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post #5236 of 7325
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Originally Posted by hypnos1 View Post
 

 

Hey mab, Mephistopheles rides again! How can you tempt a poor fellow so?...How could I possibly part with the DRs? (Mind you, I do have a spare pair - unfortunately one has no writing on it, so had to take it on trust...will probably move them on...).

So it looks like it's adapter-making time once again - 'She who must be obeyed' thought all was just about wrapped up. As did I!! At least those nice fat pins will be much easier to work with than the C3gs'...

Ah well, I can always blame you, mon ami (not that I take much persuasion - they look SO beautiful!). With matched pairs going on ebay for not too much (one seller also with 'best offer'), methinks I am LOST (past saving, even)!

Here's a link to an interesting article comparing them to some of the best 6SN7s....

 

http://www.tnt-audio.com/accessories/shuguang_treasures_cv181_e.html

 

Actually, you don't have to build adapters, as you can buy them ready-made (the 6CG7 has the same pin-out as your DRs):

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-6SN7-TO-6CG7-6FQ7-tube-adapter-for-you-amp-/191082280257?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item2c7d643541

 

While I do not have a smoked-glass Brimar 6SN7GT, I do have a Brimar 13D1 (which is essentially a 25SN7GT) and the Sylvania 6SN7GT referenced in this article, and while I think they are very good, I would not rate them among the very best. But of course, this is just one man's opinion based on old ears and modest gear. :)

 

So in my opinion, if you want "curvy" CV181s of similar quality to your DRs and C3gs , I think you should get "real" CV181s:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Unique-NOS-Set-2-x-Mullard-Black-base-ECC32-CV-181-D-Getter-New-in-box-/191077832056?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2c7d205578


Edited by gibosi - 3/4/14 at 8:54am
post #5237 of 7325
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Originally Posted by hypnos1 View Post
 

 

Hey mab, Mephistopheles rides again! How can you tempt a poor fellow so?...How could I possibly part with the DRs? (Mind you, I do have a spare pair - unfortunately one has no writing on it, so had to take it on trust...will probably move them on...).

So it looks like it's adapter-making time once again - 'She who must be obeyed' thought all was just about wrapped up. As did I!! At least those nice fat pins will be much easier to work with than the C3gs'...

Ah well, I can always blame you, mon ami (not that I take much persuasion - they look SO beautiful!). With matched pairs going on ebay for not too much (one seller also with 'best offer'), methinks I am LOST (past saving, even)!

Here's a link to an interesting article comparing them to some of the best 6SN7s....

 

http://www.tnt-audio.com/accessories/shuguang_treasures_cv181_e.html

 

 

Edit:  ps. Have just put in an offer for $100 for matched pair...wish me luck!

 

Good luck! hopefully you can find a pair for really cheap. It didn't seem to take much convincing!

post #5238 of 7325
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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post
 

 

Actually, you don't have to build adapters, as you can buy them ready-made (the 6CG7 has the same pin-out as your DRs):

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-6SN7-TO-6CG7-6FQ7-tube-adapter-for-you-amp-/191082280257?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item2c7d643541

 

While I do not have a smoked-glass Brimar 6SN7GT, I do have a Brimar 13D1 (which is essentially a 25SN7GT) and the Sylvania 6SN7GT referenced in this article, and while I think they are very good, I would not rate them among the very best. But of course, this is just one man's opinion based on old ears and modest gear. :)

 

So in my opinion, if you want "curvy" CV181s of similar quality to your DRs and C3gs , I think you should get "real" CV181s:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Unique-NOS-Set-2-x-Mullard-Black-base-ECC32-CV-181-D-Getter-New-in-box-/191077832056?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2c7d205578

 

Hey gibosi : sorry, but the bank raid was a failure - have you seen the price these things go for? The item you linked hasn't even started to take off! Will be VERY interesting to see the final bid...

Thanks anyway...

Am getting a little more optimistic re the Chinese connection as I discover more Shuguang tubes in some VERY fancy equipment, so I live in hope...

And thanks for the info re adapters -  call me a masochist (or worse!), but I really do believe making my own with some nice silver wire adds a certain something to the final results...not to mention a certain satisfaction when they actually WORK!! (Pray my luck holds out lol)

 

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Originally Posted by mab1376 View Post
 

 

Good luck! hopefully you can find a pair for really cheap. It didn't seem to take much convincing!

 

You caught me out, mab - you must have known I was already sold on them! (I'm a sucker for a pretty skirt!!).

At least curiosity will be satisfied...and who knows, I just might get lucky, as I did with the C3gSs?? It's going to be a VERY frustrating long wait to find out...

post #5239 of 7325
I wish you would think about reviewing the Siemens 6ak5w driver tubes! They are a completely awesome tube! Would love to hear a review about them. :-)
post #5240 of 7325
The siemens 6ak5's were a very average tube going from memory... Congested, occasionally bright, smallish sound stage... Somewhat diffuse but not slow sounding... I remember not liking them when I had them in my amp. Out of the stock compatible tubes I would strongly urge you to try the 6HM5 and 6DT6.
post #5241 of 7325
I'll search for the tubes your recommending. See what they're going for...do you have a brand preference?
post #5242 of 7325
I can see that Yugo sillyness starting up again... biggrin.gif
post #5243 of 7325
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Originally Posted by spiderking31 View Post

I'll search for the tubes your recommending. See what they're going for...do you have a brand preference?

Theres a search function atop the page but its seems yugo 's and Sylvania are decent 

post #5244 of 7325

You mean this sillyness  !                                        

post #5245 of 7325
Awesome! I'll check em out now :-)
post #5246 of 7325
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Originally Posted by spiderking31 View Post

Awesome! I'll check em out now :-)


These are the popular 6HM5's here...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6HM5-6HA5-EC900-export-quality-audio-triode-tube-NOS-FREE-SHIPPING-/300879467071

post #5247 of 7325
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Originally Posted by spiderking31 View Post

I'll search for the tubes your recommending. See what they're going for...do you have a brand preference?

 

From memory, Sylvania, RCA and Tung-Sol 6DT6. And tall-bottle (avoid the short bottle versions) Sylvania, "Yugoslavia" and GE (Made in Great Britain) 6HM5 /6HA5 / EC900. 

 

Edit: Use the EF92 setting to run 6DT6 and the EF95 setting to run 6HM5.


Edited by gibosi - 3/4/14 at 6:34pm
post #5248 of 7325
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

You mean this sillyness  !

I've seen a few Yugo 6HM5's back in the day... :D

Yup that's the stuff... :)

post #5249 of 7325
Thanks a bunch :-)
post #5250 of 7325
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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post
 

 

From memory, Sylvania, RCA and Tung-Sol 6DT6. And tall-bottle (avoid the short bottle versions) Sylvania, "Yugoslavia" and GE (Made in Great Britain) 6HM5 /6HA5 / EC900. 

 

Edit: Use the EF92 setting to run 6DT6 and the EF95 setting to run 6HM5.

I concur

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