What is everyone's opinion of the best driver tube to be paired with the TS 5998? Also, please explain why this pairing works best for you, and if possible, include what headphone you are using. I have a TS 5998 incoming and I want to go ahead and purchase a viable complement before it arrives. Thanks in advance guys.
I really had a good time listening to my 5998 + Amperex E80CC gold pins. But if you can, you should get a Bendix 6080WB slotted graphite plate power tube. I got one and my 5998 has been collecting dust on my desk since. I much prefer the Bendix over the 5998.
If you want to stick with the 12AU7s, I would recommend the Mullard CV4003 and Tung-sol 'black/gray' plate 12AU7.
I'm using BeyerDynamic T1 and Sennheiser HD650.
Edited by Aeolus Kratos - 7/26/14 at 12:56am