Yes, I have the "Yellow" Tesla tubes and was not impressed.
However I got a pair of the white Lettered/Tipped ones and those are the ones that blow away all others I have listened to!
I have taken photos of both side by side to show the guys but I can not post them?
Nor can I update my profile? Really???
I have been an avid Audiophile since the eighties and I am not allowed to share on here.
I also took some photos of the original boxes if anyone is interested. I bought8 more of the white tipped ones for the future and to trade.
I have ordered the Yugo 6HM5's you told me about and some Phillips 6AK5 "Low Noise" microphone tubes. Will have them hopefully before the end of January.
I had Russian 6H6N power tubes and right now I am using Sovtek 6H30-EB, I found them to be better overall. Would love to get some feedback/advice.
A little bit about myself, I have been selling Mercedes-Benz, Porsche etc. for over 25 years.
Hobbies...Sailing, Photography, Cars, (raced a Caterham 7 in the 80's)
I enjoy ANY Music that is recorded/mixed well.
My tendencies are to Progressive Rock, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Marillion, Supertamp etc.
My house/Basement is now gone and I am into a Condo. New Lady, New Life.
Just to let you know where my head is sound wise. Here is what I have trained my ears on.
I have had a Mark Levinson Amp and Preamp, A fully optioned Linn LP-12/Lingo and loads of Very Good Cables/Interconnects,Speakers etc. for the last 20 years.
I've been using modified Proac Response 2's and Sand/Lead filled Target stands with 2 Vandersteen Subs. So you know I love Imaging, Depth and Quick Transients.
My ears have been Very Spoiled...Having friends/Clients that work in the industry has it's rewards.
I am now down to one sub and the Proacs. Have had two noise warnings from the Condo Board Gestapo, So Head-fi it is. :)
I have had many Headphones since the Seventies and never really spent much time with them until I got the warnings and then a Little Dot III (ver. IV).
I have settled on an older pair of HD-650's. Heard newer ones and they sounded different...have no idea why?
I put a Zu Audio, Mobius II cable on the phones and a custom made 3 foot power cable on the amp and I would put this present combo I have assembled up against anything.
Subjectively it is Amazing!! Differences in tubes are readily discernible.
It is real nice to have met a bunch of guys to talk to who have a collective knowledge that I can tap into.
We can all save each other time and money by collaborating.
I hope I can contribute to the group. And have some fun along the way. If anyone would like to PM me with a blurb about themselves...Mail away.
I have already spoken to "Mikelap" on the phone..this site is going to be Fun!
Maybe one day the moderator will take off the handcuffs and let me do some meaningful stuff on here.