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post #46 of 4413
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Nicola what do you think of your Tung-Sol mouse ears?
post #47 of 4413
any of the T-shaped black plates sound pretty darn good. the sylvania and raytheon
comes to mind.
post #48 of 4413
I am looking into a pair of Sylvania 6SN7GT 1952 "bad boy" tubes and am a little confused. Some websites say that they need the 3 holes in the plates and others say that it is marketing and even the 2 hole ones sound the same. Does anybody know if this is true?
post #49 of 4413
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
Hi all 6SN7 is beatiful tube, I have
6SN7/VT231 Sylvania
6SN7/VT231 Ken Rad black glass '42
6SN7 Tungsol mouse ears
6SN7GT Philips Miniwatt
5692 Sylvania
I preferr 5692 the sound is sublime
In this moment in my amplifier I use 7N7 , this tubes ('40-'50 years) is inexpensive alternative to Sylvania VT231.

If we want I post photo of my tubes
Sylvania indeed made a nice lot of 6sn7 tubes, i haven't heard a really bad sylvania...have heard quite harsh cheap chinese tubes though.
post #50 of 4413
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Originally Posted by takezo View Post
any of the T-shaped black plates sound pretty darn good. the sylvania and raytheon
comes to mind.
I also have some raytheon's pretty good indeed but no match for the best 6sn7's.
post #51 of 4413
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Originally Posted by monsieurguzel View Post
I am looking into a pair of Sylvania 6SN7GT 1952 "bad boy" tubes and am a little confused. Some websites say that they need the 3 holes in the plates and others say that it is marketing and even the 2 hole ones sound the same. Does anybody know if this is true?
The tubes in the picture (above) are triangle, shaped (2 of them) and they have 5 holes with 2 ribs on the back of each of the 2 plates. If that helps.

post #52 of 4413
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
Nicola what do you think of your Tung-Sol mouse ears?
Very good tubes, not detalied as VT231 Round Plate or Sylvania, Mouse Ear is hard to find I receive this tubes from my friend in Naples...buy many years ago.
Great tubes is VT231 Black Glass worm, full, great bass
Tomorrow post the photo of my tubes
Good tubes have

Tubeseller.com
post #53 of 4413
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
Very good tubes, not detalied as VT231 Round Plate or Sylvania, Mouse Ear is hard to find I receive this tubes from my friend in Naples...buy many years ago.
Tomorrow post the photo of my tubes
I have seen the (tung Sol) Mickey Mouse ears on e bay recently pricey though.

I have never seen or heard of a Sylvania Mickey Mouse tube.

2 matched 1952-53 Tung-Sol 'Micky Mouse' 6SN7-GT tubes - eBay (item 270547161443 end time Apr-13-10 16:01:50 PDT)
Tung Sol 6SN7 Black "T" Plate Mouse Ear 4 Mica - eBay (item 380191701675 end time Apr-25-10 10:59:24 PDT)
post #54 of 4413
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Originally Posted by tourmaline View Post
Sylvania indeed made a nice lot of 6sn7 tubes, i haven't heard a really bad sylvania...have heard quite harsh cheap chinese tubes though.
I dont'like Russian or Chinese tubes, but my friend use Chinese metal base say good tube.
This tubes is inexpensive but the sound is poor, hard, glass sound
7N7 is the good way, two adapters on ebay and good tubes from 10$, really there is no comparison

I search an 7N7 > 6SN7 adapter
post #55 of 4413
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
I dont'like Russian or Chinese tubes, but my friend use Chinese metal base say good tube.
This tubes is inexpensive but the sound is poor, hard, glass sound
7N7 is the good way, two adapters on ebay and good tubes from 10$, really there is no comparison

I search an 7N7 > 6SN7 adapter
Their are no 7N7 tubes on e bay for $10.00 unless I am blind,,Link?
OK there are 4 tubes no matched pairs. No tung sol.
No 7N7 tubes on audiogon at all. I would wait on the adapters,,LOL.
post #56 of 4413
Thanks for the great info everyone. I just picked up a Darkvoice 336i and I've been doing a lot of searching today for 6SN7's and 6AS7's...Head-Fi, eBay, web... good stuff.

I think that I recall reading somewhere that the "w" designation is for low microphonics (e.g. 6SN7WGTA). Is that correct?
post #57 of 4413
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Originally Posted by monsieurguzel View Post
I am looking into a pair of Sylvania 6SN7GT 1952 "bad boy" tubes and am a little confused. Some websites say that they need the 3 holes in the plates and others say that it is marketing and even the 2 hole ones sound the same. Does anybody know if this is true?
Regardless of whether the 2-hole tubes sound the same or not (and I can neither confirm nor deny this), only the 3-hole tubes are "Bad Boys".

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Originally Posted by tourmaline View Post
Sylvania indeed made a nice lot of 6sn7 tubes, i haven't heard a really bad sylvania...have heard quite harsh cheap chinese tubes though.
I agree - I have yet to hear a Sylvania 6SN7 that sounded anything less than very, very good.
post #58 of 4413
I have a tungsol black oval plate on the way for my driver tube. Is there any sound difference between it and the round plates that came before and after it?
post #59 of 4413
Thread Starter 
There is also a Ken-Rad Black Glass Round Plates Oval Top with spacers.
Is it a rebranded Tung-Sol?
Has anybody heard this?
post #60 of 4413
I have some Sylvania 6SN7GTs that have staggered flat plates and date codes 7/13, 2/52, 1/26. The 2/52 and 1/26 have 5 holes on one side and 2 on the other side.



Are they rare?
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