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post #3646 of 4283
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

Frank, thanks for the link. That was a very educational article.

Glad you enjoyed it. Its a very nice tube and sounds excellent. If you can use them give them a spin

post #3647 of 4283
maybe someone good help here:???

I have the Taboo II,and I would like to get the Raytheon VT-231' ,,,,6SN7 ,but,it will not work on my taboo.
Can anyone recommend a tube that will come close to the VT-231???????,for the TabooII...
post #3648 of 4283
Thread Starter 

Do you have an adapter that makes the 6SN7 suitable/safe to use with your Taboo II?

post #3649 of 4283
no,
Do you know which adapter I need ?.....?..

Tnx
Mike
Edited by mikek200 - 7/24/13 at 1:50am
post #3650 of 4283
Thread Starter 

Which tube do you want to substitute with a 6SN7?

post #3651 of 4283
It would have to be a 12a?7. The other tubes are EL84s and a rectifier.
post #3652 of 4283
Can't really use a 6SN7 even with an adapter in the Taboo I don't believe.

Why not look for a black-plate Raytheon 12AU7A? Those are nice tubes.
post #3653 of 4283

Thanks to all who offered some 6SN7 suggestions , I ended up deciding to stick with my Sylvania GTAs and work on the input and driver tubes in my amp instead.  It has four Electro Harmonix 12AU7s in the driver section and some generic Rogue Audio 12AX7s in the input section so I picked up a quad of 1963 Sylvania Long Gray Plate 12AU7s and some 1959 NOS Sylvania JHS 12AX7s.  I spent allot of time rolling tubes in the phono section of my preamp and ended up with Sylvania 5751s and JHS-5814A so I guess I like the Sylvania sound and might as well stick with it. 

 

I did almost snag a quad of boxed NOS Sylvania 6SN7WGT brown base but they went FAST at $125.  I guess if you snooze you lose! eek.gif

post #3654 of 4283

The Raytheon is a rectifier tube..its the VT-231

Been reading a lot of good things about this tube,lately

 

I'm running with a Raytheon 5751 windmill getter now,in the signal  slot

Skylab---think I will hear a big difference between the 5751 Raytheon windmill getter ,I have vs raytheon 12au7a ?

 Rectifier is the EML- 5AUG ,along with a few others.

Outputs are EL84

 

Headphones -HD800

 

Thanks guys ,for all the suggestions

Guess I'll stay put,with what I have

 

Tnx,

Mike


Edited by mikek200 - 7/24/13 at 10:50am
post #3655 of 4283
VT-231 is NOT a rectifier tube. It's a 6SN7 which is a 6V dual triode, not a 5V rectifier like the 5U4G.

If the Taboo can use a 12AX7 instead of a 12AU7 then the windmill getter Raytheon is one of the very best.
post #3656 of 4283
I believe the taboo can use any one if the 12a[tux]7 tubes.
post #3657 of 4283
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

VT-231 is NOT a rectifier tube. It's a 6SN7 which is a 6V dual triode, not a 5V rectifier like the 5U4G.

If the Taboo can use a 12AX7 instead of a 12AU7 then the windmill getter Raytheon is one of the very best.

Thanks for the correction...

Yes,it use all the 12a... tubes

The windmill getter,was not an inexpensive tube , either...it was recommended to me by Nick Dangerous,like you ,another tube expert.

 

Tnx

Mike

post #3658 of 4283

Are Ken Rad VT-231's different to Ken rad 6SN7's?

 

This is what I bought yesterday but think they are marked 6SN7. 

 

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Sorry for tiny pictures. Bigger ones here if you need to look to identify.


Edited by SpudHarris - 8/8/13 at 8:42am
post #3659 of 4283

I assume the VT-231s are the military version so the answer would be yes, they are different.

post #3660 of 4283
Thread Starter 

Like David said the VT designations were for military use and usually were made more robust than the ordinary versions, maybe with extra support rods etc.

 

However there were also military tubes with civilian markings.

You can only tell by carefully looking at them.


Edited by rosgr63 - 8/8/13 at 10:21am
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