Just a late nite snack. The Sylvania 6SN7GTB has been replaced with the Sylvania VT-231.
The HE-500 sound more silky, streamlined and even across the board. Bass textures are truly exceptional during a reprise of The Carpenters' "Top of the World". The way either of these two Hifi"MEN" respond to tube changes . . . truly a tube-roller's dream!
Finishing the day with The Essential Simon and Garfunkel, SONY Legacy, 2003, "Scarborough Fair" over the 5LE. Big soundstage with drums upper right, guitar 1 wide left, guitar 2 wide lower right (crossfeed off). The HE-500 continue to grow on me with clean, clear bass thrust in a fine rendition of "Baby Driver".
Edited by pataburd - 7/27/12 at 10:19am