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post #1126 of 1321

It's interesting how opinions differ on these tubes. I agree they are very mellow but I do not like them for the same reason I did not like the mullards I had with my LD mkiv se, they were very musical and easy to listen to for hours on end but that didn't compensate for the lack of detail, and also that smoothness was not accompanied by any increase in the body of the sound, it was rather like being surrounded in fog, however if others like them that's good. I also don't like Sylviana tubes due to them being rather light and sparky but again I know others do and there are some superb tubes in the Sylvania family. Again Brimars, sound totally unbalanced to me although I can appreciate their good qualities as well they are another tube that's not for me. Tungsols however are musical, detailed but very balanced sounding with a hint of something special as well. Interestingly I can hear the same differences in tube families across tube types as much the same overall sound qualities apply to the tubes I have in my miniwatt amp as well. I don't know why this is but must be something to do with the factories, materials and working practices employed there. Regarding new issue tubes some people regard chinese tubes as being pretty bad for example, others disagree. I found some that I've tried, TJ Full Music, to be good however with the defect that they sound more brittle and the sound does not appear to go very deep in the same way that it does with a good nos tube, also some have commented on the difference between nos TS's and new issue, much like a good wine is matured and only then loses it's bright superficial quality. Some people have noticed this defect with some new issue tubes. I didn't intend to go on about tubes again but ozaudios comment made me think back.

post #1127 of 1321

Enjoying the night with a few cold beer and dad made me some balanced cables so it's gonna be a good night :)

 

 

 

 

post #1128 of 1321
Wheres my beer?


Hows that 650? on the VI?
post #1129 of 1321
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Wheres my beer?


Hows that 650? on the VI?

It's here waiting in Sweden! :) 
Ah the 650, never heard it sound this good. In balanced mode it beats my Lehmann with ease.
It is really amazing, I got nothing to complain about.

post #1130 of 1321

Has anyone here ever used the GE 6AS7GA tube?

post #1131 of 1321

Yes I own one.

post #1132 of 1321

Anyone tried either of these?

post #1133 of 1321
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Yes I own one.

Are they good tubes? I have a set of 4, the posts and wire wound round the posts looks to be a silver colour, not copper.

post #1134 of 1321

Yes I own a pair as well.

post #1135 of 1321

Have you tried the MELZ 6H8C?

post #1136 of 1321

Not sure about MELZ branding but have a few Russian 6H8C's. Nothing special about them except they withstand abuse and have long hours on them. Also cheap.

post #1137 of 1321

The MELZ are NOT cheap!

http://www.tubemaze.info/melz-6n8s6sn7-gray-plates-holes-in-plate/

 

Tube Maze sells pairs for over $150.

They have good reviews, I was looking to see if anyone with a MK VI+ has tried them, do they work well with the Little Dot?

post #1138 of 1321

Holy schit t i ts!

 

$150 for one?

 

I got mine for $0 only because I paid $800 for a box of 2400 tubes, various kinds. 

post #1139 of 1321

Those MELZ tubes with holes in the plates were made for the USSR Military- never sold to the public -used for nuclear power plant control systems, and used on the Russian Space Station, and used for guidance systems on missiles. They are considered to be the highest quality tube ever made in the USSR, they were expensive to build, and were only used for special military purposes. 

 

They sell for about $175 for a pair. Often called a 1578 MELZ.


Edited by ozaudios - 2/1/14 at 11:47pm
post #1140 of 1321

I got this photo from ebay:

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