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post #3331 of 4081

Last time I checked ebay there was a guy selling a huge lot with mostly British and German tubes in India.  It said it was from a local hifi store that closed down.  Man, imagine a box full of Telefunken ecc803 and Osram QB65. 

post #3332 of 4081
The hytron tube sounds like it may be a good choice. Is it warmer/more lush than the tungsol bgrp? Also, how does the national union compare? Thanks for any insight.
post #3333 of 4081

Hytron are pretty midrange focused but not lush.  I would call the tung sol the warmer of the two personally.  Not to imply the Hytron is dry sounding or sterile, it isn't.  It sort of gives you another definition of neutral you might not have considered before, if that makes any sense.

 

NU 6SN7 are some of the most romantic sounding tubes you will find, very lush, very mellow.  This comes at a price too.  They have a pretty, colored midrange (that only works with some material IMO), but are soft sounding tubes with less detail than many other 6SN7s.  Synergy matters with this tube too, it's particular colorations sometimes match badly with the existing tone of a setup, an vise versa sometimes can complement nicely.

 

As always YMMV.

post #3334 of 4081
Hi, any 6sn7 addicts in LA area that would like to try the cavalli liquid glass and return I could try some of their tubes?
post #3335 of 4081
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Hiyono View Post

Hi, any 6sn7 addicts in LA area that would like to try the cavalli liquid glass and return I could try some of their tubes?

 

 

Any luck yet?

 

Do you have any particular 6SN7 in mind?

post #3336 of 4081

No luck yet.  Just give it a bit more time.  Hopefully someone around here.

 

Interesting in the Psvane cv181-t.  or GE ones.  I'm not too sure.  Im willing to give any of them a try and see how it sounds with my LCD-3 and AKG k701s.

post #3337 of 4081
Thread Starter 

I don't recommend the GE 6SN7, GE IMHO never made any good sounding 6SN7s.

 

How many do you use in your amp?

post #3338 of 4081
Just two.
post #3339 of 4081
Thread Starter 

You are using a pair of 6SN7's as drivers right?

 

Have you ever tried any 6F8G's?

post #3340 of 4081
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

I don't recommend the GE 6SN7, GE IMHO never made any good sounding 6SN7s.

 

How many do you use in your amp?

 

I had a pair of NOS 1953 GE 6SN7GT's and they were clean, soft and very pedestrian sounding. And had to go! 

post #3341 of 4081
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Originally Posted by Hiyono View Post

Just two.

If you have the Cavalli LG I recommend to try out the rare BL63. But you will need a 6f8g adapters. For that I recommend Glenn Studio, which happens to make mine. Make sure to tell him to make the cord 2 inches longer. The BL63 is taller than your average 6f8g. There's a guy from Italy now on ebay that sells them. Just make sure to haggle with him. That tube is top notch without having to buy expensive tubes like TS round plate or Ecc32. It even better that those two and half thw price.
post #3342 of 4081

How do the BL63s compare to 6SN7s, electrically?

post #3343 of 4081
Thread Starter 

They draw 1.4Amps compared to 0.6Amps of a 6SN7.

In a typical 6SN7 amp they will damage the transformer.

 

Glenn's OTL can handle the 1.4Amp easily.

They are worth trying for sure.

post #3344 of 4081

Depending on sound, I'm interested in getting these bad boys for my amp! Can't wait for your evaluation.


Edited by Silent One - 3/22/13 at 2:09pm
post #3345 of 4081
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

They draw 1.4Amps compared to 0.6Amps of a 6SN7.

In a typical 6SN7 amp they will damage the transformer.

 

Glenn's OTL can handle the 1.4Amp easily.

They are worth trying for sure.

 

Given my stock of 6SN7s, ECC32s, ECC33s and 6F8Gs, would this tube be superior to those in Glenn's OTL?

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