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6SN7 Tube Addicts

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  1. gibosi
    IMO, yes.
     
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  3. Astral Abyss
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  4. koven Contributor
    Haha I guess I will avoid that pair.. :p

    I'm looking for a pair to use in WA22 but having trouble finding a good deal for <$300.. suggestions appreciated! :)
     
  5. Thaddy Contributor
    I recently got some 6SN7 -> 6DJ8 adapters for my WA2 and have found four pairs of matched 6SN7's for no more than $60 a pair. NOS Raytheon's, Sylvania, RCA, and NOS Tung Sols. Are you looking for a specific tube?
     
  6. koven Contributor
    Nothing in specific.. not too well versed in tubes.. just something that is an improvement from stock for my WA22 :)
     
  7. Thaddy Contributor
    I'm my experience, it's more enjoyable to buy four sets of matched tubes at $50 a pair than a single matched pair for $200. Rolling in different tubes is part of the fun. I own ~60 tubes for my WA2 that range from $20 a pair to $270 a pair. Right now I'm really enjoying my NOS Chatham Clear Top 6AS7G's, Sylvania "Chrome Dome" 6SN7's, and RFT EZ81's. Total cost for all six was $129.95. Expensive isn't always better!
     
  8. koven Contributor
    Thanks! I will look into those options. Do you buy off eBay or a specific vendor?
     
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  10. koven Contributor
    That is helpful, thanks!
     
  11. timb5881
    Best advice has been given, it is better to buy pairs of tubes that are not trophy ones. There are a lot of good Sylvania, Tung-Sol, RCA and GE tubes to be had. Even better is to find ones labeled as other brands such as Silvertone Philco Crosley etc Check out Brent Jessie’s website he is a good guy to buy from
     
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  13. larcenasb
    I definitely agree with Thaddy, the variety will really help you narrow down what kind of sound you prefer.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
  14. TheSnafu
    Sometime ago i replaced E88CC's with TungSol 6SN7GTB's (with adapters obviously). Sockets sit pretty closely but with socket saver i managed to fit in CV181-Z's... Gap between is around 1mm...

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  15. Nik74
    It may be my easily triggered OCD but I find those suffocating C181s anxiety inducing. Then again , if it pleases your ears...
     
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