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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post

i got the ones from woo instead, the seller of the green sylvania didn't give a thing about my questions and they look quite stained, thank you for replying

bad new is that it seems the whole world has gone out of stock of EML 274B mesh blink.gif there is a 5 weeks wait directly from EML europe, i've been offered their EML 5u4g mesh but going by your rectifier shootout's descriptions i don't think i want anything else from them but their 274B mesh for my wa6-se...

alot of stratus owners like the 5u4g, i myself still think its overrated and overpriced, despite actually being an okay tube. the 5u4g didnt sound as good on wa6-se as it does on the other woos or other amps either.
post #1577 of 1600
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post
 

i got the ones from woo instead, the seller of the green sylvania didn't give a thing about my questions and they look quite stained, thank you for replying

 

bad new is that it seems the whole world has gone out of stock of EML 274B mesh :blink: there is a 5 weeks wait directly from EML europe, i've been offered their EML 5u4g mesh but going by your rectifier shootout's descriptions i don't think i want anything else from them but their 274B mesh for my wa6-se...

 

I have am EML 274B mesh in my WA6 right now - love that rectifier. Sounds great - looks fantastic. EML make good gear :beerchug:

post #1578 of 1600

Given the price of the EML rectifiers, you can get a nice mighty 596 with adapters at a lower cost. That was the route I went when I had my WA6-SE anyway and it paired nicely with 6FD7 tubes with most headphones in the market.

post #1579 of 1600
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Originally Posted by Problem View Post
 

Given the price of the EML rectifiers, you can get a nice mighty 596 with adapters at a lower cost. That was the route I went when I had my WA6-SE anyway and it paired nicely with 6FD7 tubes with most headphones in the market.

 

I did some checking on EBarf for 596 rectifiers a short time ago - they are not easy to find and the pricing isn't that much different to a new EML 274B. The more desirable NOS tubes are rapidly increasing in cost and decreasing in availability, unfortunately :(

 

At least that is how it appears to be as a noob to tube rolling.

post #1580 of 1600
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Originally Posted by TonyNewman View Post
 

 

I did some checking on EBarf for 596 rectifiers a short time ago - they are not easy to find and the pricing isn't that much different to a new EML 274B. The more desirable NOS tubes are rapidly increasing in cost and decreasing in availability, unfortunately :(

 

At least that is how it appears to be as a noob to tube rolling.

It's pretty much a hit and miss for the 596 on fleaBay, about 13 months I bought 2 USAF 596 from the same seller at about $115 each and recently sold my last 596 at about the same price but including shipping worldwide.

 

The prices do vary quite abit but I've seen some in the FS threads which are cheaper than fleabay itself.

 

I've been there when it comes to tube rolling and since most of collection were mostly driver tubes instead of rectifiers (had only Sophia 274B, USAF 596 and Mullard GZ34 black base)

 

Haltron 6FD7 (looks like 6DR7 to me, skinny bottle and construction)

Westinghouse 6DR7

Woo's 6FD7 (looks like Slyvannia rebranded)

GE 6EA7 and 6GL7

Raytheon 6EW7

RCA 6EW7

post #1581 of 1600

yeah, those 596 are well hidden somewhere

 

btw what do you tube folks think about these two tubes, are those two the same tube with different labels? worth the price? which one should i get for my wa6-se?

 

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Edited by roskodan - 8/19/14 at 5:53pm
post #1582 of 1600
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Originally Posted by Problem View Post
 

It's pretty much a hit and miss for the 596 on fleaBay, about 13 months I bought 2 USAF 596 from the same seller at about $115 each and recently sold my last 596 at about the same price but including shipping worldwide.

 

The prices do vary quite abit but I've seen some in the FS threads which are cheaper than fleabay itself.

