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post #661 of 763
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Originally Posted by Buyer no 1 View Post

 

My overall favorite was the Shuguang Treasure CV181-z, that I normally use in my WA22.  

 

May I know which HP's did you use & what were the other 6SN7's that you tried ? Am thinking of getting the Psvane CV181, which is supposed to be a better version of the Shuguang Treasure CV181.


Edited by punit - 12/1/14 at 8:51am
post #662 of 763
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May I know which HP's did you use & what were the other 6SN7's that you tried ?

 

I used primarily Beyer T1 balanced. But I also used HD800, LCD-2 and LCD-3, and a Hifimann HE-560 was also visiting for a short period.

 

The other 6SN7's was:

 

RCA 6SN7GTB

Electro-Harmonix 6SN7

Sylvania 6SN7GT

 

I also tried these 12SN7:

 

Sylvania 12SN7GTA

Tungsol 12SN7GT

Hytron 12SN7GT

 

Of all the above, I liked the Tungsol best, closely followed by the Heytron. 

 

The CV181-z was, in my opinion, in another class than all the others.


Edited by Buyer no 1 - 12/1/14 at 9:08am
post #663 of 763

Then you need to try the real McCoy .. Mullard CV181..dB 

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Unfortunately I no longer have the LG in the house. I only borrowed it a couple of months from a friend of mine, in order to write some impressions on our local danish forum.

 

But I'll pass it on to him, that he ought to try the better versions of the CV181! (And then lend me the LG for another couple of months :bigsmile_face: ) 


Edited by Buyer no 1 - 12/3/14 at 6:13am
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I can only answer from comments from others. The LG and AD are reputed to be an excellent pairing. I believe this combo has won "best at show" recently at two separate shows. Also, the voicing of the LG can be changed quite a bit by changing out the tubes.

 

Please PM me for more info.


Hi all.  I've been remiss in not popping in here but I'm now subscribed.  Yes, the system won two awards from journalists, one was Enjoy the Music, the other Audiophilia.  We do use this as our reference system for voicing the headphones, though we have a lot of other great gear.  

 

I've been super happy with the TungSol 12SN7GT, it kind of does everything great, and paired with my Vega DAC it routinely hits "wow."  The Hytron are excellent as well, maybe best for soundstage.  For bassy fun like EDM, sometimes I like the GE 6GU7.  For laughs I got some generic 12SN7GTs from some lab equipment.  Tested awesome, sounded dreadfully sharp.

 

I've tried a few 6DJ8s, some Green Hornets were ok with a really warm sound, kind of nice for crappy/sibilant rock recordings, mellowed them out a bit, and some NKK 6922's actually surprised me and really rocked with 

 

It's been a lot of fun learning about rolling with this amp, and when you get the synergy spot-on the sound can get uncanny natural.  

post #666 of 763
Dan, have you ever used the LG as a preamp only? I' know the signal still goes through the tubes when used as a pre-amp but I'm curious how much of the tube sound actually comes through. I had to edit this as my kids were being really loud and distracting
Edited by DoctaCosmos - 1/31/15 at 5:36pm
post #667 of 763
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Dan, have you ever used the LG as a preamp only? I' know the signal still goes through the tubes when used as a pre-amp but I'm curious how much of the tube sound actually comes through. I had to edit this as my kids were being really loud and distracting

 

Yes, but not to feed a good amp yet.  Even running as the input to my Onkyo receiver's amps I could hear the difference. 

 

My main headphone listening rig isn't where my main music system is so I've not tried this on high end gear.

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OK thanks a bunch
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With the LG I found the Sylvania 12SN7GTA having a wide soundstage, width a very open and quite powerful presentation.

 

It might be wishful thinking, but is there perhaps any tube out there, that has these characteristics, but at the same time has a little more detail and resolution? And at an "affordable" price?

post #671 of 763

When I am running E88CC & 12AU7's the LG setting should be on 6.3 & 300, right ?

post #672 of 763
Thread Starter 

Hi. Here's a sheet that we include with all new LG shipments. This should help with your question and many other tubes you might want to try. LiquidGlassTubeSelections.pdf 318k .pdf file

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post #673 of 763

Liquid Glass arrived 2 hours ago: what a beauty!!!

 

Can someone point me where to find a couple of "real/no fake" CV181-Z ShuGuang?

Old production, new production....Maybe I'm missing some more info?

I noticed there is a large price gap between sellers: not smelling a real Creed Perfume flavour between such waves...:bigsmile_face: 

 

Also, can someone show me a small list of best tubes tested with this amp?

Will run LCD3F and HE560

Maybe telefunken/siemens E88CC - Telefunken 6922...

 

Right now I have at home just a couple of amperex 6DJ8 orange globe, maybe nothing special...


Edited by alec66 - 4/14/15 at 10:35am
post #674 of 763

my recommendation would be to look for CBS/Hytron long bottle 12SN7 - a great tube at a reasonable cost. 

 

I was not a fan of the CV181-Z ShuGuang , the original Mullards were another matter entirely.

 

..dB 

post #675 of 763
RCA clear top 6CG7 has a detailed and clear sound, fast punchy bass and a nice soundstage. A good all rounder. The Tungsol 12SN7GT is also excellent.
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