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Originally Posted by 333jeffery View Post

How are the Sophia Electric/Fullmusic 6SN7 tubes?

Haven't heard the Sophia based 6SN7 tube's but I have their 12AU7's and by god, value for money and the Psvane 12AU7T's they are better than those $400 vintage Diamond base Telefunken or Genalex Gold-Lion's by far.

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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

Someone once said the Sophia/TJs sound like a mouse ear Tung Sol.  That is actually pretty high praise if it is true.  I've been tempted to try one myself, but I'm afraid of kicking off another round of 6SN7 buying when I finally got over the habit.

 

Cured from 6SN7 addiction?

This is a serious statement..........

 

The day a re-issue sounds close to the black plates Tung Sol Mouse Ears will be the day I'll stop buying vintage 6SN7's!

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Uh-oh, rosgr63 is tongue_smile.gif throwing it down! Get ur popcorn ready...

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If Xcalibur found a cure there is still hope for me...............

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You are well beyond all hope, Stavros, beyond all hope. cool.gif

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I've had good luck with the Sophia 6SL7's in other amps. They sound much better than most of the reissued tubes out there. They look to be made by the same folks that make the TJ Fullmusic tubes.

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I have officially sold my Liquid Fire and have a Super 7 on the way to pair with my HD800s... which means it's time to read all 205 pages of this thread!

 

My plan is to start with the stock tubes (TS reissues), then substitute my modest 6SN7 collection into the driver position and move backwards.

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If Xcalibur found a cure there is still hope for me...............

Not a cure, just forced withdrawal.  I have bigger fish to catch with my highly limited funds, as you are aware.  wink_face.gif

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Stay strong, Xcalibur255! And if that catch is deep-friedtongue_smile.gif I'll be right over!!!

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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post

I have officially sold my Liquid Fire and have a Super 7 on the way to pair with my HD800s... which means it's time to read all 205 pages of this thread!

 

My plan is to start with the stock tubes (TS reissues), then substitute my modest 6SN7 collection into the driver position and move backwards.

 

Congratulations, The Super 7 is a fine amp.

What 6SN7's do you plan to use?

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I have one more question as I have now a few tubes selected that I will think about and choose between them.
Do you think that Tung-Sol Mouse-ear is a contender for 45$ price or I would be better off buying Tung-Sol 6SN7WGT brown base or 60 $ or maybe a choice between mouse ear and RCA grey glass ?
I'm leaning towards Tung-Sol 6SN7WGT, RCA Vt-231 grey glass and CBS-Hytron 5692 in the first place, will not order all at once but these are the tubes that I want right now. Do you think that mouse-ear has better spot than any of them? 

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There is a Tung-Sol without the mouse ears that sounds exactly the same at half the price, but $50 is a good price for mouse ears.

Make sure there is no crack on the base at that price.

 

The Tung-Sol 6SN7WGT, and RCA VT-231 are also very nice tubes.

I would get the CBS-Hytron last.

 

Here are the Tung-Sol I am talking about (the end ones), but ask Xcalibur first to be sure

 

 

 

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Thread Starter 

 5692 List

 

I know of the following 5692's, maybe others can help to complete the list, there also rebrands but these are the main ones:

 

GE

Brown & Black Base

 

RCA

Brown Base

 

CBS/CBS-Hytron

Brown & Black Base

 

Sylvania

Brown Base, Medium Bottle (Yellow Label) and Short Bottle (Green Label)

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I have seen black-base RCA's labeled 5692. They look like run of the mill 6SN7GTB's though.
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Yes, I have some too.

 

The ones I mentioned above are all triple mica with flat plates and extra support rods, true 5692's not re-labeled GTB's.

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