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Gordon, this is the "connie" in connieflyer in case you are wondering, Locheed Constellation flew Electronics Technician on these birds.

 

I knew that mate, I read it elsewhere. That's why I posted the video in the other place & name-checked yourself. I'm now guessing you didn't see it.

 

Never mind, the Connie in my mind looks way better than that ;)

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Did you win the auction?  I am bidding on a couple myself
Well I hope you got it, I stopped my bidding at €50.
If you won and it was for a pair send me a pm if you wanna split.
I was bidding on a pair of ken - rad vt231 at the same time but I rest my case.
They're up in €61 right now and that's to much for me, especially when I only need one.
Next time we maybe could synchronise and split a pair.

Edit. I think it's the same seller on both of the pairs a was bidding on, from Italy.
Edited by Johan-71 - 3/15/15 at 3:00pm
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Lost the ones I was bidding on also.  Price point was getting out of hand, and I was not willing to invest that much.  Looking for a Raytheon 6SN7WGT of a Sylvania 6SN7W togetter from 1940.  Not easy to find at a price that I would spend.  Can not believe the difference with the 6SN7's compared to the 9 pins, so glad I started with these, except for my wallet.

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Johan-71 a few more  Ken-Rads  http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-2-KEN-RAD-BLACK-GLASS-BLACK-PLATE-VT-231-6SN7GT-TV-7-U-TESTED-STRONG/251872083025?_trksid=p2059216.c100149.m2821&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140127103305%26meid%3D3ddc5f8566854775a72fb34aaf71ea3a%26pid%3D100149%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D261805745551  Every bid I have put on the Ken-Rads, I have lost.  If you look at the bid detail you can see what the bidder has done in the past, and it is obvious these bidders are not buying them for themselves.  This last guy had 115 bids in the last 30 days,  he is a reseller for sure.  Have to figure out how to beat them at their own game.

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Got my Cossor 6sn7gt today, it's warm and intimate with a good base.
More tubey than my Magnavox/sylvania and only cost me $ 9.
If you're looking for something warmer to put it your Ember this one is definitely worth the low price. IMHO of course.
Now I have to wait a couple of days for my new Sylvania jan chs 6sn7wgt to show up.

Welcome to Head-Fi, sorry about your wallet...
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So far the Sylvania vt 231 one from the 1940's is my favorite, does everything well followed by the Tun-Sol CH L6sn7gt, very accurate as well, but not as warm as the Sylvania.


Edited by connieflyer - 3/16/15 at 5:30pm
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So far the Sylvania vt 231 one from the 1940's is my favorite, does everything well followed by the Tun-Sol CH L6sn7gt, very accurate as well, but not as warm as the Sylvania.i

Does Sylvania vt231 from the 1940's have flat plates or T plates?
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Does Sylvania vt231 from the 1940's have flat plates or T plates?

Sylvania made at least 5 versions of a VT231.  All of them have t plates. See: http://www.tubemongerlib.com/gallery2/v/6SN7/?g2_page=5

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Oh, btw, I ordered one of those bi metal drill bits to widen the tube entry hole on my face plate.  If anyone wants it after Im done, just pay for shipping.  I made a mistake and purchased it off ebay and its coming from China so its still a bit out but just wanted to make anyone aware instead of buying your own for whatever amount and only using it once.  Id expect shipping to only run a couple dollars (USA only).

post #357 of 360

Just plugged in my Brown base JAN  6Sn7 from Brent Jesse.  sound is more 3D than my previous tube and a little brighter.  Very nice sound but may be a bit bright for the HD700 combo for my ears but thats because the HD700 was already on the edge of what I enjoy treble wise.  Overall, I say the adapter + tube was worth hearing what else this little amp can do. 

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wow! all sylvania 6sn7 are not equal.... My last purchase a 1951 sylvania 6sn7GT trancend my other one the Sylvania Jan CHS 6SN7GT.... more bass and more highs....more spatialized 3 d sound... I am in love with the EMBER.... Nobody  had compared it with the right tube with more pricey amp ....The 6SN7 family are superior to all others i had try....:L3000:

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I couldn't resist the jan chs 6sn7wgt after all the prayers. It's extremely airy and 3d in the soundstage.
The other one on the pic is also a Sylvania, don't know how old it is but it's a 6sn7gt.
It has the same 3d but not the same airiness as the jan, but it has more body, feels a bit warmer to me. Of course all of it is just nuances, and my taste and hearing is probably not the same as yours.
Right now I'm enjoying the GT with my HE-500 and to me it's the best combination I ever heard.
It took me probably a 40-50 different tubes to got here but I won't spend any more money at eBay for a long time.
I'm waiting for three more tubes to drop in in the nearest weeks, but I have hard times to imagine they will be any better than this setup.
Different yes, but to my ears im in heaven right now.
(I'll probably gonna regret what I wrote now when the others pops up).

Johan
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Originally Posted by Johan-71 View Post


I couldn't resist the jan chs 6sn7wgt after all the prayers. It's extremely airy and 3d in the soundstage.
The other one on the pic is also a Sylvania, don't know how old it is but it's a 6sn7gt.
It has the same 3d but not the same airiness as the jan, but it has more body, feels a bit warmer to me. Of course all of it is just nuances, and my taste and hearing is probably not the same as yours.
Right now I'm enjoying the GT with my HE-500 and to me it's the best combination I ever heard.
It took me probably a 40-50 different tubes to got here but I won't spend any more money at eBay for a long time.
I'm waiting for three more tubes to drop in in the nearest weeks, but I have hard times to imagine they will be any better than this setup.
Different yes, but to my ears im in heaven right now.
(I'll probably gonna regret what I wrote now when the others pops up).

Johan

:wink_face: i understand you perfectly...... enjoy your audio exctasy:beerchug:

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