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post #3661 of 4158
If they have staggered plates they are the same. If the plates are parallel then it is a newer version that came after GE took over kenrad. General consensus is this type does not sound as good.
post #3662 of 4158

This is the top view. Are these the good ones?

 

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post #3663 of 4158
Yep. Those are good tubes. You can see the position of the plates by looking at the grid posts.
post #3664 of 4158
That's great news, thanks as always...... they will be here Saturday so looking forward to an extended listening session.

Cheers - Nigel
post #3665 of 4158
Check them for microphonics, the kenrads are notorious for being noisy.
post #3666 of 4158

just recently bought a brown base tung-sol jan 6SN7WGT in excellect / strong condition. seems the WGT version is rare to come by on ebay as dictated by this post. there are some WGTA there and here. anyone have knowledge of the sound differences between them?


Edited by doco - 8/10/13 at 9:11pm
post #3667 of 4158
Thread Starter 

The WGT are the better tube for me.

 

Gold Label

 

 

Here is the 50's version

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Her's the Tung Sol version with the horse shoe getter

 

 

 

 

post #3668 of 4158

your PM earlier helped me clear it up. thanks for the response.

 

and i won a bidding what seems to be a NOS sylvania vt-231 for $20.15 shipped if his test scores are accurate. can't wait to hear the sylvania WTG, TS WTG, and sylvania vt-231. i slipped an auction on a almost NOS rca vt-231 grey glass. that was pretty stupid of me... i could have gotten it for $25 shipped. i was watching breaking bad and got caught up in it. grr


Edited by doco - 8/11/13 at 10:50pm
post #3669 of 4158
Thread Starter 

That's a very good price for a good RCA Grey Glass.

Never mind better luck next time.

post #3670 of 4158

Wow.  I've been gone for almost a decade and this thread is still going! O.o

 

6SN7s are magical.  I think I should take a photo of my holy grail collection ^.^

post #3671 of 4158

Ok, I do have a question having been away for so long.  What are some current 6SN7-based headphone amps?   I think I want to dip my feet back into headphone waters.  I've used a bunch of Singlepowers (read bout Mikhail's sordid end), Cary 300SEI, Wheatfields, and Berning but I doubt any of these besides the Cary are available anymore.

post #3672 of 4158
^Hi Len, do post a pic of your holy grail collection...we love pics! Two 6SN7 tube amps immediately come to mind: Apex Peak (one 6SN7 at a time) & Eddie Current Super 7 (uses one 6SN7 driver and 6 output 6SN7 at the same time).
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post #3673 of 4158

Thanks Cee Tee.  I'll take a look at both.  I don't know if I can afford running seven 6SN7s for the EC :P

 

Here's a pic of my main NOS/NIB 6SN7 collection.  It's about 20% of my NOS 6SN7 collection, but the tubes in this case are honestly holy grails and took forever to assemble, especially in NIB condition.

 

 

The tubes in this briefcase (from top left to bottom right):

Neotron 6SN7GT round plates (France)

Brimar CV1988/6SN7GTY

Philips Miniwatt 6SN7GT

Ken Rad VT-231 black glass

Raytheon VT-231 "type 1" flat plates

Sylvania 6SN7W short bottle

Sylvania 6SN7W tall bottle

Sylvania 6SN7W metal base

Sylvania VT-231

Tung Sol VT-231 round plates (narrow box)

CBS/Hytron JAN-CHY-5692

RCA VT-231 (1943)

National Union CNU-6SN7GT gray glass

Sylvania CHS-6SN7WGT

Hytron 6SN7GT (retail box)

AWA Radiotron 6SN7GT (Australia)

Raytheon 6SN7WGT (retail box)

Sylvania 6SN7GT true 1952 Bad Boys (retail box)

National Union 6SN7GT black glass (retail box)

National Union 6SN7GT gray glass (retail box)

RCA 5692 red base (retail box)

*** not original box but mega rare *** Swedish Standard 33S30B NOS

Tung Sol 6SN7GT round plates (fat retail box)

Tung Sol CTL-6SN7GT round plates (fat mil box)

Marconi B65 gray glass metal base

Mullard ECC32 (ok, not a 6SN7 but close)

Telefunken 6SN7GTA (original tape-sealed boxes ... have opened others to confirm contents)

post #3674 of 4158
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Originally Posted by Len View Post

Thanks Cee Tee.  I'll take a look at both.  I don't know if I can afford running seven 6SN7s for the EC :P

 

Here's a pic of my main NOS/NIB 6SN7 collection.  It's about 20% of my NOS 6SN7 collection, but the tubes in this case are honestly holy grails and took forever to assemble, especially in NIB condition.

 

*** not original box but mega rare *** Swedish Standard 33S30B NOS

 

Holy crap - that's the most expensive 6SN7.

 

Wish one day I could afford to try those 33S30B or the 6SN7W metal base blink.gif. Also are there significant differences between the three Sylvania 6SN7W?

post #3675 of 4158

wink.gif Lovely, Len, just lovely! 

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