Thoughts on these?
Thoughts on these?
The first D-getter but non-Pinched Waist US Amperex tubes, basically. Probably excellent tubes, but just D-getter white label 6922. Should be fine tubes though, a little better than the more common O-getter white label 6922 and with the typical US Amperex sound. Not sure I'd pay $380 for them though...
What's interesting is that the only US-made Pinched Waists I've ever seen also had the "7L4" batch code, so their - rather misleading - claim that these are some of the first non-PW Amperex tubes made in the US is probably true.
Holland-made PW stopped after batch 7L3 (all 7L4 are just D-getter E88CC). I'm not even sure whether or not the New York Amperex factory ever even made the four batches before 7L4 actually, seeing as I've never bumped into one...
The thing is that some great tubes are ungettable :-( You have to patience to get them. Like the Lorenz, RTC1966 and Dario Miniwatt.
I have Siemens CCa, Siemens E88CC, Siemens E288CC, Amperex Bugle Boys and Amperex Orange Globes. Like them all, but I'm only keeping two: E88CC and E288CC. Love them both. Rest I'm either selling or trading.
It all depends on what kind of sound you like. I want a wide soundstage so the E88CC (with insane bass) is great. E288CC has an even wider soundstage but less punch. So it depens on my mood which tube I'm going to use. Also looking for Telefunken E188CC or E88CC to check them out :-)
Fearless1 has tested over 200 tubes so you should really pick his brain, I did too and I'm very happy with the E88CC I picked because of that.
Sent you a PM.
Is there a difference between the Telefunken ECC88 and the Telefunken E88CC? I can get the ECC88 but not sure if I should.
I have Siemens E88CC and E288CC (and some other that I'm selling). Will the Telefunken be a good addition?
ECC88 is a 6DJ8, E88CC is a 6922 , in my experience the 6922 is usually the better sounding tube (most of the time).
Yes, I know that You taught me well hehe! Just wondering if there is a sonic difference in this instance. I've read that they sound the same but that E88CC has longer lifespan. But the persons who stated that were selling their ECC88
I have Telefunken ECC88's in my Lyr and they sound fantastic! I was running Amperex Orange Globes previously, and I thought I loved the OG. Took a chance on the Telefunkens and I am so glad I did.
There is definitely a different sound. I've found the 6DJ8 to be more dynamic and the E88CC to be cleaner sounding.
Personally I have come to like the 6DJ8 more. There is also the issue of rampant E88CC fakery with many used tubes being relabled and sold in fake boxes. It's become very difficult to find the real deal as genuine NOS, so much so I would say they are pretty much extinct.