After 18 months with the Mad Ear plus HD II I am aiming to try some new tubes. Below are all on Ebay at the moment.
Matched Pair Golds Label SYLVANIA 5751 Black Plates 3 Mica $170
Matched Pair GE 5751 Black Plates 3 Mica Square Getter $71
Matched Pair RCA 5751 Black Plates 3 Mica Square Getter=12AX7,ECC83 7025 $70
Some advise on the above would be appreciated.
At the moment I am using my Senns HD 650 which sound fine although I read on here that these are not the best for the MAD amp but I havent compared anything else as yet.I am also considering another pair of cans maybe the Senn.HD 800. Beyer DT 880. Grado RS 1 or maybe 1000 i.
Im not sure about Grado though as some seem to feel they are rather too much in the highs, and I may fall into this catagory, I never could get along with AKG 701 which may have a similar sound signature to Grado, which were nice and detailed, but lacked the richness and bottom end that the Senns give.
I listen to Rock mainly, older type Led Zepp. Rush Wishbone Ash, also Suzzanne Vega, Paloma Faith, Adele, Paul Simon, loads of 70S 80S. Much prefer analog on the old recordings, fronting with Inspire Eclipse TT SME M2 12 R Audio Technica 33 EV cartridge, also using Nakamichi CR7 and RX 505 cassettte decks. CD is Musical Fidelity Nu Vista.
I am in the U.K.