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6SN7 Tube Addicts

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  1. Jozurr
    I feel the same way. Doesn't look comfortable, the pins dont seem to be sitting perfectly and the tubes touching each other isnt a good idea either.
  2. TheSnafu
    Thanks for the replies, tubes are sitting solidly and are not touching, there is 2-3mm gap between. Since they run really cool i doubt that's too close.

    "Flexible" connection is between adapter and socket saver where i added ~1-2mm long sheath to each pin taken from thin wire. So no visible pins. Also board sockets are slightly tinted outward.
    I'd like to think i'm pretty safe here even it does look wobbly ( sorry about that TOCD people :blush: )...

    One thing i'd like to ask: CV181's run really, really cool, barely hand warm. Is this ok ? I guess it is because tube itself has quite a lot of surface vs voltage it uses (vs e88cc).

    And about sound, glorious. Beats hands down my previous grey bottled NU 6SN7GT's and new production TungSols. Actually amazing how much better these are.

    cheers :nerd:
  3. Nik74
    Which CV181 are those ? No expert and can’t recognise them. They might work nicely in my headamp...
  4. TheSnafu
    Shuguang Treasure CV181-Z

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  6. Scutey
    I use a pair of the CV 181 Z in my Feliks Elise, and when paired with a pair of Tung Sol 5998 the sound is very good, open, airy, extended and detailed, Could just do with a tad more bass.
  7. attmci
    Bangybangtubes? R u kidding?
  8. Thaddy Contributor
    I didn't come up with the name, and I've gotten some decent tubes for good prices. So no, I'm not kidding.
  9. gibosi
    On numerous occasions, Bangybangtubes has listed fakes and this has happened too many times for me to ignore. Last year he was using a different eBay name, but recently changed it, perhaps to escape his reputation and start over? Tubes that are relatively common are probably a safe bet. But I would advise extreme wariness when considering anything of high value.

    Anyway, this is just my opinion based on what I have observed..... YMMV. :)
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  10. Thaddy Contributor
    I was unaware of his history! I did order relatively common tubes and he shipped them promptly. I'll keep my more rare purchases to the trusted websites and vendors, thanks for the heads up.
  11. attmci
  12. timb5881
    Maybe some one here can help me id a tube. It is a Tung-Sol, black plate and black base. It is a 6 volt tube twin triode with a round mica top. Now here is the unusual thing, the plate's are at an angle to each other, and looking from the top down, the support rods form in the form of a V. It is a side getter tube. The tube markings are all worn off, and Tung-Sol is in white letters on the base. Each plate has 2 holes and the plate's are t shaped. The getter is D or Horse Shoe.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018
  13. attmci
  14. timb5881
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  15. gibosi
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