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6SN7 Tube Addicts

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  1. attmci
  2. CEE TEE Contributor
    Harboer Freight may have cheap storage or I got something at Home Depot with a built in handle. (Much smaller than the above.)
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  3. attmci
    I organize the tubes in smaller boxes, then store in those.
  4. TheSnafu
  5. the finisher
    Too bad for Amir, he won't be able to measure the sound quality from these tubes.

    Last edited: Feb 24, 2019
  6. rosgr63
    1578 nice tubes.
    the finisher likes this.
  7. attmci
    Do you trust these tube guys?

    vacuum tube valley 11_Spring_1999 9.pdf

    GE 6SN7 GTA (1953). A tube with nice
    imaging and a romantic, satisfying sound.
    In addition, it had powerful bass and
    detailed, accurate mids. Rating 94

    I hate to rate tubes. And think it's insane to promote a specific tubes and argue with anyone if s/he doesn't like it. It's very important to add "for me" to that kind of statement. Otherwise it is at least misleading.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2019
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  8. larcenasb
    Very interesting pdf, I'll add it to my vintage tube files. Thanks for posting! I've listened to a lot of those tubes and the descriptions are pretty much accurate to what I've heard. However, I didn't expereince sibilance with the Tung-Sol VT-231/6SN7GT...to me, they were always smooth and natural-sounding...perhaps they just had a bad tube. I wish they included the RCA VT-231/6SN7GT, I would love to see what they'd write for those as they're among my favorites.

    But yeah, a hard number rating like that is curious...how do they decide so precisely?...
  9. rosgr63
    Interesting reading, thanks for sharing.
    Personal preferences and system synergy are critical factors too.
  10. Pharmaboy
    Damn, that is beautiful!
    the finisher likes this.
  11. rosgr63
    It is beautiful.

    is collecting tubes an investment or an addiction?????:smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp:
    Skylab and Ripper2860 like this.
  12. Ripper2860
    Both. :wink:

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
    rosgr63 likes this.
  13. Scutey
    For me it's definitely both too.
    Ripper2860 likes this.
  14. Pharmaboy
    Obviously it's both. Another manifestation of fixation on electronic objects & the way they sound.

    Plus tubes glow...a little electronic fireplace to gaze at.

    I've had a new/gently used tube amp for exactly 3 days & already I'm scheming to buy a "unicorn" rectifier made in England in the 1960s & currently unfindable (ie, acting like an addict).
  15. rosgr63
    You are getting hooked, careful!

    Enjoy the music with your new amp.
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