since you ask ,here is my first review
Source: Foobar2K (wasapi event output) -> FLAC 700kbps or above or mp3 320kbps ->Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO and HiFiman 400
Sound stage - How wide and deep the sound is.
Imaging – The shape of the sound stage and how vocals and instruments fit in there (positioning).
Transparency – How each instrument is separated and how much air is between the instruments.
E188CC MULLARD. RTC BRANDED. , GOLD PINS. CRYOTREATED
Dimple Disc Getter/single support wire/seamed top
Acquire this tube for it's intriguing build quality/rare and hard to find outside Europe
First impressions are soundstage which is wide but not tall ,instrument seperation is pretty good ,this is one of the "clean" sounding tubes as I like to call it (detail,pinpoint accuracy ) and will show all the recording discrepancies,this is airy tube as well and most important natural and well balanced, warm midrange, and bass is accurate and not overwhelming
Since this is Mullard familly it's hard to find what stands out from other Mullards I own but if I have to pick one it would be slight sparkle in highs ,very nice tube (plays nice with both headphones)
Sound stage - ****
Imaging – ***½
Transparency – ****
Total: 11.5 / 15
EDIT; will do Reflector 1969 next ("from Russia with love")
Edited by spacequeen7 - 1/22/14 at 10:19am