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Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by heatfan12, Jul 31, 2008.
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  1. ggillies
    More of a sickness really..

    I have another 7 tubes on their way to me. Everything from a NOS Chatham JAN CAHG 6AS7G, to a GE BX7GT, a Raytheon 6SN7GT 2 hole Black plate, a matched pair of NOS JAN Philips 6SN7WGTAs and finally a pair of Sylvania NOS 6BL7GTAs.

    That should keep me out of trouble for a while.... I hope.

    JKDJedi, I'd be really interested in your opinion on that Philips 6080 and the Mullard 6080 as well.

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  2. JKDJedi
    Thats a nice collection there! Are the Chatman 5998 domino plates? Edit: I'm a big dummy..just saw the rest of the discription
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  3. ggillies
    It doesn't say in the description which may be the longest I have ever seen for a Tube listing, this is what the eBay seller listed it as:

    JAN CAHG-6AS7g Chatham Tube*NOS*NIB*3-Mica*1954*Mil Spec*

    But the pictures would seem to indicate it IS a domino plate! But I'm a newbie at this stuff, so maybe someone who is more of an authority can correct me.

    It seems to have a metric sh1tton of copper in it's manufacture!
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  4. JKDJedi
    It was a long description... :D I just caught it myself.. Very nice, I'm tempted to grab one, think I'll wait to hear wht you think about them first.
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  5. attmci
    Sorry. But it's not a 5998 which will cost you a lot more $$ these days.
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  6. ggillies
    Oh, well. It's fun trying all the various combinations I can get my hands on. Eventually I'll find a GEC, or another "white whale".

    Thanks for your input, it's greatly appreciated.
  7. JKDJedi
    Yeah you got a lot going on there for ya, gonna be a good weekend! I might be done with future purchases for a bit but am intrested on an RCA grey preamp tube, I think you have one? Whats that one like?
  8. JKDJedi
    Quick question.. How do you guys store your tubes, I currently have mine just laying on top of my desk..
  9. JKDJedi
    I'm starting to think I prefer 6AS7G tubes over 6080, especially the NOS ones. I mean you get a tube amp to get the TUBE sound..I least I did, 6080 doesn't have that tube sound, at least this one doesn't. I usually wait 48 hours for burn in and this one seemed used, so forgone the wait of posting thoughts. (maybe I'll give it 48 hours anyways.. and yes it's freakn HOT.)
  10. ggillies
    So which tubes are those pictured? I agree, the 6080 tubes seem more neutral to me, and yes they run HOT!
  11. JKDJedi
    NOS JAN Philips ECG 6080WC & Electro-Harmonix 6SN7GTB
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  12. ggillies

    My newest tube is the Philips JAN 6SN7WGTA, and holy COW!! It's a bass monster compared to the other 6SN7 tubes I have tried. This thing has extension, meat, slam down low and in the mid-bass - I have it paired with the Tung-Sol 6080 at the moment. Glad I picked it up. Going to do a lot more back-to-back A/B comparisons with other 6SN7s and then try changing out the power tube.

    Most of these tubes I have been changing around have mostly had fairly subtle differences, this one is not a subtle difference! I will try it with my Focal headphones next, it may be that what sounds really good on my Oppo PM3s is just too much on the Focals.

    For EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and Rock, it's great!

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  13. JKDJedi
    I have something similar, I'll give that a try tonight. Maybe with some wine. :)
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  14. JKDJedi
    I am So Wowed by this crazy SOOUND>>>>> wow... thanks for the suggestion.. the warm preamp makes a HUGE difference . 1955 Sylvania Philco 6SN7GTB
    20190208-_MG_5023.jpg Philco.jpg 20190208-_MG_5025.jpg
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  15. SylvesterH
    Hi guys,

    Do you have any idea where I can find some Philips JAN 6SN7WGTA tubes?
    European delivery is a needed.
    I`m sucker for quality bass and for my AKG K812 I need as much as possible...

    Do this tubes tame the HP`s brightness?
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