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post #29446 of 39159
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Originally Posted by punit View Post

How would you compare the GEC 6080WA vs TS 5998?

Thanks

 

The  TS 5998 is more punchy and dynamic, the GEC are more forgiving without lost of details.  TS 5998 is better with LCD and GEC 6080/6AS7G is better with HD800.

post #29447 of 39159
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The  TS 5998 is more punchy and dynamic, the GEC are more forgiving without lost of details.  TS 5998 is better with LCD and GEC 6080/6AS7G is better with HD800.

 

 

This

 

 

also after heearing 6080 gec, i think it would be nice with beyers and others as well. seemed to have a nice bass and smoothness to it that other tubes lack. 

post #29448 of 39159
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

i still have a pair of GEC 6080WA 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321312637695?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

 

GEC 6AS7G are found on ebay, those uk sellers, they can be pricy though, curved base pair for like 572$ and single straight bases for 200+ and 250 + for curved. they tend to sell singles more than pairs too.

 

i got 1 gec single left as well. i sold all my curved/straight pairs. so hard to find... seems like those UK sellers on ebay really control the market, i rarely see anyone else put any up for sale.

 

 

soundwise, i think GEC 6080WA are really nice, warm and less airy than 6AS7G instead of being open and airy, they tend to be warmer and more bodied almost like a tung sol but different, almost RCA like in some ways, but without that crappy treble those have.

 

 

I think the matched pairs are all gone, I brought mines from a tube dealer in HK but he don't have any of matched one anymore the last time I visited him.

post #29449 of 39159
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

 

This

 

 

also after heearing 6080 gec, i think it would be nice with beyers and others as well. seemed to have a nice bass and smoothness to it that other tubes lack. 

 

Never owned a Beyers before, was thinking picking up your T1 but decided to get a TH900 instead.  Now no more toy budget to get anything until later this year.  :mad:

 

How is the new ride coming along?

post #29450 of 39159
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

I find the GEC 6AS7G a bit bright with the T90's, whereas the TS 5998 is warm & musical but feel I am loosing a bit of micro details (as compared to 6AS7G), will the GEC 6080WA be a middle ground between the 2 ?

 

 

How many hours are the GEC 6AS7G?  I never find it bright with any headphone I tried (never tried a Beyers).  What amp and other tubes you are using?

post #29451 of 39159

It has about 100 hrs , using it with Bttlhd Crack. I don't find it bright with HD 800.

post #29452 of 39159
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

 

Never owned a Beyers before, was thinking picking up your T1 but decided to get a TH900 instead.  Now no more toy budget to get anything until later this year.  :mad:

 

How is the new ride coming along?

 

i was thinking of selling TH-900 too, but decided to keep, its a good headphone.

 

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I think the matched pairs are all gone, I brought mines from a tube dealer in HK but he don't have any of matched one anymore the last time I visited him.

 

yeah, im amazing mine havent sold too. im selling a pair for the price that taiwan ebay sellers are selling a single tube for.

post #29453 of 39159
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

 

The  TS 5998 is more punchy and dynamic, the GEC are more forgiving without lost of details.  TS 5998 is better with LCD and GEC 6080/6AS7G is better with HD800.

 

I think this is 100% right.

 

post #29454 of 39159
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It has about 100 hrs , using it with Bttlhd Crack. I don't find it bright with HD 800.

 

 

Give it another 150 hours, my first pair settle down around 250 hours.  I was using WA22 with TS 6SN7 BGRP and metal base GZ34.

post #29455 of 39159
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i was thinking of selling TH-900 too, but decided to keep, its a good headphone.

 

 

yeah, im amazing mine havent sold too. im selling a pair for the price that taiwan ebay sellers are selling a single tube for.

 

 

pp is looking for a bargain, someone offered me $300 for the GEC 6AS7G pair shipped to Asia.  

post #29456 of 39159
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pp is looking for a bargain, someone offered me $300 for the GEC 6AS7G pair shipped to Asia.  

 

yeah i've gotten many offers like that and im surprised i haven't completely told them off or lost my patience with them.

 

other day guy wanted like 600$ shipped to France for my T1's. also with tubes, they low ball and then want shipped/pp fees as well as international. many lowballers on this website, surprising since they dont realize how badly they get ripped off on some of the products they buy. like overpriced amps and dacs and whatnot.

post #29457 of 39159

What surprises me is they go fleabay to buy those tubes at a higher price than we sell it for.  

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yeah. also sellers make less money there. u lose 10% per sale and paypal and ebay put fees and stuff on postings and whatnot.

 

doesn't really balance out, i'd rather sell a pair of western electric 421A here for $400 shipped than post them on ebay, wait alot longer to sell for like 450-500 shipped, and then only make like 375$ after shipping and fees and everything. or worse,end up selling 400 on ebay and making like 350 or less.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 2/5/14 at 9:23am
post #29459 of 39159
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

GEC 6080WA might be around tung sol in detail, maybe a little more, its similar but warmer. it'll have nicer warm and more musicality than tung sol even, i don't think its as super detailed as 6as7g though. 

 

 

Sounds like I should have went with the GEC 6080 instead of Tung Sol 7236 :blink: 

post #29460 of 39159

I much prefer the GEC 6080 over TS 7236 with WA22 and custom OTL.  

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