Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › 6SN7 Tube Addicts
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

6SN7 Tube Addicts - Page 255

post #3811 of 4207
Thread Starter 

Here is another interesting 6SN7 by RFT with ceramic spacers, not mica ones.

 

 

 

post #3812 of 4207
Ooh, sexy tube. smily_headphones1.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Here is another interesting 6SN7 by RFT with ceramic spacers, not mica ones.




post #3813 of 4207
Thread Starter 

Great minds think alike!!!!!!!!!!

post #3814 of 4207
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

Here is another interesting 6SN7 by RFT with ceramic spacers, not mica ones.

 

 

 

 

looks cool!

 

i know i had RFT EZ80 rectifiers on my WA2 and they where extremely good. so maybe the 6sn7 is good too.

post #3815 of 4207
Thread Starter 

This is a rare RWM made tube (VEB Röhrenwerk Mühlhausen).

 

Sound wise they are a fine sounding tube the same as the RFT ones. 

post #3816 of 4207

we have lots of precision measurement tools in our workshop and we put every tube we got under a sequence of tests. 6SN7* is a nice tube but emits some white noise. it's good for hi fidelity use but not for Hi-end applications IMHO.

 

* we tested Sylvania Brown base 6SN7 and Raytheon and some W.Germany brands

post #3817 of 4207
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

This is a rare RWM made tube (VEB Röhrenwerk Mühlhausen).

 

Sound wise they are a fine sounding tube the same as the RFT ones. 

I wanted to ask you what 6SN7's you like in your Glenn OTL? I will be using hd800 and t1 but mostly hd800. I will have the amp early next year but i wanna buy a few tubes and get ready. 

 

Im thinking RCA 6AS7G to start with and 5998 for power tubes. Glenn will provide the 3DG4 rectifiers i just need to figure out what 6sn7's to get. 

 

I am going to start reading through the Reference 6SN7 Thread now, I got your link from page 1 of this thread. 

 

Thanks 

Paddy

post #3818 of 4207
Thread Starter 

Hi Paddy,

 

The 6SN7 Reference Thread is the best as it describes in detail almost all 6SN7's.

 

The RCA 6AS7G are wonderful tubes but some people find them noisy, so buy a nice pair from a reputable seller.

Be careful with the 5998's as they can arc over on start up, so have your headphones unplugged.

 

Some of my favourite 6SN7's are:

 

1.RCA Grey Glass

2.Sylvania 6SN7W (mica base short bottle)

3.Tung-Sol Mouse Ears (or similar construction)

4.Hytron or CBS/Hytron or CBS

5.FIVRE

6.Hitachi 6SN7GTB

7.Tung-Sol 6SN7WGT

 

You don't have to spend a fortune, these tubes are reasonably priced.

Best is to buy different ones and try.

post #3819 of 4207
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
 

Hi Paddy,

 

The 6SN7 Reference Thread is the best as it describes in detail almost all 6SN7's.

 

The RCA 6AS7G are wonderful tubes but some people find them noisy, so buy a nice pair from a reputable seller.

Be careful with the 5998's as they can arc over on start up, so have your headphones unplugged.

 

Some of my favourite 6SN7's are:

 

1.RCA Grey Glass

2.Sylvania 6SN7W (mica base short bottle)

3.Tung-Sol Mouse Ears (or similar construction)

4.Hytron or CBS/Hytron or CBS

5.FIVRE

6.Hitachi 6SN7GTB

7.Tung-Sol 6SN7WGT

 

You don't have to spend a fortune, these tubes are reasonably priced.

Best is to buy different ones and try.

thanks. Ill buy a few from that list. I use 5998 on WA2. I learned the hard way about arcing :(. Wont be making that mistake again. 

post #3820 of 4207
Thread Starter 

Most welcome.

 

Then when you had enough we can go onto the next list.

 

There is no end.

post #3821 of 4207
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Hi Paddy,

The 6SN7 Reference Thread is the best as it describes in detail almost all 6SN7's.

The RCA 6AS7G are wonderful tubes but some people find them noisy, so buy a nice pair from a reputable seller.
Be careful with the 5998's as they can arc over on start up, so have your headphones unplugged.

Some of my favourite 6SN7's are:

1.RCA Grey Glass
2.Sylvania 6SN7W (mica base short bottle)
3.Tung-Sol Mouse Ears (or similar construction)
4.Hytron or CBS/Hytron or CBS
5.FIVRE
6.Hitachi 6SN7GTB
7.Tung-Sol 6SN7WGT

You don't have to spend a fortune, these tubes are reasonably priced.
Best is to buy different ones and try.

Not tried some of those, so food for thought..... However, I think that the Sylvania 6SN7W (mica base short bottle) is probably one of the most underrated tubes out there. I have bought a few spares as it is one of my favourites period. I seem to toggle between these and the very expensive Tung Sol black Glass and Ken Rad's. In fact, as I write I am listening to these in my HP8 via HD800's and loving them soooo much.
post #3822 of 4207
Just because a tube cost many many times more doesn't mean squat. only if your a collector are those European 6sn7 and variants worth it. I learned the hard way, that's why I hunt mostly cheap and good 6sn7 now. Raytheon 6sn7wgt are great. the one with the black plates and short bottle.
post #3823 of 4207
Thread Starter 

Tube addiction and collection sometimes go hand in hand.

 

I was keeping the Raytheon for the second list, wonderful tubes.

 

However some of the nice European tubes do have something extra.

They are not worth the 10X extra price though.

 

I agree with SH, if I had to choose one tube only.

post #3824 of 4207
the only two European 6sn7 (which are not true 6sn7) that i like are the VR102 and Ecc32 and ecc33 and ecc34 and ecc35 also black glass Brimars and B65 and B36. biggrin.gif

Stavros, does that make me an addict? biggrin.gif
post #3825 of 4207
Thread Starter 

George I am sorry to say you are just as bad as me.........:evil::veryevil::evil:

 

I think you and me should refrain from posting........in case more follow the addiction.

 

The tubes you mentioned are some of the very best, but don't name any prices in case we'll put people off.........

 

I left the 6SL7 out for the minute.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › 6SN7 Tube Addicts