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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

Acapella11. the 6ah6 and 6au6 if i understand correctly only work with pin 2 and 7 strapped according to the chart right and those are the best sounding ones these days and the ones you just mentionned 6BE6 ects are better or worse  than the 6AU6 6AH6. Thanks.

 


Mikelap,
To be fair, me alone cannot really say that the TS 6BE6 would be better than the the TS 6485. A few people heard the 6485 and only me the 6BE6. From my point of view, the TS 6BE6 (EF91/92 setting) wouldn't be any worse than the TS 6485. If you have the suitable cans, I would imagine you could say that the TS 6BE6 is better, or you could say I don't hear a big difference. But they are differently loud, so it is more difficult to compare them than tubes of the same family.

 

Yes, 6AU6 and 6AH6 use pin 2-7 strap. For 6BE6, I suggest the EF91/92 setting. Hear for yourself. :)

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Looking at  pairs of  6BE6 any  one pair you prefer in there

5750 6BE6W Tube JAN USA GE Black Plates NOS 

Match Code PAIR 6BE6 Tube GE USA NOS Converter EK90 Philco

PAIR 6BE6 Tube Matsu****a TEN Corp Japan NOS Converter EK90

6BE6 Tube TUNG-SOL USA NIB Pentagrid Converter EK90 .


Edited by MIKELAP - 5/7/13 at 4:55pm
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Hi Mikelap,

 

I would go for the Tung Sol first. If you like your GE tubes you may want to try these as well.

Have not seen any raving reviews for Japanese tubes.

Philco was a discount brand in tubes and I think always re-branded, so it may not be the best quality GE tubes in this case.
 

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Hi A11,

 

Have been thinking about "house sound." I don't think that there is a specific sound that distinguishes certain brands. It's like everything else in a product line. Some items are good, and some aren't. Nevertheless, a seat of the pants reaction to the question is that Tung Sol are solidly built tubes with very good bass, Sylvania and RCA have wide sound stages, and Mullards are warm and pleasant.

 

Really, there are so many variables that you really have to judge each production type on it's own merits. Some brands have a better reputation than others and are thus safer to bet on when trying something out.

 

Speaking about legends: Does anybody have any specific knowledge of the the effect of silicone tube damper rings on tube sound and performance?

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/44MM-vacuum-Tube-Damper-Silicon-Ring-fit-KT88-6550-KT66-Audio-Amp-DIY-part-20pcs-/261094075028?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item3cca6b6a94

 

Happy tube rolling!
 

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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

Looking at  pairs of  6BE6 any  one pair you prefer in there

5750 6BE6W Tube JAN USA GE Black Plates NOS 

Match Code PAIR 6BE6 Tube GE USA NOS Converter EK90 Philco

PAIR 6BE6 Tube Matsu****a TEN Corp Japan NOS Converter EK90

6BE6 Tube TUNG-SOL USA NIB Pentagrid Converter EK90 .


Hi Mikelap, I agree with Mordy. Check out the Tung Sols, in my ears, they are better than the JAN 5750s. Enjoy them =)

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Thanks guys for your imput.

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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

Looking at  pairs of  6BE6 any  one pair you prefer in there

5750 6BE6W Tube JAN USA GE Black Plates NOS 

Match Code PAIR 6BE6 Tube GE USA NOS Converter EK90 Philco

PAIR 6BE6 Tube Matsu****a TEN Corp Japan NOS Converter EK90

6BE6 Tube TUNG-SOL USA NIB Pentagrid Converter EK90 .

 

I have a pair of GE JG-5750/6BE6W with black plates dated 1959. (See the picture at the bottom of page 77). They sound pretty good to me, but since I am still getting used to my new headphones, I really can't say more than that. So I would agree that your best bet is probably the Tung Sols.

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Will order the Tung-Sol and probably some 6AU6WA if ever decide  to try those it would be nice to find an adaptor that could be modded but unfortunately i woulndt know where to start i am an ex machinist not an electrician but i can change a light bulbs dought!L3000.gif Thanks again.


Edited by MIKELAP - 5/8/13 at 4:36pm
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On eBay:

 

An MK III for $60!!??  

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171035236990?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

31 people have bought one! I wonder what they will get?

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My knee jerk reaction to $10 Little Dot MkIII is that "If it is too good to be true, it is too good to be true", but hey, you never know....

 

Two months ago I saw a hard drive on EBay for less than half of the regular price from China. Feedback was 99.8% on some 800 sales and the seller had been selling on EBay for several years.

 

Two days later I got an email from EBay that the site had been shut down - no reason given. I went back to look at the item. The feedback had tumbled overnight to 64% with some forty people screaming that they never got their merchandise.

 

I contacted EBay and Pay Pal and luckily I got my money back in a few days.

 

Should I bite on this offer?
 

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Good Price and When do you shiped ?

May-08-13 21:19
  NEW Little Dot MK III Headphone Tube Amplifier / Stereo Amplifier (#171035236990) US $9.90

 

Here is another little gem: Somebody left positive feedback before he received the item; actually before it was shipped. (Note Chinese spelling error shiped)

 

This is getting funner and funner......

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If you checked on the seller items for sale you would have noticed many items at the same price.

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says delivery is a "ePacket delivery from China" probably just gonna email you a coupon or something.

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