Originally Posted by Audiofanboy
All I can say right now is that I am truly struck by how good my Tele lookalike EI ECC83 are. I spent a whole evening listening to music and movies with these (technically "this", as I'm only using one tube at the moment) and apart from the relative sound quality, the feeling of immersion -being "there" in the sound- is two or three notches above anything else I've tried.
It's not subtle or obvious changes, it's simply revolutionary! And I paid less for that tube that what most people paid for a pair of M8100, and the result is so much better it isn't even funny lol... (the M8100 still being my fav' 6AK5 tube this being said)
I urge you lads to jump on the double triode bandwagon; we just need to find easier ways to adapt tubes and then we'll be set (then again, adapting a ECC88/6DJ8 tube with my current method is pretty easy actually; it's adapting 12V tubes that's hard for now)!
Have finally given in and am giving the double triode route a try...but would love your opinion on what I am contemplating...
First off, with the price of those adapters looking a bit pricey, I thought of having a go at making my own using some very nice-looking HQ ceramic sockets (similar to yours) with gold-plated 'pins', and cannibalised tube bases - wish me luck!!
Secondly, it looks as though the Russian 6N2Ps could be substituted for the ECC88s, even though they are listed as '83's when actually they CAN'T be a straight substitute for the latter...which would be rather nice (if poss.) as they are described as very high quality, and some even say BETTER than your average ECC83. Especially the ER version...
So I would be most grateful if you could verify that I am not going to be sending my beloved LD to an early grave!!
This may also be of great use to others if this option is OK?...