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I've been thinking of getting some socket savers for both tubes on the DV and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction. Will any 8-pin version work? The only ones I can see are on ebay, is it safe buying them from there?

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I've been thinking of getting some socket savers for both tubes on the DV and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction. Will any 8-pin version work? The only ones I can see are on ebay, is it safe buying them from there?

Cheers guys
This is what I use on my Schiit Freya, I haven't added one to the DV because 1) I don't really roll tubes that often 2) the sockets on my DV are quite tight 3)They are pretty expensive.

http://www.tubemonger.com/OCTAL_NOVIB_Socket_Saver_Vibration_Red_GE_CINCH_p/novib-octal-ge-cinch.htm
 
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Thanks for that, so are those compatible with both power and driver sockets?

Unfortunately I can't find any for sale in the UK, I've found the ones in the link below shipping from China. Would you say these would be ok?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/173351449428
Yes. Those should work. These are pretty good (but more expensive):

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/1pc-Octal-G...34-GZ34-KT88-6V6-6L6-5Z3P-6SN7GT/191109289479

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https://www.ebay.ie/itm/1pc-Octal-G...for-EL34-GZ34-KT88-6V6-5Z3P-6SN7/191119822335
 
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I have been feeding my DV 336SE with a Chromecast Audio for the past month and find it makes for a great low profile chain that the wife doesn’t mind me leaving in the living room.

Chain: Google Play Music/Plex (FLAC) -> Chromecast Audio -> DarkVoice -> 6xx
Tubes: Shanguang Treasure (6SN7), RCA NOS (6AS7)

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Thanks for letting me know mate, good to hear that both sockets use the same socket saver type, i can just buy two and be done! Found it a bit weird that they specify 6SN7 but not 6AS7 in the descriptions though?

Must admit the cheaper ones i found are more 'aesthetically pleasing' to me...i know it shouldn't matter, but... :ksc75smile:
 
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I have been feeding my DV 336SE with a Chromecast Audio for the past month and find it makes for a great low profile chain that the wife doesn’t mind me leaving in the living room.

Chain: Google Play Music/Plex (FLAC) -> Chromecast Audio -> DarkVoice -> 6xx
Tubes: Shanguang Treasure (6SN7), RCA NOS (6AS7)

How does that Shanguang Treasure sound mate? Not seen one of those mentioned on here before?

I see you're using a balanced to 1/4 inch jack, i'd really like one those but alas (just like tubes) they're rarer than hens teeth in the UK...unless you're willing to spend silly money that is! 3 pin to 1/4 inch - lots of, 4 pin to 1/4 inch - no dice
 
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Thanks for letting me know mate, good to hear that both sockets use the same socket saver type, i can just buy two and be done! Found it a bit weird that they specify 6SN7 but not 6AS7 in the descriptions though?
An octal socket saver works for any octal tube. It's a simple straight-through device.
Must admit the cheaper ones i found are more 'aesthetically pleasing' to me...i know it shouldn't matter, but... :ksc75smile:
They are not as blingy irl imho ymmv etc. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
 
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An octal socket saver works for any octal tube. It's a simple straight-through device.

They are not as blingy irl imho ymmv etc. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Ah, see now I've learned something else. Cheers for the info fella.

Very true about the blingy, they may even look nice to be fair. I'd prefer to just not notice them but hey, horses for courses and all that.

While I'm thinking of it, anyone have any tubes they'd be willing to sell? As I said it's a bit tricky getting hold of much here in the UK.

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How does that Shanguang Treasure sound mate? Not seen one of those mentioned on here before?

I see you're using a balanced to 1/4 inch jack, i'd really like one those but alas (just like tubes) they're rarer than hens teeth in the UK...unless you're willing to spend silly money that is! 3 pin to 1/4 inch - lots of, 4 pin to 1/4 inch - no dice
The Treasure provides a nice smooth sound with good low end punch. To my ear it smooths out the high end harshness I got with the RCA 6AS7/ Tung-Sol 6SN7 combo I was using prior to getting the Treasure. And as stated earlier it adds punch and low end depth to the music. Kick and snare hit hard. It’s a pricey tube, but since I like it so much I currently have no desire to keep tube rolling. So in the long run I’m probably saving money.

The balanced to 1/4” adapter is 4 pin. I purchased the balanced cable from Periapt Cables and asked them to make the adapter so it would be easier to use my 6xx with my Aune X7S and DarkVoice. The balanced cable was $65 USD and the custom adapter was $20 USD. I’m very happy with the cables.
 
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The Treasure provides a nice smooth sound with good low end punch. To my ear it smooths out the high end harshness I got with the RCA 6AS7/ Tung-Sol 6SN7 combo I was using prior to getting the Treasure. And as stated earlier it adds punch and low end depth to the music. Kick and snare hit hard. It’s a pricey tube, but since I like it so much I currently have no desire to keep tube rolling. So in the long run I’m probably saving money.

The balanced to 1/4” adapter is 4 pin. I purchased the balanced cable from Periapt Cables and asked them to make the adapter so it would be easier to use my 6xx with my Aune X7S and DarkVoice. The balanced cable was $65 USD and the custom adapter was $20 USD. I’m very happy with the cables.
I first heard about Periapt cable through watching Z Reviews on youtube, he raves about them. That is very good price wise too. I'm looking at about the same price for an adapter from a Chinese ebayer! You guys over the pond make me jealous sometimes.
 
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