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post #3151 of 4413
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post


Mod your 336se like I did. But it's going to be hard to find a universal tube combination (without tube rolling) to sonically match all those 3 headphones you mentioned.
+1 i agxree..all 3 are different in soundsignature
post #3152 of 4413

So .... nobody tried 6SN7 from Electro Harmonix?

post #3153 of 4413
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Originally Posted by atistatic View Post

So .... nobody tried 6SN7 from Electro Harmonix?

 

IMHO it's not very good.  Even a very basic Sylvania or RCA 6SN7GTB you can buy for $10-15 will sound better than the Electro-Harmonix, AND cost less.

post #3154 of 4413

lol, then those tubes are pure marketing. So what tubes has better performance?

post #3155 of 4413

Read the thread!  There is a lot of discussion of the different varieties of 6SN7s and each person's opinion of them.

post #3156 of 4413
Thread Starter 

Any vintage 50's or 60's tube is way better as skylab mentioned.

 

Try any cheap vintage Sylvania, RCA or Tung-Sol.

post #3157 of 4413
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Any vintage 50's or 60's tube is way better as skylab mentioned.

 

Try any cheap vintage Sylvania, RCA or Tung-Sol.

 

They're also much better than the RCA 5692.

post #3158 of 4413
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Originally Posted by Zub-a-Roo View Post

Can you make some good suggestions I can chase for the 336se?

 

... and it's hard to go wrong with 6F8Gs (but you need an adapter).

 

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Don't get me wrong it's not terrible but ....

 

It is!

post #3159 of 4413
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

it's going to be hard to find a universal tube combination (without tube rolling) to sonically match all those 3 headphones you mentioned.

 

A very valid point.

post #3160 of 4413
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Originally Posted by Oskari View Post

 

They're also much better than the RCA 5692.


Is that right? I have yet to try an RCA 5692 as they go for megabucks. Have tried the Sylvania GT's that Xcalibur likes and Grey Glass RCA's. Am awaiting CBS Hytron GT's. Have heard good things about the RCA 5692 but don't think I can afford them.

post #3161 of 4413
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Originally Posted by Oskari View Post

 

They're also much better than the RCA 5692.

 

 

I agree, they are not a tube I would invest in, only good for a collection.

 

has anybody tried the 6N12S yet?

post #3162 of 4413
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Originally Posted by mikey8811 View Post

Is that right? I have yet to try an RCA 5692 as they go for megabucks.

 

Perhaps it works in some amps; I don't know. I hate it with a passion in the 336se. The only thing going for it is the bass, iff you like your bass overblown, otherwise it's harsh, dead, flat. Just awful!

post #3163 of 4413
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Originally Posted by mikey8811 View Post


Is that right? I have yet to try an RCA 5692 as they go for megabucks. Have tried the Sylvania GT's that Xcalibur likes and Grey Glass RCA's. Am awaiting CBS Hytron GT's. Have heard good things about the RCA 5692 but don't think I can afford them.

 

The CBS Hytron and RCA Grey Glass are wonderful tubes much better sounding than the RCA 5692 IMHO.

post #3164 of 4413

I'm a big fan of all the Hytron GTs, they are consistently underrated tubes.  Some of the most lucid mids you will ever hear.  Their only weakness is loose bass, but it isn't so bad it gets in the way of enjoying what the tube does well.

post #3165 of 4413
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Different colour? Sounds like a party! Though, DefQon's locale makes it impossible for me to attend. 

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