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Just picked up a LG amp and loving it. Came with NOS 6SN7 tubes which I know are considered some of the best for this amp, but am eager to try more. 

 

Anyone know what the best tubes are for HiFiMan HE-6 or Audeze LCD-3 headphones? They're very different sounding headphones, so jack-of-all-trades tubes may not apply.

 

It's a terrific amp indeed.

 

The best tubes I've used so far on the Glass are Mullard ECC32, which are expensive tubes. The gain on the ECC32 is higher, which also helps with the HE-6. Other tubes that work very well with the HE-6 are the 6SN7W Short Bottle. If you want cheaper nice quality tubes which have a good sound stage but sound a bit more solid state, try the Hytron (Pre-CBS) 6SN7. They're terrific tubes for the price.

 

For the settings, use this:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/621189/new-cavalli-audio-liquid-glass-amplifier-fall-release/660#post_11372925

 

If you were closer to SF, you couldve come over and tried a lot of my tubes.

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If you are bent on getting real Shuguang they imported by Grant Fidelity, based in Canada, but sell to USA direct. I was too lazy to see if they are still around. I have been no personal experience with the CV-181s but a very good friend whose opinion I trust, sold them shortly after they were conditioned, or as it is said burnt in.
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I am partial to Sylvania 6SN7s in general but own ECC32s33s and even a single B65. The other Englich tubes of note are CV 1988s made by Brimar which come in black and gray glass if you like that. I really like them but fear the market is"now flooded with counterfeits, thus in this case I recommend you buy decent used tubes.
The Sylvania I think you should consider beside the Ws which are superb, are the late 40s and 50s bottom getter GTs. Only buy really clean tubes which look feel orig box NOS if possible, not test 100%. Don't worry about the Bad Boy 3 rivet plate, but if within reach get them of course.
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