Originally Posted by TooPoor
I have read and read... and read about tubes. I had a Lyr and had decent success learning how to roll with it. Now I have the Supercharged Ember. I keep looking up all the tubes people post but see WILDLY
different pricing (EBAY). To simplify things, I own an Ember and HE-500. I'm looking for a tube to open up their soundstage a bit and hit low (decent bass). Can someone literally hold my hand and LINK me to what are good tubes for what I'm looking for? This is what I've looked at...
2. Amperex Bugle Boys 6DJ8
I do appreciate the help!
I have a HE-500 and an Ifi idac.
I started to roll some 12bh7a tubes yesterday, it took a little time to get used to them coming from 6922 family.
They have a huge soundstage, and depending on brand different coloration and presentation.
My Sylvania yellow print had most air and a laid-back presentation.
Rca red print halo getter got more upfront sound and more body.
I think I need more time with them to evaluate my personal favorite.
I like my bugle boys, I think they do everything right.
You can also try Telefunken and Philps E88CC, and the Russian ones are not bad either.
6H23P-EV has almost like a loudness feeling, or V- shaped coloration.
Hard hitting base and crispy highs.
If I had to choose one from each family, I'd say RCA 12bh7a and Telefunken E88CC.
But that's just my opinion.
I don't think u can go wrong with the 12bh7a family.