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post #2056 of 4485
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Well done Xcalibur & KChew!

 

Neotron from France 6SN7GT, under amp tests, I'll report soon.

 


Thanks, I wonder how they sound? You posted a photo of black glass Neotrons on page 58 here; I vaguely remember someone mentioning a French round-plate tube in this thread, did some searching and found your old post. tongue.gif

post #2057 of 4485
Thread Starter 

Hi KChew,

Unfortunately this tube is noisy, going back for replacement.

 

My NIB pair which I have tested some time ago (post#868, page58) did not sound that exciting.

post #2058 of 4485

Just met with a local guy and picked up some new tubes.

 

Two are Sylvania JAN-CHS 6SN7WGTs with matching production codes, and the third is a Tung-Sol 6SN7GTB tall bottle.Anyone else have experience with these?

 

Pictures of them: http://imgur.com/a/ZwcPk

 

I also picked up some RCA 6080s and a couple Amperex Holland Bugle Boy 6DJ8s.Overall, I'm pretty happy.

post #2059 of 4485

beerchug.gif  Xcalibur255 & kchew 

post #2060 of 4485
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Well done Xcalibur & KChew!

 

Neotron from France 6SN7GT, under amp tests, I'll report soon.

 

EARLY NEOTRON 6SN7GT WITH BLACK PLATES TESTED ON AMPLITREX-1 copy

 

 


Your quiz made for a good midday break! 

 

post #2061 of 4485
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by blairfrischx View Post

Just met with a local guy and picked up some new tubes.

 

Two are Sylvania JAN-CHS 6SN7WGTs with matching production codes, and the third is a Tung-Sol 6SN7GTB tall bottle.Anyone else have experience with these?

 

Pictures of them: http://imgur.com/a/ZwcPk

 

I also picked up some RCA 6080s and a couple Amperex Holland Bugle Boy 6DJ8s.Overall, I'm pretty happy.


Both the Sylvania JAN-CHS 6SN7WGT and Tung-Sol 6SN7GTB are nice sounding tubes.

Good choice.
 

 

post #2062 of 4485

I was wondering how the Phillips ECG 6SN7WGTA (blue label) would stand compared to the cv1988 or the other top tubes mentioned there. I have been using these philips tubes for years on my preamp, but one of them decided to go bad now. I have to buy a batch of new tubes anyway, so I though of trying something new. The cv1988 or the sylvania 6sn7w with metal plate seem to rank very high in the thread, but they are very hard to find and very expensive. I wonder if anybody has a suggestion for other tubes in the same SQ category but easier to find and buy?

post #2063 of 4485

I thought the Philips ECG were decent, but not great.  Maybe try for some Sylvania 6SN7WGT's - these are very nice sounding and are generally pretty easy to find.

post #2064 of 4485

how do you like the rca vt231 (or the other vt231 by sylvania and raytheon)? I was told it is very close to the cv1988 and that it is silkier (warmer?) than the sylvania 6SN7WGT's. Are the sylvania bad boys similar to the latter? They cost less apparently.

post #2065 of 4485
Thread Starter 

The RCA VT-231 Smoked Glass is one of my favorite tubes.

Warmer than the Bad Boys, coast wise I would say they are in the same price range.

I am referring to the 3 hole plates Bad Boys with an early fifties code.

My opinion is based on my equipment.

post #2066 of 4485

I've been listening to the Sylvania 6SN7WGT's for a couple days now. Maybe they need burned in more, but for now I am actually kinda preferring the sound of the CBS Hytron 6SN7GT. I'm also burning in a NOS Ken Rad VT231, hoping that its hum dies down a little.

 

My amp is a Darkvoice 336SE. I've been alternating between a GE 6080, an RCA 6080, and a Svetlana 6H13C
 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I thought the Philips ECG were decent, but not great.  Maybe try for some Sylvania 6SN7WGT's - these are very nice sounding and are generally pretty easy to find.



 

post #2067 of 4485

I actually found some local tubes.  Any decent treasures here?

 

I got 5 of these (4 in boxes)  all the same packing date

IMG_20120413_172130.jpg

 

And 3 of these in boxes

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post #2068 of 4485
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Originally Posted by Johmem View Post

I actually found some local tubes.  Any decent treasures here?

 

I got 5 of these (4 in boxes)  all the same packing date

IMG_20120413_172130.jpg

 

And 3 of these in boxes

IMG_20120413_171755.jpg

The ones in the bottom picture look like they are Sylvania 6SN7WGT brown base, short bottle, chrome top and black plates. I have a pair of those and they sound fantastic in my WA5-LE.
 

 

 

post #2069 of 4485
And the top one is a Tung-Sol 6SN7WGT - also a very nice tube.
post #2070 of 4485

Both good scores, more so the Sylvanias IMO. 

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