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Originally Posted by bjj51 View Post

I just ordered these from eBay:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/251818022323

These are the 6n6p ir tubes that people like right? I just realized the auction didn't have the ir suffix and now I'm worried..

Those are the 6N6P tubes these are the 6N6P-IR you are looking for                                              http://www.ebay.com/itm/171310973012?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


Edited by MIKELAP - 1/31/16 at 7:26am
post #10082 of 10188
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Originally Posted by bjj51 View Post

I just ordered these from eBay:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/251818022323

These are the 6n6p ir tubes that people like right? I just realized the auction didn't have the ir suffix and now I'm worried..
post #10083 of 10188
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

Those are the 6N6P tubes these are the 6N6P-IR you are looking for                                              http://www.ebay.com/itm/171310973012?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Yeah theses are the right tubes I've just put theses in my little dot 3.See the quote I posted yesterday for my findings
post #10084 of 10188
Darn, so the 6n6p's are inferior to the 6n6p-ir's? What is the difference exactly?
post #10085 of 10188
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Originally Posted by bjj51 View Post

Darn, so the 6n6p's are inferior to the 6n6p-ir's? What is the difference exactly

For one they last longer and were a favorite of this thread for differences here are reviews of the different power tubes page 201 #3007

post #10086 of 10188
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

For one they last longer and were a favorite of this thread for differences here are reviews of the different power tubes page 201 #3007

I have 6N6P, 6N6P-I and 6N6P-IR. I can attest that "IR" version is sonically superior to the other two. For me it's better refined bass and wider soundstage.

post #10087 of 10188
Thanks for the clarification guys, I managed to cancel the eBay order in time thankfully. Now I have the 6n6p-ir that mikelap linked on the way.

On a side note, I also got the Yugoslavia 6hm5 driver tubes and they sound fantastic. Thanks for the help, this thread is a great resource for tube rolling newcomers like myself.
post #10088 of 10188

Must admit I was pretty sceptical how much a tube transplant (TM) could alter the sound of my hybrid Little Dot I+.

 

My 6ZH1P-EV came in the post today and I've just put them in and left them to warm up for an hour and pressed play...

 

...wow

 

It's almost like someone hit the bass boost button but still with nice sparkly highs too, mids are also non shrill like they were with the default tubes - when Whitney hit those high notes it sometimes became uncomfortable now it's silky smooth.

 

My only complaint is the mids now sound ever so slightly thick, kinda heavy but that's maybe cos I used to the bright mids of the Chinese tubes.

 

Overall, I'm very impressed!


Edited by SpecChum - 2/1/16 at 10:39am
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Originally Posted by SpecChum View Post
 

Must admit I was pretty sceptical how much a tube transplant (TM) could alter the sound of my hybrid Little Dot I+.

 

My 6ZH1P-EV came in the post today and I've just put them in and left them to warm up for an hour and pressed play...

 

...wow

 

It's almost like someone hit the bass boost button but still with nice sparkly highs too, mids are also non shrill like they were with the default tubes - when Whitney hit those high notes it sometimes became uncomfortable now it's silky smooth.

 

My only complaint is the mids now sound ever so slightly thick, kinda heavy but that's maybe cos I used to the bright mids of the Chinese tubes.

 

Overall, I'm very impressed!

Some have reported very long burnin time 100 hours + .Use the (Search this thread ) function atop the page it is very useful


Edited by MIKELAP - 2/1/16 at 12:10pm
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Hello, fairly new to the tube amp & little dot world... incredibly happy thus far, grabbed an MK IV se a few weeks ago and this things sounds great with my DT990 600 ohm and K7xx. One of the reasons i wanted to try out the world of tubes is the opportunity for tweaking sound by rolling tubes like most people probably and been doing a little research but decided to also put out a request for some recommendations for this amp with these two sets of cans. Just looking for suggestions and why you like the combo with these specific cans.

 

Thanks in advance for any tips i may get and all the ones already in this thread....Little Dot so far is turning out to be as great as most claim they are, and i love it... next is to replace my dac (aune x1s, got it as my first dac/amp combo and quickly started upgrading hah, i'm hooked!) with an audio-gd dac-19 10th anniversary. (also looking for suggestions on dacs but i know thats not what this thread is for) 

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I've been looking online for tubes to upgrade the stock LD MKii.

