair play. You must be working hard- saving dough. 

 

 

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@ DG

 

Whew! Maybe you'll stop for a hot minute and grab some lemonade... biggrin.gif

 

 

yes!!! and hopefully after the TH-900, i can get LCD-3 by selling my current planars, and buy a DAC later this year, holding off on amps and other headphones till later. the TH-900 and LCD-3 are basically my last major headphone purchases for a long time.

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yes!!! and hopefully after the TH-900, i can get LCD-3 by selling my current planars, and buy a DAC later this year, holding off on amps and other headphones till later. the TH-900 and LCD-3 are basically my last major headphone purchases for a long time.

I don't believe you at all.......... wink.gif

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yes!!! and hopefully after the TH-900, i can get LCD-3 by selling my current planars, and buy a DAC later this year, holding off on amps and other headphones till later. the TH-900 and LCD-3 are basically my last major headphone purchases for a long time.

popcorn.gif Yea Yea I smell an amp purchase this year also.

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