Edited by Silent One - 3/22/13 at 2:48pm
Given my stock of 6SN7s, ECC32s, ECC33s and 6F8Gs, would this tube be superior to those in Glenn's OTL?
David I think it's worth a try, you only need one.
I have not tried it as my transformer might be on the limit and I don't want to push it.
I have read mixed comments about it, some people mentioned a weak low end, it's all about system synergy and personal preferences.
I think it is all circuit dependent. I have seen people say the ECC33 is bass weak and it gave me the best bass I've ever heard on headphones while I was demoing the tube. The words "maybe this is too much bass" almost left my lips at one point and I'm pretty sure nobody listening to a K701 has ever said such a thing before.
Been wanting to find one of my own actually but the prices are just absurd and not worth it to me sadly enough. I can't help but be curious what it would do on the LCD's though. Probably provide a good head massage.
The 5U4 is a full wave rectifier.
The ECC32 is a double triode similar to a 6SN7 but with a higher heater current 0.9Amp and higher gain.
But I agree the ECC32 is a wonderful tube.