 

While I was able to find some of the recommended ones to replace my stock 6J1s, I am not able to determine whether the ones I am looking at indeed the same ones recommended.  It seems there are different versions variations.  Different years...and even look different.

 

I've read certain years of Mullards are better than others.  Being a newbie at tubes, should I be worry much about this or any of the recommended ones will vastly improve the sound without thinking too much about the year?  Sorry about the newbie question.

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Originally Posted by eschell27 View Post

Hello, fairly new to the tube amp & little dot world... incredibly happy thus far, grabbed an MK IV se a few weeks ago and this things sounds great with my DT990 600 ohm and K7xx. One of the reasons i wanted to try out the world of tubes is the opportunity for tweaking sound by rolling tubes like most people probably and been doing a little research but decided to also put out a request for some recommendations for this amp with these two sets of cans. Just looking for suggestions and why you like the combo with these specific cans.

Thanks in advance for any tips i may get and all the ones already in this thread....Little Dot so far is turning out to be as great as most claim they are, and i love it... next is to replace my dac (aune x1s, got it as my first dac/amp combo and quickly started upgrading hah, i'm hooked!) with an audio-gd dac-19 10th anniversary. (also looking for suggestions on dacs but i know thats not what this thread is for) 
I'm having the odac, but I'm not sure how much different it is from the aune xs. Aune do quite a good job with their entry level range.
post #10093 of 10188
There's plenty of choices that are cheap and sound nice. I recommend the Yugos 6hm5. I like my Mullard too but it's not true to say one brand of tubes is better than others. One pair of tubes may do the things that others do better, but I don't think we should compare a mid-centric to a bass-centric tube.

And it's true different years make different sound. Best thing you can do is do some research on google and ask the seller if the tubes they sell are the same as what you want.
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Originally Posted by Centropolis View Post

I've been looking online for tubes to upgrade the stock LD MKii.

While I was able to find some of the recommended ones to replace my stock 6J1s, I am not able to determine whether the ones I am looking at indeed the same ones recommended.  It seems there are different versions variations.  Different years...and even look different.

I've read certain years of Mullards are better than others.  Being a newbie at tubes, should I be worry much about this or any of the recommended ones will vastly improve the sound without thinking too much about the year?  Sorry about the newbie question.
post #10094 of 10188
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Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post

There's plenty of choices that are cheap and sound nice. I recommend the Yugos 6hm5. I like my Mullard too but it's not true to say one brand of tubes is better than others. One pair of tubes may do the things that others do better, but I don't think we should compare a mid-centric to a bass-centric tube.

And it's true different years make different sound. Best thing you can do is do some research on google and ask the seller if the tubes they sell are the same as what you want.

 

Thanks.  It's sometimes funny to think that I spent $100 on the MKii used and now will spend another $100 or so just on upgrading the tubes.  :) 

 

I've looked up the Yugos 6HM5 and it says they are EF86?  So will I need an adaptor to use these on my MKii? 

 

Another question, would it be stupid to upgrade just the driver tubes and not the power tubes at the same time to save some money?  Or it would just defeat the whole purpose?  The 6N6P Russian power tubes are even more expensive than the smaller ones.


Edited by Centropolis - 2/8/16 at 6:35am
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Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post

There's plenty of choices that are cheap and sound nice. I recommend the Yugos 6hm5. I like my Mullard too but it's not true to say one brand of tubes is better than others. One pair of tubes may do the things that others do better, but I don't think we should compare a mid-centric to a bass-centric tube.

And it's true different years make different sound. Best thing you can do is do some research on google and ask the seller if the tubes they sell are the same as what you want.

 

Thanks.  It's sometimes funny to think that I spent $100 on the MKii used and now will spend another $100 or so just on upgrading the tubes.  :) 

 

I've looked up the Yugos 6HM5 and it says they are EF86?  So will I need an adaptor to use these on my MKii? 

 

Another question, would it be stupid to upgrade just the driver tubes and not the power tubes at the same time to save some money?  Or it would just defeat the whole purpose?  The 6N6P Russian power tubes are even more expensive than the smaller ones.

The 6HM5 is a EF95 type tube check out page 77 of this thread and see for yourself  ive tried most of all the tubes in this thread that are plug & play or use an adapter it all depends what is your goal is it to explore the different tube sounds or get the best sounding tubes right away .One of the best power tubes we found here is the 6N6P-IR  they are around $30.00 a pair if you want to check out power tube reviews go here page 201 post #3007

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