Thanks icecap ! Didn`t notice that mini-review. I agree - 6922EH is great for pop and maybe even with poprock but with hard rock/metal/trash/jazz it has too wide&airy soundstage IMO. Seems that genalex is maybe even worth of trying. Lets wait and hear what maurits has to say aboiut genalex vs. 6922EH. Maybe it will be my last tube for T1 since i`m already happy with Tungsram PCC88 / 6922EH / Amperex ECC88 and 2 more tubes coming in soon
Got my Tesla PCC88, same as shown and described here: http://jda1951.xanga.com/770095693/tesla-pcc88/
Had it inside T1 only like 10min, so can`t give accurate feedback atm but it`s pretty much like it says on the link above:
- Bass is solid but never draws undue attention to itself.
- Midrange is clear if a little lean making dialogue easy to understand.
- Detail is excellent with a crisp transient response.
- Upper treble is extended and airy.
- Dynamics are top-notch and the overall presentation is quick, peppy, and sparkly.
- Not as grainless as the best (Amperex, Telefunken and Siemens).
- Soundstage is wide, well-layered and populated with larger, slightly more diffuse images.
First impressions say that it`s maybe littlebit leaned into bright side, top-end treble is very sparkly and bright but airy. Soundstage is wide and airy but is pushed littlebit to foward and slightly more narrow/centre-weighted, also vertical soundstage is narrow, compared to 6922EH and Tungsram PCC88. It seems to be good tube and maybe better for classical music but I personally prefer 6922EH and Tungsram PCC88 to it. Will take longer listening session when I get my Mullard ECC88 and give more analytical impressions.
Edited by CoiL - 1/29/13 at 9:36am