Originally Posted by gibosi
When someone says that they want bright and crisp, I immediately think of triodes. However, you do not want to use any mods...
I haven't listened to any of the traditional LD tubes in a long time.... But as best as I can remember, the Voskhods might fit the bill.
At $3 / pair, plus $12 shipping to the US, these are very high quality tubes for not much money, so I think they might well be worth a try.
Originally Posted by joseph69
Thanks for helping me out again, and I will definitely buy these right now to check them out, also thanks for the link.
Same here, crystal clear and upfront immediately makes me think of triodes. While not "natively" compatible, these aren't exactly hard to adapt (cut two pins off and protect with tapes, EF92 jumpers; more on that maybe 30 pages back or so. A 6AV6/EBC91 would fit your description very well.
Of course, the old 6AK5 type Voskhods would also fit the bill... But they're actually not that cheap if you only have one pair coming for Russia...
Come to think of it, if you just just want to plug and play an old and native tube, the Mullard M8161 would be much better (tight tight bass, shimmering highs, those were my favorite tubes until the better and more powerful types came around).
(Though I would still recommend a triode or other more recent tube type over the classic Voskhod 6ZH1P-EV and Mullard CV4015/M8161, I currently have both these tube types for sale if you're interested -link for classified a few posts back- including burnt-in Voskhods, and these are pain to burn-in imo...).
Actually, remembering Acapella's and my impressions, the 6EW6 type would also fit your bill quite well, and those were in the last batch of "natively compatible" tubes we'd found back 6-9 months ago. These are like the M8161, but more powerful (got a pair of those for sale too in fact; it seems I have a pair of everything for sale...).