After my long abstinence here, i have to say that i found my endgame tubes.
Many have now found that the Siemens c3gs as driver tube outrule most other tubes in areas like tansparacy and neutrality.
I also listen to much rock and i have to say, neutrality is not bad for rock at all! It might sound less "interesting" at first, but after a while you notice all the little details you didn't hear before.
Also the position of the instruments is much better defined.
So my advice is clear,try to get some c3gs!
As for power tubes, i tried the 6sn7 tubes, which seem to provide extra power and dynamics the amp was missing till then. In combination with the c3g, this is my endgame combo.
But i might try some 6f8g in the future... Who knows?
Btw, cheers guys, wasn't online a long time (yeah my profile says other, but everytime i open my smartphone browser, it logs into headfi, even if i don't surf there, so...)
Cool to see many others to try the c3g!
Did you try the 6f8g's eventually?
What where the results?
Haha i missed so much information! XD
Good to see you back again...HOWEVER...do you have the MKIV?...can't remember - one of the joys(?!) of getting old... Please don't give up on 'end-game' just yet...perhaps you've caught my (endless!) rantings re the 6AS7G as power tubes - endless because they really do take the IV especially to another level. And as I believe you have managed to make your own adapters in the past, the mod needed to provide these tubes with 2.5A each is a piece of cake...and it can be done using the 6SN7 adapter, lol! The pairing with the C3GS is just out of this world...it is almost criminal (!!) not to treat the MKIV in this way - not to mention yourself...so, perhaps a project to bear in mind? I guarantee you would not regret it...I'm still on cloud nine with every piece of music I throw at the combo...
Rant over (once again!)...