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post #31 of 4253
I use those as the driver tubes in my Cary SLP-05.
post #32 of 4253
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I use those as the driver tubes in my Cary SLP-05.
And what are your impressions?
post #33 of 4253
It's a very, very good sounding tube. I think the prices that they command nowadays are daft, but the tube is expensive for a reason - it's a great sounding tube.
post #34 of 4253
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I use those as the driver tubes in my Cary SLP-05.
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I agree with everything you said EXCEPT that I actually try to FIND amps that use the 6SN7, precisely BECAUSE I have a large stash of them already and I want to use them
With EIGHT (!) 6SN7's in that Cary preamp, yeah, you need that large stash

BTW, I'm not buying any more equipment with 6SN7's because I'm holding on to my 6SN7's as my own 401K when I retire, baby!
post #35 of 4253
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With EIGHT (!) 6SN7's in that Cary preamp, yeah, you need that large stash

BTW, I'm not buying any more equipment with 6SN7's because I'm holding on to my 6SN7's as my own 401K when I retire, baby!
LOL @ the 401K

And yeah - I have need for a pretty good quantity of 6SN7's...'tis true
post #36 of 4253
Yep! I'm one who loves to collect 6sn7s You guys have mentioned most of the ones I perfer......I use the RED Bases in my 300B (MID) amps I like the VT231 or Brown bases in my line stage.......The Holy Grail Sly.metal bases are to microphonic in my Stuff...Oh well count me as a 6sn7 man......... Not to start a new thread or anything but have any of you used or seen Bendix 6384 tubes (unreal build Quality) they're in my tweeter amps........Buy those suckers when you can!!!
post #37 of 4253
what Skylab said.... I collected a MASSIVE amount of 6SN7 tubes, so I look for amps that use these tubes. Luv them.
post #38 of 4253
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Any reference publications, books on the history, variety of 6SN7's?
post #39 of 4253
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Any reference publications, books on the history, variety of 6SN7's?
Not sure about published reference books on these, but if you google around, there are dozens of articles/reviews about what is considered best and etc..
post #40 of 4253
The reason why I love the 6SN7 so much is I have never found a tube that brings out the emotion in the music better than the 6SN7. However, in the amps I've used them as the driver, the headstage is narrower than other tubes and the soundstage more forward, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on the recording. Regardless, I've got to have at least one amp with a 6sn7 or 7n7 on hand for those albums that demand it.
post #41 of 4253
I had a Cary SLP 05 preamp, with 8 Sylvania 6SN7 GTB with the green writing. I kept them thinking I would use them in my SP. amp. But I like the 2C51/5670 with the tube adapters, there a little more lively, little bigger sound stage and the bass is a little tighter and when needed to be,, there a little more inpact-full.(I don't think that's a word).
I found this thread by using the search button and typing in "Shuguang Treasure CV181-Z" This really is not the end all in 6SN7 tubes?? I read a couple of reviews last night and was going to order a set but now I am not sure.
I will post a link to the review if I find it later..
EDIT...http://www.tnt-audio.com/accessories...s_cv181_e.html
I don't know where you guys shop,, but the tubes below shipped to me from Drew at Moon audio (matched set) $500.00

By null at 2010-03-28
post #42 of 4253
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Nice set of tubes!
post #43 of 4253
Hi all 6SN7 is beatiful tube, I have
6SN7/VT231 Sylvania
6SN7/VT231 Ken Rad black glass '42
6SN7 Tungsol mouse ears
6SN7GT Philips Miniwatt
5692 Sylvania
I preferr 5692 the sound is sublime
In this moment in my amplifier I use 7N7 , this tubes ('40-'50 years) is inexpensive alternative to Sylvania VT231.

If we want I post photo of my tubes
post #44 of 4253
<img src="http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6600/suc53311.jpg" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/><br/>Shot with <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=Digimax+U-CA+5%2C+Kenox+U-CA+5+%2F+Kenox+U-CA+50&make=Samsung+Techwin">Digimax U-CA 5, Kenox U-CA 5 / Kenox U-CA 50</a> at 2009-12-01
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Originally Posted by markmaxx View Post
I had a Cary SLP 05 preamp, with 8 Sylvania 6SN7 GTB with the green writing. I kept them thinking I would use them in my SP. amp. But I like the 2C51/5670 with the tube adapters, there a little more lively, little bigger sound stage and the bass is a little tighter and when needed to be,, there a little more inpact-full.(I don't think that's a word).
I found this thread by using the search button and typing in "Shuguang Treasure CV181-Z" This really is not the end all in 6SN7 tubes?? I read a couple of reviews last night and was going to order a set but now I am not sure.
I will post a link to the review if I find it later..
EDIT...New CV181 for old [English]
I don't know where you guys shop,, but the tubes below shipped to me from Drew at Moon audio (matched set) $500.00

By null at 2010-03-28
Triangular plate balck plate, '60 years?
It's the same construction of 7N7 Sylvania '60 years (with copper grids)
post #45 of 4253
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Triangular plate balck plate, '60 years?
It's the same construction of 7N7 Sylvania '60 years (with copper grids)
1940 so yes.
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