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post #16 of 22
The 5998 has about twice the transconductance of a 6080/6AS7. I believe the 7236 has the same specs as the 5998. They are definitely different tubes from the 6AS7, in spite of often being used as subs.

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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by tdogzthmn View Post

does the 5998 compare to the 7236 in most sonic aspects? I picked up a 5998 not too long ago for $30 but I have also been looking at the 7236 for use with my lower impedance K400 (120ohm).


Having used both in my WA3+, I prefer the 5998 despite - as it was stated somewhere here - the 7236 providing a slightly tighter bass. The 5998 however provides more depth. To my experience it depends on the other tubes in your WA3+. Are they more on the "tubey" side (like Amperex Bugle Boys for example) go for the 7236, if they are already "tight" (in lack of a better word to describe a subjective feeling of the sound characteristics) go for the 5998. You cannot fail if you try both smile.gif

post #18 of 22
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Thanks for all the input guys! I settled and got the Cetron 7236 instead of the two Tung-Sols. We will see! :)

post #19 of 22
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Yea, I'm getting the 7236 cause I have high impedance Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohms headphones. I was considering getting a 5998 or a GEC A1834 tube in the future. Would they be worth it or are they too similar to the 7236?

post #20 of 22
The GEC are definitely different sounding, and worth seeking out, if you can find them.
post #21 of 22
I am using sovteck 6as7g very musical and power better then 6080. The problem is the quality is not sure fortunately I have more then 24pcs. Of sovteck tubes in stock but only few tubes are low noise.
post #22 of 22

I have a pair of hd650 driven by a crack OTL with the 5998 as the output tube and absolutely love it. I provides great detail and superb depth. It even boosts the treble up a little on the dark 650s which is very nice! I'm looking to get a 7236 tube just to compare the two tubes but can't find anyone willing to sell just one.

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