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post #2761 of 4158

Well as luck would have it only 1 of my reseller's Ken Rad VT-231 tubes is dead quiet BUT it has a tiny shard of glass loose inside.  He's suggesting if that bothers me that the JAN RCA VT-231, greyglass, blackplate is another bass rich tube that isn't fat.

 

So experts... glass shard or RCA?

post #2762 of 4158

The glass shard is harmless, just make sure it isn't touching one of the plates.  Quiet Ken Rads are hard to get so I would hold onto it personally.

post #2763 of 4158

Alright, if I hate it its on you ;)  Thanks :D

post #2764 of 4158
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Well as luck would have it only 1 of my reseller's Ken Rad VT-231 tubes is dead quiet BUT it has a tiny shard of glass loose inside.  He's suggesting if that bothers me that the JAN RCA VT-231, greyglass, blackplate is another bass rich tube that isn't fat.

 

So experts... glass shard or RCA?

 

The RCA grey glass VT231 is one of my favorite tubes.  It is well above the Ken Rad vt231 for me. YMMV.

post #2765 of 4158

I seek a single reasonably priced Tung Sol VT-99 6f8g.  Anyone have any pointers?

post #2766 of 4158
Ebay?
post #2767 of 4158
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

 

It is well above the Ken Rad vt231 for me. YMMV.

 

How would you compare the two?

post #2768 of 4158

I think the Ken-Rad has the better low level resolution personally, but both are good tubes.  They're pretty different tonally, especially in the mids.  The Ken Rads have an unsual midrange that is either love it or hate it, along with their impressive bass drive and slightly recessed high end.  It's not that the midrange is recessed per se, it is kind of hard to put into words.  The RCAs are forward in the upper mids and, in my opinion, unnaturally rich sounding throughout most of the range making everything sound bloomy.  Pleasant, but not truthful.  Then again neither is the Ken Rad really.  If you want an "honest" sounding tube you want a Tung Sol IMO, or if you want honest with a sweetheart personality there are half a dozen Sylvanias that fit the bill.

post #2769 of 4158

ebay only has pairs listed for big money.

post #2770 of 4158

Its for the Apex Peak that I'm trying to increase the bass presence on when compared with the Hytron 5692 and Syl Bad Boy.  But not at the cost of clarity if you follow me.


Edited by Solude - 10/23/12 at 2:47pm
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post #2772 of 4158

I did see that one NeoGeo, maybe I can go in on it if I can get a fellow member to buy the other tube!  Hint Hint.

post #2773 of 4158
Im actually looking for a pair plus the 6sn7 adapter. But like u said at a resonable price.
post #2774 of 4158

I think they come up for sale every now and then in the fs/t forum.  Seems to be a saught after tube for Woo and Eddie Current amps.  My disadvantage, I haven't been watching their prices to know what a reasonable price is!!

post #2775 of 4158
Im in the same boat. But since those are becoming rare specially the TS. Thats why its so high. Maybe a resonable price of 100.00 for a nos pair?
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