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post #91 of 4158
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They are nice regal, ask if they have a crack in the base, it's common with Mouse ears
post #92 of 4158
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
They are nice regal, ask if they have a crack in the base, it's common with Mouse ears
Also buying cheap most of my 6sn7s have cracked bases, usually no impact to the sound.


What about Kenrad's, they look similiar to the NU's I'm seeking. They are more available, do they have a similiar sound dignature to the NU's?


Also looked ofr NU 6f8g but they seem unavailable as well.
post #93 of 4158
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regal I've been using a cracked base TS Mouse Ears for sometime now no problems.
I mentioned it so you could get them cheap, some sellers don't disclose this kind of info in case of hair cracks etc.
Sorry I can't comment on the NU-KR's as I have Ken-Rads, but never used them, and I don't have any NU's.
I am sure Skylab will come to our rescue!
post #94 of 4158
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Thanks Skylab.
What about the Osram B65 and Brimar 6SN7GT?
I don't have either.
post #95 of 4158
The 6sn7 is one of the all time greats, but if you're into DIY, there are many better alternatives. 112A > 26 > 27 > 76 > 7n7 > 6sn7. Each step up the ladder makes a significant improvement.
post #96 of 4158
Man those osram b65 are rare. I been looking for a week for one. Might have found one though.
post #97 of 4158
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Be quick to get it and be prepared to pay a premium.
post #98 of 4158
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Be quick to get it and be prepared to pay a premium.
For sure, I found a matched set going for 999. I just need one so I am not planning on paying for a matched set.
post #99 of 4158
Rather than brave the world of NOS 6SN7s, has anybody tried the Sophia Electric 6SN7 currently in production? Are they competitive for their price?
post #100 of 4158
Those are no fun Those are still being made.
post #101 of 4158
If they perform as well as NOS tubes it can take a lot of the frustration out of finding a good sounding tube.
post #102 of 4158
By what I have read only, there are plenty of cheaper nos tubes that will do better.
post #103 of 4158
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Those are no fun Those are still being made.
That's right!

Big Poppa GEC make B65's which also sell at a premium.
post #104 of 4158
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Originally Posted by KingStyles View Post
By what I have read only, there are plenty of cheaper nos tubes that will do better.
That was certainly my experience. The issue with the Sophias is they are not cheap. I have a pair, and they sound good, but not better than a basic pair of NOS Sylvania 6SN7GTB's, which can easily be had for $30/pair.
post #105 of 4158
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That was certainly my experience. The issue with the Sophias is they are not cheap. I have a pair, and they sound good, but not better than a basic pair of NOS Sylvania 6SN7GTB's, which can easily be had for $30/pair.
This is pretty much what I was wondering. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I need adapters to even use the 6SN7 with my amp, but my curiosity about them has been steadily growing so I'm trying to figure out what I should try first if I go down this road.
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