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post #3031 of 4081
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

mikey, they should be the same.  If the type logo is stamped on the top with a circle around it that is the easiest way to spot Hytron T-plates.  Great tubes, they have an amazing midrange and are full bodied.  If you like the NU sound this is an improvement upon it in my personal opinion whilst having fallen from the same tree so to speak.  I've tried to like the NUs, they are quite dynamic and sometimes there is real magic in the mids but half the time they sound wrong tonally and are just too soft at both ends of the spectrum.

 

rosgr, I'm starting to wonder if maybe it is just me after all with these Sylvanias.  There is no tube I would take over it except for the round plate tung sol but whenever anybody else tries them they find it to be average.  Maybe mine are unique somehow?  All the ones I have came from the same batch code after all.  I own other Sylvania t-plates, bad boys, the Ws and none of them compare to this tube if you ask me.  They're just so amazingly transparent to my ears.

 

I think it's down to personal preferences.

I have a  selection of 6SN7W metal, tall, short etc. I find one particular batch of 6SN7W's (Short Base, lower mica inside the base) one of my very best 6SN7's. 

Like yours they could be unique.

post #3032 of 4081

I can't find anything in the 6SN7 reference thread about this tube : brownbase JAN Raytheon Military grade, black plates, The 1950s JAN Raytheon resemble the VT-231 types, but with brown bases. Large, flat ribbed black . 
Could you tell me something about them, their sound and would they fit my V-shaped headphones? I ask because I found them at resonable price and I would like to compare them to others.

post #3033 of 4081
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Is this the one you are referring to?

 

 

1000

post #3034 of 4081

I don't know I just posted you the description that is on a site selling this tube. You should tell me if it is the one :). I think it is probably it, because from what I understand it should be VT-231 resembled with brown bases into some 6SN7GT/WGT/WGTA. What is your experience with this tube?

post #3035 of 4081
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If you can post a photo it would be easier to identify it.

 

Some tubes have the "wrong" markings, so one has to look at it to be sure.

 

The tubes I showed above are very nice tubes and worth trying.

post #3036 of 4081

What about 5692 JAN CBS-Hytron, could you tell me if it is a good investment for 70$ or I can find better tube? I have been reading that it is supposed to be a great tube with great midrange.

post #3037 of 4081
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Nice tube and better sounding than the RCA 5692 IMHO.

 

Your system configuration/synergy and personal preferences have a lot to do with which tube is best for you.

post #3038 of 4081
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Your system configuration/synergy and personal preferences have a lot to do with which tube is best for you.

 

Stavros, that kind of comment will get you elected president of the valve club.

post #3039 of 4081
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Thanks David you are very kind.

 

I don't want to raise users expectations.

 

I enjoy some of my $10 tubes as much as those costing $$$.

Price is not the only criterion when it comes to choosing tubes.

post #3040 of 4081

Absolutely.  And one's expectations have a big effect too.

post #3041 of 4081
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Absolutely.  And one's expectations have a big effect too.
Yep and the amp ur using them in
post #3042 of 4081

When my TS-BGRP's arrived, my expectations were HUGE. Nearly an hour went by before I realized it wasn't going to cook me dinner. ph34r.gif

post #3043 of 4081
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When my TS-BGRP's arrived, my expectations were HUGE. Nearly an hour went by before I realized it wasn't going to cook me dinner. ph34r.gif

 

True, but it could sing while you did the cooking...

post #3044 of 4081

People who find favorites amongst the cheap tubes are the lucky ones.  Better to find happiness for $5 than for $500.

post #3045 of 4081

From my limited observations on my setup, I think the true strength of the TS BGRP is how it doesn't seem to do anything wrong. It is very well balanced, nuetral, and resolving. Because of that, I can see how it might lack an initial "wow" factor like my RCA VT 231 smoke glass can have. However, over the long run, it seems that not doing anything wrong is much harder to find and much more important to long-term enjoyment than being amazing in a few areas, but having noticable weaknesses in others.

 

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When my TS-BGRP's arrived, my expectations were HUGE. Nearly an hour went by before I realized it wasn't going to cook me dinner. ph34r.gif

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