 

I've been there when it comes to tube rolling and since most of collection were mostly driver tubes instead of rectifiers (had only Sophia 274B, USAF 596 and Mullard GZ34 black base)

 

Haltron 6FD7 (looks like 6DR7 to me, skinny bottle and construction)

Westinghouse 6DR7

Woo's 6FD7 (looks like Slyvannia rebranded)

GE 6EA7 and 6GL7

Raytheon 6EW7

RCA 6EW7

Problem,  Which of the driver tubes did you like best with the 596?   On the 596, the prices are up some as they are getting so hard to find.  NOS are from 165. to 200.     I was able to pick up one nos and one used with 100 hrs.   I do really like it with the 6fd7 fat bottles.

post #1583 of 1600
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post

got the "GZ34-5AR4_METAL BASE PHILIPS MINIWATT DUBLE GETT DD CODE TV2" 57b, hope it lives up to the hype :D

post #1584 of 1600
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got the "GZ34-5AR4_METAL BASE PHILIPS MINIWATT DUBLE GETT DD CODE TV2" 57b, hope it lives up to the hype :D

Congratulations!Please leave some initial impressions, as well as after burn-in…I never had a metal base.

post #1585 of 1600
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got the "GZ34-5AR4_METAL BASE PHILIPS MINIWATT DUBLE GETT DD CODE TV2" 57b, hope it lives up to the hype :D

:beerchug:

post #1586 of 1600
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Originally Posted by shultzee View Post
 

Problem,  Which of the driver tubes did you like best with the 596?   On the 596, the prices are up some as they are getting so hard to find.  NOS are from 165. to 200.     I was able to pick up one nos and one used with 100 hrs.   I do really like it with the 6fd7 fat bottles.

On orthos I found the 6FD7 to pair nicely with orthodynamics headphones, the 6GL7 I had were somewhat microphonic, so I actually stopped bothering about them.

 

6DR7 sounded abit lean without character. Not exactly a good driver tube to my experience.

 

RCA (Skinny bottle) / Raytheon 6EW7 (fat bottle) were pretty alright to me with the Sophia 274B for a hint of warmth but maybe abit too bass light for some.

post #1587 of 1600

I was lucky enough to pick up a pair of 596 recently after a patient search...

 

After a much experimentation, I really like Raytheon 6EW7 black tops with the 596, really opens up the LCD2 sound stage. I preferred this to the clear top 6EW7 (spacious but a bit strident) & 6DR7 (thicker sound).

post #1588 of 1600
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Originally Posted by richmcwil View Post

I was lucky enough to pick up a pair of 596 recently after a patient search...

After a much experimentation, I really like Raytheon 6EW7 black tops with the 596, really opens up the LCD2 sound stage. I preferred this to the clear top 6EW7 (spacious but a bit strident) & 6DR7 (thicker sound).
The Mighty 596 is the best rectifier I've ever heard, much better than the S/P IMHO. I use it with Sophia Electric 6SN7 driver tubes.
post #1589 of 1600
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Originally Posted by richmcwil View Post
 

I was lucky enough to pick up a pair of 596 recently after a patient search...

 

After a much experimentation, I really like Raytheon 6EW7 black tops with the 596, really opens up the LCD2 sound stage. I preferred this to the clear top 6EW7 (spacious but a bit strident) & 6DR7 (thicker sound).

 

 

Took me a while as well to get the 596 but well worth it.   Curious If have you tried 6FD7 vs the 6EW7 with the 596? .    Also where did you find Raytheon black tops?   

post #1590 of 1600
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Originally Posted by shultzee View Post
 

 

 

Took me a while as well to get the 596 but well worth it.   Curious If have you tried 6FD7 vs the 6EW7 with the 596? .    Also where did you find Raytheon black tops?   

 

The 6FD7 is on my todo list. I also tried several variations of the standard 6DE7 but none of them really sang with my set up.

 

I got the 6EW7 black tops bundled with the amp and they were my favourite by far. Great extension, weight and open sound stage. They seem to be less common than clear top version however, hence my interest in 6FD7...

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