Originally Posted by gibosi
And once you have these adapters, you can also try some of the old-stock 6SN7s. While not as pretty as the new Chinese versions, they usually cost less, and according to most accounts, sound better. That said, most of the observations out there regard the use of these tubes as drivers. Since you will be using the 6SN7 as output tubes, your goal would be to find the 6SN7 that has the best synergy with your C3gs. So my advice is try some cheap Sylvanias, Tung-Sols and/or RCAs to get a feel for how the 6SN7 plays with your C3s before spending the big bucks on a Psvane.
Oh gee,g, - why do you have to give such good, sensible advice? Do you not realise I am TOTALLY infatuated?! (Which, of course, means totally besotted/illogical/insane!). So I'm afraid I can't promise to be a good boy and take it!
The crux/problem of the matter is that, as you said, there is a dearth of info re. their use (6SN7 generally) as POWER tubes...So this is all just a stab in the dark - hey, weren't there a couple of guys in the process of experimenting with same? WHERE ARE YOU? Help, please!
The dilemma also is that there could be quite a difference between what the usual 6SN7s do in their new role, compared to the Psvanes. Thus, I am of a mind to experiment with BOTH - in the name of our honour-bound duty to promote research in this hallowed thread (either that or I really AM just plain crazy). And as mab (optimistically?) said, I could always move them on - or try to at least...I really do have the bit between my teeth, don't I?
Not to mention the fact that usually I try to be ultra 'sensible', but which I am finding increasingly boring!! (Just be there to catch me if I fall, lol!...).
BTW...Can you remind me of your current favourites?