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post #2731 of 4081
Can anyone hear the difference between black glass and clear glass ken-rad vt231
post #2732 of 4081
Thread Starter 

A lot depends on the system and the condition of the tubes.

 

Do both test as strong?

 

Even the same type tubes but of different batches can sound different.

post #2733 of 4081
I am just think, should i stock up some black glass too. i have enough clear one. i doubt there is enough sonic difference
post #2734 of 4081
Thread Starter 

There is no harm if you can get them for a reasonable price.

 

Do you use singles or pairs?

post #2735 of 4081

Will say this, if I can't get my first VT-231 so you could have another spare /shakesfist :p  FYI the two are supposed to sound the same.  Clear glass also makes it easier to verify the staggered plates.

 

Thanks for the link back to the Top 5.  Problem is they aren't qualified.  Not knowing why, makes them a crap shoot for buying.  After more research it looks like the Psvane CV181-T also fits the deep bass, full midrange style.  Sea, get one of those ;)

post #2736 of 4081
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Originally Posted by Seamaster View Post

I am just think, should i stock up some black glass too. i have enough clear one. i doubt there is enough sonic difference

What matters is the plate arrangement.  Staggered plates are good, whether the glass is black or not.  The parallel plates are a different design from after GE took over the KenRad operations, doesn't sound as good.  The clear glass are better value, their price doesn't get driven up as much.

post #2737 of 4081
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Will say this, if I can't get my first VT-231 so you could have another spare /shakesfist

 

Laid claim to my single, order away Sea ;)

 

Question for the experts though...  Which tube new or nos sounds most like the Mullard ECC32 that well isn't the ECC32?  Are either the Shug Treasure or Full Music coke bottles similar?

post #2738 of 4081
IMHO, not even close. I didn't think either the Shuggie or the FM were even all that great, certainly nothing like a real Mullard ECC32. That's the thing about that tube - it has a sound all its own.
post #2739 of 4081

And a price to match for even non Mullard labeled ones :(

post #2740 of 4081
Yep, sadly, that is the case.
post #2741 of 4081

I dont think my list will change that much.

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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

We started a top 5 favourites list following post #1620.

 

Maybe it's time for an update.

post #2742 of 4081
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

There is no harm if you can get them for a reasonable price.

 

Do you use singles or pairs?

I got them back 4/5 years ago was $70 for match pair Ren-Rad and RCA VT231s. The most I paid was $120 pair Brimar. I always get them in pair or in quad. All my tubes are doing much better than my stock beerchug.gif. I should went tube trading instead rolleyes.gif. The GEC 6AS7s I paid for $100 a pair NOS, now got 300% plus in return. haha...

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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

What matters is the plate arrangement.  Staggered plates are good, whether the glass is black or not.  The parallel plates are a different design from after GE took over the KenRad operations, doesn't sound as good.  The clear glass are better value, their price doesn't get driven up as much.

 

Here are a few I have, nothing too special like you guys got.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Seamaster - 10/20/12 at 10:31pm
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post #2744 of 4081
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Will say this, if I can't get my first VT-231 so you could have another spare /shakesfist :p  FYI the two are supposed to sound the same.  Clear glass also makes it easier to verify the staggered plates.

 

Thanks for the link back to the Top 5.  Problem is they aren't qualified.  Not knowing why, makes them a crap shoot for buying.  After more research it looks like the Psvane CV181-T also fits the deep bass, full midrange style.  Sea, get one of those ;)

I bought them way back before this thread exist.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

Laid claim to my single, order away Sea ;)

 

Question for the experts though...  Which tube new or nos sounds most like the Mullard ECC32 that well isn't the ECC32?  Are either the Shug Treasure or Full Music coke bottles similar?

 

Thanks for remind mebiggrin.gif. As for Shuguang, we talked a long time ago, they were not as good as real UK tubes.


Edited by Seamaster - 10/20/12 at 10:26pm
post #2745 of 4081

Did quick check on ebay, what the heck! I am glad sold off all amps runs on 6SN7 eek.gif

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