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Done.
 

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Will sample those 6av6 in a near future for impressions 

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Originally Posted by Acapella11 View Post

 

Just out of curiosity, how do you like 2/7?

Did not try this will do now will report back

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Originally Posted by Acapella11 View Post

 

Just out of curiosity, how do you like 2/7?

Could it be possibly be better but just because i have to put the wires i would go unstrapped i did not read what you said i will after i post just to see.


Edited by MIKELAP - 7/4/13 at 5:31pm
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Many thanks for the updated p.77
 

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Will sample those 6av6 in a near future for impressions 

 

Again, as I don't have the Westinghouse, I will be very curious to learn your impressions.

 

And just for grins, I decided to listen to my black plate RCA 6AV6 this evening. Well it seems that now that I have recalibrated my ears, these RCA sound really good! The bass is tight and solid and they are not at all too bright, as I had thought before. Their most distinguishing feature, compared to the Tung-Sol 6485, is the lower vocal registers. For example, with the Tung-Sols, the vocals of Eric Clapton and Nora Jones sound just a bit fuller and thicker compared to the RCAs. However, it is not as if vocals with the RCAs sound like they are lacking anything. They are just a little different, and while I prefer the slightly fuller vocals of the Tung Sols, I also enjoy listening to the RCAs as well.

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I was wondering in the future if I would upgrade to an ALO Pan am would I be able to use the E91H tubes in it as well? Since it accepts the 6AK5/EF95 family?

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I was wondering in the future if I would upgrade to an ALO Pan am would I be able to use the E91H tubes in it as well? Since it accepts the 6AK5/EF95 family?

 

I would think so.... But I do not know....   Is there a dealer close to where you live? Maybe you could take your tubes with you and see if they will let you try them?

 

Oh... And I wonder if the ALO Pan Am is really an "upgrade"? Would the Little Dot IVse be just as good? Better?

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Will sample those 6av6 in a near future for impressions 

 

Nice! Finally someone else on the triode bandwagon, and with more motivation than gibosi or me, apparently lol!

 

Curious as to how the Westinghouse sound.

 

Btw, for those of you that could be interested, I finally gathered up the courage to make a classified to sell the metric tons of extra tubes and doubles that I've accumulated over the past year:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/671097/fs-tubes-for-little-dot-amps-ef95-92-91-compatible-6au6-6av6-6cb6

 

Feel free to PM me if you find anything in there; apart from many older tube types I'd reviewed here, there are also a few recent ones like the Lorenz EBC91 or brand new Philips 6AT6/CV452 (Heerlen Holland factory, UK mil-spec), and a bunch of 6AU6/EF94 (Mullard) and 6AH6/6485 tubes for sale as well. Check it out!

 

I'll be in the US -and also Quebec for a few days- over most of the summer, so if you tell me you're interested in a couple of tubes before I leave, I could take them with me and send them to the US or Canada for pennies... Just sayin'...

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Edited by siles1991 - 7/5/13 at 5:53am
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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post

 

I would think so.... But I do not know....   Is there a dealer close to where you live? Maybe you could take your tubes with you and see if they will let you try them?

 

Oh... And I wonder if the ALO Pan Am is really an "upgrade"? Would the Little Dot IVse be just as good? Better?

well because ALO is known for their powerful amps and it comes with a DAC so I can sell my ODAC as well to give me more funds to cover the costs. The MKIV doesnt have a DAC T.T so if I sell my MKIII I still need to fork out a lot of money, should I turn it up to 10x gain?


Edited by siles1991 - 7/5/13 at 6:04am
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Could it be possibly be better but just because i have to put the wires i would go unstrapped i did not read what you said i will after i post just to see.

 

I prefer the 6BY6 with 2-7 strap.

 

anyone who owns the 6GX6 should try with a 2-7 strap. I'm really digging metal with this setting.

 

Found a fan made 24/96 remaster of White Pony by Deftones and its so great with those tubes and settings! Mine are Raytheons BTW. I wanna get some RCA and Sylvania to compare.

 

Listening the some He Is Legend now very impressed with these tubes now.

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Many thanks for the updated p.77
 

+1 on that

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The first installment of my 25 heptodes arrived today. The first tubes I tried were the coveted ultra rare Italian Ferrari inspired (the boxes are Ferrari Red) FIVRE 6BE6 tubes.

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Legendary-Rare-2A3-Tube-FIVRE-SINGLE-PLATE-Top-End-TRIODE-Valve-Own-Box-1930s-/310190242946?hash=item4838c77c82

 

 

I AM JUST KIDDING - was looking for Fivre tubes and found the one above. Amazing that some 40 people are watching a sale of a single tube for almost $1700. One of the boxes I got had a price sticker that said 41c. I paid around $2.50/tube - 700 times less than the asking price of the tube above.

 

 

Since I am not putting my tube on display in a museum I started burning them in on the EF95 1-7 setting. The first impression is favorable with a hefty, muscular bass similar to the TS tubes. Mids are fine, and the highs detailed and crisp. Sound stage is good with an immediacy up front presentation like you are sitting up close to the musicians.

 

 

Going away for a few days and have to take a vacation from evaluating the tubes as well, but I will follow the blog.

 

Happy tube rolling and have fun!

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Had some feed back regarding socket adaptor for EF95 EF91-92 tubes altough i did not order yet they seem ready to ship confusing (another pair)didnt get the first one anyway looks like from what there saying it should work .           this is the email in question :   

 
Hello,

Sorry again, we will send you another pair adapter for 6BE6/EK90 to 6AK5 * 2 , and then send you tracking number ,

Best Regards,
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